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CURRICULUM AREAS



Careers

Military Career Guide
http://www.armedforces.net/
"Describes training, advancement, and educational opportunities within each of the major Services -- Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard."
Occupational Outlook Handbook 2014
http://www.bls.gov/oco/
"The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives."
Salary Info -- JobStar
http://jobstar.org/tools/salary/index.cfm#Salary
"Here's where information pays off in dollars and cents."

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English



American Writers -- C-SPAN
http://www.americanwriters.org/
"C-SPAN brings together writers, scholars, historians and actors to examine the lives and worfks of selected 20th Century American Writers who have influenced our nation's history."
Resources by Subject -- LII - Results
http://lii.org/search
Censorship and Banned Books
http://www.booksatoz.com/censorship/banned.htm
"Here are some sites that deal with who bans these books, and why."
Complete Review
http://www.complete-review.com/maindex/maindex.html
"A literary saloon & site of review trying to meet all your book preview and review
needs."
Greek Mythology
GreekMythology.com has information on all subjects of Greek Mythology, including details on Greek Gods and Greek Goddesses, Greek Myths and Greek Heroes like Perseus and Hercules . It also has full text of  Mythology and Literature books. You can freely use all information in this site for term papers, research, essays and homework.
Literary Criticism -- Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/
"The IPL Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period."
NoodleTools
http://noodletools.com/
Generate, edit, and publish MLA-style works cited lists. Get a password from your teacher or librarian and use the newest version of NoodleBib to make online research easier.
Shakespeare.com
http://www.shakespeare.com/
"An interactive environment dedicated to the understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare's plays and poems."
Vonnegut Sites -- IPL Online Literary Criticism Collection
http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/bin/litcrit.out.pl?au=von-409
Sites about criticism of individual works and biographies of Kurt Vonnegut.

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Foreign Language

Basic French Language Course
http://www.jump-gate.com/languages/french/
"The first five lessons especially focus on the grammatical aspects of the French language in order to be able to go into conversations rapidly."
CNN Español
http://www.cnnenespanol.com/
"Todo lo que necesito saber cuando quiero."
EspanOle!
http://www.espanole.org/
"Created by Florida's 2001 Spanish Teacher of the Year. At EspañOlé I hope you will find all you need for the study, teaching, and/or appreciation of the Spanish language, its literature, and the Hispanic arts, music, people, history, foods, and lands."
Foreign Language Teaching Forum
http://www.cortland.edu/flteach/flteach-res.html
"Favorite language-specific sites in a variety of languages: Chinese, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish."
Foreignword.com
http://www.foreignword.com/
"Tranlators, lexicons, dictionaries, and a look into how they all work may be found on this site."
Italian For Beginners
http://italian.about.com/library/fare/blfarehome.htm
"Free Internet online instruction."
Latin Dictionary and Grammar Aid
http://www.nd.edu/~archives/latgramm.htm
"This useful web site allows users to type in word stems or endings then peruse a list of Latin words with the same elements, translate words from English to Latin, discover the meanings of 6000 Latin words, and use a Latin Grammar Aid."
Latin Language Resources
http://www.ilovelanguages.com/index.php?category=Languages%7CBy+Language%7CLatin
"iLoveLanguages is a comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet resources.
This link shows 22 online resources related to Latin."
Quia.com
http://www.quia.com/pages/ireland.html
"Spanish 1 activities."

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Information Literacy

Big6: Information Problem-Solving Process
http://big6.com/
"Developed by Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz, the Big6 is the most widely-known and widely-used approach to teaching information and technology skills in the world."
Web Evaluation Criteria
http://lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/evalcrit.html
Evaluaton Criteria from "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources"

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Math

Ask Dr. Math
http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/drmath.high.html
"An archive of math questions, searchable and arranged by grade level; you can also submit your own questions."
Problems of the Week
http://mathforum.org/pow/
"The Math Forum's Problems of the week are designed to provide creative,
non-routine challenges for students. Problem-solving and mathematical communication are key elements of every problem."
The Math Forum
http://mathforum.org/
Links to Internet information and materials about mathematics.

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PE/Health

Centers for Disease Control Health Topics
http://www.cdc.gov/health/
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's list of diseases and
health risks.
College Drinking: Changing the Culture
http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/
"Sections for parents, high school counselors, and students give the latest statistics and information about drinking and youth. For students, the materials are often interactive and show how alcohol affects different parts of the body, alcohol myths, and how much alcohol is costing you, in calories and in dollars."
Emotional Intelligence in Schools
http://www.connected.org/learn/school.html
"Describes emotional intelligence skills that should be taught in schools."
Healthfinder
http://www.healthfinder.gov/
"Provides information on diseases, health, nutrition, prevention, and more. Also provides information by interest group."
MEDLINEplus
http://medlineplus.gov/
"A goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library."
Nutrition Analysis Tool
http://www.nat.uiuc.edu/mainnat.html
Choose your age and gender. Find foods
to supplement your diet and learn more about the nutrients analyzed by this tool.

PE Central
http://www.pecentral.org/
"Premier Web site for health and physical education teachers, parents, and students. Our goal is to provide the latest information about developmentally appropriate physical education programs for children and youth."
Web of Addictions Fact Sheets
http://www.well.com/user/woa/facts.htm
The Web of Addictions provides information about alcohol and other drug
addictions.

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References Online

Acronym Finder
http://www.acronymfinder.com/
CIA...? IBM...? PDF...? At this site you can find the meaning to these and more than 240,000 acronyms (most common listed first.)
CIA World Factbook 2014
http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html
An up-to-date collection of countries with maps, geographical descriptions, and political background.
Information Please: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Atlas, & Almanac
http://www.infoplease.com/
Attractive interface gets user interested in exploring this site. Fun to browse.
Quotationspage.com
http://www.quotationspage.com/
A searchable database of over 15,000 quotations, Quotes of the Day, Motivational Quotes of the Day, and collections of quotations by Author and by Subject.
Quoteland.com
http://www.quoteland.com/
"Quotations on every topic, by every author, and in every fashion possible."

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Research Papers

Basic Steps in Writing Research Papers
 
http://www.crlsresearchguide.org/00_basic_steps.asp
This site, from the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Research Guide, is an excellent and comprehensive site that will guide you step by step through the research paper project. It really covers everything--from planning, selecting your topic, gathering information, refining your topic, citing your sources--to turning the paper in.
Bibliography: MLA Style
 
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/ 
Specific guidelines for formatting bibliographies or works cited pages using the MLA, or Modern Language Association style.

Web Page Evaluation Criteria
 
http://lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/evalcrit.html
The full name of this site is The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources. This is an interactive site that helps you understand and evaluate Web pages for their Accuracy, Authority, Objectivity, Currency, and Coverage.

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Science

Cell Story
http://scorescience.humboldt.k12.ca.us/fast/teachers/Cells/activity.htm
You will be colliding with other molecules as you move through the membrane. Be ready for many jolts.
Chemistry: WebElements
http://www.webelements.com/
"Chemistry: WebElements - The Periodic Table on the WWW."
eNature.com
http://www.enature.com/
"National Wildlife Federation (NWF), the nation’s largest conservation group, announced its acquisition of eNature.com."
Science FREE (Federal Resources for Educational Excellence)
http://www.ed.gov/free/s-scienc.html
"Federal agencies partner with teachers to develop online learning materials and learning communities around agency resources."
(10) science topics covered.
SCORE Science
http://scorescience.humboldt.k12.ca.us/
S.C.O.R.E. (Schools of California Online Resources for Education) provides this resource which includes content standards, resources, and lessons.
Space Science -- hotlist
http://sln.fi.edu/tfi/hotlists/space.html
A large collection of links to Internet resources related to space science and
astronomy.
Zoology -- LII Results
http://lii.org/search?query=Zoology;searchtype=subject
Results of a search on Librarians' Index to the Internet Web site using the keyword "zoology".

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Social Studies

CIA World Factbook 2014
http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html
An up-to-date collection of countries with maps, geographical descriptions, and political background.

Current Social Issues
http://www.multcolib.org/homework/sochc.html
Created to meet the needs of middle and high school students researching current social issues from multiple perspectives.
Econ EdLink
http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/
EconEdLink maintains a large library of online economics lessons for K-12 teachers and their students.
First Amendment Timeline
http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/about.aspx?item=First_Amendment_timeline
"Significant historical events, court cases, and ideas that have shaped our current system of constitutional First Amendment jurisprudence." From Firstamendmentcenter.org.

John Locke's Second Treatise on Government
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/1651-1700/locke/ECCG/governxx.htm
"An essay concerning the true original, extent and end of civil Government
(1690)."
Public Agenda Online
http://publicagenda.com/
Find out about the policy options and public opinion behind critical public concerns.
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic
http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/
Library of Congress exhibition describes the influence of religion in America in the 1700s and 1800s.
 
SCORE History/Social Science
http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/
S.C.O.R.E. (Schools of California Online Resources for Education) provides this resource which includes content standards, resources, and lessons.
U.S. Constitution - Table of Articles
http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.overview.html
"This Cornell Law School version of the Constitution is divided into sections by article and amendment. Each section is annotated to identify the contents of that part of the Constitution."
World War I -- LII Results
http://lii.org/search?query="World+War,+1914-1918";searchtype=subject
Results of a search on Librarians' Index to the Internet Web site using the keywords "World War, 1914-1918".
World War II -- LII Results
http://lii.org/search?query="World+War,+1939-1945";searchtype=subject
Results of a search on Librarians' Index to the Internet Web site using the keywords "World War, 1939-1945".
Teaching with Documents
http://www.archives.gov/education/index.html
Choose primary sources and pull them together into an online learning activity using one of our DocsTeach tools.

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Visual and Performing Arts

All Movie Guide
http://allmovie.com/
"Comprehensive guide to the best movies in every genre. Cross-indexed
source of reviews."
All Music Guide
http://www.allmusic.com/
"Comprehensive guide to the best music recordings in every genre. Cross-indexed
source of reviews."
Artcyclopedia
http://artcyclopedia.com/
"The Guide to Fine Art on the Internet."
Diego Rivera Web Museum
http://www.diegorivera.com/
"DIEGO RIVERA (1886-l957), muralist painter, was one of the greatest artists in the XXth century. Born in Guanajuato Mexico, in 1892 he moved to Mexico City
with his family."
Digital Journalist Contents Page
http://digitaljournalist.org/contents.html
Online magazine for journalists who use digital media.
Theatre History on the Web
http://www.videoccasions-nw.com/history/jack.html
Online research of theatre throughout the ages. Links under Cultural Sites/Theatre Resources are very extensive; links are also grouped by historical period.










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