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JANUARY 2005



Tsunamis and Earthquakes
Learn the basics about how earthquakes generate tsunamis.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
Tsunamis and Earthquakes, produced by the U.S. Geographical Survey (USGS), uses animation and virtual reality to show how earthquakes generate tsunamis and provides information about past research studies.


Behavior Advisor
Tips and step-by-step directions for behavior management.
Grade Level: Professional, Parents
This site was developed by Tom McIntyre, Ph.D., a former teacher of students with behavior disorders and learning disabilities, who is now a professor of special education at Hunter College of the City University of New York. It is a great resource on behavior management, written in an easy to read format, for teachers, counselors and parents or anyone who works with children.


Virtual Courseware for Earth and Environmental Science
Online interactive activities for earth science.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
This is an interactive site for middle and high school students that Focuses on earthquakes, flooding and global warming. The biology labs are subscription based but there is plenty of free material here to warrant a visit.


Shakespeare for Kids
Highly interactive site on the Bard.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
Shakespeare for Kids offers lessons and activities for kids and families to test your knowledge of Shakespeare's plays and learn about his life and time.


Avibase-The World Bird Database
Comprehensive site for bird watchers
Grade Level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Avibase-The World Bird Database is a comprehensive online database available to anyone with an Internet connection. The site is managed by Denis Lepage and is hosted by Bird Studies Canada. It includes summaries, maps, taxonomy and links to further information.


Investigating the First Thanksgiving
The First Thanksgiving: Fact or Fiction
Grade Level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
This engaging site from the official Plimoth Plantation Web site answers such questions about the First Thanksgiving as “What really happened?” “What did they eat?” “Who was there?” and helps children learn to separate the historical facts from the fiction associated with the Thanksgiving traditions that Americans have developed.


Bing and Bong's Tiny Planet
Site of an educational TV series from the UK.
Grade Level: K-2, 3-5
Tiny Planets is the companion site to the educational television series in the U.K. The site’s host, Bing and Bong, offer games related to technology, nature, light and color, as well as downloads, streaming video, and e-books.


Kidsregen.org
Healthy soil, healthy food, healthy people.
Grade Level: K-2, 3-5, Parents
Kidsregen.org is all about "Healthy soil, healthy food, healthy people.” It provides information about healthy living and responsible care for the Earth and its resources. Included are special sections for kids, families and educators.


Pyramid History
Browse like an Egyptian! A BBC Web site.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Pyramid History, presented by the BBC, offers a great collection of in-depth articles, interactive activities, multimedia galleries, timelines and more about the Egyptian Pyramids.

Best Practices of Technology Integration in Michigan
Good, solid stuff about bringing tech into the classroom.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Best Practices of Technology Integration in Michigan offers K-12 lesson plans that were created by practicing teachers and tested in the classroom for effectiveness. All major content areas are covered and although they were written to address Michigan Standards they can easily be adapted for any classroom.


Teaching.com
Registration required, but free, well done, and resource-rich.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Teaching.com is a site designed to give teachers and students free, non-commercial Web services and a place to collaborate and offer support to each other and students. Registration is required to use the site’s services, but it is free.


Water Science for Schools
Gallons of great information and activities from the U.S. Geological Survey.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Water Science for Schools from the U.S.Geological Survey (USGS) provides resources and information to teachers and students on just about anything you ever wanted to know about water. It includes maps, pictures, a data library, and more.


A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution
A Smithsonian site on Japanese Americans.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This site uses music, images, text and first person accounts to tell the story of Japanese Americans who were held in detention camps during World War II.