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FEBRUARY 2005



Women in World History
Deep site with lots of content and great links collection.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
This site provides useful resources and information “about women’s history in a global, non- U.S., context” and Includes lessons, essays, biographies, curriculum materials, and more. The site also includes products for sale but there is plenty of free material.


Museum of Tolerance Online: Multimedia Learning Center Online
Impressive media archive on the Holocaust and WWII.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
The Simon Wiesenthal Center presents this comprehensive and authoritative multimedia archive for teaching and learning about the Holocaust and World War II.


It All Adds Up!
Dynamic site for teens on personal finance.
Grade Level: 9-12
It All Adds Up is an engaging, interactive site for teens that helps them understand how to responsibly manage their personal finances and how to properly use credit. It was developed by the National Council on Economic Education with a grant from American Express.


Dickinson Electronic Archives
Elegant site on an essential American writer.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
The Dickinson Electronic Archives is "devoted to the study of Emily Dickinson, her writing practices, writings directly influencing her work, and critical and creative writings generated by her work."


Children's Theater/Creative Drama
Teacher-created site for incorporating drama into the classroom.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This site, created by playwright/composer and teacher Matt Buchanan, offers educators lesson plans and other resources for incorporating creative art and theatre into the classroom.


Lee's Summit, MO R-7 School District:Technology Integration
Amazing collection of links for tech integration.
Grade Level: Professional
This site, developed by a school IT team in Missouri, provides a comprehensive directory of annotated links to any information and help you may need to integrate technology into your classroom.


Race and Place: An African-American Community in the Jim Crow South: Charlottesville, VA
An in-depth look including multimedia.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
This collaborative project of the Virginia Center for Digital History and the Carter G. Woodson Institute of African and Afro-American Studies offers oral histories, political broadsides, maps, letters and photographs of the segregation period that help visitors to understand race in the context of place.


e-Iditarod
Online collaborative project on the "Last Great Race."
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8
This online collaborative project, developed by educator, author and consultant Walter McKenzie, is in its fifth year of implementation. The project offers classrooms around the world to come together and follow what has been termed the “Last Great Race”; the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race that begins March 5, 2005.


NeMO: New Millennium Observatory
Site of an undersea observatory at an active underwater volcano.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
NeMO is a seafloor observatory at an active underwater volcano. This multimedia site from NOAA allows students to explore a seafloor observatory geographically or by topic. It includes animations, fly-through movies and panoramas as well as materials for educators.


The World War I Document Archive
Strong site for secondary school use about WWI.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
This site, from the Brigham Young University Libraries, offers this online archive of primary documents from World War I. It includes photographs, diaries, conventions and much more.

The Wonders of Mathematics
Inquiry-based math activities K-12.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This site offers a series of inquiry-based mathematics activities that were created by teachers through staff development workshops delivered by the Galileo Educational Network Association (GENA) in conjunction with Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Elementary Art Lesson Plans
Enjoyable art lessons from a retired teacher.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
As the name suggest this site offers elementary art lessons from retired teacher, Sandy Meadors, who has twenty nine years of experience working with elementary students in the art classroom. The lessons are written for elementary students but could also be used for middle and high school students.