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OCTOBER 2006
 

Life After the Holocaust: Stories of Holocaust Survivors After The War
Emotionally powerful reading for WWII study.
Grades: 9-12
This online collection from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum features interviews with six Holocaust survivors who immigrated to the United States to rebuild their lives.

African Art Now: Masterpieces from the Jean Pigozzi Collection
Highly interactive site that opens the eye to African art.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This online exhibition of Masterpieces from the Jean Pigozzi Collection (Contemporary African Art Collection CAAC) is presented by the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and funded by Continental Airlines. It profiles works by twenty-eight African artists from fifteen African countries that are a part of the extensive Pigozzi collection.

NASA Kids Club
A virtual playground for learning math, science, and technology.
Grades: K-2, 3-5
NASA Kids Club features interactive educational games, multimedia and activities for students K-4 to help them learn science, technology, engineering, and math concepts.

BLM Learning Landscapes
Strong site from the Bureau of Land Management.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This page was created by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Environmental Education & Volunteers Group and offers resources and information for teachers and students on a variety of topics, from archaeology to water resources.

Monticello Explorer
Thomas Jefferson's fabled home, on display online.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
The Monticello Explorer allows users to take a virtual tour of the famed home of Thomas Jefferson. It includes information, Flash animations, maps and photographs.

Exploratorium: Faultline
Super source for seismic science.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This site from the Exploratorium is a one stop resource for everything you need to know about seismic science. It includes video, graphics, photos, classroom activities, Web casts and more.

Revising Himself: Walt Whitman and Leaves of Grass
The many editions of a major American masterpiece.
Grades: 9-12
This online exhibit from the Library of Congress explores the life of Walt Whitman and the history of his masterpiece, Leaves of Grass.

Teach the Earth
Ground your earth science studies here!
Grades: 9-12, Advanced
Teach the Earth is the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) portal for teachers of Geo-Science. It includes teaching activities and other resources for teaching earth science.

Smithsonian Source: Resources for Teaching American History
Fantastic site for US History.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
The Smithsonian Source offers resources for teaching American History including primary sources and the tools for using them in the classroom.

Music Education Online
Do re mi over to this site for super music education resources.
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Parents
Music Education Online, presented by the Children's Music Workshop, is a one stop source of information for anyone interested in music education.

ESL Gold
A treasure trove of English as a Second Language resources.
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
ESL Gold provides a virtual gold mine of free resources and materials for teaching and learning English. Included are vocabulary pages, explanations, exercises, lesson plans, handouts and other goodies for both teachers and students.

Algebasics
X minus Y divided by this site is a lot easier!
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Algebasics is an online instructional resource that teaches students the basics of algebra all the way through the application of algebra to real-world problems.

Start Smart: Money Management for Teens
A guide for teens to managing money from the FDIC.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
This site from the FDIC Consumer News, published by The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, provides teenagers important information and tips for money management.