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NOVEMBER 2007
 

University Channel
Video-rich site from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs.
Grade Level: 9-12
The UChannel is a Web space that hosts a collection of public affairs lectures, panels, and events, in the form of videos from academic institutions all over the world, for the general public to see and hear. The site is an initiative of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

WW2 People's War
Vast collection of personal histories about World War II.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
This site is a digital archive of more than 47,000 stories and 15,000 images of World War II collected by the British Broadcasting Company from people who had lived and fought during World War II.

Welcome to Israel
Visit Israel virtually at this site for kids.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5
This virtual field trip was created by the Embassy of Israel to educate English speaking children about Israel.

Landmark Supreme Court Cases
Order (and learning) in the court!
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
This site from the Supreme Court Historical Society and Street Law features Supreme Court cases and concepts that correlate to state and national social studies standards. It provides a full range of activities and resources to support the teaching of these cases.

The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation
A Smithsonian site celebrating human ingenuity.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation is at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. Its mission is to “To document, interpret, and disseminate information about invention and innovation,” and it accomplishes its mission very well. It includes information virtual exhibits and explorations, video, audio, articles, archives, and resources for educators.

Energy Hog.org
Energy saving information and activities for grades 3-8.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8
Energy Hog.org from the Alliance to Save Energy aspires to spread the message of energy efficiency and teaching tools to every teacher who needs them. It includes lesson plans and interactive activities for grades 3-6.

Planning Kid2Kid Videoconference Projects
Simple but effective: A booklet, from a Michigan district, on videoconferencing ideas.
Grade Level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This downloadable booklet from Berrien County Intermediate School District (BCISD) in Michigan is a great source of information and resources for any teacher wanting to pursue a videoconference project for their classroom.

America at a Crossroads
Great PBS site for some current current-events discussions.
Grade Level: 9-12
This site from the National Science Foundation offers a glimpse of the earth’s coldest, highest, driest, and windiest continent, and the one least hospitable to human life. The site includes videos, maps, images, and insights into the research that is being conducted there.

U.S.South Pole Station
This National Science Foundation South Pole site is c-o-o-l.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
This site from the National Science Foundation offers a glimpse of the earth’s coldest, highest, driest, and windiest continent, and the one least hospitable to human life. The site includes videos, maps, images, and insights into the research that is being conducted there.

Animal Bytes
Sharp site from the great San Diego zoo.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Animal Bytes from the San Diego Zoo offers animal facts, photos, Webcams, video and audio files as well as teacher resources for using the Website in the classroom.

Get Body Smart
To "Get Body Smart," start with your clicking finger!
Grade Level: 9-12
Get Body Smart is a fully animated and interactive eBook about human anatomy and physiology and offers free tutorials and quizzes. The site was created by Scott Sheffield, a university teacher with many years of experience in the field.