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Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Government sponsored site on the mental health of young people.
Grades: Professional
This site from the National Institute of Mental Health is a rich resource for parents, teachers, practitioners, or anyone who works with children and adolescents. 02/28/2003

African American History Challenge
Profiles of important African Americans and an online quiz: Easy to use!
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
The African American History Challenge offers profiles of a dozen important nineteenth century African Americans. 02/27/2003

Preschool Express
"All aboard!" for a friendly site for preschool learning!
Grades: Pre-K
Preschool Express has lesson plans and teaching resources as well as activities that parents or grandparents can do with their children at home. 02/26/2003

Drug and alcohol help online for teens.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
teenGetgoing is a free web-based group treatment program for teens with substance abuse problems. "teenGetgoing overcomes the barriers of distance, convenience and privacy by making treatment groups available wherever anyone can get online." 02/25/2003

Reading Test
Teacher-created comprehension tests on popular kids' books.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8,Professional
This site host a collection of teacher-made comprehension tests based on popular trade books across the grade levels. 02/24/2003

Robust site that offers to be your "reference desk" on the Web!
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
Refdesk is a free and family friendly Internet reference site containing over 20,000 links on more than 500 pages. 02/21/2003

This Nation
Bold site with lots of USA info; created by a university professor.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Billed as the most comprehensive guide to American government and politics on the Net, this site certainly offers a wealth of information to the average citizen or to teachers and students. 02/20/2003

Life Interrupted: The Japanese American Experience in WW II Arkansas
Extremely inventive presentation about a difficult part of American history.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
Life Interrupted gives a glimpse into the plight of Japanese Americans during their internment during World War II at two camps located in Rohwer and Jerome, Arkansas. 02/19/2003

Lewis & Clark: The Ultimate Adventure
A dynamic Lewis & Clark site from a major media organization.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced
Lewis and Clark, the Ultimate Adventure is part of the larger Time Magazine Online site. It is a rich resource for teachers and students studying the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition (1803-2003). 02/18/2003

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
An online library of public domain texts, easy to use!
Grades: 9-12, Advanced, Professional
Alex's Catalogue of Electronic Texts is a collection of digital documents from American Literature, English Literature and Western Philosophy. 02/17/2003

Kiz Club Learning Resources for Kids
Lots of printable language arts activities for primary age kids.
Grades: Pre-K-2
Kiz Club provides educational activities in language arts geared toward preschool and elementary age children. 02/14/2003

Yak's Corner
Online magazine for kids from Detroit Free Press.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
This Web site calls itself "the coolest newsmagazine for kids!" It includes news stories, snack ideas and recipes, and information to help students understand the news stories. 02/13/2003

Everything Preschool
Pleasant site for preschool teachers and parents.
Grades: Pre-K
Everything Preschool contains more than 150 themes and activities for preschool teachers and parents. Songs, recipes, articles, bulletin boards, and project ideas are available here for many popular preschool themes and units. 02/12/2003

Extensive site from the National Wildlife Federation!
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced
This Web site offers an extensive listing of field guides for animals, flowers, and plants. The site gives visitors information on creating backyard habitats, links to nature experts, and guides to many different habitats and the animals and plants native to each area. 02/11/2003

The Educator's Toolkit
Practical stuff for teachers and students.
Grades: 3-5, Professional
This site, originating in Canada, offers resource links for teachers and students, including an extensive listing of theme and holiday links. In addition, links are available to numerous reference links, such as online dictionaries, search engines, and tools for evaluating websites. 02/10/2003

eThemes: Online Resources for Educators
This site's from Missouri (and it sure shows you theme teaching!)
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
eThemes provides educators with a database of child-friendly web resources organized around specific themes. 02/07/2003

FableVision Place
A "fabulous" multimedia "place" for kids and teachers to explore!
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
FableVision Place has a collection of stories to read, hear, watch, and explore. It offers a variety of traditional and non-traditional fables and stories and encourages students to be readers and writers. 02/06/2003

It's My Life
Kid-driven site on important kids' issues from PBS -- a winner!
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
This interactive health site, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, focuses on mental health and relationship issues that children face in their everyday lives. 02/05/2003

Plumb Design Visual Thesaurus
Highly interactive site offers a new "look" (literally) at the English language!
Grades: 9-12, Advanced
"The Plumb Design Visual Thesaurus is an exploration of sense relationships within the English language." Type in a word and a spatial map of linguistic associations is displayed. 02/04/2003

Digital Edge Learning Interchange
Super "exhibits" of exemplary teaching using technology -- including lots of videos!
Grades: Professional
This site is the result of a joint project of The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Apple Computer, and AT&T. It features an online library of exhibits showcasing exemplary teaching with technology. 02/03/2003