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MARCH 2005

Hawthorne: Bicentennial Exhibition at the Phillips Library
Highly interactive site about a great American writer.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This online exhibit was designed by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, to commemorate the bicentennial of Nathaniel Hawthorn’s birth in 1804. It is an interactive exploration of his life and career

The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Smithsonian’s site about the nation’s military history.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
This online exhibit presented by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History “examines how wars have shaped the nation’s history and transformed American society. It highlights the service and sacrifice of generations of American men and women.”

Inspired by Wikipedia, a compendious user-managed site about music.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
Musipedia is a searchable, editable, and expandable collection of tunes, melodies, and musical themes.

The Official Roald Dahl Site
A big, friendly giant peach of a chocolate factory of a site!
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8
This official site of the well loved children’s author, Roald Dahl, contains everything you ever wanted to know about Dahl and much more including biographical information and photos,
lesson plans, and games.

Just Move
The American Heart Association’s site to promote exercise for heart health.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
The American Heart Association created just Move in an effort to help people learn the importance of nutrition and exercise as part of a heart healthy lifestyle.

National Energy Foundation
Site for students and teachers on all things related to energy.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Professional
The National Energy Foundation (NEF) is a non-profit educational organization that provides resources and information related to energy, water, natural resources, science and math, technology, conservation, and the environment

NOVA: Descent into the Ice
The PBS site on France’s Mt. Blanc glacier and on glaciers worldwide.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This companion site to the PBS broadcast offers students the opportunity to explore the glaciers on France’s Mt. Blanc and the changing condition of glaciers worldwide. Interactive activities for students and a teacher’s guide are included.

EdHeads: Activate Your Mind
Nicely interactive site on select science topics.
Grade Level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
This engaging interactive site teaches students about simple machines, the weather, and knee surgery through three animated modules that are tied to state and national science standards.

Math Solutions: Index of Classroom Lessons
Good free selection of lessons on a publisher site.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Math solutions online, a division of Marilyn Burns Education Associates, is a commercial site but offers free lesson plans K-8 for use by classroom teachers. It also offers materials for purchase that can help you improve math instruction.

Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive
A massive site on the ethnic history of the Northwest.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
The Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive is a digital archive that includes the records, images, recollections, artifacts and histories of ethnic groups from this region. It is a joint project of Washington State University Vancouver, the Idaho State Historical Society, Oregon Historical Society, Washington State Historical Society, and Washington State University Pullman.

Lest We Forget: The Triumph Over Slavery
High-tech site from the New York Public Library.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This site was developed by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library, in conjunction with UNESCO’s slave route project. It chronicles the rise and fall of slavery in the America’s.

Project Rebirth
A site tracking the rebuilding at the World Trade Center site.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Project Rebirth is documenting the day to day rebuilding of the World Trade Center site in New York City using time-lapse motion picture cameras. The completed project will allow the public to view the “rebirth” in a twenty-minute time span.

National Park Service Historic Photo Collection
Vast collection of images online.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This site features some 2,000 photos from the National Park Service Photo Collection of more than two million images of the National Parks’ grounds and buildings.