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Empires: A Study of Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome
Grades: 3-5
This gold-winning ThinkQuest entry from elementary students in Tennessee has a wealth of information on the ancient empires as well as interactive activities, recipes, and crafts. 8/29/2002

Kid Crosswords and Other Puzzles
Grades: 3-8
This interactive site is loaded with educational crossword puzzles and word searches on a variety of topics. 8/28/2002

Grades: Professional, Parents
Share2Learn, a site for teachers, students, and parents, is "dedicated to facilitating contact between and among people on all learning paths, recognizing that we are all connected through our ideas and experiences." 8/27/2002

Breaking Down the Walls
Grades: 3-5
This ThinkQuest winner from fourth and fifth graders in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, encourages multicultural understanding through classroom discussions and activities. 8/26/2002

Jazz in America
Grades: 9-12
Jazz in America, sponsored by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, provides lesson plans and other resources that trace the development of jazz as a part of the American music culture. 8/23/2002

Exploring Autism
Grades: Parents, Professional
This site is dedicated to helping parents or anyone interested in staying abreast of the developments in the genetics of autism research. 8/22/2002

National Geographic GeoBee Challenge
Grades: 3-8
This site features interactive geography quizzes that are geared toward students in grades 4-8 and are related to the National Geographic Society's annual Geographic Bee. 8/21/2002

Embassy of France: Just for Kids
Grades: 3-8
This site offers lots of information about the country of France, from its geography to culture and the arts. 8/20/2002

Grades: Professional
This online journal, published by graduate students at North Carolina State University, focuses on research and practice of computer technology in middle school classrooms. 8/19/2002

Spring Creek Web
Grades: 6-12, Parents
This Web site, developed by residents of the Spring Creek Youth Services Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, gives educators, parents, and community members a virtual glimpse into life at a youth detention center. 8/16/2002

E-Learning Guru
Grades: Professional
E-Learning Guru provides resources for schools that are incorporating Web-based learning into their curriculum. 8/15/2002

The Magpie Sings the Great Depression
Grades: 9-12
This site features poems, articles, and short stories that give a glimpse of student life in New York City during the Great Depression. 8/14/2002

Zvi Har'El's Jules Verne Collection
Grades: 9-12, Advanced
This site is devoted to the life and works of Jules Verne, the well-known French author. 8/13/2002

The Museum of Musical Instruments
Grades: 3-12, Advanced
"The Museum of Musical Instruments (MoMI) gives people a unique opportunity to examine, explore, and experience the finest examples of 19th and 20th Century musical instruments." 8/12/2002

Gale Group Free Resources
Grades: 3-12
The Gale Group, publisher of e-information for libraries, schools and businesses, offers four free resources for teachers and students: Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Women's History Month, and Poet's Corner. 8/09/2002

D & W's Teacher Spot
Grades: Professional
TD & W's Teacher Spot was developed by two teachers and focuses on providing resources and support for student teachers or beginning teachers. 8/08/2002

Congress for Kids
Grades: 3-12
This site for kids from the Dirksen Congressional Center provides Internet-based, interactive activities about Congress, the federal government, and civic duty. 8/07/2002

The History of Jim Crow
Grades: 6-12, Advanced
This site for educators covers the struggle of African Americans through what is known as the Jim Crow era, from the end of the Civil War to the end of segregation. 8/06/2002

Red Gold: The Epic Story of Blood
Grades: 6-12
The Red Gold site is produced by Thirteen Online of Thirteen/WNET New York. It looks "at the facts and myths about blood and its impact on everything from religion and medicine to commerce and popular culture throughout history."8/05/2002

Grades: 6-12
This educational portal, created by two students, is dedicated to "helping teachers integrate technology into everyday learning."8/02/2002

Untold Stories of D-Day
Grades: 6-12
Part of the larger National Geographic Magazine, this site gives a multimedia account of the Normandy invasion and the days leading up to it.8/01/2002