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Media Awareness Network (MNet)
Taking media literacy to a new level: "information literacy."
Grades: 6-8, 9-12, Parents, Professional
This award winning Canadian site host a variety of resources for teachers and parents on media education and Internet literacy. It is available in both French and English. 08/29/03

Lively and up-to-date search engine + portal for kids, from Great Britain.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Dibdabdoo is a child safe search engine developed by a parent in the United Kingdom. 08/27/03

Born of Dreams, Inspired by Freedom
Site from the U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission celebrates the Wright Brothers.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
This site is presented by the U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission to commemorate the historic Wright Brothers' flight of 1903. It contains a comprehensive selection of essays, multimedia, and links dealing with the history of flight. 08/25/03

The Virtual Smithsonian
Over 150 artifacts from 14 museums, available on a screen near you.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
This site celebrates the Smithsonian's 150 year anniversary by featuring three hundred and sixty artifacts from the fourteen museums along with a virtual walk to the Castle. 08/22/03

Paw Island
Play and learn with cat and dog characters on a cartoon island.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5
This interactive and engaging site will give youngsters hours of fun learning. 08/20/03

Indian Peoples of the Northern Great Plains
Search or browse large database for images of Native American life.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
This online photograph database is provided through a grant from the Museum of Library Services National Leadership Grant Program to provide "students, researchers, and the general public with direct access to important primary source material on the Plains Indian cultures." 08/18/03

The government's one-stop location for information on disabilities.
Grades: Parents, Professional
Disability.gov is "the comprehensive Federal website of disability-related government resources." 08/15/03