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Unfiltered TV.com
The hazards of tobacco use.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
This site was developed by the Washington State Department of Health to get the word out to young people about the dangers of tobacco use. 09/29/04

Bishop Museum Ethnology Database
Cultural artifacts from the Pacific Rim.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
This site offers an online exhibit of more than four hundred cultural objects from the ethnology collection of the Bishop Museum in Hawaii. 09/27/04

Investigating the Climate System
Problem based lessons from NASA's Spacelink program.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
Investigating the Climate System, part of NASA's Spacelink materials, provides problem-based lessons for learning about the climate system. 09/24/04

Woodrow Wilson & the Birth of the American Century
PBS Site on the 28th president.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Woodrow Wilson, the Web site is a companion to the three-hour biography, produced by PBS, of the 28th President of the United States. Included is a teachers' guide as well as resources, primary documents and other materials for teaching and learning about this President and his legacy. 09/22/04

Rembrandt's Journey: Painter, Draftsman, Etcher
The Art Institute of Chicago's site includes numerous write-ups and images.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This site from the Art Institute of Chicago presents paintings and prints by "Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), one of the most celebrated artists in history." It is a preview site for the exhibit that was held at the Institute February-May, 2004. It is in no way a comprehensive showing but there is enough here for a great introduction to Rembrandt's work. 09/20/04

Picturing Modern America
A visual-literacy approach to history topics.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Picturing America is a project of the Center for Children and Technology at the Education Development Center and offers students interactive exercises built around primary sources from the American Memory collection. The exercises will help students better understand the life in America from 1880-1920. 09/17/04

Monitor on Psychology
The online magazine of the American Psychological Association.
Grades: Advanced, Professional
This online publication of the American Psychological Association is published eleven times a year. It includes helpful information for anyone interested in the broad field of psychology. 09/15/04

Scholastic Election 2004
Election coverage by and for kids from the house of the big red dog.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Scholastic.com's Election 2004 helps students to understand the unique political process of the United States. It explores the road to the White House from a candidate's decision to run through the election and on to life in the White House. 09/13/04

Good Character.com
Character education for elementary, middle, and high schools.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This award-winning character education Web site is filled with valuable free resources that help children grow both emotionally and ethically. The lesson plans, guides, and essays are designed to help children want to make good choices in their lives. 09/10/04

Visible Earth
Fascinating photographs of our planet.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
Visible Earth provides a searchable directory of images, visualizations and animations of earth. The images are grouped into twelve broad categories with subgroups. 09/08/04

Hands on the Land Teaching Materials
Home of a network of hands-on-learning "eco-classrooms."
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
"Hands on the Land (HOL) is a network of field classrooms stretching across America from Alaska to Florida" that provide hands-on learning opportunities for students and teachers. This site offers teachers and students the opportunity to share information about their local ecosystems, creative teaching strategies, and much more. 09/03/04

Open Wide and Trek Inside
Early grades oral health side. Say "Ahh!"
Grades: Pre-K-2
Open Wide and Trek Inside is a product of the National Institutes of Health curriculum supplement series. This interactive multimedia module is aimed at teaching students K-2 important concepts about oral health. 09/01/04