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The Partnership for Reading
Strong, easy-to-use site on reading research.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
"The Partnership for Reading is a collaborative effort by three federal agencies - the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the U.S. Department of Education - to bring the findings of evidence-based reading research to the educational community, families, and others with an interest in helping all people learn to read well." 11/26/2002

The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt
World-class museum exhibit on ancient Egypt, brought to life on the Web!
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
This interactive site from the National Gallery of Art uses the latest in technology to give visitors the experience of visiting the exhibit. It focuses on the Ancient Egyptian's concept of immortality. 11/25/2002

Paintings collected by European Museums: Gorgeous site on great art, with extra resources for grades 1-8!
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced
Impressionism: Paintings collected by European Museums explores the major themes of the painting technique and offers lesson plans and classroom resources for the 1-8 teacher. 11/22/2002

Long before Harry Potter ~ great site for the great Narnia series!
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
Narnia.com was created by HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. to showcase the seven book series of C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia. 11/21/2002

Languages Made Clear
Powerful site with tons of features on tons of languages!
Grades: 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
Languages Made Clear is a part of the larger UniLang site from the Netherlands and contains a lot of information and resources concerning language and linguistics. Information and courses are available for a wide array of languages. 11/20/2002

2020 Green
Finance lessons for secondary students on a jazzy, interactive site!
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
2020 Green is an interactive online curriculum that allows students to explore how finance affects their lives. Its goal is "to instill into young men and women the discipline and knowledge they will need to make sound financial decisions. The site is sponsored by ING, the financial services company. 11/19/2002

Math Literacy
Celebrate a Math Week in your classroom!
Grades: K-2, 3-5
In an effort to further the cause of math literacy, Digi-Block has created Math Literacy Week along with standards based lessons to support it. The celebration concluded in October, but the lesson plans and resources are still available for use. 11/18/2002

Project Harmony
Online Collaborative Projects: International collaborations on positive themes!
Grades: 9-12
Project Harmony and Connected Minds present four online collaborative projects for the 2002-2003 school year. These projects will help students value cultural diversity and gain a better understanding of the "global landscape and the ever changing political and economic climate." 11/15/2002

Spectrum Home & School Magazine
Lots of quality, free content, including whole children's books!
Grades: Professional, Parents
Spectrum Home and School Magazine offers teachers, students and homeschoolers more than two hundred pages of free K-12 educational content. 11/14/2002

Kids Online Magazine
Creative magazine for and BY kids!
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Kids Online Magazine is aimed at motivating children to be more enthusiastic about writing. It is a place where children can share their writing and artwork with others around the world. 11/13/2002

American Indians and the Natural World
Beautiful site about several Native American tribes!
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
This online exhibit from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History's Alcoa Foundation Hall of American Indians focuses on the connections with the natural world of four different tribes: the Tlingit of the Northwest Coast; the Hopi of the Southwest; the Iroquois of the Northeast; and the Lakota of the Plains. 11/12/2002

Search for educational software by standard, curriculum, or teaching style!
Grades: Professional
Cambridge Development Lab provides to teachers and administrators this service, which matches curriculum products to state standards. Products can be purchased at the site, but the service can be used even if you don't make a purchase. 11/11/2002

Fire Administration Kids Page
An important (and fun) site for kids to visit; kids start 100,000 fires per year!
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5
The United States Fire Administration has created this educational and entertaining site for children that includes games, puzzles, and lesson plans. 11/08/2002

The Mark Twain House
Educational site based on the long-time home of America's true comic genius.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
This site provides information on one of America's greatest writers and the home where he lived and worked from 1874 to 1891. 11/07/2002

Personal Best
A site for runners by a high school, winner of a ThinkQuest Platinum Award!
Grades: 9-12, Advanced
Personal Best is a Platinum winner in the high-school division of ThinkQuest. 11/06/2002

Egypt: Secrets of an Ancient World
A top-notch site on the pyramids -- a topic you can't top!
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
This interactive site from the National Geographic Society features an exploration of the pyramids, lesson plans, and student activities. 11/05/2002

Minerals Management Services
From sand to shipwrecks to saving energy -- a strong informative site for kids!
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
The Minerals Management Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior provides these kids' pages that offer lots of information on natural resources and fun activities. 11/04/2002

EEK Environmental Education for Kids
Explore the great outdoors!
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
EEK, published by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, is an environmental electronic magazine for students in grades 4-8. 11/01/2002