Early Childhood Development
The Virtual Vine
A resource for Early Childhood teachers, preschool through second grade. Ideas and activities for themes and unites, displays, literacy and math connections, MS benchmarks, links and more.
Zero to Three
Developmental information from professionals in the fields of medicine, mental health, child development, and research science on children from birth to age three.
Character Counts Information on the six pillars of the program, Character Counts, as well as teaching tools, quotes, books, and other character links.
A searchable directory of "Blue Ribbon learning sites" on the Web.
An online resource for teachers with lesson plans and research materials, web links and professional development
information. A great site.
Here's another way to review information taught through high school level.
Choose guides and resources for books published by Random House by age, format, themes and holidays
Provide information about yourself and enter this free teacher resource from WGBH. Lesson plans, video, oral histories, news footage and more are available by grade level about the Civil Rights Movement, Life Science, Physical Science and Engineering.
Teachers Helping Teachers
By teachers/for teachers, featuring a wealth of lesson plans, book reviews, and a great list of useful Web site, categorized by subject.
How-to information on a variety of subjects, such as classroom management and decorating, lesson plans, quick activities, and a mailing list for sharing.
A comprehensive site of lesson plans, chats, job listings, bulletin bords, resources, live meetings, and links to sites that sell educational materials.
This mega-site joint venture has hundreds of articles contributed by educators to help teachers incorporate technology into the classroom.
Images and database information for more than 7,000 ad that ran in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955.
American Journeys contains more than 18,000 pages of eyewitness accounts of North American exploration, from the sagas of Vikings in Canada in AD1000 to the diaries of mountain men in the Rockies 800 years later.
American Memory Collection
The Library of Congress has digitized it collections and posted them on a Web site that's extremely interesting, informative, and fun to browse.
Collaborative Digital Libraries
Part of the Library of Congress' Global Gateway, these bilingual, multimedia digital libraries, have been built with the cooperation of national libraries around the world.
All types of useful information to supplement their educational programming or to use on their own.
Home to International Exhibitions, which include historic looks at early America, the Depression, WWI, WWII, political cartoons and lots more, and
Portals to the World, online resources on the nations of the world.
The History Channel Classroom
A web site from the T.V. network featuring images, videos, and more.
In the Trenches
Information on people, places, and events that were part of "The Great War".
Plug in a monetary amount and calculate its precise buying power between 1800 and 2002.
Internet History Sourcebooks Project
Easy access to primary sources and other teaching materials for Ancient, Medieval, and Modern times from 9 sources.
PBS Teacher Source
Teacher-student sections on this site are aimed at the school-age audience and contain a wealth of knowledge for both students and teachers.
Explore the Presidential Libraries from Herbert Hoover through William Clinton. Visit the web sites, research documents, and view programs about the presidents. Hosted by the National Archives.
World War I
A site from the U.K. on W.W. I which includes battles, weapons, people and other topics.
Illinois Digital Archives
Images of posters from WWII and other historical photos can be found on the Illinois State Library portion of this collection. Search for "posters".
Great Chicago Fire
The Chicago Historical Society has created this site with Northwestern University. It features pictures, photos, and essays that make visitors part of the historic event.
Part of the Reading Rockets Web site sponsored by WETA, this bilingual site seeks to bring solid literacy information to Spanish-speaking parents.
A directory of sites in Spanish on Hispanic culture, history, health, reference, and more. A Bilingual Tutorial section and an English section for teachers is also available.
Resources for English as a Second Language instructors.
LiteracyCenter.Net – The Early Childhood Education Network
A site for parent, teachers, and students. Click on Play and Learn for wonderful learning games in 4 languages.
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project that looks at how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help them. See ¡Colorín Colorado! above.
StoryPlace: La biblioteca digital de los niños
Spanish language web stories for toddlers and preschoolers created by the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
A collection of animated picture books and chapter books with puzzles and games to complete after reading.
White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic American
Visit Pablo in his classroom from this site for parents. Available in Spanish.
Try one of these free handwriting practice worksheets in standard block printwith coloring images. Print out or link to related activities & crafts.
This site provides manuscript letters with arrows, worksheets with strokes and letters, cursive & manuscript model sheets, and worksheets with short words to use in conjunction with the handwriting sheets.
Handwriting for Kids
Kids are shown in simple steps how to write numbers, letters, and sentences. They can trace uppercase and lowercase letters, and blank sheets are provided for additional practice.
Illinois Labor History Society
This site contains Illinois labor history, curriculum, sites and links to other labor history web pages.
American Labor History
Search by site location or time period for the history of the labor movement.
Children's Literature Web Guide
Find almost anything on children's literature.
Citing Sources (Grades 4-6)
This site, designed for sixth graders and younger, creates MLA citations. Probably too complex for students under fourth grade.
Citing Soursces (Grades 7-12)
Students can view and print PDF samples of MLA citations on this site. The "Help" link contains a great tutuorial. Students can save multiple citations, but they need to be realphabetized when copying and pasting into a docoument.
Mexico for Kids
This site if full of information about Mexico's history, geography, culture, peoples, and unique animals. It is available in English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Use the math worksheets on this web site to practice basic math skills.
Terrorism: Questions & Answers
All the answers on this site are carefully research, reported, written, and updated by the staff of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Hands on the Land
The Bureau of Land Management provides materials about a variety of biomes, animals, water quality, and the use of Geographic Information Systems.
Hubble: A View to the Edge of Space
The National Science Foundation offers a tour of the telescope, the path of communication between it and Earth, and the crew and craftspeople who keep it running.
Open Wide and Trek Inside
The National Institutes of Health examines the mouth and includes a teacher's guide for grades 1-2.
The Space Place
Printable images of earth and space, space-related and math-related classroom activity articles, plus activities for students.
Inspired by a video series for high school and college students, this site is content-rich.
AwesomeStories is a gathering place of primary-source information. Its purpose is to help individuals find original sources, located at national archives, libraries, universities, and government web sites.