Parents As Internet Partners
Recommended Sites

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For Fun & Games

Fun and Games (http://www.nassaulibrary.org/childrens/fun.html) : This page on the Nassau Library's System's KidsPage has great links to entertainment, arts & crafts, sports, interesting places, etc.
 

For Homework Help

American Memory (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ammemhome.html) : American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States from historical collections of the Library of Congress.

The American Presidency (http://www.grolier.com/presidents) : Site that gives a history of presidents, the presidency, politics and related subjects, drawn from various Grolier encyclopedias such as the Encyclopedia Americana and the New Book of Knowledge, etc.

America's Story (http://www.americaslibrary.org/cgi-bin/page.cgi) : Site created specifically for kids by the Library of Congress. It contains primary source documents, information on famous Americans, the States, specific historical periods, etc.

The Ancient Greeks (http://www.arwhead.com/Greeks/) : An educational website about the Athenians of ancient Greece. The Ancient Greeks contains many graphics and photos and describes their beliefs, culture, art, philosophies, theater, drama, lifestyles, and the Olympic games.

Ask Dr. Math (http://mathforum.org/dr.math/) : A question and answer service for math students and their teachers. The site also offers an archive of frequently asked questions and answers from The Math Forum, maintained by Drexel University.

Ask Jeeves for Kids (tm) (http://www.ajkids.com/) : Ask Jeeves for Kids(tm) is a fast and easy way to find answers to questions. You can ask a question in plain English. The research staff of Ask Jeeves for Kids searches the Internet for the best sites that answer the question.

Ben's Guide to the US Government for Kids (http://bensguide.gpo.gov/) : Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids, a service of the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), teaches how our government works and provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents and teachers.

Biography Online (http://www.biography.com) : Site covers over 25,000 of the greatest lives, past and present, selected by The Biography Channel.

BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper (http://school.discovery.com/homeworkhelp/bjpinchbeck/) : This homework helper site was created by 14-year-old BJ and his dad to help other children find good educational links on the WWW.

Black History: Exploring African American Issues on the Web (http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/BHM/AfroAm.html) : A website created by Packard Bell Knowledge Network to support students as they explore topics related to Black History and African-American issues.

Calendars : A Guide to Locating Events for Each Day of the Year (http://www.sldirectory.com/cal.html) : Created by a school librarian, this is a guide to locating events for each day of the year, includes links to the history & development of the calendar, Roman, Hebrew, Catholic, Old English, Native American, Japanese, festivals & holiday calendars.

Calendarzone (http://www.calendarzone.com/) : This comprehensive site provides links to different types of calendars, with links to celestial, cultural & religious holidays, etc.

CyberKids Launchpad! (http://www.cyberkids.com/lp/) : Cyberkids Launchpad! provides you with links to great sites, covering art, children's books online, computers, contests, educational resources, entertainment, sites for kids by kids, sites for teens, fun and games, history, language arts, math, music, nature, science, sports, etc.

Discoverers Web (http://www.win.tue.nl/~engels/discovery/) : A huge site that includes all kinds of information found on the web about voyages of discovery and exploration. There is an alphabetical list of all the discoverers included in the site.

Distinguished Women of Past and Present (http://www.distinguishedwomen.com/) : This site has biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways. It is searchable by name, field of activity, and date and provides links to other sites.

Exploratorium (http://www.exploratorium.edu/) : The website of the Exploratorium, a museum of science, art, and human perception in San Francisco, CA. The site links to many of the interactive "hands on" exhibits at the museum.

50states.com: States and Capitals (http://www.50states.com/) :
Site provides brief facts about the states with many links for additional information.

From Revolution to Reconstruction : A WWW-Project in Collective Writing (http://grid.let.rug.nl/~welling/usa) : Site provides documents, essays, biographies, etc. from American history from the Colonial Period to Modern Times.

The History Channel (http://www.HistoryChannel.com) : Site of The History Channel, with "This Day in History," speeches, etc.

The History Place (http://www.historyplace.com/) : A well-organized site covering the American Revolution, Civil War, Vietnam War, WWII, 20th Century Topics, and Presidents. The site is dedicated to students, educators, and history buffs with lots of information for reports and it is fun to browse.

HomeworkCentral (http://www.bigchalk.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/WOPortal.woa/db/Home.html) : Homework Central, a service of bigchalk.com, offers access to Internet sites, resources, information, etc. All you need to do is type what you are looking for in the Search Box and click "Find."

How Stuff Works (http://www.howstuffworks.com) : Site of HowStuffWorks, a media company that the leading provider of information on how things work. It offers in-depth articles that explain the world from the inside out to millions of readers every month.

Human Anatomy Online (http://www.innerbody.com/) : Human Anatomy Online contains over one hundred illustrations of the human body with animations and thousands of descriptive links. Site is sponsored by various physicians and medical professionals.

IPL Youth Division (The Internet Public Library) (http://www.ipl.org/youth/) :
The Internet Public Library (IPL), created and maintained by the University of Michigan School of Information, offers a full range of Internet resources on math, geography, history and other key homework topics at this site. It also includes "Ask a Question" reference.

Jason Project (http://www.jasonproject.org/) : The site of the JASON Project, a multi-disciplinary program that encourages learning in science, math and technology through exploration and discovery.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators (http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/index.html) : A categorized list of sites useful for teaching and learning, including Art and Architecture, Entertainment & Travel, History & Social Studies, Holidays & Celebrations, Internet Information, Kidstuff, Literature/Language Arts, Mathematics, News Sources/Magazines, Performing Arts & Music, Science and Technology, Sports, Weather Info & Maps, World Languages/Regions.

Legends (http://www.planetozkids.com/oban/legends.htm) : This Planet Ozkids site, created by Word Design Interactive and Wooden Eye Multimedia, includes different legends from around the world.

Library Of Congress Country Studies (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html) :
Continually updated project, includes 85 countries to date.

Links to Databases & Other Sites (http://www.nassaulibrary.org/valleyst/links.html) : This page of the Henry Waldinger Memorial Librarys' website has links to many useful sites for research, health sites, literature sites, etc.

Map Collection of the Perry-Castaneda Library of the University of Texas at Austin (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/Map_collection.html) : Electronic maps of the world and individual countries from the University of Texas.

Metropolitan Museum (http://www.metmuseum.org/) : Site allows you to take a tour of the Metropolitan Museum and play museum related games.

Multnomah County Homework Help Center (http://www.multnomah.lib.or.us/lib/homework/index.html) : This page is a part of Multnomah County Library's website. Alphabetically listed subject headings offer a wide variety of topics. A great place to start your research.

National Geographic (http://www.nationalgeographic.com/) : The official website of the magazine, with sections on adventure, adventure and nature, maps, etc.

The Nine Planets (http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/nineplanets/nineplanets/nineplanets.html) : The Nine Planets is a multimedia tour of the solar system. It provides an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information.

Online English Grammar (http://www.edunet.com/english/grammar/index.cfm) : Site links to various free online grammar resources.

POTUS: Presidents of the US (http://www.ipl.org/ref/POTUS/) : At this website, you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. There are links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites.

Quick Facts : Learn About Your State (http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/state/index.html) :
A brief look at the each of the 50 states with quick facts: motto, bird, song, flag, etc., with links to state web pages.

Science Fair Central (http://school.discovery.com/sciencefaircentral/index.html) : Site links you to online experts help you improve your science skills and helps find the resources you need to make your next science fair project a great one.

SportQuest (http://www.sportquest.com) : SportQuest is created by SIRC, the world's leading bibliographic database producer of sport, fitness, and sports medicine information. You can search for specific sports, upcoming sports events, current news, Olympic information, and game results.

UM Weather (http://cirrus.sprl.umich.edu/wxnet/) : UM Weather, one of the Internet's premier source of weather information, providing access to thousands of forecasts, images, and the Net's largest collection of weather links. The most comprehensive and up-to-date source of weather data on the Web, UM Weather is a non-profit service sponsored by The Weather Underground at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

US Dept. of State: Background Notes (http://www.state.gov/r/pa/bgn/) : Background Notes provide information on geographic entities and international organizations; they are updated periodically.

Volcano World (http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vw.html) : This site is the premier source on the Web on volcanoes, maintained by the University of North Dakota. The "Teaching and Learning" section includes instructions on building models of active volcanoes.

Weather Channel (http://www.weather.com/homepage.html) : The official website of the Weather Channel, the premier provider of weather information.

The White House (http://www.whitehouse.gov/) : Official website for the President and Vice-President of the United States where you can read their speeches, check out press releases, and take a tour of the White House.

Windows to the Universe (http://www.windows.umich.edu/) : A fun and different web site about the earth and space sciences created by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. This site is graphics intensive.
 

For Parents

ParentsPage (http://www.nassaulibrary.org/parent/) : The Nassau Library System's ParentsPage helps you to provide your child with the best possible online experience, covering topics such health & safety, learning, child care, discipline, etc.
 
 
 

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Updated : March 7, 2002
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