Posts Tagged ‘ Social Studies ’

AwesomeStories.com

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AwesomeStories.com

AwesomeStories.com: The Story Place of the Web uniquely uses the Internet to link its story content to hundreds of thousands of the world’s best on-line primary sources. Enjoy an interactive learning experience as you see relevant maps, pictures, videos, artifacts, manuscripts and documents, in context, within each story. Take advantage of human-based searches for...
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Children’s Picture Books

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Children’s Picture Books

Children’s Picture Books is a web site which lists and describes great picture books for children of all ages, some of which can beautifully introduce concepts in math, science, and other subjects. There are detailed and informative reviews for both old favorites and newly published books listed in the categories of General Interest, Math,...
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Schoolhouse Rock!

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Schoolhouse Rock!

Most adults have enjoyed the clever animation and rapid-fire lyrics of Schoolhouse Rock!, a series of musical educational short films that aired on television between 1973 and 1999 and covered subjects like grammar, science, economics, history, mathematics, and civics. A complete history is available at Wikipedia , and lyrics to most of the episodes...
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Letters of Note

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Letters of Note

Letters of Note is a blog-based archive of fascinating correspondence, complete with scans and transcripts of the original missives. The Letters of Note archives presents six ways to navigate the ever-growing collection, with a search function and a list of the most popular entries. Probably the most helpful is the listing of correspondence written...
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Super Teacher Worksheets

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Super Teacher Worksheets

Super Teacher Worksheets provides hundreds of free printable files of worksheets, practice sheets, fun activities and other pages for math, reading, writing, spelling lists, science and social studies, phonics, grammar, holidays, puzzles and brainteasers, and many other subjects, ranging from kindergarten through eighth grade, presented in a simple, no-nonsense manner and with delightful extras...
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Boomerang! Audio for Kids

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Boomerang! Audio for Kids

Boomerang! is an audio program for kids 6-12. In each hour-long episode, the Boomerang! kids present stories about big ideas: science, current events, history, economics, poetry, geography, jokes, mysteries and more. The ‘About Us’ page explains: “We believe that the curiosity and wonder of a child is a gift to the world. We honor...
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Encyclopedia Britiannica

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Encyclopedia Britiannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica offers over 120,000 articles, an updated world atlas, thousands of images and videos, an online dictionary and thesaurus, over 300,000 articles from respected magazines and journals, news headlines, a guide to the Web’s best sites, -and much more, with articles and media developed especially for children aged 9 to 14, with research...
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Free-Ed.net

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Free-Ed.net

Free-Ed.net is “the world’s largest, fastest growing, most highly regarded source of totally free education. Serving the education needs of a global community since 1997. No tuition, no books to buy, no hidden fees It’s free … all of it!” Free-Ed is geared primarily toward adults seeking to continue or supplement their education, but...
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Sir Ken: Changing Education Paradigms

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Sir Ken: Changing Education Paradigms

Sir Ken Robinson is a world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award. For over 250 years the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) has been a cradle of enlightenment thinking and a force for social progress. Their approach is multi-disciplinary, politically independent and...
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National Geographic Kids

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National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids features different people, animals, and places each month with facts, games, activities, and related links. Browse animals from AZ with National Geographic Kids’ in-depth Creature Features, including amazing photo and video footage from the world’s wild places. Read news stories on the National Geographic Kids News Bites blog, The mission of...
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