This website features a series of 16 half-hour videos which play from the web in a quarter screen view. Video titles include Native Voices, Utopian Promise, Masculine Heroes, Gothic Undercurrents, Slavery and Freedom and more. The site requires a (one-time) registration and log in for viewing. Registration is free. This is upper level material and only the videos may be of use for High School.
Many of us were introduced to the horrors of the Holocaust through the eyes of this girl and her diary. Though she was only a teen when she wrote her story, the precociousness, charm, and sensitivity of a mature writer in the face of the atrocities she witnessed leapt from the pages to captivate millions of readers.
This site is a starting point for those studying Middle English Literature. There are online texts of literature and lyrics that you can read and listened to, as well as beautiful artwork associated with that period in time. Includes Chaucer, Langland, plays and lyrics.
This site is sponsored by Oxford Dictionaries and contains a word of the day, quote of the day, section on better writing, and will answer grammar and spelling questions.
Teachers and students may download Audacity software for FREE at this site. Audacity is a free program that allows students to create blogs so that teachers may incorporate them into their curriculum.
Bibliomania has free texts, study guides and reference resources. Texts include classic literature, drama and poetery together with detailed study guides. The search tool searches the "full text" books.
This is a web-based bibliography tool that is fast and easy to use. Students can build a citation page is a snap with this tool.
"Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 6,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read offline, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by the Sylvan Learning Foundation and is a non-profit organization."
This is a field diary of Alaice Cuningham Fletcher who set out in 1881 to study the life of the Sioux women. It includes wonderful folktales and photographs of Native Americans.
"The Children’s Book Council (CBC) is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to encouraging literacy and the use and enjoyment of children’s books, and is the official sponsor of Young People’s Poetry Week and Children’s Book Week each year. The Council’s Members include U.S. publishers and packagers of trade books for children and young adults."
Find an extensive list of internet resources related to literature for children and young adults. This site includes links to authors on the web, online literature and information about recent literary award winners.
Books for young children, older children, and young adults. One book is a talking eBook and others are illustrated or animated.
Literature classics are offered online form Aesop to Voltarie.
Brightstorm uses teacher videos to target understanding of content for high-school or college age students. Their solutions include a free Math video series. In addition, they have paid products which include test preparation programs, such as our SAT, ACT and Advanced Placement courses. Their programs also include practice quizzes, downloadable materials, full-length practice exams and more.
This lesson plan has students learn about ancient civilizations by taking part in an Internet scavenger hunt. This lesson plan offers questions to challenge students on many different levels.
A collection of educational units. Dositey.com is intended to provide a much-needed boost to teachers looking to enhance their classroom curricula, as well as to provide teachers with innovative homework assignments. Each module is designed to be instructional, fun, and easy to use. Lessons are interactive and utilize visual presentation of a single topic to enhance the learning experience. For example, addition problems in math are displayed both with and without regrouping. Site has printable worksheets in addition to interactive activities.
A complete resource for all subject areas. Includes lesson plans, worksheets, vocabulary, and much more!
The site offers a comprehensive view of F. Scott Fitzgerald's life, works, and influence on American literature. Links to audio clips, film clips, and quotations from Fitzgerald and other notable figures deepen visitors' understanding of the author.
Popular classics in Mp3 or M4B (for iPod).
Google has teamed up with Weekly Reader to allow students from different classrooms to share the same paper at the same time and make revisions together. This site promotes writing buddies, group work and improves peer editing skills.
Here are some great online economics lessons--all levels and content areas keyed to the Nebraska Social Studies/Economics Standards. If you know the concept you want to teach, start from the K-5 concepts list or the 6-12 concepts list. Materials from which to create more lessons are available from the Virtual Economics Companion.
The High School Hub is a noncommercial portal to excellent free online academic resources for high school students. It features learning activities, a daily news quiz, a reference collection, SAT practice, college information, and subject guides for English, mathematics, science, social studies, world languages, arts, health, and technology.
HippoCampus offers multimedia lessons and course materials to help you with your instruction, homework, and studies. You can browse multimedia lessons or complete courses, and find help with the topics covered in popular textbooks.
University of Michigan's library resources provide online access to free full text resources.
The In Search of Shakespeare website includes information about William Shakespeare's life and writings, a game to test if you could have been an Elizabethan playwright, and an educator section that includes lesson plans and professional development.
Launched in 2002, the International Children's Digital Library has collected 800 books from 43 countries in 32 lanuages.
Provides an opportunity to view grade level content standards in language arts and math in terms that students can more readily understand.
Kidport is an Internet-based educational service designed to help K-8 students excel in school. It provides a unique, multi-step program to create empowered learners, not simply good students.
"Through the activities on this site, you can introduce learners to the literature, life, and times of one of America's foremost writers. Here, you will: explore his worlds — both fictional and real — from a number of perspectives; examine the complex choices writers such as Poe make as they create their works; investigate the "hard facts" about life and death in Baltimore and the United States during Poe's lifetime; and learn about the continuing impact of Poe's legacy. In addition to these interactive experiences, there are lesson plans created by Maryland teachers, primary source documents, links for further research, and materials for fun family activities related to Edgar Allan Poe."
Based on a PBS lecture series narrated by Michael Palin, this site provides younger students with an overview of the life of Ernest Hemingway.
If you like to read or listen to wonderful American folktales, check out this state-of-the-art website. You'll find compelling stories of America's south with supplemented audio versions read by celebrated storytellers.
View lessons and activities by selecting a grade range and topic. Areas covered include Art, Health and Fitness, Math, Reading and Language Arts, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Early Childhood, Library Media and Technology Coordinators.
Power point and animations for teachers to use in their classroom. All content areas included.
This website houses a great collection of ready made power points and interactive activities for many subject matters.
There are nearly 30,000 free books in the Project Gutenberg Online Book Catalog. A grand total of over 100,000 titles are available at Project Gutenberg Partners, Affiliates and Resources. Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related technologies today.
The website states its purpose is to "provide educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction."
It’s an online interactive English dictionary and thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and draw connections to associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it.
This website is designed to help students develop phonemic awareness. Students will have fun learning to read with this site!
A free creative website designed to teach children to read. It incorporates rhyming games and books that teach phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding skills and comprehension.
This website offers several children's books that are read online by celebrities. Students can become familiar with print vs. non-print books. Also, students can watch this as a class, individually, or even follow along in the book as they are read. This is a program of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.
"TeachersFirst is a rich collection of lessons, units, and web resources designed to save teachers time by delivering just what they need in a practical, user-friendly, and ad-free format. We offer our own professional and classroom-ready content along with thousands of reviewed web resources, including practical ideas for classroom use and safe classroom use of Web 2.0. Busy teachers, parents, and students can find resources using our subject/grade level search, keyword search, or extensive menus."
Learn archeology within the context of one state. Texas Beyond History starts with a site map to archeological sites around Texas. The Kids area has activities and even a link to an expert, Dr. Dirt. For teachers, there are lesson ideas in the arts, mathematics, literature, and history & social studies.
On-line stories, kids' writing, and information about books, authors, book awards, and storytelling.
"The King Papers Project is a major research effort to assemble and disseminate historical information concerning Martin Luther King, Jr. and the social movements in which he participated."
Straightforward access to the Museum’s archives, including photographs, transcripts of lectures, and guidelines for teaching about the Holocaust.
University of Michigan's library resources provide online access to free full text resources.
This site will link you to several valuable lessons on the novel Lord of the Flies.
Wordia - the authorative online textual dictionary, where you bring words to life through video!