50 States

http://www.50states.com/

A wealth of information is available for each of the 50 states including links to government agencies, general information about the states and to most newspapers in the states.


American Experience--The Presidents--PBS

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/presidents/indexjs.html

The Presidents is a supplement to the PBS television presntation of the same name. Complete with a teachers guide and resources this is a great source for teaching about the oval office in your classroom.


American Library Association Resources

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/audiencemenus/educators.cfm

The Association provides many resources to support children's librarians and educators and to provide guidance for children and their families to the best resources available in print, nonprint, and emerging formats. Links include Notable children's books and media, great web sites for kids, logos and art, and issues and advocacy.


Anne Frank the Writer: An Unfinished Story

http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/online/af/htmlsite/index.html

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.


AskOxford.com

http://www.askoxford.com/

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.


Awesome Library

http://www.awesomelibrary.org/

Awesome Library has organzied the web with 31,000 carefully reviewed resources,which include the top 5 percent in education.


BCK2SKOL

http://www.sc.edu/bck2skol/

The Electronic Library Classroom 101. Class covers the history and workings of the Internet for librarians with little or no Net experience.


Bibliomania

http://www.bibliomania.com

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.


BibMe

http://www.bibme.org/

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.


Biography.com

http://www.biography.com

A searchable site with over 25,000 of the greatest lives--past and present. Find facts, dates, and other trivia associated with the lives of almost any famous person.


Book Adventure

http://www.bookadventure.com/

"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."


Children's Book Council

http://www.cbcbooks.org/

"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."


Children's Books Online-The Rosetta Project

http://childrensbooksonline.org/

This collection of books currently contains about 2000 copies of antique children books which were published in the 19th and early 20 century. All can be download to your computer free of charge.


Children's Storybooks Online

http://www.magickeys.com/books/

Books for young children, older children, and young adults. One book is a talking eBook and others are illustrated or animated.


Copyright Website

http://www.benedict.com/

A complete source for copyright information.


Cyberkids: Launchpad: Books

http://www.cyberkids.com/lp/books.html

Byte into books with Bookie, the Bookworm, as he chomps his way through books.


Dewey Browse

http://www.deweybrowse.org/

At Dewey Browse, web sites are classified by the Dewey Decimal Classification System for grades K-12.


Dewey Decimal Classification

http://www.mtsu.edu/~vvesper/dewey.html

This is a hands-on website where you can do exercises to learn about the Dewey Decimal Classification System.


Duke Libraries: Guide to Library Research

http://www.lib.duke.edu/libguide/home.htm

The Seven steps of the research process are explained. From choosing a topic to citing your sources.


Foreign Lanuage Dictionaries

http://www.allwords.com/19wlinks.php

Foreign Lanuage Dictionaries is a multi-lanuage translation site. English is translated into a variety of foreign lanuages.


Gifts of Speech

http://gos.sbc.edu/

Gifts of Speech is dedicated to preserving and creating access to speeches by influential contemporary, women from around the world.


History and Politics Out Loud

http://www.hpol.org/

HPOL is a collection of invaluable audio materials some available for the first time on this website capturing significant political and historical events and personalities of the twentieth century. The materials range from formal addresses delivered in public settings to private telephone conversations conducted from the innermost recesses of the White House.


Humanities Text Initiative--University of Michigan

http://www.hti.umich.edu

University of Michigan's library resources provide online access to free full text resources.


International Children's Digital Library

http://www.icdlbooks.org/

Launched in 2002, the International Children's Digital Library has collected 800 books from 43 countries in 32 lanuages.


Kids Click: An Online Search Engine for Kids

http://www.kidsclick.org/

This is a search engine designed specifically for kids by librarians.


Library Lessons

http://home.cogeco.ca/~rayser3/library.htm

This site contains a list of 9 lesson plans to be used in the library. They range from library orientation to mythological character research/role playing.


LibrarySpot

http://www.libraryspot.com/about.htm

LibrarySpot is a free vitual library resource center for everyone performing research on the web. It offers a variety of libraries, including a K-12 library, reference desk, reading room, and free newsletter.


PBS Teacher Source - Lessons and Activities

http://www.pbs.org/teachers/

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.


PBS Teacher Source--Library

http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/library.htm

Having problems developing a lesson plan? At PBS-Teacher Source one only has to select a topic and grade level to find lesson plans for Library Media. In fact, lesson plans for other subject areas can also be accessed at this site.


Pete's Power Point Station

http://www.pppst.com/

Power point and animations for teachers to use in their classroom. All content areas included.


Read Write Think

http://www.readwritethink.org/

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."


Snappy Words Free Online Dictionary

http://www.snappywords.com/

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.


TeachersFirst.com

http://www.teachersfirst.com/index.cfm

"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."


The Children's Literature Web Guide

http://www.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/index.html

On-line stories, kids' writing, and information about books, authors, book awards, and storytelling.


The Internet Public Library

http://www.ipl.org

A library of resources for teaching and learning. Contains a reference center, reading room, a subject collection, as well as, other resources.


The Learning Page...especially for teachers

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/

The Learning Page…especially for teachers website offers over 100 American Memory collections. Numerous primary resources are located within the collections at this website. In addition to the collections, this site offers lesson plans, historical documents, audio recordings and classroom activities suitable for classroom use.


The Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov/about/

"The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and the largest library in the world. It has approximately 530 miles of bookshelves which hold a collection of more than 29 million books, 2.7 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.8 million maps and 58 million manuscripts."


The National Women's History Project

http://www.nwhp.org/

The National Women’s History Project is a non–profit organization dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing information and educational material and programs.


Wordia: Bring Words to Life

http://www.wordia.com/

Wordia - the authorative online textual dictionary, where you bring words to life through video!