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America Links Up!

America Links Up is a good starting place if you want your students to explore the WWW. It is dedicated to making sure that kids have a rewarding experience online. http://kids.getnetwise.org/americalinksup/index2.html

America's Story

The Library of Congress presents America's Story. A site designed especially with young people in mind, but there are great stories for people of all ages. Meet amazing Americans, jump back in time, or explore the states. www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

"A collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature." www.bartleby.com/100/

Biography.com

The History Channel is hosting Biography on the Web, based on their television show. The site is the link between the show and your classroom. Get educational materials and helpful hints on how to use Biography Classroom. http://www.biography.com/

Britannica.com

Britannica.com includes the complete Britannica encyclopedia and a searchable guide to the Web's best sites. Explore subjects offered in art, history, science, travel, health, and others. http://www.britannica.com/

Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com allows you to search dictionary, thesaurus or web for definition and pronunciation of word. http://dictionary.reference.com/

The Digital Classroom (National Archives and Records Administration)

The Digital Classroom provides materials and methods for teaching with primary sources. (Reproducible primary documents, educational units correlated to national academic standards, and cross-curricular connections). http://www.archives.gov/digital_classroom/index.html

Fact Monster (Kids' Almanac)

"Information Please" brings us homework help and fact finding on hundreds of subjects, including sports, world news, entertainment, geography, science, history, biography, education, health, and other cool stuff. www.kids.infoplease.com/

Guide to Grammar and Writing

Have a grammar question? Click on the appropriate page, read the rules, and take a quiz. Did you learn your lesson? http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/

The Internet Acronym Server

What does FHA stand for? Check out this site and you can find the meaning of any acronym or abbreviation. http://acronyms.silmaril.ie/cgi-bin/uncgi/acronyms

Library Spot

An online library and reference site featuring links to some of the top dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other resources. www.libraryspot.com/

Map Collections: 1500-1999

A collection of maps compiled by the Library of Congress. www.memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html

Merriam-Webster OnLine

Bookmark this site to quickly find the definition of a word. Don't worry, it will even help you spell it! www.m-w.com/

Old Farmer's Almanac

Go to this site for tidbits of information and up-to-date weather forecasts. www.almanac.com

Refdesk.com

Refdesk claims to be "The single best source for facts on the net." The searchable site does contain almanacs, books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, news, maps, plus reference site-of-the-day, headline news, and facts-of-the-day. www.refdesk.com/

RhymeZone

A great reference for younger kids who like word rhymes. It may also be a great source in an ESL classroom. http://www.rhymezone.com/

Thesaurus.com

Free online Roget's Thesaurus of English words & phrases provides antonyms, word of the day, browsing by category & headword, plus other writing resources. www.thesaurus.com/

The Virtual Reference Desk

The Virtual Reference Desk contains links to dictionaries, encyclopedias, phone books, publications, and much more. http://www.virtualref.com/

WorldAtlas.com

Have a geography question? Go to WorldAtlas.com www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/world.htm

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