Evaluating a Website
- All About Explorers: Everything you wanted to know about every explorer who ever lived...and more!
- Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus: Help save this endangered species!
- Mike the Headless Chicken: Read all about this headless wonder of the animal kingdom.
- Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus: helpful synonyms for your keyword searches right here!
Search Engines - start here before using Google. These sites have good information that's student friendly.
- Ask Kids: a good search engine for students
- KidsClick: another good choice for students
- Dib Dab Doo and Dilly Too: safe searching on the 'Net
- Google for Kids: A safer way to search Google
Images - Creative Commons licensed images, good for school projects.
- Flickr Commons: A source for images, many of which are from national museums and libraries
- Wikimedia Commons
- Pics4Learning: Choose from popular topics or perform a search.
- Britannica Image Quest: Click on tools on the left side and choose the Image Quest button.
- Pitara Kids Network: scroll down to the bottom of the page to go to the next page.
- Spectrum Biographies Written for Students
- FactMonster: Use the search box at the top left, or choose your individual by last name from the A-Z list.
- Distinguished Women of Past and Present
- BrainyQuote: Type your person in the search bar, then click on the first link available.
- From Avery Elementary School, several useful sites about topics related to the Civil War.
- Understanding slavery, from Discovery Education.
- Information from the Civil War Trust. They have a great students page. Click on the left for biographies of key people.
- Kids in the Civil War, an article from PBS.
- A concise video of the causes of the Civil War (and the effects, of course) from BrainPop.
- Selected photos (and a really useful timeline) of the War, from the Library of Congress.
- New blogs from the Library of Congress; this one features Voices of the Civil War- first person, eye-witness narratives of the Civil War.