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Homework Links

Almanacs

World Almanac for Kids (http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/)
A virtual fact book of subject areas broken down into subtopics for ease of browsing.

Infoplease.com (http://www.infoplease.com/almanacs.html)
Type in what you are searching for or browse by subjects.

The Farmer's Almanac (http://www.almanac.com/)
This site contains features from the print edition which began publication in 1792 such as weather forecasts, weekly wisdoms, and gardening tips.

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Biographies

Biography.com (http://www.biography.com/)
Current biographies with the most updated info about people. Plus has an "In the Headlines" section for famous people in the news. Browse by name or category.

Fact Monster.com (http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0855207.html)
These brief biographies are great for basic information about someone. Searchable by person and category.

From Revolution to Reconstruction (http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/B/index.htm)
Biographies of people important in American History plus a great section on American Presidents.

PBS.org (http://www.pbs.org/history/history_biographies.html)
Has biographies on selected people. Great source for timelines and photos.

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Calendars & Time

The Official U.S. Clock (http://www.time.gov/)
Set your clock accurately with the official time from the American Government.

InfoPlease.com (http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0875653.html)
Has calendars of past, present & future years.

The World Clock (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/)
Find the current time for any city in the world.

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Dictionaries

Webster's Dictionary.com (http://www.merriam-webster.com/)
Find the definition and spelling of those difficult words.

Dictionary.com (http://dictionary.reference.com/)
This site not only contains a dictionary, but a thesaurus as well.

Little Explorers Picture Dictionary (http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Dictionary.html)
A picture dictionary that has English words translated into several other languages such as French, Spanish, German, etc.

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Encyclopedias

The Catholic Encyclopedia (http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/)
Look up the names of saints for reports and confirmations.

Encyclopedia Smithsonian (http://www.si.edu/)
From the Smithsonian Institute.

Fact Monster (http://www.factmonster.com/encyclopedia.html)
An easy to use encyclopedia for young people.

The Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology (http://www.mythweb.com/encyc/index.html)
Find brief entries about Greek Mythical creatures, gods and heroes.

How Stuff Works (http://www.howstuffworks.com/)
The science behind all sorts of "stuff," from Web servers to cell phones.

Encyclopedia Britannica (http://www.britannica.com/#tab=active~home%2Citems~home&title=Britannica%20Online%20Encyclopedia)
Search by topic or type in your search term.

50 States.com (http://www.50states.com/)
Click on any of the 50 U.S. states and get capital cities, state birds, songs, nicknames, and many other facts and links relevant to each state. Each state's flag is pictured and its symbolism described.

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Explorers

The Mariners' Museum (http://www.marinersmuseum.org/)
Need information on a famous explorer? This site offers biographies and timelines of many popular explorers.

Australian Explorers (http://www.davidreilly.com/australian_explorers/)
Site offers information on several popular Australian explorers.

The Oregon Trail (http://www.isu.edu/~trinmich/Discoverers.html)
Learn about Lewis & Clark and other pioneers who blazed the path to the West.

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Flags

Enchanted Learning's World Flags (http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/flags/)
Learn the color symbolism and history of world, state, and marine signal flags. You can also print out the flags to color.

The Betsy Ross Homepage (http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/)
Did you know Betsy Ross created the first American flag?  Learn all about Betsy Ross' life and the creation of the American Flag plus view a timeline of how the American flag has changed over the years. Learn the proper rules and etiquette on caring for and flying our nation's flag.

Flags from All Countries (http://immigration-usa.com/flags.html)
Search alphabetically by country to see its flag.

Flags from the American Revolution (http://www.foundingfathers.info/American-flag/Revolution.html)
View the many early flags of our Colonies, and the explanations of why the symbols were chosen for their flags.

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General Homework Help

B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Page (http://www.bjpinchbeck.com/)
Great sites for all types of homework assignments.

The Homework Spot (http://www.homeworkspot.com/)
Links to many different sites for K-12 in a variety of subjects.

Great Websites for Kids (http://gws.ala.org/)
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the American Library Association (ALA) have produced a listing of exceptional websites for children. Websites are grouped by topic and each site is given a grade level range appropriateness. Also features a "Website of the Month".

The Multnomah County Library (in Oregon) Homework Center (http://www.multcolib.org/homework/)
Has an in-depth list of links on many different subjects.

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Government

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government (http://bensguide.gpo.gov/)
This site will give you information on U.S. government for your own grade.  To find your grade, just click on the kite at the top of the page!

FBI for Kids (http://www.fbi.gov/kids/k5th/kidsk5th.htm)
The government's website about the Federal Bureau of Investigations accessible for kids from Kindergarten to Grade 5.

POTUS (http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/)
Site about the Presidents of the Unites States.

The White House (http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/)
The White House for kids offers information, that is of interest to kids, about what is going where the President lives. Has history section and information about past presidents.

Nickelodeon's Kids Pick the President (http://www.nick.com/kpp/)
Learn more about how we as a country elect our presidents.

Congress for Kids (http://www.congressforkids.net/)
A site about Congress for kids.

New York State Government (http://www.ny.gov/agencies)
The official site for New York includes state government information, press releases, and the text of the governor's speeches.

Kids in the House (http://kids.clerk.house.gov/)
Learn all about the legislative branch of the US Government.

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Math Help

Multiplication.com (http://www.multiplication.com/flashcards.htm)
Need help learning your multiplication tables? This site offers flashcards you can print out to quiz yourself.

Fact Monter.com- Math (http://www.factmonster.com/mathmoney.html)
This website offers help with multiplication, division, fractions, measurements, money, and prime numbers, etc.

AAA Math (http://www.aaamath.com/)
Has virtual math lessons online.

Math Words (http://www.mathwords.com/)
An interactive math dictionary with math terms and formulas from beginning algebra to calculus. Has pictures, diagrams, tables and examples to satisfy your inner math geek.

Math Playground (http://www.mathplayground.com/index.html)
Offers online math games to sharpen your math skills.

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Newspapers & Magazines

Newsday.com (http://www.newsday.com/)
Need a current event? Connect to Newsday's site and look through their most recent articles.

New York Times' Student Connections (http://www.nytimes.com/learning/students/index.html)
The New York Times Newspaper made more easily accessible for students.

National Geographic for Kids (http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/)
Read National Geographic's kid magazine online and check out their incredible video shows.

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Quotations

Bartletts.com (http://www.bartleby.com/bartlett/)
Quotes from famous people and works of literature.

Quotations Page.com (http://www.quotationspage.com/)
Has over 26,000 quotations online from over 3,100 authors, and more are added daily. Has a quote of the day section. Browse by author and subject.

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Reader's Advisory

Kids Read.com (http://www.kidsreads.com/)
Need help choosing your next book to read? Try Kids Read where you'll find reviews on the newest books and interviews with the coolest authors.

NoveList K-8 Plus (https://encore.suffolk.lib.ny.us)
Need to read a book for school or just need help picking something to read next? Try this site with fiction and nonfiction reader's advisory for kids and young adults.

ReadKiddoRead.com (http://www.readkiddoread.com/)
The #1 bestselling author James Patterson's site guides you through titles, parent and ecuator reviews to help you find the best books to read next.

Scholastic's Kids Read (http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collection.jsp?id=260)
Do you need help picking out what book to read next? Let the Scholastic Kids Press Corps be your guide! Find out what Kid Reporters are saying about all the latest books by reading their book reviews. Don't forget to check out the author interviews!

Who Next? (http://www.whonextguide.com/)
Writers of children's fiction are listed with suggestions of other authors who write in a similar way.

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Science Experiments

The Adventures of Science Bob (http://www.sciencebob.com/experiments/experiments.html)
Very simple scientific experiments that you can conduct at home with objects found in and around the house.

Bill Nye the Science Guy (http://www.billnye.com/)
Click on "Home Demos" and use the pull down menu to choose Nye labs demos of science projects.

Science Fair Project Research Guide (http://www.ipl.org/div/projectguide/gettingstarted.html)
Have to do a science project and you don't know how to get started? This site walks you through the steps to creating a project and writing the report.

Learn Genetics (http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/)
Discover genetics! Learn and explore cell biology, human health, evolution and science labs. Interactive labs and teacher materials available. Created by the Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah.

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Social Studies

Black History (http://search.eb.com/blackhistory)
This site provides a comprehensive overview of African American history.

US History.org (http://www.ushistory.org/)
Offers a lot of information about our nation's history.

Colonial Williamsburg (http://www.history.org/)
Meet the people and learn about their struggles and triumphs. Experience colonial life by exploring the trades, politics, and other aspects of 18th-century living. See the places and learn about their history as you go along. Browse the Colonial Dateline highlighting events from 1750-1783.

I Love New York (http://www.iloveny.com/)
The official New York State Tourism web site provides information on attractions, events, travel ideas, and is easily searchable by location.

InfoPlease: Countries of the World (http://www.infoplease.com/countries.html)
A comprehensive encyclopedia on the countries of the world. Includes maps, flags and other important information on each country.

World Atlas.com (http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/world.htm)
Offers information on countries, continents, time zones and currency.

The World Factbook (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/)
Put out by the Central Intelligence Agency this site provides great details on different countries. 

Netstate.com (http://www.netstate.com/)
Find all the state symbols you can think of here.

Owl & Mouse: Geography (http://www.yourchildlearns.com/geography.htm)
Need maps to learn geography? This site provides free interactive maps and puzzles to learn continents, countries, states, capitals, borders, physical features and cultural monuments.

Map Machine (http://maps.nationalgeographic.com/map-machine#s=r&c=43.74999999999998,%20-99.71000000000001&z=4)
Find maps from all over the world and print them out for your reports.

Mr. Donn's Social Studies Site (http://www.mrdonn.org/index.html)
Free lesson plans, games, activities and learning modules.

The US Constitution for Kids (http://www.lacriminaldefensepartners.com/u-s-constitution-kids/#.VVtiTU10zcs)
Loads of information about the constitution, how its was created and a timeline of events leading up to it's creation.

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