Homework Help: Other Useful Websites

Homework Help: Other Useful Websites

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Britannica School Select elementary, middle, and high school portal appropriate to each student’s reading, grade, and age level, with nonfiction content aligned to the Common Core and State Standards. The Lesson Plan Builder helps create interactive activities for small and large groups.

Internet Public Library: Ask a Librarian
For help with a homework assignment, kids up to age 13 can e-mail a question to a librarian. Responses will be sent within three days.

NoveList Plus K-8
Covers fiction titles that are popular with young readers as well as titles to use in the classroom.

United States - Government and History

Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government
Find information on all aspects of the U.S. government, including famous documents, symbols, quick facts about the states and more. Sponsored by the U.S. Government Printing Office.

Kids.gov: The Official Portal for the U.S. Government
Kids.gov links to over 1,200 Web sites of government agencies, educational institutions and other organizations that target the educational needs of kids in kindergarten to eighth grade.

United States House of Representatives
Learn about Congress and America’s government from the official page of the U.S. House of Representatives.

United States Senate
Read a short biography of any senator from 1774 to the present. Find current senators by state.

About the White House
Learn more about the art and architecture of the White House, the Presidents and First Ladies who have lived there and how to take a tour.

United States – Geography and Facts about the States

Stately Knowledge
Includes all the basic facts about the states, including Washington, D.C. Find the flag, symbols, motto, official Web sites, sports teams, elected leaders and much more.

Census for Kids
Get facts about the District of Columbia or any state in the country and get details on how people are counted for the U.S. Census.

State and Local Governments
Link to every state’s official Web site through this one resource, sponsored by the Library of Congress.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Learn more about the FBI through stories, tips, age-appropriate games and interactive activities at its official site.

Countries of the World

The World Factbook
This site includes the most up-to-date information about all the countries of the world. Updated bi-weekly.

U.S. Department of State Background Notes
Find facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy and foreign relations of countries throughout the world.

National Geographic Kids
Try this kid-friendly site for information about countries of the world, or use its direct link to NationalGeograpic.com.

Flags of the World
The Internet’s largest site devoted to the study of flags. The site also includes historical notes, flag protocols, coats of arms and more.

National Anthems Info
View the lyrics and sheet music and/or listen to the national anthems of dozens of foreign nations.

World Hearth Circle of International Cooking
Find international recipes by country or main ingredient.

Lonely Planet, a travel guide publisher, offers information about most world nations and their major cities.

Contains full color physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.

Language Arts

Find poetry by title or poet. You can use an advanced search to sort poems by theme, form or keyword. Poet biographies are also included. Maintained by the Academy of American Poets.

Word Central
Merriam-Webster’s easy-to-use guide to word meanings, pronunciations, synonyms, antonyms, word histories, rhyming words and more.

Owl Online Writing Lab
Sponsored by Purdue University, this online writing lab provides information on grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Guide to Writing a Basic Essay
Learn step-by-step how to write an essay.

Science and Math

National Geographic Kids
Try this kid-friendly site for information about science, especially animals of the world. More information is available through its direct link to NationalGeographic.com.

The Nine Planets
This site provides an excellent overview of the solar system and details on each of the planets. Also includes meteors, comets and asteroids.

The Faces of Science: African-Americans in the Sciences
This site profiles African-American men and women who have contributed to the advancement of science and engineering. Search alphabetically by last name or by profession.

Star Child: A Learning Center for Young Astronomers
NASA scientists provide the scientific information for this guide to astronomy, with different levels for younger and older students.

Science Fair Project Resource Guide
This guide recommends useful Web sites for every aspect of doing a science fair project. Includes getting started, the scientific method, choosing a topic, and completing and displaying the project.

Math League Press
This site provides a help resource for fourth- to eighth-graders on a variety of math topics.

Science Buddies
From selecting a science fair topic (with over 800 ideas) to how to complete the project, Science Buddies provides step-by-step guidance. Experts are even available to answer your questions.

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