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Homework Resources

Kids.Usa.gov is the official kids' portal for the U.S. government. It links to over 1,200 web pages from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids. Kids.gov is maintained by the Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC), those folks in Pueblo, CO 81009.

Math and Reading Help
Your guide to math, reading, homework help, tutoring and earning a high school diploma. A comprehensive resource and guide for all kids homework related issues.

A free site that gives clear explanations of concepts and homework problems. Experienced math teachers give lessons on video demonstrating the concepts. The student can at anytime rewind the video and review the material. 

ALA - Great Web Sites for Kids
A large directory of sites originally created in 1997 by the first Children and Technology Committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association. Currently maintained by the ALSC Great Web Sites Committee.

 ClassBrain.com: State Reports
A lot of the information elementary school students need for state reports is right here. Click on any state for links to maps, statistics, history, and tons of details about state symbols. There are also worksheets and ready-made pages to fill in (templates) for creating the report and the bibliography. Subjects: Report writing... Created by: dfs

Offers information about algebra for students of all levels.

Exploratorium Site
Exploratorium -- An interactive museum with exhibits from San Francisco. Great fun for kids.

Science Fair
The California State Science Fair is the final science fair of the academic year for students throughout the State of California in grades 7 - 12. This site provides links for all kinds of Science Fair projects.

National Park Service
The National Park Service site which offers information and photos of parks throughout the U.S.

Whole Frog Project
You can actually dissect a "virtual" frog through your computer!

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Museum of the City of San Francisco
Lots of California history at this site including information about the Gold Rush, Alcatraz, Earthquake & Fire of 1906, Early Alta California Rancho History, Missions & more.

The History Channel
This wonderful site is loaded with all kinds of historical facts including a "This Day in History" area which lists famous events, people, songs, etc. associated with a particular month and day.

California Heritage Digital Image Access Project
If you long for the good old days of train robbery and frontier justice, consider browsing the California Heritage Digital Image Access Project. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, the archive is full of pictures, photographs, and documents from California's past. Relive the days when traffic in Los Angeles was a horse-drawn carriage, and see what San Francisco looked like three years after its famous earthquake. Search the archive for specific images or browse by collection title.

Out in the middle of the San Francisco Bay, the island of Alcatraz is a world unto itself. Isolation, one of the constants of island life for any inhabitant - soldier, prisoner, bird or plant - is a recurrent theme in the unfolding history of Alcatraz. Alcatraz island is one of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area's most popular destinations, offering a close-up look at a historic and infamous federal prison long off-limits to the public. Visitors to the island can not only explore the remnants of the prison, but learn about the Native American occupation of 1969 - 1971, early military fortifications and the West Coast's firs (and oldest operating) lighthouse.

America's Stone Age Explorers
Who were the first Americans and where did they come from? NOVA reports new evidence where you can examine some of the clues about these first explorers and follow the 'End of the Big Beasts" (mammoths and megafauna from 13,000 years ago), the artistry and skill of America's early flintknappers and the earlier sites that have been discovered indicating that the Clovis people were not the first settlers.

Historical Maps
This is a comprehensive collection of historical maps from every continent. Examples include territorial growth of the United States, with a map of every decade from 1790-1920. an 1834 drawing of the sources of the Mississippi River made on an expedition, There are 16 maps from a 1903 atlas which portray southeastern Europe from 900 AD - 1888 AD.

World War I
World War I site. Detailed information, maps, photos, posters, documents, weapons, trivia, and time lines.

The Middle Ages
The period known as the Middle Ages is the setting of many fairy tales and fables, but what was life really like? Take a journey back to the mystical days of yore and learn about the daily lives of lords and peasants.

Ancient Egypt
Wonderful information on pyramids, temples, kings, queens, hieroglyphics, etc.

Have you ever dreamed of exploring the pyramids of Egypt? If so, enter here, wander through the chambers and passageways of the Great Pyramid, and learn about the pharaohs for whom these monumental tombs were built.

This site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders which don't occupy either of those formal positions) of all currently existing countries and territories. Inasmuch as countries which no longer exist are included, they are found under their main successors (e.g., for the Soviet Union, look under Russia). Also included are the subdivisions of some countries (the links are at the bottom of the country entries), as well as some international organizations. The Chronicle section lists government changes and election results since Jan. 1, 1996.

British Monarchy
The British Monarchy - official web site. If you're an Anglophile and need to know what the royal family is up to, it's in this site. Want to see pictures of the crown jewels? They're in here too, along with a history of the British Monarchy.

US Historical Documents
A Chronology of full-text US Historical Documents.

Winchester Mystery House
Historical information about the Winchester Mystery House, a 160-room, $5,500,000 Victorian mansion that was owned, designed and built under the direct supervision of Sarah L. Winchester, website includes tour schedule, information, etc.

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California Turtle and Tortoise Club
This is a perfect place to put together a report about turtles and tortoises, or to check into specialized chelonian matters. The gallery has color images of many species. The archives contain dozens of articles on the turtle and tortoise families, and the general information center presents turtle and tortoise care, health and conservation.

Live from Antarctica 2
What could be cooler than ANTARCTICA? Now you can take an electronic field trip to Antarctica where you will learn about the animals and the environment.

Dinosaur Hall
Information, illustrations and timelines about dinosaurs, fossils and geologic epochs.

Endangered Species
Endangered Species Web site sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Monterey Bay Aquarium
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Homepage has lots of information about the sea and ocean life.

San Diego Zoo
Home Page of the San Diego Zoo.

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Quick Facts

50 States & Capitols
This site will give you all kinds of information about all 50 States including the states official: song (including the words), bird, flower, motto, governor, population, House & Senate members and much more.

CIA World Factbook
The CIA World Factbook lists the latest information about all the countries of the world including a map of the country, the national flag, and information about geography, climate, natural resources, demographics, government, economy, communication, transportation, military and transnational issues.

Boy Scouts of America
Official home page of the Boy Scouts of America. Includes scouting links, activities, news and locations of local councils.

Girl Scouts of America
Effigial home page of the Girl Scouts of America. Includes current news, history, council sites, information of the cookie sale, and publications.

California Insignia
From the State of California Home Page includes all the official State insignia such as the Great Seal, State Flower, State Animal, State Mineral, State Colors, State Motto, State Nickname, etc.

Our Solar System
A multimedia tour of our solar system's planets and moons. The Nine Planets is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information.

Presidential Libraries
Links to the U.S. Presidential Libraries.

Population Clocks
Up to the second information on U.S. and world population figures.

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Fun & Games

Activity TV
Welcome to Activity TV, where we offer kids an adventure every day. This programming is intended for Parents to participate with your children in all of the activities. Some of the activities require the use of materials that require adult supervision. We encourage that Activity TV be used as an opportunity to spend quality time with your child or student. Creating or learning something together can be a positive rewarding experience for both of you.

Rube Goldberg
The official Rube Goldberg site, includes his biography, information on the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, and a gallery of this artist's wacky invention drawings.

Lullabies & Songs for Children
This site provides the lyrics of children's songs and lullabies, the sheet music is not available here, only the lyrics.

Disney Chronology
Chronology of Events in the History of Disney.

Rollerblade.Com - everything you ever wanted to know about in-line skating, but were afraid to (strap on the knee pads and helmet and) ask.

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Rainforest & Biomes Links

The World's Biomes
This is an introduction to the major biomes on Earth. Biomes are defined as the world's major communities, classified according to the predominant vegetation and characterized by adaptations of organisms to that particular environment.

Rainforest Related Sites
This web sites features many links divided between the following areas: Non-Profit Organizations Supporting Rainforest Preservation and Conservation; Databases, News, Research & Information on Rainforests and Preservation Efforts; and other Rainforest Related Pages.

Rainforest Action Network
Lots of links for kids to rainforest animals, plants and peoples.

World Wildlife Fund
The World Wildlife Fund leads worldwide efforts to protect the world's threatened wildlife and the habitats they need to survive.

The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy operates the largest private system of nature sanctuaries in the world--more than 1,500 preserves in the United States alone. Some are postage-stamp size, others cover thousands of acres. All of them safeguard imperiled species of plants and animals.

National Wildlife Federation
The National Wildlife Federation is the nation's largest member-supported conservation group, uniting individuals, organizations, businesses and government to protect nature, wildlife and the world we share.

Native Americans

 Native American Nations
Extensive information on individual nations; includes both recognized and unrecognized tribes.

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Inventors & Inventions

American Experience: Technology in 1900
PBS Online presents a look back at the history of American technology as it was breaking new ground 100 years ago.

 Inventors and Scientists
"This site by the Smithsonian focuses on influential inventors and scientists."

National Inventors Hall of Fame
The National Inventors Hall of Fame site gives brief biographical information and a photograph or drawing of the inventor along with some links.

United States Patent and Trademark Office Kids Pages
This searchable site introduces students to the world of intellectual property using three site guides.

Appliances that Changed Home Forever
Information about a wide range of appliances and their impact on the modern home is presented courtesy of ZipRealty.

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