K-12 Partnership
  K - 12 Partnership Online Materials    2000 - 2001

9 - 12 Uniques and Compelling Resources for Social Science and Language Arts


Today's workshop will examine Internet projects that incorporate unique and compelling resources in the areas of Language Arts and Social Studies. Participants will first examine a number of unique online resources that can be incorporated into a Language Arts or Social Studies Lesson. They will then learn techniques for evaluating web sites for use in the classroom and will explore several high quality interdisciplinary projects. Finally, participants will participate in a session which will model how an  Internet-based project can be implemented in the classroom.

Examples of Topic- Specific Resources

Primary Source Materials

Web Sites that Publish Student Work

Examples of Compelling Projects for Language Arts and Social Studies

Online Plagiarism Resources

Language Arts and Social Studies References
Social Studies/History
The Civil War in Children's Literature
PBS U.S. History Links
Virtual History Tour
AKO Titanic Virtual Trial
Native American Sites
50 States
CRAYON: Create Your Own Newspaper
News Central - browse through world newspapers 
How Far Is It? - Find the Distance Between Two Cities
National Geographic - maps and educational resources
The History Place
The History Net
Web Chronicle
Black History Hotlist
Horus's History Links
History & SS for K-12 Teachers
Mapquest - get driving directions for anywhere in the US
USGS Maps - National Mapping Information
U.S. Census Bureau Demographic Data
FedStats Regional Statistics
Library of Congress: American Memory-- Wealth of photos, documents, maps, recordings of historical events
National Archives Exhibit Hall
Primary Sources & Activities
The Smithsonian Homepage
EDSITEment -- Links to top History web sites
My Hero
The Roman Forum
History Resources
Washington Social Studies Site

Language Arts/ English
1000's of Full text Books Online
English Online Resources
English Teacher's Website
Cyber Guides - Teacher's guides for children/young adult novels
Word Play- Links to activities for vocabulary building and enrichment
Library of Congress Home Page -- search the library's databases
Random House Thematic Index- Children/Young Adult novels categorized by theme
Selected Literary Resources Online
The Jack London Collection -- good example of hard-to-find personal letters and documents
Book of Famous Quotes
Creative Writing for Teens
Literature LInks
English Language & Literature
English Websites

Government  and Politics
Thomas - Real Time Congress
Email your Governor
Congressional Email Directory
Send Email to the President
Find Out How Your Congressperson Voted
Follow a National Bill Becoming a Law
Search Full Text Legislation of 105th Congress
U.S. Senate
CNN All Politics Online
World Fact Book
Congress Link: Experts Online
Virtual Congress
Look who is Footing the Bill

Economics and Finance
Yahoo Stock Quote Guide
Main Exchange - Fantasy Stock Market
Ask-An-Expert: Money and Business
Up-To-Date White House Economic Indicators for the US
Other White House Economic Indicators
Federal Reserve Board's Daily and Weekly Data
Bureau of Economic Analysis
WebEc -- Links to web sites that have economic data
Fair Model Web site

Foreign Language
Keypals International
Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connections
eMail Classroom Exchange
Oral Language Archive -- Digital audio database of foreign language dialogues
AltaVista's Translator
Foreign Country Index
EDSITEment -- Links to top Foreign Language web sites

Science References 
4000 Years of Women in Science
African Americans in Science
History of Science Collections
History of Science
History of Science Sourcebook
Atomic Archive - history of the atomic bomb

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