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Read any one of thousands of classic books free at 4Literature.net. The 4Literature archives include such things as the works of Shakespeare, religious and historical documents, children's fairy tales, Greek and Roman classics, and books by famous American authors.
58th Pictures of the Year
Established by University of Missouri-Columbia photojournalism professor Cliff Edom and his wife Vi, the 50 Print Exhibition attracted 223 picture entries from 60 photographers.
A Space Library
About - Education
About Education Channel at About (formerly About.com) is a collection of "vertical niche sites" on topics such as distance learning, financial aid/scholarships, grad school admissions, and vo-tech education.
Adventure Online
Lesson plans and materials for a variety of adventures all over the world.
AEL-Appalachian Educational Laboratory
Speciality area: Rural Education
All About Writing!
Over 400 pages of articles on all aspects of writing are just waiting for you.
Almanac Source Fact Monster's Almanac Search
Easy way to get answers to almanac questions.
American Studies Electronic Crossroads
The American Studies Electronic Crossroads (ASEC), a comprehensive, integrated, information platform on the World Wide Web maintained at Georgetown University by the Center for Electronic Projects in American Culture Studies (CEPACS).
Anthems, Flags, Maps and the Nations of the World
A site dedicated to increasing cultural awareness through links to information about countries and their peoples, and opportunities to hear their national anthems.
Around the world in 80 (and more) webcams
Links to web cams all over the world.
Astrobiology At NASA
In cooperation with the NASA Astrobiology Institute, you now have the knowledge of some of NASA's premiere Astrobiologists at your fingertips.
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
Atlapedia Online
Atlapedia Online contains full color physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.
Awesome Library - K-12 Education Directory
Awesome Library organizes the Web with 17,000 carefully reviewed resources,including the top 5 percent in education.
Site set up by a student to help other students.
A Class on the Net for Librarians with Little or No Net Experience.
Becoming Human: Paleoanthropology, Evolution and Human Origins
A journey through the story of human evolution.
Teachers, parents, and students can find a wide range of online support at this site including homework help, research tips, and study aids.
Biodiversity Count
Biodiversity Counts is a middle-school science program created by the American Museum of Natural History. It gets students out of the classroom and into the field to study biodiversity at a site near their school.
BRAINTRACK - University-Index
Calling itself 'the world's most complete Education-index this handy site lists URLs for over 5300 higher education institutions in 152 countries of the world.
Campus Program: University and College Resources
The index-style home page at CampusProgram.com could have been plucked from Lycos or LookSmart. Click the Science category and you get a page with 35 subcategories that range from Actuarial Science to Zoology.
Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan
The NASA mission to Saturn and Titan.
Children Accessing Controversial Information
Computer networks hold tremendous promise, but also raise difficult issues which need to be discussed openly.
Classroom Connect
An extremely comprehensive Internet starter site for teachers.
Cloud Forest Alive Homepage
Visit the Central American Cloud Forest via rich audio, video, and text information.
A listing of college and university home pages.
College Tip @ college-tip.com
College Tip is a bare-bones directory of college portals, testing services, and other academic sites.
CollegeLearning.com/home page
CollegeLearning.com is a distance-education portal with some 100 partners that range from community colleges to state universities.
Columbia Education Center's Mini Lessons
This group of lesson plans came from the Columbia Education Center's Summer Workshops. They were done by a consortium of teachers from 14 states dedicated to improving the quality of education in the rural, western, United States.
Columbia Guide to Online Style
Gone are the days when bibliographies refer only to paper printed resources. Explore the new world of citing electronic sources.
Common Errors in English
The aim of this site is to help you avoid low grades, lost employment opportunities, lost business, and titters of amusement at the way you write or speak. Tips on hundreds of confusing words and pairs.
DeweyWeb appears to be evolving into a sort of "clearinghouse" for experiments in electronic experiential education (or education :-). Many projects using DeweyWeb share staff and resources. In this vein, this page consists of pointers to the real projects.
Information on educational programming available on the Discovery Channel and lesson plans and resources to go with those programs.
Discovery Kids
This spin-off of the Discovery Channel will captivate miniature Einsteins with its supply of projects, adventures, and articles about the world around us.
Disney.com -- Where the Magic Lives Online!
The site boasts an abundance of activities for the younger set, including games created by Macromedia's Shockwave, starring Disney's world-famous cast of animated characters.
DIVE AND DISCOVER: Expeditions to the Seafloor
Join scientists as they dive to the mid-ocean ridge thousands of meters deep. Explore towering underwater volcanoes.
dMarie Time Capsule
Enter your birthdate and see what was going on then: news headlines, who was in office, retail prices, average income for the year, Academy Award winners, and sports
Earth from Space
The NASA Space Shuttle Earth Observations Photography database of over 400,000 images is a national treasure.
Education World
Site by American Fidelity Educational Services with links to other education sites. Has a searchable database of 20,000 URLs.
Electronic Reference Formats Recommended
The following is excerpted from the new 5th edition of the American Psychological Association Publication Manual. The material provided covers commonly asked questions regarding how to cite electronic media.
Exhibits Collection -- Collapse
Hundreds of years ago in what is now modern Honduras, Cop�n was a thriving center of Maya life. Tens of thousands of people made their home in the Copan Valley. Yet despite its importance, Cop�n went into decline.
Exploratorium Snack: Exploratorium Science Snacks
These pages are full of Snacks...but they're not the kind you eat. They're the kind you can learn from and have fun with. Exploratorium Science Snacks are miniature versions of some of the most popular exhibits at the Exploratorium.
Physics, mechanics, and life sciences are featured on this site with demonstrations and lab activities to explore.
Exploring Ancient World Cultures
An on-line course supplement for students and teachers of the ancient and medieval worlds, featuring its own essays and primary texts.
Fact Monster: Online Dictionary, Encyclopedia...
Site for young students with info on everything from dragons and giants to pets and proverbs.
Finding Information on the Internet: A TUTORIAL
Tutorial for finding information on the net.
Flags of All Countries
This award-winning site offers images of flags throughout the world, and includes links to sites on immigration.
FRBSF American Currency Exhibit
Explore the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's American Currency Exhibit online and watch history come alive as you step back in time to our nation's beginning. Learn how our country's rich history is closely tied with our currency.
Geography and Map Division Homepage
Site contains the largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in the world with collections numbering over 4.5 million maps including 60,000 atlases.
Global School Net
Global School Houses's interactive projects to advance learning.
Global Show-n-Tell
Displays children's artwork.
There are parts dealing with the regions of the world and the countries belonging to that region. Then there is a more global part with statistics on every country of the world. And then there is also a part with rankings.
Global Trends 2015: A Dialogue About the Future
A Dialogue About the Future With Nongovernment Experts.
HandSpeak: A Sign Language Dictionary Online
HandSpeaktm is the largest, fast-growing popular sign language dictionary online.
Historic Wings : the online magazine of aviation history
Historic Wings is an online aviation magazine featuring stories from the past and present.
Historical United States Census Data Browser
The data presented here describe the people and the economy of the US for each state and county from 1790 to 1960.
History 102: Photo Gallery (by Subjects)
Photos from the Civil War to the present.
History Channel
Provides This Day in History as well as articles of interest and search engine.
Indispensable Writing Resources Site
You'll find everything on and off the Net that you could possibly need in writing or researching a paper including links to all sorts of reference material.
Insects on the Web
A very talented and dedicated guy named Dexter Sear has created a colorful, visually stunning site that's perfect for kids and curious adults.
Institute for Global Communications
IGC sustains five online communities of activists and organizations through PeaceNet, EcoNet, LaborNet, ConflictNet, and WomensNet.
Introduction to Windows to the Universe
Our purpose is to develop a fun and different Web site about the Earth and Space sciences.
Just Think Foundation
Addresses the fundamental issues related to the ways in which traditional and interactive media influence the behavior, attitudes and thinking of young people.
Kids Click!
Web search for kids by librarians.
Learn Spanish: A Free Online Tutorial
This Web site will teach you to Habla Espanol for free. Work at your own pace through 75 clearly written tutorials. Each covers a different topic, from Days of the Week to Preterit vs. Imperfect Review.
Lexical FreeNet
Site allows the user to search for relationships between words, concepts, and people. It is a combination thesaurus, rhyming dictionary, pun generator, and concept navigator.
Libweb - Library WWW Servers
Libweb currently lists over 6100 pages from libraries in over 100 countries.
Lives, the Biography Resource
Links to thousands of biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, diaries, letters, narratives, oral histories and more. Individual lives of the famous, the infamous, and the not so famous.
LSS--Laboratory for Student Success
Speciality Area: Urban Education.
Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon
The Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon by Bowker and Hughes (NASA SP-206) is considered the definitive reference manual to the global photographic coverage of the Moon.
Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Schoolhouse
Provides learning tips for parents, teachers and students.
MainFunction Sources for Education
A Microsoft web site for educators and students.
Map Collections Home Page
Library of Congress map collection from 1500 to 1999.
Math in Daily Life
Explore the universal impact of math in many facets of everyday living. In this exhibit, you'll look at the language of numbers through common situations, such as saving money, exploring population growth and cooking, using interactive games and hands-on exercises.
McREL--Mid-continent Regional Educational Laboratory
Speciality Area: Curriculum, Learning and Instruction.
Measuring Up 2000
A state-by-state report card for higher education.
Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
Just type in a word, click Look it up and get the definition and spelling.
Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
Webpage that is correlated with the TV show.
The database hopes to eventually categorize by subject and keywords all the museums of the world. The site is simple and easy to use. It consists of links and an effective local search engine.
Museum of History
A preeminent exhibition dedicated to researching and recording the historic account of human accomplishment, essence, beliefs, attitudes, vision, and goals.
NASA Human SpaceFlight
The latest news on NASA space flights.
NASA's Visible Earth
Search NASA's vast database of stunning images, animations, and visualizations of our planet.
National Zoo PandaCam 1
Watch the activity of the pandas at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.
nature genome gateway - human genome
Nature presents this special section of the Genome Gateway to mark the publication of the initial sequencing and analysis of the human genome.
NCREL--North Central Regional Education Laboratory
Speciality Area: Technology.
New York Times Learning Network
Building on news and archives from the NYT, the network connects teachers of grades 6-12, their students and parents to news and education resources.
Harold Evans talks about what it's like to be a war correspondent.
NWREL--Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
Speciality Area: School Change Processes.
ONLINE! A Reference Guide to Using Internet Sources
Explains four citation styles for handling Internet resources and provides examples.
Online Courses, Learning & Distance Education
A directory of courses, classes, tutorials, workshops and degree programs offered exclusively online and available to adult learners worldwide
Ontario Science Centre
Provides interactive science activities.
Parliamentary Procedure by John A. Cagle
The homepage provides basic instruction on important topics in Parliamentary Procedure, an opportunity to ask a real Parliamentarian questions, and a link to Questions & Answers.
Particle Adventure
The Particle Adventure is an award-winning site that allows you to explore the world of fundamental particles and forces and then to investigate the experimental evidence and techniques.
Peterson's Home Page - Colleges, Career Information
If you get past the ad clutter, you'll find databases on everything from four-year colleges to online extension courses to study-abroad programs.
Philosophy in Cyberspace
Philosophy in Cyberspace indexes thousands of philosophy resources and is one of few such indexes which is annotated and updated regularly.
Picturing the Century
"Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives," commemorates the end of the 20th century with a selection of photographs from the vast and varied holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
Planetary Photojournal: NASA's Image Access
For for an out-of-this-world journey take a pictorial tour of the solar system courtesy of NASA. The Planetary Photojournal also lets you keep track of new image releases.
Links to online copies of well known samples of poetry.
Home of NASA's K-12 Internet Initiative.
Research Paper Help.net
This site is a resource to help high school and university students with the process of writing research papers. The links offer instruction and tips for the various stages of writing a research paper.
Rutgers University Libraries: Research & Reference
This Research Guide provides assistance in doing research in a college environment.
Sailing Around the World: Out of Bounds
Sailing Around the World: Out of Bounds, the Web story of a small crew and a dog who left Newport, R.I. in the fall of 1996 on a three-year voyage.
At ScienceMaster, each major science category has its own page, chock full of information, news, links, pictures, products and services, with the best content from NASA, the USGS, the EPA, NOAA & leading colleges & universities.
Scientific American: Explore!: Science and Technology
From genomes to Jupiter's moons, many important scientific discoveries took place in 2000 as featured in this Scientific American review.
Secrets of the Pharaohs
Site to accompany the PBS series.
SEDL--Southwest Educational Development Laboratory
Speciality Area: Language and Cultural Diversity.
Short stories at east of the web
Free short stories to read online.
Smithsonian Institution
Visit the Smithsonian Institution online and you can not only tour current exhibits but also do research in the museums' archives and participate in educational programs.
SoYouWanna.com home
You wanna know how to do stuff like writing resumes, designing your own Web site, quit smoking, etc., etc.. Site explains how, in full-length articles called SYWs.
SpaceRef - Your Space Reference
A well organized space reference site including coverage of current space missions and links to other space related reference sites.
Student Guide to WWW Research
This is a tutorial guide to conducting research on the World Wide Web for first year Composition and rhetoric students. I have synthesized work on research methods and page evaluation to provide students with a framework for managing their own Web research
The American Heritage Book of English Usage.
With a detailed look at grammar, style and diction.
The Cambridge History of English and American Literature
Considered the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published, the Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writings.
The DICT Development Group
While we are currently using several freely available dictionary databases, with over 300,000 total headwords, we find that users still search for a considerable number of undefined words. We are slowly compiling lists of these words and writing definitions.
The Getty
The mission of the J. Paul Getty Museum is to delight, inspire, and educate a diverse public through the collection, preservation, exhibition and interpretation of works of art of the highest quality.
This site profiles a different inventor each week with a biographical sketch covering his or her accomplishments and their impact upon society. Also contains many links to sites about invention and innovation for children and teachers.
The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing
Detailed information on the writing process from ideas to proofreading.
The Tax History Project at Tax Analysts
Welcome to the Tax History Project, established by Tax Analysts in 1995 to provide scholars, policymakers, students, the media, and citizens with information about the history of American taxation.
The Word Detective
Site is the online version of The Word Detective, a newspaper column answering readers' questions about words and language.
One thing about kids: Anything and everything fascinates them, at least for a while. Realizing this, the folks at the Science Museum have set up a Web site called the Thinking Fountain.
ThinkQuest Inc. is a non profit organization which offers programs designed to advance education through the use of technology.
Tufts University Child And Family WebGuide
WebGuide describes and evaluates web sites that contain research-based information about child development. These web sites have been selected from thousands of sites about children, based primarily on the quality of the information provided.
Web Sites and Resources for Teachers
Sitesforteachers.com is a list of the best teacher's resource and educational sites on the net.
Whitney Museum of American Art
From its founding in 1930 to today, the Whitney Museum of American Art has been a living testament to the power of creativity in a nation of immigrants, and is the primary narrator of the story of modern and contemporary American art.
Who Wants to Win a Million Dollars? - The Science Game
Test your knowledge of math and science as you work your way to the million dollar level! Although the questions you will answer are real, the money, unfortunately, is not.
Wind Force Scale
In 1806, Sir Francis Beaufort developed a rating system for accurate recording of wind speed. This system was developed for sailors, but has since been modified for use on land.
Provides information about teachers using the Internet in the classroom and ideas for those teachers who would like to.

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