Here are our picks of useful Web sites that can help stumped students with their homework.
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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNERS
Awarded by the American Library Association, this medal is awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
CALDECOTT AWARD WINNERS
Awarded by the American Library Association, this medal is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Encyclopedias, Search Engines, and other Homework Helpers
A subscription Web site that includes some free resources. Its content spans 6 main subjects
An interactive tool to easily create online or print citations by filling out a simple Web form; the citation is generated in two standard formats from which to choose.
Find information about almost everything, using this online almanac/dictionary/encyclopedia combination
A web search engine for kids created by librarians
Dictionary website that also includes tabs for: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia and All Reference categories.
WORLD BOOK ONLINE
Access one of the most authoritative and easy-to-use information sources available on the Web. Also available in Spanish.
The kid friendly version of the popular search index, Yahoo!
Current Events and General Information
CNN STUDENT NEWS
Explore major news events
THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS
The online version of the worldâ€™s best-selling book
Particularly strong on contemporary personalities and entertainers
WOMEN WHO CHANGED HISTORY
Discover women who have made a difference
PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Background information, election results, cabinet members, and notable events on each of the Presidents
History and Geography
National Geographic-sponsored geography website.
An excellent introduction to the collections of the Library of Congress
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Links to essays on most of the key events of the American Revolution.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FOR KIDS
An interactive magazine covering animals, entertainment, science, technology, current events, and cultures from around the world
Information about dozens of American Indian tribes and their native languages
Your online reference to the world of animals
Science Fair help and more
BIOLOGY FOR KIDS
Provides a detailed look at the biology of living things, starting with the cell and its structure
BIOMES AND HABITATS
Provides information on biomes around the world
A comprehensive overview of the body
SCIENCE PROJECT RESOURCE GUIDE
The Internet Public Library will lead you through the necessary steps to successfully complete a science experiment
SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION
A NASA Web site with lots of information about our solar system, what we are learning about it, and how we are making new discoveries.
A comprehensive math-only site for all levels with games, problem solving, and a dozen different online calculators.
A+ MATH HOMEWORK HELPER
Solve your math problems with step-by-step explanations. Over 100 math topics covered
Practice your arithmetic with flashcards or try and complete the magic square.
The United States of America and its Government
Easy to use list of state facts, including state songs (words only.) There are also links to state and city Web pages
An easy-to-navigate site providing an array of information on the U.S. government
THE WHITE HOUSE
A special wing of the White House Web site is designed especially for kids. Meet the first family and take a tour of this famous residence
English, Reading and Grammar
2BEE OR NOTTOOBEE
A verb game where students test their knowledge of verb tenses.
THE GRAMMAR GORILLAS
Help the Grammar Gorillas identify different parts of speech
INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S DIGITAL LIBRARY
Welcome to the ICDL â€” a public library for the world's children. Read 904 free children's books written in 34 different languages!
Test your spelling ability!
Music and Art
Learn about the history of Carnegie Hall, go on an instrument safari and more on this interactive site.
Listen to archived radio programs and download high quality audio files.
Bringing jazz music to life for younger listeners!
ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM
Celebrate the lives and careers of artists who changed the shape and sound of American culture