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Smithsonian

Smithsonianeducation.org - Resources for Parents, Teachers and Students

The Smithsonian, is the world’s largest museum and research complex. Its holdings include 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoo and 9 research facilities. SmithsonianEducation.org, is a website providing digital access to its collections and resources.
Read more... (03/23/2015)
http://www.smithsonianeducation.org

Nobel-Prize-Education

Nobelprize.org - Bringing the Nobel Prize into the Classroom

The Nobel Prize, established in 1901, awards individuals for their distinguished work in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peacemaking. Named for Swedish scientist and inventor Alfred Nobel, the Nobel Prize is one of the most prestigious honors in the world.
Read more... (06/14/2013)
http://www.nobelprize.org/educational/

America-In-Class

AmericaInClass.org: Primary Source Documents and More

America In Class, an extensive collection of primary and secondary documents, seminars and lessons, provides history and literature teachers with a wide array of materials to help them plan engaging instruction. All materials are designed to align with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and literacy in history and social studies.
Read more... (02/23/2013)
http://americainclass.org/

History-Pin

Historypin.com - View Historic Images on Maps

A virtual interactive timeline, History Pin gives users a new way to experience history. With this tool, users pin photos to a virtual map and share the stories behind the photos. The map can then be searched by place or time to discover what others have shared.
Read more... (10/22/2012)
http://www.historypin.com

Timetoast

Timetoast.com - Create Interactive Timelines

Creating timelines just got a little bit easier and more interactive with Timetoast . This timeline creation tool allows you to put together timelines online and share them by embedding the timeline on your website, tweeting or e-mailing a link or sharing the timeline on Facebook.
Read more... (08/27/2012)
http://www.timetoast.com

Icivics

iCivics.com - Political Online Games

With iCivics Games , kids experience first-hand how to become involved citizens and understand the political process. Games have students go through activities such as campaigning for a cause, casting a vote, arguing a Supreme Court Case, making a community budget and solving international problems.
Read more... (07/18/2012)
http://www.icivics.org/games

Old-Maps-Online

Oldmapsonline.org - Browse Old Maps By Age And Location

Old Maps Online is an interesting website where you can find historical maps from any location and period using Google Maps and a timeline. Many of the maps in the collection are hosted by David Rumsey Historical Map collection.
Read more... (05/29/2012)
http://www.oldmapsonline.org

Argumentative

Argumentative: Teach Students How to Reason With Mind Mapping Software

Understanding how to establish a good argument for your belief is a valuable skill that all students should learn. One excellent free tool that can help students do this is called Argumentative.
Read more... (05/03/2012)
http://argumentative.sourceforge.net/

Simutrans

Simutrans: Try Your Hand at Transportation Simulation

Simutrans is a freeware and open-source transport simulation game similar to Transport Tycoon, Zoo Tycoon or Roller Coaster Tycoon where you must develop an impressive system that not only attracts paying customers, but also one that you can afford to maintain and grow over time.
Read more... (01/11/2012)

Seterra

Test Geography Knowledge with the Seterra Geography Game

Seterra is an interesting Windows-based application that makes geography more interesting for students, and presents geographic facts to students in a format that is easier to remember. It is offered as a free map quiz game, but it actually serves as a useful educational tool for both the classroom and the home.
Read more... (09/26/2011)
http://www.seterra.net

Moneyville

MoneyVille.co.uk - Teaching Kids About Money

The mix of activities at MoneyVille offers enough interesting and fun activities that kids will have a blast without even realizing that they're also learning a great deal about money and how budgeting and finances work.
Read more... (09/12/2011)
http://moneyville.co.uk

Manchester-University

Childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk - Kids Can Explore and Learn at the Children's University of Manchester

The University of Manchester offers a creative and innovative online learning portal for children, and it's called the Children's University of Manchester. Subjects include the environment, earth and space, the brain and senses and much more.
Read more... (05/31/2011)
http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/

Anne-Frank

AnneFrank.org - The Anne Frank House Website Helps Keep the Memories Alive

Anne Frank was a young girl that, through the simple act of keeping a diary during one of Europe's most troubled times in history, provided the world with a terrible glimpse into World War II. At AnneFrank.org, you can learn a great deal about the life of this amazing young girl and her family's story.
Read more... (05/24/2011)
http://www.annefrank.org

Mission-Us

Mission-us.org - A Historic Educational Game about the American Revolution

At Mission U.S., a brand new online history game, you have an opportunity to enter into the world of 1770 Boston, in colonial America, when some of the colonists were still loyal to the Crown, while the Patriots began drumming up support for the opposition.
Read more... (09/20/2010)
http://www.mission-us.org

Nationalgeographic

Kids.nationalgeographic.com - Educational Games to Play and Learn

In National Geographic Kids, children can play interactive adventures, solve puzzles and quizzes and play numerous other games that teach children a great deal about nature, geography, conservation and more.
Read more... (03/22/2010)
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Playing-History

Playinghistory.org - History Games, Interactives And Simulations

Playing History is a website that catalogs and rates the best free online history games and simulations. Browse through subjects such as American history, British history, ancient history or World War II.
Read more... (10/16/2009)
http://playinghistory.org

Breathing-Earth

Breathing Earth - Real Time CO2 Emissions Simulation

The Breathing Earth is a Flash visualization of world population growth, births, deaths and carbon emissions. A great starting point for discussions with kids about the climate change.
Read more... (10/16/2009)
http://www.breathingearth.net/

Neok12

Neok12.com - Organized Educational Videos

Neok12.com is a website that lists educational videos by subject. All videos can be viewed directly on sites such as Youtube as well, but Neok12 makes it much easier to find them. The videos illustrate a wide array of subjects including math, social studies and science.
Read more... (06/02/2009)
http://www.neok12.com/

Factmonster

Factmonster.com - Information and Homework Help for Children

Factmonster.com is a free reference website where kids can get help with their homework, search for facts on thousands of subjects, or do quizzes and crosswords.
Read more... (01/18/2009)
http://www.factmonster.com

Statplanet

StatPlanet - Interactive Data Visualization through Maps and Graphs

Statplanet is a free data visualization tool that lets you discover facts about world development using colored maps and graphs.
Read more... (11/03/2008)
http://www.sacmeq.org/statplanet/

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