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Homework and Research Sites

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General | Civics | English | Geography | History | Math | Science 

General

Civics

Congress.gov
Federal legislative information on the Internet.

Justice for Kids & Youth
Federal Justice Department web sites for students of all ages.

English

Merriam-Webster Online
How do you spell that word? And what does it mean? Try this famous dictionary and thesaurus for help.

Resources for Writers - the Purdue OWL Grammar
Grammar, spelling, parts of speech, and more. Via the Purdue University's online writing assistance website.

Cite This For Me
H
aving trouble citing sources for a paper or project? This website assists you with creating accurate citations in Chicago, APA and MLA styles.

Geography

United Nations
Information about the United Nations, global issues, and information about UN member countries/states.

CIA World Factbook
Facts and maps about countries of the world.

History

American Memory
Library of Congress: Historic photograph collections of United State's history. The George Washington Papers are my favorite, you can read his letters in his own hand writing or transcribed.

USHistory.org
Hundreds of resources about American History

Bartleby: Great Books Online
Can't remember the last line to that one poem? Lose your English book and need to have read that Robert Frost poem by tomorrow? Need to look up any president's inaugural address? Just want to browse some cool old stuff? Bartleby's your man, and you can access it for free.

U. S. National Archives and Records
Get primary source documents for American history.

Math

Science

The Exploratorium Science Museum
The Exploratorium in San Fransisco, CA has loads of great online content too--  over 15,000 pages exploring science, art, and technology including science experiments and activities. Learn about the Mars Rover, download some science apps or watch a science video and get answers to scientific questions you never knew you had!

Science News for Kids
Online science news, games and information to keep you up to date on science in the news. Like an online magazine, constantly updating.

NASA
NASA's official website. Thousands of pages of resources on astronomy, planets, comets, astronauts and new discoveries, all delivered by the people who make it happen at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.