Homework Websites

African-Americans

Educational Sites from the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History   

Resources exploring black history in Michigan. 

Black Inventors (from About.com)

A list of African American patent holders, individual biographies of African American inventors, and much more. 

Michigan Historical Markers - Black History  

Provides background information, a photograph and a map for each site.

Art

Art Institute of Chicago

Covers both the Art Institute of Chicago's collections, programs, and exhibits and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's objectives, curriculum, and opportunities.

Detroit Institute of Art

Information about DIA's art collections, current exhibits, events, educational programs, research library, and news.

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

An overview of KIA's art collections, exhibits, educational programs, events, gallery shop, library materials, and outreach services.

National Portrait Gallery

Showcasing the National Portrait Gallery's collection of art depicting famous British men and women. Includes information on exhibits, educational programming, library resources, the gift shop, and sample images.

Books and Reading

Great Early Elementary Reads

Recommended titles for children who are just learning to read and beginning to read on their own. The books included were published between 2009 and 2011.

Children's Literature Web Guide

Gathers and categorizes the growing number of Internet resources related to books for children and young adults.

Countries/Diplomatic Officials

CIA Publications

Includes World Factbook, Chiefs of State and the Factbook of Intelligence.

Education

Kalamazoo Public Schools

Kalamazoo Public Schools' site includes information about K-12 curricular objectives, a school directory, listing of departments, job opportunities, library resources, a district map, and educational programming.

Kalamazoo Promise

Information about the Kalamazoo Promise along with links to ongoing research about the impact of the Kalamazoo Promise.

Environment

Endangered Species

Lists of endangered species and information about the role and mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in protection of these animals.

Michigan Natural Resources DNR Dept. of Natural Resources

Information about hunting, fishing, boating, camping, wildlife, and habitat.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Midwest Region 3

Features information about the Great Lakes and Big Rivers area, including wildlife and habitat reports.

General Information

Great Websites for Kids

Great Websites for Kids is a compilation of exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14. Suggested sites are evaluated by the Great Websites for Kids Committee using established selection criteria. The committee is made up of members of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

Government Information

Federal

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

A site designed to introduce children to the different levels, agencies, and functions of the United States government.

NASA Information Services via WWW

Explore the many facets of NASA, from their administration and leadership, to their mission and vision for the future, to business, research, and career opportunities.

Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

Access hundreds of statistical reports regarding a variety of subjects including population, education, health, vital statisistics, and banking.

About the White House

All about the White House.

Michigan

Michigan.gov

Information links about and for Michigan government, including access to departments, agencies, educational resources, reports, statisitcs, news, and much more.

Health

Kid's Health - Info & Advice for Parents, Kids, & Teens

This site provides general and specific, doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.

Homework Helpers

Khan Academy

Review math concepts and practice math at your own pace. You can start at 1 + 1 and work your way into calculus or jump right into whatever topic needs some brushing up.

A+-improve your math skills

Improve your math skills interactively.

AAAMath - Basic Math Skills

Hundreds of online math homework resources for children and young adults.

Math Homework Help from Discovery Education

Resources to help students master the basics of mathematics of numbers and number operations. Videos and tutorials explain basic operations and help with the mastery of math skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division - essential building blocks for success in mathematics.

Homework Center (Multnomah County Library Homework Links)

Locate homework help. Features a list of links covering academic subjects like art, biology, geography, literature, history, math, and science. 

Homework Spot

A K-12 educational and homework portal.

Homework Tools from Kids on the Web

Reference tools like dictionaries, writing style guides, or encyclopedias. Links to web resources that help students with their homework assignments.

Museums and Other Places to Go

Museum of American History

Access historical photographs of exhibits and collections at the Museum of American History.

Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History's site includes news about upcoming events, current exhibits, educational programming, membership opportunities, and visitor information.

Museum of Science, Boston

Discover the fascinating world of science and technology through the collections, programming and exhibits of the Museum of Science in Boston.

National Air & Space Museum

The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. It is also a vital center for research into the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight.

National Aquarium in Baltimore

The National Aquarium in Baltimore seeks to stimulate interest in, develop knowledge about, and inspire stewardship of aquatic environments. Site features general museum information.

National Civil Rights Museum

Exhibits and events.

Reference

Biography

Biography.com

This web version of the popular television program features biographical information about historical figures, celebrities, artists, and many more.

Language and Writing

English Grammar

EduFind is an online service operated by the Digital Education Network which provides a range of Internet based services for education.

Merriam-Webster Word Central

A dictionary reference site for children and young adults to search and discover the meanings of words.

RhymeZone

A searchable database of rhymes as well as other features including information about Shakespeare, quotations, famous documents, quizzes, and synonym locator.

Science/Math

Astronomy

Hubble Space Telescope

Immerses visitors in the magnificence and mystery of the Hubble mission, including features about Hubble's contributions to the exploration of planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe.

Kids Astronomy

A kid's guide to the scientific field of Astronomy.

Welcome to the Planets

Collection of many of the best images from NASA's planetary exploration program.

Math

Khan Academy

Review math concepts and practice math at your own pace. You can start at 1 + 1 and work your way into calculus or jump right into whatever topic needs some brushing up.

Math Baseball

Learning math is more fun than ever with this mix of math and baseball!

Math2 - Math Reference Tables

Reference guide to the world of math. Links to other sites, general to advanced math resources, and a math message board. Also available in Spanish.

Science

BugBios - Learn About Insects

Helps you see insects for the miniature marvels they are and understand how intertwined our cultures have become with these creatures.

Building Big - from PBS

Explore large structures and what it takes to build them.

Dive and Discover

Access the latest oceanographic and deep submergence research as it happens.

Spanish / Español

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

The optimal beginner’s Spanish language reference tool. The site offers World Book’s excellent editorial content, rich media, and engaging features in Spanish. Search and browse options make finding content easy. Dozens of hands-on activities engage different learning styles. The World of Animals feature allows users to explore a wealth of animal facts, images, and videos, and compare animals side by side. A Spanish visual dictionary helps young learners clarify word meanings and grasp complex visual topics in Spanish and English. Bilingual features allow users to switch between Spanish and English content.

Weather

Astronomical Information

Astronomical information from the U.S. Navy, including data about sunrises, moon phases, eclipses, celestial navigation, solar systems, and more.

Weather Channel

Get a local weather forecast, news about changes in weather patterns, timely information for travelers, maps, allergy reports, and more.