Useful Websites

General

www.usa.gov  Search the USA government

www.loc.gov  Search the Library of Congress
http://www.britannica.com/
http://www.jstor.org/ (You will need to create an account.)

http://www.gutenberg.org/ Free electronic books
http://theconnectedclassroom.wikispaces.com/News    Articles for research
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ttp://www.flelibrary.org/ Florida Electronic Library

http://www.si.edu/  Explore the Smithsonian Institute

http://library.howard.edu/library Howard University Library System

http://solidseotools.com/plagiarism-checker  Plagiarism Checker
http://www.plagscan.com/plagiarism-check/   Plagiarism Checker
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/fl_putnamcsd    Password - student

Historical/Social Sciences

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/ Database of 5000+ versions of public speeches, sermons, lectures, and other recorded media events

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/ National archives

www.floridamemory.com  Contains photographs, videos from the state library, audio recordings, exhibits, and historical collections for the state of Florida.

www.usa.gov  Search the USA government

http://www.si.edu/  Explore the Smithsonian Institute

http://www.history.com/  Historical information and videos

http://www.historicalsocietypbc.org/index.php?page=in-the-schools  Palm Beach Historical Society

http://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/military-history/interactives/battlelines-letters-from-america%E2%80%99s-wars Features 200 years of American conflicts

http://www.gilderlehrman.org/  Institute of American History

http://life.time.com/ Life Magazine's photo archive

http://www.census.gov/statab/www/  United States statistical atlas

http://www.wave.net/upg/immigration/flags.html Flags of all countries

http://www.un.org/en/  United Nations

http://cia.gov  Central Intelligence Agency

http://www.myhistro.com/ Watch and read thousands of fascinating timelines, or create your own

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/ftrials.htm Famous court trials

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/references/court_cases/court_cases.cfm Historically Significant Court Cases

http://www.streetlaw.org/en/landmark/home Landmark Cases of the Supreme Court

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/exhibits/reconstruction/introduction.html America's Reconstruction

 

Culinary Arts

http://www.servsafeprep.com/  Realistic practice tests for the ServSafe Food Safety Exam

http://quizlet.com/ Site that lets you study anything, for free

http://www.foodsafetyandnutrition.com/Home_Page.html  Free ServSafe Practice exam

http://hospitalitytrainingcenter.com/  Hospitality Training Center

 

The Dust Bowl

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/dustbowl-mass-exodus-plains/  Mass exodus from the Plains

http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe30s/water_06.html  Farming in the 1030s

http://www.studsterkel.org/htimes.php  Interviews from the Great Depression

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/afctshtml/tsme.html   The migrant experience

 

Language Arts

www.citationmachine.net  Citation generator

http://www.easybib.com/  Citation generator

https://www.lexile.com/  Reading Lexiles

http://www.hawthorneinsalem.org/Literature/Hawthorne&Women/ScarletLetter/Criticism.html  Feminism in Hawthorne's works

http://gdc.gale.com/gale-literature-collections/literature-criticism-online/ Literature Criticism Online

http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/  Literary Criticism

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/ Poetry Foundation

http://www.writersmarket.com/  Where and How to sell what your write

Self Publishing with Amazon

 

 Math

http://fabpedigree.com/james/mathmen.htm Biographies of mathematicians

 

 Science

http://www.webelements.com  Periodic Table

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/  National Library of Medicine

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas.shtml  Science Fair project ideas

 

Educational

http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-project Take a virtual tour at hundreds of art galleries and museums throughout the world

www.loc.gov  Search the Library of Congress

www.usa.gov  Search the United States government

 

Career, Test, and College Guides

http://mycollegeguide.org/ College Guide

http://www.ams.org/careers/  American Mathematical Society Career Builder

http://www.collegeboard.org/  SAT site

http://www.act.org/  ACT Site

http://www.military.com/asvab  ASVAB site

https://www.march2success.com/index.cfm ACT and SAT test prep

http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/  ACT online test prep

https://www.myfloridareadytowork.com/careercenter/  Career Center

https://www.khanacademy.org/  More than 236,000,000 free lessons

http://www.utexas.edu/world/univ/alpha/  Alphabetical list of United States universities

 

Teacher Help

http://www.umbc.edu/che/historylabs/ Historical labs for the classroom

 Graphic Organizers:  http://my.hrw.com/nsmedia/intgos/html/igo.htm  Graphic organizers

                                    http://freeology.com/graphicorgs/ Graphic organizers 

http://palmbeachschools.libguides.com/primarysources Teaching with primary sources

http://www.watchknowlearn.org/default.aspx  Educational videos

https://www.khanacademy.org/  More than 236,000,000 free lessons

http://academicearth.org/  Tutoring and test prep videos

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/index.htm Teacher resources and lesson plans with immigration activities

http://www.educationalpress.org/  Create educational games and worksheets

http://poster.4teachers.org/  create a lesson, worksheet, or class page and immediately publish it online.

http://www.wordle.net/  Create a word cloud

http://www.smithsoniansource.org/display/topic/viewdetailshis.aspx?TopicId=1004  Primary Sources for Colonial America

http://sciencenetlinks.com/  Science lessons and tools

http://my.hrw.com/nsmedia/intgos/html/igo.htm  Interactive graphic organizers 

 

Public Domain Pictures and Images

http://viintage.com/  Hundreds of thousands Copyright free graphics

Google "public domain images"

http://etc.usf.edu/clippix/ University of South Florida

http://www.freeimages.com/  Free Images

  

Miscellaneous Cool Sites

http://cooltext.com/  graphic generator

 

Online Periodicals

http://www.floridawildlifemagazine.com/ Florida Wildlife Magazine

http://www.americanscientist.org/  American Scientist Magazine

http://www.voyamagazine.com/ Voice of Youth Advocates

http://www.cicadamag.com/  Young Adult Magazine for ages 14 and up
http://www.weeklystandard.com/  The Weekly Standard Magazine

http://time.com/  Time Magazine