Places of Interest on the World Wide Web
Students enjoy seeing the actual weather they can expect on any given day. The information on this site can easily be used to supplement science lessons in earth science, biology, climatology, and so on.
Check out "Ameritech Schoolhouse," a guide to Internet resources for teachers, students, and parents in Internet InfoCenter (located on the home page).
Centers for Disease Control
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This site is a rich resource for teachers. At this location, under Discovery School, teachers will find more than 2,000 Web links that present some information on almost every topic, ranging from free lesson plans in a wide variety of areas to videos/ books on every topic imaginable, including professional development for teachers. The Web location, Science Fair Central, at this address presents a variety of online science experiments for teachers to pull up. For students, the site presents the World Book Encyclopedia online as well as help with homework in all areas. Also, information on upcoming television shows from the Discovery Channel will be featured. The "Mydiscovery" section allows students to join in for free e-mail, but the e-mail comes with certain advertisements and e-mail notices on upcoming shows and other information. Teachers should carefully consider any board-of-education policies concerning this type of advertising prior to using this e-mail service for students.
This is the hub for contacting more than 135 government bulletin boards and information.
This is a good source for Internet basics. Follow the path: Information -Services/InterNIC InfoGuide/-Internet -Resources/Education K–12/ Gopher Menu.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress location allows students to search the Library of Congress for information on virtually any topic. The location is user friendly, since guides to using the site are provided. Information may be obtained on Congress at Work, Using the Library, and Copyrights. The section "American Memory" allows students to download video segments, sound, and other notes of historical interest. Many students use these brief audio/video segments to create multimedia reports. Imagine the impact of actually seeing a brief segment of the famous "I Have a Dream" speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in a report on the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
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