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Recommended Web Sites

  • Eric Weisstein's World of Biography
    • This site, designed by Eric Weisstein, offers brief histories of over 1,000 scientists and mathematicians. Searchable by branch of science, nationality, gender and race, and prize winners.
  • America's Story
    • American’s Library, the Library of Congress, puts the “story” back in history on this fun and interactive site.
  • BBC Online: History for Kids
    • History made fun for all ages! This richly illustrated site covering many topics, including Ancient history, World Wars and British History.

Complete list of Biography & History web sites.

Books

Fabulous Worst Titanic

The Fabulous Flying Machines of Alberto Santos-Dumont
By Victoria Griffith
J 92 S237g 2011

Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and the true story of an American Fued
By Suzanne Jurmain
J 973.4 J979w 2011

Titanic: Voices From the Disaster
By Deborah Hopkinson
J 910.91 H777t 2012

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Databases

Help Title Description Grade Level
Britannica Help Britannica Online School Edition PreK-8, a favorite with educators with content for both elementary and middle school students, also includes the Britannica Learning Zone, a PreK-2 interactive learning environment. K-12+
Daily Life America Help A collection of primary documents, reference works, monographs, images, maps, illustrations, and time lines depicting essential activities of daily living. 4-12+
  Live online homework help, skills building, writing assistance, and a Study Suite contains powerful assessment and learning tools. Students can also form study groups to work on class projects. K-12

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