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"There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don't see them."

—Elie(zer) Wiesel (b. 1928) Romanian-born writer, lecturer, survivor Nazi camps, Nobel

 

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The Homework Spot
You need it? They have it. A huge directory of homework resources by subject as well as project ideas and help with writing.

Son of Citation Machine

Need help creating a citation for your paper?  This site will help with most styles including MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian.

Internet Public Library Kids' Space
Search for your subject and get a list of resources chosen by librarians around the country.

Internet Public Library Teen Space
Links to topics and resources specifically of interest to teens.

Jefferson County High School Curriculum Tools

Links to various high school subject websites.  

Civics

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

Choose a grade level then look around for information on how the U.S. government works.

Foreign Language

 

 Babblefish

Online machine translation of many languages.

Language Arts

 

Sparknotes.com
Study guides for English literature.

Geography

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

Flags of the World
Thousands of flags from around the world.

Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology
Huge resource for Greek Mythology.

History

American Memory
Historic photograph collections of United State's history.

USHistory.org
Hundreds of resources about American History

The American Civil War Home Page
Civil War resources including battles, biographies, medicine and more.

Civil War
http://www.bartleby.com/65/ci/CivilWarUS.html
Columbia encyclopedia summary of the Civil War including causes, battles and links to detailed information.

Civil War Maps
Search for maps by location, subject or alphabetically.

Gettysburg Address
See a copy of the original Gettysburg Address writing by Abraham Lincoln and read about how it was written.

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

Mr. Dowling's History Passport
Links to information on counties, culture and history.

Math

Ask Dr. Math
A question and answer service for K-12 math students and their teachers.

Math Reference Tables
Math tables, algebra formulas, and more.

Math.com
The World of Math online.

Virginia

Colonial Williamsburg

A resource for bios, essays, and articles on the everyday lives of extraordinary Americans. Background and research on the people and places of 18th-century Virginia.

Colonial Williamsburg
Kids Zone - Learn about people in the 18th-century.

Science in Your Backyard: Virginia
US Geological Survey

Virginia Historical Society

Virginia's First People
Learn more about the people now called Virginia Indians.

Virginia Main Street Communities
National Park Service - A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary

Virginia State Parks
Park Locations

Virginia's Judicial System

Commonwealth of Virginia
Official Web site

Virginia Memory
Library of Virginia

This Day in Virginia History
Library of Virginia

Science

The Exploratorium Science Museum
The Exploratorium has a web site of over 15,000 web pages exploring science, art, and technology including science experiments and activities.

Science News for Kids
Science news, games and information to keep you up to date on science in the news.

The Why Files
Find out the science behind the headlines.

NASA
Thousands of pages of resources on astronomy, planets, comets, astronauts and new discoveries of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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