Learning Links

Educational links for reference, language arts & literature, art & music, math, health & safety, science, and social studies.

Reference

Statistics Canada - Government of Canada statistics

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - up-to-date information about Canada

Learn Alberta - access to Online Reference centre and Ebsco

Merriam-Webster Online - online dictionary and thesaurus

Biographies

A & E Television Network BIOSearch - searchable database of 25,000 names from A & E Television

Facthound.com (Sponsored by Picture Window Books)

History Channel - encyclopedia information as well as video and audio

Biography - find over 20,000 biographies online at Biography.com

Language Arts & Literature

Scholastic for Kids - activities based on Scholastic books

Aesop's Fables - 100+ fables in full text

American Folklore - access to American, Latin American and Canadian folklore, tall tales, and myths and legends

Classical Mythology - information on Roman and Greek mythology

Children's Poetry Archive - search for poems, poets, and themes

Library Literary Links

The Children's Literature Web Guide - internet resources related to books for children and young adults

Young Alberta Book Society - a society committed to creating arts opportunities for all young Albertans

American Library Association - lists of the best of children's books, recordings, videos and computer software

Caldecott Medal Winners - the Caldecott Medal is named in honour of 19th century English illustrator, Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children

Canadian Book of the Year for Children Award - Canadian Library Association's book of the year for children award. To merit consideration for the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award, a book must have been published in Canada, in 2008, and its author must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award - this medal award was established in 1971 by the Canadian Library Association and is presented annually to the illustrator of an outstanding children’s book published during the previous calendar year.

Math

Cool Math 4 Kids - math site designed for kids

AuntyMath - click on the doors to try some of Aunty Math's challenges

Kids Numbers - math website for kids to learn math step by step

Math is Fun - learn about money and data; play puzzles and games

Fun Mathematics Lessons by Cynthia Lanius - learn about graphing, shapes, ratios, and money

http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/browse/mas1110/ - the Internet Public Library's links to math sites for kids

IXL Math Practice - math skills practice for Kindergarten - Grade 3

CTK Math Games For Kids:  Games, Puzzles and Activities
http://www.ctkmathgamesforkids.com/
This site present a collection of games and puzzles with mathematical contents and a few practice exercises disguised as games.

Interactive Resources http://www.globalclassroom.org/ecell00/javamath.html This portal to interactive mathematics sites designed for grades one through six.  It includes algebra patterns and function, place value, money, arithmetic operations, time graphing, measurement, fractions, decimals, and geometry.

Math Cats http://www.mathcats.com/ This is a site for primary elementary grade students that uses attractive animation to teach arithmetic operations, conversions, measurement, estimation, geometry, and other related topics.

The Math Playground http://www.mathplayground.com This graphically appealing site offers elementary and middle school students an entertaining way to learn word problems, logic games, and mathematics games.  This site also contains printable worksheets, interactive quizzes, and practice facts.

Mathematical Interactivities – Puzzles, Games, and Other Online Educational Resources http://mathematics.hellam.net/ Students here can play unique mathematical games, and find out how to do number tricks and more on this interesting site.  Teachers should preview the games before assigning them because some of the sites are not self-explanatory and do not provide adequate feedback.

Number Worlds Elementary Mathematics Program http://clarku.edu/numberworlds/ The Number Worlds program is a research based K-6 curriculum that teaches the specific math concept and skills needed for later mathematical learning.

General Science

Bill Nye the Science Guy's Online Labs - Bill Nye's fun science lessons

National Geographic Kids - features different people, animals, and places each month with facts, games, activities, and related links

Girl Start - math, science, games and more for girls

Astronomy for Kids - explore astronomy and outer space topics

How Stuff Works - learn how everything you've ever had questions about works
Recycle City - the environmental protection agency's site with games, facts, and activities about recycling

KidZone's Science - kidzone's super simple science section

Rocks and Minerals - information about rocks, minerals, crystals, quartz, and gems

Come to Your Senses - information and links about all five senses

Wonderville - science games, videos and activities

Science-Animals

Seaworld and Busch Gardens Animal Bytes - fun information and quick facts about animals

Animal Discovery -research and video from Animal Planet and Discovery Channel

Antarctic Animals - animals from across the Antarctica

Arctic Animals - the Arctic and its animals

Age of the Dinosaurs - British Broadcasting Corporation's dinosaur facts

Rainforest Animals and Plants - source for pictures and facts about a rainforest habitat

Health and Safety

Amazing Human Body - activities and information about how different parts of the body work

Kids Health - guide to the body, feelings, fitness, health, and recipes for kids and parents

Caring for Kids - child and youth health information from the Canadian Pediatric Society

Social Studies

CIA World Fact Book - flags, maps, population, and facts on all the countries of the world

Countries of the World - information about flags, government, geography, people, and economies from around the world

World Press - current events from the world's newspapers and magazines

National Atlas of Canada - reference maps of Canada from Natural Resources Canada

History Comics - Kayak online comics about historical events in Canada

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