Dedicated to excellence and fairness in early education, the Core Knowledge Foundation is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1986 by E. D. Hirsch, Jr., professor emeritus at the University of Virginia and author of many acclaimed books including Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know and The Schools We Need and Why We Don't Have Them. The Foundation conducts research on curricula, develops books and other materials for parents and teachers, offers workshops for teachers, and serves as the hub of a growing network of Core Knowledge schools. As you explore this site, you will find lesson plans, articles, and many other resources to help you use the Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence and Core Knowledge Sequence K-8 in your classroom and school.
EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies. All websites linked to EDSITEment have been reviewed for content, design, and educational impact in the classroom. They cover a wide range of humanities subjects, from American history to literature, world history and culture, language, art, and archaeology, and have been judged by humanities specialists to be of high intellectual quality. EDSITEment is not intended to represent a complete curriculum in the humanities, nor does it prescribe any specific course of study.
Resources for celebrating the High Holidays of the Jewish faith.
Multicultural Songs from around the World that Build an Appreciation of Diversity. With lyrics and music to listen to. There are other languages as well.
Your family has decided to take a trip to France. It's the first time you have been to France and you are all excited. This is your one chance to absorb as much of France and what it has to offer in just one week. The problem is that each one of you has different interests and likes so you must make an intinerary that fits all of your interests and needs. Once you are in France you have to visit all of these fun and exciting places and bring back information and pictures for a scrapbook. You want to have a great trip and bring back plenty of memories!
Links to resources on France's geography, language, culture, etc.
Apples4theteacher.com includes interactive learning games, quizzes, and worksheet generator tools by subject (creative arts, foreign languages, language arts, math, science, social studies), articles, literacy coloring pages and more.
Use National Geographic's dynamic atlas to locate nearly any place on Earth, then search for and print historical, weather, population, and other maps of the spot.
Part of the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C., this section of the website explores the culture and country of France.
Animated Atlas portrays large chapters of American history quickly by animating maps and geographic features. For school, home and genealogy use.
A site full of interactive geography quizzes. Not the best site to look at, but the content is well worth it.
Kids.gov is the official kids' portal for the U.S. government. It links to over 1,200 web pages from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids. Kids.gov is maintained by the Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC).
All about ancient Egypt, pyramids, temple reconstructions and the pharaohs. Very slick looking site with a lot of resources and information.
Historians teaching medieval history surveys almost always want to combine a textbook, a sourcebook, and additional readings. Textbooks, as an ever-evolving form, are probably worth the cost, but sourcebooks are often unnecessarily expensive. Unlike some modern history texts, the sources used for medieval history have been around a long time. The goal here then has been to construct an Internet Medieval Sourcebook from available public domain and copy-permitted texts.
NetSERF is a meta-index of medieval resources on the Internet that has been serving the online medieval community since 1995. As of today, 11 October 2008, NetSERF contains 2,294 links to great sites. NetSERF is divided into 18 main sections, including: Medieval Archaeology Medieval Architecture Arthuriana Medieval Culture Medieval Art Medieval Civilizations Medieval Drama Medieval History Medieval Law Medieval Literature Medieval Music Medieval Paleography Medieval People Medieval Philosophy Medieval Religion Medieval Science and Technology Medieval Women NetSERF's Research Center.
This list of on-line references is maintained by The Michigan State University Graduate Student Medieval and Renaissance Consortium, under the sponsorship of ORB, for The World Wide Web Virtual Library History Section.
The "Who's Who in Medieval History" project is intended to help you find information about significant individuals from the Middle Ages and Renaissance when available on the web and in print. Each page will offer a brief explanation of who the individual was and why he or she is important or interesting in medieval and Renaissance studies. For more information be sure to investigate the websites or books provided.
Notebook pages, minibooks and lapbook projects, handwriting charts and booklets, organizational tips and ideas spanning multiple subjects.