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Kids Search - A MoreNet provided online resource
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Kids Click Sites listed have a description, reading level and indicates whether the site has illustrations.
Fact Monster Searchable homework center, reference, "Today in History," study skills, and a word of the day. Self-contained site--does not link to other sites.
Online Encyclopedias / General Information
Provides an introduction to the Internet for viewers as young as preschool. The site has pages of information and activities for a variety of subjects.
World Factbook Complete listing of facts about all countries
Fifty States Provides a wide variety of facts about each state and 7 commonwealths and territories. Links to city newspapers and current events, among others, are included.
America's Story from America's Library Biographical information on Americans, American history, and the 50 states
Over 28,000 people listed in this database that is searchable by birth year, death year, positions held, achievements, and other keywords. Students may need assistance with the search parameters.
Maps & Atlases
Outline Maps Printable outline maps of geographic regions, continents, or the world.
Atlapedia Full color physical maps and facts about countries of world
National Geographic Maps Enter the name of a city and view many different types of maps- street maps, topographic maps, aerial photographs, census maps and more. (Note: if Internet Explorer's Back to button won't let you return, use the dropdown history arrow to find this page.)
World Atlas.com Clickable world map for information and maps of countries. (lots of pop-up ads)
Dictionaries & Thesaurus
Merriam-Webster Dictionary Brief definitions of words
Word Central Type in a word to see pronunciation, usage, and definitions. Daily Buzzword-introduces new vocabulary.
YourDictionary.com Look up words, access dictionaries for 280 languages, links to specialized glossaries, word puzzles and word of the day. Write your name in Egyptian! Warning: popup ads