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Secondary (9-12)

Arts, Music, Foreign Language

Volterre-Fr
GRADE LEVEL: 5-12
Volterre-Fr is for teachers and students of English and French. It includes an extensive list of resources available on the Internet in both languages.
http://www.wfi.fr/volterre/

Webspañol
GRADE LEVEL: 6-8, 9-12
This is a complete Web site for Spanish language education and learning resources on the Internet. The Webspañol Web site presents a multitude of Internet resources related to the Spanish language. This is a high-tech version of a Spanish class. Students will like practicing their skills here and teachers will find activities to spice up their lessons.
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Thebes/6177/

Foreign Languages for Travelers
GRADE LEVEL: 7-12
The Foreign Languages for Travelers Web site has tools for travelers and others interested in learning a foreign language. Viewers will find links to other places on the Internet with similar services. The Web site is a complete stop for users wishing to learn foreign languages. Educators could use the site to enhance foreign language lessons or assign the site to students for additional help or practice.
http://www.travlang.com/languages/

History

American Civil War
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
Users will find information on many aspects of the American Civil War. Viewers can chat with other visitors at the site about battles and other topics related to the Civil War. This is a great resource for history teachers and students, and for Civil War buffs.
http://www.americancivilwar.com/civil.html

Custer Battlefield
GRADE LEVEL: 6-8, 9-12
The Web site focuses on the Custer Battlefield, the Battle of Little Big Horn, and the Plains Indian Wars. The information here is detailed and limited to a very specific topic. It would be especially useful to students doing research for reports, or for a short, interactive lesson on the subject matter.
http://www.cbhma.org/

A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
GRADE LEVEL: 8-12; PROFESSIONAL
A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust presents an overview of the people and events of the Holocaust. The site includes resources for teachers. Graduate students for a technology-based instruction class created a Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust. It really is a "Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust."
http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/holocaust/

Math

Look Who's Footing The Bill
GRADE LEVEL: 6-12
Look Who's Footing The Bill is an introduction to the national debt. It guides students through the process of developing a group project on the problems the U.S. economy must face in relationship to the national debt, and its long term effects on society.
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/democracy/debtquest.html

Reading and Writing

School Zone
GRADE LEVEL: K-12
School Zone is an educational resource for students, teachers, and parents. The site is promotes the use of newspapers and the Internet in the classroom, and includes curricula, projects, creative writing, and links to other educational sites.
http://www.nando.net/prof/edsvc/

Science

Nonprofit Prophets
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
This site offers several choices of simulations, and asks the reader to become part of the decision making process in deciding how to set up a company to solve the situation. Choices include the rainforest, whales, and environmental issues.
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/prophets/

How Things Work
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
This Web site explains physics concepts and laws using everyday life examples. Users can submit questions to be answered or read those already asked. This Web site is based on the author's textbook "How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life." High school physics teachers students and Higher education liberal arts majors could also find useful information here.
http://Landau1.phys.Virginia.EDU/Education/Teaching/HowThingsWork/

NOVA
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
The Nova Web site comes from the Australian Academy of Science and provides units of information to help explain science issues in the news. This is a great way to interest students in science, by relating it to the news they're hearing.
http://www.science.org.au/nova/

Stephen Hawking's Universe
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
This Web site, from the Public Broadcasting System, is based on the work of physicist Stephen Hawking. Users can find answers to mysteries of the universe and read about still unanswered questions.This is a great site for high school physics and undergraduate astronomy classes. The information found at the site and the discussions the site could promote make it worth visiting.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/hawking/html/home.html

Other

Pulitzer Prizes
GRADE LEVEL: 6-12
The main feature of this site is an archive of Pulitzer Prize-winning works. Users will find photos, editorial cartoons, music clips, and the full text of all winning articles from 1995 - 1997. There are plans to update the site to include complete archives for earlier years, though the winners since 1917 are listed. This would be a good site for journalism, language arts, drama, music and English teachers and students to use for selecting works to study.
http://www.pulitzer.org/navigation/index.html

Anatomy of a Murder
GRADE LEVEL: 8-12
This is an online activity in which users follow a murder case from the discovery of a body through the trial. Users learn about the United States justice system. Educators should view the site before using the murder story as an online lesson. If the story is objectionable, teachers could still make use of the other information at the site.
http://tqd.advanced.org/2760/

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