Student Links: Homework Help
Chicago Public Library - http://www.chipublib.org
The Chicago Public Library serves as a free resource of information, programs and materials, a place of lifetime learning, and a source of entertainment.
Chicago Public Schools Student Zone - http://zone.cps.k12.il.us Choose your grade level and you're on your way to helpful hints with homework and other exciting activities.
Fact Monster - http://www.factmonster.com
Select a category and you can find information about the world, people, sports, science, and U.S. government.
Library Spot - http://www.libraryspot.com
A variety of reference libraries, dictionaries, maps, quotations, and even phone books can all be found on this informative and fun site.
Scholastic - http://www.scholastic.com
Check out this site for research tools, the News Zone, TV Tune-in, books, and software.
SchoolWork - http://www.schoolwork.org
Get help with your schoolwork here by clicking on one of the topics for information. Choose from categories like health, government, law, literature, math, science, and/or writing.
Yahooligans - http://www.yahooligans.com
A search engine especially for kids. Find the information you need by utilizing the specialized categories
Student Links: Fun Links
Ask Jeeves for Kids - http://www.ajkids.com
Ask Jeeves a question, and he will guide you to help you find your answer.
Crayola - http://www.crayola.com
Have fun with this creative site especially designed for young artists.
Discovery Kids - http://kids.discovery.com/
Go on an adventure today! Choose from 60 adventures, check out the schedule for the Discovery Channel, play games, explore your world, or visit the Story Studio and write your own adventure.
KidsCom - http://www.kidscom.com
KidsCom is like a clubhouse on the Internet. Hang out, make friends, and have a great time. Visit the Voice to the World section and send a message to adults about things like the environment. Make your opinion count!
NBA - http://www.nba.com
The only site where you can receive the real, up-to-date information and standings on your favorite teams. Meet the men and women who set up the whole basketball scene. See the behind the scenes action.
Nickelodeon - http://www.nick.com/
At this site all the famous Nick characters await to entertain you with games and other activities. Take a backstage tour with Inside Nick and see what goes on behind the cameras.
PBS Kids! - http://pbskids.org/
Curious about Arthur or any of your other favorite characters from the after-school programming on Channel 11? Visit this site for games, pictures, and other exciting information.
SchoolHouse Rock - http://www.school-house-rock.com/SchoolHouseRock/index-lo.shtml
Is it easier for you to learn things by singing? Schoolhouse Rock can make math, history, and grammar fun with catchy tunes and fun cartoons. Make sure you have Real Audio and QuickTime plug-ins on your computer to hear the sounds and watch the cartoons.
U.S. Space Camp - http://www.spacecamp.com
Find out all about Space Camp! Download QuickTime movies and look at pictures of things you would find at Space Camp like "Space Shot," "Mission to Mars," and "Journey to Jupiter." Blast Off!!
ARTICLES AND RESEARCH:
Library of Congress
This web site's mission is to make its resources available and useful to Congress and the American people, and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations of Americans.
Collaborative Lesson Archive
Visit this site for exciting lesson plans for various units. This is also a great chance for you to share your own successful lessons with other educators.
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites on the Internet found to be useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated daily to keep up with the tremendous number of new World Wide Web sites.
Links to Educational Resources
If you teach language arts, you'll love this site. It contains links to everything from places to publish student writing to rhyming dictionaries.
Map Collections 1597 - 1988
This is a wonderful site for authentic maps from any time period. Select maps by city, region, or even battles.
Math Forum Teacher Site
Activities and teaching tips designed to supplement Pearson/Scott Foresman and Pearson/Prentice Hall's math teaching materials for grades K-6. Activities are linked to chapters from textbooks but can be used as part of classroom instruction or on their own. A family section offers ideas for doing math at home; a teacher area has site suggestions for finding more resources, and there are teacher tips for enriched understanding of activities. A Problem of the Day is offered for levels 1 (grades 1-2), 2 (grades 3-4), and 3 (grades 5-6).
Scholastic Network is free for educators and contains a wealth of lesson plans, interactive activities, virtual field trips, keypals, chats with scientists, mathematicians, online discussions with famous authors and much more.
Visit any of the many museums and learn about what its collections as well as its location, admission fees, special events, research projects, educational activities, and exhibits.
This is a curriculum-based K-12 site that contains links to Tele-collaborative projects that are organized by Activity Structures. In everyday language, it is a place to find terrific sites that will truly "wow" you and your students.
700+ Great Sites
Amazing, spectacular, mysterious, colorful web sites for kids and the adults who care about them!
Web Links for Teachers
Here's a site that's full of helpful information for classroom teachers who are just starting out on the Internet. The goal of this site is to show teachers how to use the Internet to help their students become ethical high achievers and life-long learners. It contains links to Internet tutorials, software reviews, lesson plans, grant information and much more.
Technology in the Classroom
How do you effectively use technology in the one computer classroom? Check this site out for answers to that perplexing question.
Grow Parent Website
http://www.growparents.com - Emphasizes family reading and math activities to help children improve their skills. Information on standarized tests and links to additional resources also available.
Family Education Network
http://www.familyeducation.com/home/ Dedicated to children's learning, this site provides information on your child's development through the years, news and trends that affect your family, activities to do with your children, and information for children with special needs.
Family World Home Page
http://www.family.go.com Visit this site for features on activities, food, holidays, pets, travel, health, and parenting.
http://www.kidsource.com - Wondering about the best software for your child? KidSource Online offers some tips for choosing appropriate software as well as current software reviews. This site also provides information specific to newborns, toddlers, preschoolers, and children in grades K-12.
National Parent Information Network
http://www.npin.org - Read the Parent News, a bi-monthly magazine, and learn about current trends in education and other topics of interest to families with children.
The National Parenting Center
http://www.tnpc.com - Discover what issues are of concern to today's parents. Read what others are saying, or use this forum to share your views.
Parent Soup Magazine
http://www.parentsoup.com - This is a great site for many topics of interest to families. There are feature articles, resources, book reviews, and education information.
Parenting Special Needs
http://specialchildren.miningco.com/index.htm - Look here for articles relating to children with special needs or utilize its index to general information about specific disabilities.
http://www.parent.net/ - An informative site with sections dedicated to articles, current news, family facts, homework hints, tips of the week, and other resources.
http://www.parents.com - Divisions in the site include pregnancy, health & safety, child development, living, fun, food, and travel. There is also a search section for specific topics
http://www.kidshealth.org - Created by medical experts, KidsHealth has information on infections, behavior, food and fitness, and growing-up health
Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
The Adler Planetarium and Museum is the foremost institution for interpreting the exploration of the universe to the broadest possible audience.
Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago's collection of more than 250,000 works of art spans over forty centuries of human achievement and represents cultures from all over the world.
Chicago Academy of Sciences Nature Museum
Founded in 1857, the Chicago Academy of Sciences is Chicago's first museum and natural science research organization. Today, the Academy is an innovative provider of science and environmental education to children, teachers, and families in Chicago and beyond. The Academy is particularly noted for its cutting-edge science education programs and global research programs.
Chicago Botanic Garden
The Chicago Botanic Garden is the third most visited public garden in the United States. This "living museum" covers 358 acres and features 23 specialty garden areas.
Chicago Childrens Museum
The exhibits and programs at the Chicago Children's Museum are designed to help children learn, explore, face challenges, and develop new understandings of the world. The primary audience is children through the fifth grade and their families and educators.
Chicago Cultural Center
Located in the heart of Chicago's Loop, the Chicago Cultural Center is the city's showplace for the performing and visual arts, providing quality art for all citizens free of charge.
Chicago Historical Society
The Chicago Historical Society houses more than 20 million objects, images, and documentations. These include books, manuscripts, paintings, photographs, and architectural drawings. Nationally recognized for its major collections, the CHS specializes in the diverse history of Chicago and Illinois as well as selected areas of American history.
DuSable Museum of African-American History
The DuSable Museum is the oldest independent African American museum in the country. Its goal is the preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of African and African-American life and history.
Field Museum of Natural History
More than 100 years ago, The Field Museum was founded to house the biological and anthropological collections assembled for the World's Columbian Exposition. Today, The Field Museum is dedicated to researching and preserving the diversity of relationships in nature and among cultures.
Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art has a collection of approximately 4,000 art works dating from 1945 to the present. Visitors may expect to see video, electronic works, photography, and artwork made as recently as this year.
Museum of Science and Industry
Whether you're interested in robotics, rocket science, saving the planet, surfing the web, or just plain fun, the Museum of Science and Industry will keep you on the cutting edge.
Maintaining both freshwater and saltwater fish, the Shedd Aquarium is the largest indoor aquarium in the world. Exhibits include the Coral Reef, the Pacific Northwest, and the new Caribbean Reef.
Brookfield Zoo is known throughout the world for its innovative naturalistic, multi-species exhibits as well as its international role in animal breeding and conservation. The animals inhabit naturalistic exhibits reminiscent of their native habitats.
Lincoln Park Zoo
The primary element of the Lincoln Park Zoo's mission is to teach about wildlife and its importance in the natural world. Open 365 days a year, this zoo is free to the public.
CHICAGO PARKS AND SPORTS
Chicago Park District http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/
The mission of the Chicago Park District is to enhance the quality of life throughout Chicago by becoming the leading provider of recreational and leisure opportunities. The CPD has 252 staffed facilities in Chicago neighborhoods.
Baseball - Chicago Cubs Baseball http://www.cubs.com/
Find out all about the Chicago Cubs and their present season. Get information about schedules, tickets, statistics, Wrigley Field, and the history of the Cubs. Be sure to visit the Kids Only page for fun!
Baseball - Chicago White Sox Baseball http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com
"The Kids Can Play" - Learn game information, statistics, club history, and the players and coaches. And be sure to visit the online gift shop.
Basketball - Chicago Bulls http://www.nba.com/bulls/
The official web site of the Chicago Bulls offers fans the opportunity to read the latest information on standings, schedules, and upcoming events. Also included in this exciting site is a Michael Jordan retrospective section.
Football - Chicago Bears http://www.chicagobears.com/
Look at this site for a historical account of the Chicago Bears team from the days of "Papa Bear Halas" to the present day Bears. See upcoming schedules, interviews with your favorite players, and game reviews.
Soccer - Chicago Fire http://chicago-fire.com/
Experience Chicago soccer like never before. This site includes the Press Box, Schedule and Events, the Fire Report, the Fan Zone and the Kid Zone
NEWS, WEATHER, MAPS AND PARKING
SpotHero Chicago parking website that helps you find the best parking prices.
Chicago Sun Times
http://www.suntimes.com/index/ - Clicking on this site will put information at your fingertips. Just like reading the newspaper, you will find sections on news, sports, business, columnists, and classified ads.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/ - Viewing the Chicago Tribune Internet Edition gives you all of today's information in seconds. You can also search its archives.
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USIL0225 - Look here for the current weather conditions in Chicago or view the 5-day forecast. This site also lets you check the weather in any other city in the U.S. or even the world.
http://www.mapquest.com - Mapquest gives you online maps for any city worldwide, driving directions, and even a travel guide!
Chicago Public Library
http://www.chipublib.org/ - The Chicago Public Library serves as a free resource of information, programs and materials, a place of lifetime learning, and a source of entertainment.
Chicago Public Library Community Branches
http://www.chipublib.org/002branches/002branches.html - This service of the Chicago Public Library provides neighborhood library maps, an alphabetical listing of neighborhood libraries, and local library services.
CHICAGO LANDMARKS AND TOURS
City of Chicago site
http://www.ci.chi.il.us/ - Get the latest information from the Mayor's office about events around town, local residents, and city departments.
http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Landmarks/index.html - You won't want to miss this site where you can follow an on-line tour of Chicago's landmarks, learn about Chicago's architects, and view the clickable maps of all Chicago landmarks and districts.
http://www.navypier.com - Don't plan your next visit to Navy Pier without checking this site for the latest information on schedules, dining, attractions, shopping, parking and transportation.