Great Links for Elementary School
America’s Story from America’s Library
The Library of Congress
America’s Story by the Library of Congress is a very interactive website. It is organized into five major sections. In the Meet Amazing Americans section famous Americans are divided into subgroups based on their professions.
CultureGrams allows students to travel around North America and the world using a comprehensive database of statistics and culture.
Discovery Education provides images, videos and articles on a variety of topics to users.
For Kids Only—Earth Science
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA’s For Kids Only—Earth Science explores information about people, land, water, air, natural hazards and NASA science. For each section it uses games and activities to help kids explore the science of the earth.
National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Society
The National Geographic kids website is one that will entertain for hours. With games, videos, and information on animals around the world this website it pretty fun.
One More Story
Rona Roth and Carl Teitelbaum
A database of children’s books that provides audio assistance with reading the book. This site would be good for young readers to read semi-independently. The interface is set up like a younger version of Shelfari allowing the students to flip through the covers of the different books.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Recycle City is designed to teach kids about recycling and its impact on the earth. The sustainable community is designed for kids to explore different aspects of a sustainable lifestyle. The Dumptown game tests students understanding of recycling and sustainable living.
With three different options for age and content, the encyclopedia can be used in any school. The Student edition, most appropriate for middle and lower high school students, includes multiple ways to find information including topic, keyword, and alphabetical. Each version fits the needs and pedagogy of its target audience.
The Commons on Flickr
With thousands of images from over 50 museums and organizations that are free to use it is a great place to start when doing presentations for class.
Danger Ranger's Super Empowerment
Mighty Kids Media
Danger Rangers is a cartoon super hero group that is committed to preventing dangerous situations.
FBI Kids Page
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
The FBI kid’s page covers a variety of frequently asked questions. It is divided into two sections, one for elementary aged students and the other for secondary students. Both sections include games for students to play.
Kids Against Bullying
National Bullying Prevention Center
Kids against bullying is a website devoted to educating kids about what to do in the case of bullying.
National Gallery of Art
NGA kids is sponsored by the National Gallery of Art. It features art from the national collection with information on the author and time period. In addition, it offers a comprehensive database of art.
Andrew Rader Studios
Rader’s NumberNut.com does a great job breaking down basic math functions into an understandable review.
USDA Agricultural Research Service
The Sci4Kids webpage is a great starting place for students interested in the research of food. The site contains a quiz from Dr. Watts, a huge list of science projects, a comprehensive list of teaching tools and lessons, and some great insight into careers in Agricultural research
Light bulb attribution Olivier Guin, from The Noun Project