Great Links for Middle School
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.
Discovery Education provides images, videos and articles on a variety of topics to users.
FBI Kids Page
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.
Students can use this database to pull up newspaper articles from past historical events. Each record contains an original image of the primary document.
It's My Life
Public Broadcast System
It’s My Life is a one stop shop for kids looking for information on the pitfalls of middle school aged students.
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.
Science Reference Center
EBSO Science Reference Center is a great database for all science curriculums. It contains both a search tool that will allow users to look for specific information and a category section that organizes the information by the type of science
Treasury Direct Kids
Bureau of Public Debt
They use colors and shapes to organize information about public debt and securities. There are quick links to games, random trivia and fun videos
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.
CultureGrams allows students to travel around North America and the world using a comprehensive database of statistics and culture.
Library of Congress
This database takes readers through the real life tales of people who have survived war. The website is broken down into themes to help students find the war and type of survivor they are looking for.
DHHS Office on Women’s Health
Girls Health is designed to promote “healthy, positive behaviors in girls between the ages of 10 and 16.” It is full of information about many different health related subjects.
Issues and Controversies
Facts on File
Facts on File’s Issues and Controversies covers a variety of topics that are relevant to student both academically and socially. Articles are added daily as events happen and organized into subjects and issues
JFK for Students
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
The JFK Museum’s "For Students" page focuses on events from JFK’s presidency and issues that he dealt with at the time. It is divided into subtopics which then provide links to articles relating to that topic.
Museum of Online Museums
The Museum of Online Museums is a great place to start when looking for information on everything from math to useful things. The main page provides links to museums all over the world that feature online galleries of their physical content.
Peace Corps Challenge
The Peace Corps Challenge offers students a chance to become aware of world problems in a game setting. Students must take on a community challenge and travel around the game village to solve the problem.
SIRS Decades is a great historical resource for both primary and research documents. It covers historical events from the 20th century and is organized by decade. Students are able to look up specific events using the search engine or to look at event by decade.
This site would be a great place to start a study on slave trade or slave narratives.
Light bulb attribution Olivier Guin, from The Noun Project