My work scope covers advisory and consulting in strategy and design for human learning, talent growth and organisation development. Technology enhanced/enabled learning (TEL) has been my professional design practice and research orientation at international level, for over three decades.
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Suddenly, by a stunning force of circumstance, we find our lives mediated through technology. I’m sure at your school too, technology & learning have come centre stage, with force and urgency.
For educational content, the Internet holds phenomenal resources, more than ever before! Here below, are hundreds of internet resources I’ve searched and curated for schools, students and teachers, across subjects, relevant to middle and senior school curriculum. This is a public spirited and free effort. It’s not meant to be the ‘most comprehensive’ list, but there’s enough high quality material to get you started.
In the nature of this medium, published material can be quickly taken off, or taken elsewhere. Therefore, some links may be rendered redundant suddenly. Updating this is a continuous and huge personal effort and I will try as far as I can. I’d appreciate if you’d let me know of non-working links. I certainly look forward to hearing from you!
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That said, the core of your institution’s philosophy and pedagogical methods must continue to hold in these times. This is the biggest challenge. It is not merely about tools like Skype or Webex or Zoom or Google Meet. In this, perhaps temporary and largely technological paradigm, there will be human and pedagogical challenges for schools that need creative solutions. For one, technology has its distressing aspects too. Additionally, students may be learning from home environs and devoid of ‘real’ peer groups. Moreover, students and teachers will change in their relationship – to technology and to each other.
The pity with my field of technology enabled learning, is that many organisations, and teachers too, simply deploy technology as a more efficient ‘delivery’ mechanism for ‘content’, without pedagogical context. To treat students as receptacles of information is an old problem, that quietly sidesteps the fundamentals – pedagogy, hierarchy and thinking. So tech or no tech, the old problems may remain, and new ones created.
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OVERALL, ACROSS SUBJECTS:
https://swayam.gov.in The online learning initiative of the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development.
https://www.col.org/programmes/open-schooling/oer-open-schooling-oer4os Commonwealth of Learning’s open educational resources (OER) for open learning and home schooling.
https://storyweaver.org.in Full of resources for reading programs at all levels of learning, in English, some Indian Languages and French, relevant to South Asian Communities too.
https://www.exploratorium.edu/learn Make sense of timely topics and find general science support for your virtual classroom or learning together at home.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach full of resources for teaching and curriculum mapped videos
https://www.geogebra.org/?lang=en invaluable for math teaching, manipulables, math apps, content and tests.
https://www.pbslearningmedia.org FREE, US standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more.
https://www.biointeractive.org/classroom-resources Find resources for all kinds of topics on Biology
https://www.discoveryeducation.com Discovery Channel’s venture into education. Solutions for teaching and learning.
https://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm online simulations in Math and Science that power enquiry and learning
https://www.learner.org/classroom-resources/ A rich compendium of teaching learning resources searchable across subjects and grade levels
https://www.usgs.gov/science/science-explorer A huge compendium of publications, tools, data, resources and multimedia on science related topics from the United States Geological Survey
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/family/at-home-education-resources/ Numerous quizzes, videos, science experiments, and even at-home classroom resources.
https://archives.history.ac.uk/history-in-focus/Whatishistory/index.html Resources on the theory and practice of History from the Institute of Historical Research, U.K.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/genres/factual/history The BBC’s links to their programmes on History
https://sai.columbia.edu/links-teachers The South Asia Institute’s links to resources for History teachers. The South Asia Institute (SAI) is at Columbia University and works on questions that relate to study Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f6vdW91hLA&list=PL1EG23oYcaFu6SNAiofd0uco0sD0JeVji Doordarshan’s landmark documentary series “Bharat Ek Khoj” Directed by the eminent Shyam Benegal
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05rptbv/episodes/downloads Wonderful downloadable podcasts from BBC Radio of the book by Sunil Khilnani – Incarnations: India in 50 Lives
SCIENCE > HUMANS
Physical Structure of Living Beings
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody lots of information on organs, muscles, skeleton and nervous system with great interactive games
http://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html hundreds of images animations and descriptions of all the systems of the human body. Great site!
https://www.factmonster.com/math-science/health about health and nutrition, illness and disease.
http://www.biologyinmotion.com/cardio/index.html This tutorial uses 3D animations to explain the basic design of the heart and blood circulation of mammals. How does the heart and blood flow work?
Reproduction & Growth
https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/subjects/science/life-science/genetics-and-heredity/ All about reproduction, genetics and heredity. Full of resources.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/index.shtml?lifecycle information on the changes that are experienced with adolescence
http://www.biologyinmotion.com/minilec/gas.html a simple cartoon on intestinal gas
http://www.biologyinmotion.com/bile/index.html find out about bile and fat digestion from this great animation
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/stomach/stomach.shtml information and a game on the stomach
Respiration & Circulation
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/lungs/lungs.shtml all about lungs with a game
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/heart/heart.shtml construction and function of the heart. Great animation of heart and heart beat
Balance & Equilibrium
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/balance/balance.shtml information on organs of balance, the inner ear. A great game on the ear with a balance animation
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0768645.html common diseases of children
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0876007.html most common vaccines and inoculations
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0768634.html healthy habits for children
https://www.biointeractive.org/classroom-resources/world-without-microbes A world without microbes. What would it be like?
https://www.biointeractive.org/classroom-resources/animated-life-seeing-invisible An animated video on 17th-century citizen-scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, whose discoveries of microbes changed our view of the biological world.
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0882305.html about the food you eat and what’s good for you
Human & other livings beings
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0193009.html simple information on scientific classification
Evolution & adaptation
http://www.biologyinmotion.com/evol/index.html Do-it-yourself evolution! Use this humorous but powerful tool to test the effects of selection, mutation and chance on the evolution of a trait.
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0001822.html table of geological periods starting 570 million years ago
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0776511.html all about dinosaurs!
http://www.factmonster.com/spot/dinopage1.html more dinosaurs
http://www.biologyinmotion.com/organize-it/index.html Learn biology terms by a drag and drop game to show category relationships. Includes terms from a growing list of biology topics.
SCIENCE > PLANTS
http://www.ftexploring.com/photosyn/photosynth.html photosynthesis explained.
http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/chlorophyll/chlorophyll_h.htm What is photosynthesis and about Chlorophyll
https://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm?method=cResource.dspDetail&ResourceID=395 Simulation to study photosynthesis in a variety of conditions.
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/ A game! Help detective Leplant and his detectives Bud and Sprout unlock the secrets of plants.
SCIENCE > MATTER
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/atom/ a game-like atomic builder
http://education.jlab.org/atomtour/index.html simple intro to atomic structure
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/atom_intro.html what are atoms, what is smaller than atoms?
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/atom_structure.html the simplest description of atomic structure with a diagram
Properties of matter
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_intro.html what is matter. Easy information about solids, liquids and gases
Chemical symbols and formulae
http://chemicalelements.com an interactive picture table of all the chemical elements
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0001826.html table of chemical elements and their basic information
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0905215.html basics about the periodic table
Mixtures and compounds
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_mixture.html basic information on what mixtures are
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_solution.html information on solutes, solvents and concentration
Acids alkalis salts
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/react_intro.html well written information on acids and alkalis, thermodynamics and reactions
SCIENCE > ENERGY
http://www.howstuffworks.com/thermos.htm an good description of how thermoses (Vacuum Flasks) work.
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/thermo/heatra.html#c1 an index page for lots of information relating to heat transfer topics such as conduction and convection
http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/static.html a short illustrated description of the phenomena of static electricity.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/iconmagnetism.html numerous science activities in electricity and magnetism
http://www.phy.hr/~dpaar/fizicari/xfaraday.html about Michael Faraday, who did groundbreaking work in electricity &magnetism
http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/java/optics/mirrorgame_e.html light and mirrors – a game!
http://webexhibits.org/causesofcolor/ on colours & properties of light.
SCIENCE > ENVIRONMENT
http://www.epa.gov/kids/air.htm website for K-12 students and educators with homework resources, lesson plans and project ideas for learning and teaching about the environment.
Properties of Soils
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0900642.html types of rocks
Properties of Water
http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/modules/water/info_water.html about the molecular structure of ice and water
Impure Water and Water Pollution
http://www.epa.gov/kids/water.htm learn about water treatment process and what causes water pollution
Farming and Agriculture
http://ltpwww.gsfc.nasa.gov/globe/agrisoil.htm lots of links on soils and agriculture, soil fertility, looking at the soil close up, soils quality and more resources
http://www.gisdevelopment.net/application/agriculture/overview/mi03124abs.htm precision farming in Indian agriculture, crop production, crop pattern, crop yield, irrigation and soil management
http://www.indiaagronet.com/indiaagronet/Animal_husbandry/animalh_3.htm information on goat keeping
MATH > ARITHMETIC
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0769475.html all about numbers including information on rational and irrational numbers, integers & prime numbers
http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_number the encyclopedia definition of rational numbers
http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0,,sid9_gci283997,00.html bit advanced but concise description of rational numbers
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/RealNumber.html for advanced learners
http://www.math.com/school/subject2/lessons/S2U2L1GL.html simple lesson on properties of real numbers
http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_number the encyclopedia description of real numbers
Square and square-root
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0875883.html table of squares and square roots
http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U1L9GL.html a simple lesson on square roots with exercises
Cube & cube root
http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cube_rootexplanation of cube root
http://www.learn.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=Unit&WCU=3833 explanations with activity, links to cube root table and cube root rule
Distance rate & time
http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U2L3GL.html simple lesson and exercises
http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.distance.html explanations of the formula with problems
Time & work
http://www.purplemath.com/modules/workprob.htm some word problems with their solutions
http://www.ilovemaths.com/1timework.htm more problems and answers
http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/vol4/meaning_percent.html a simple lesson on percentages with test
http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/HotSubjects_percents.html simple lesson on percentages with a 3 way percent calculator and a percentage online solver
http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/grade_g_2.html discover relationships between fractions, percents, and decimals through this interactive puzzle
http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U2L1GL.html lesson and exercises in ratio and proportion
Simple interest & compound interest
http://www.math.com/tables/general/interest.htm the compound interest equation
MATH > ALGEBRA
http://www.math.com/school/subject2/lessons/S2U1L1GL.html common words and their definitions with examples
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0881931.html terms used in equations
http://www.math.com/school/subject2/lessons/S2U1L3GL.html lesson in writing simple equations and exercises
http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/Algebra.html lessons and practice about equations and inequalities.
http://www.brainpop.com/math/algebra/simpleequations/index.weml?&tried_cookie=true great stuff on simple equations
Linear & Single Linear equations
http://www.exploremath.com/activities/activity_list.cfm?categoryID=3 great interactive games on lines and linear equations
Division of polynomials
http://www.math.com/tables/algebra/polynomials.htm polynomial identities
http://www.purplemath.com/modules/polydiv.htmDemonstrates, step-by-step and with worked examples, how to do long division of polynomials
http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/PreAlgebra.html reducing, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. Lessons and practice
http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/grade_g_2.html great puzzles and manipulatives to visually understand fractions, parts, wholes, adding and subtracting fractions. Cool
http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/Algebra.html graphing equations and inequalities
http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/grade_g_2.html interactive puzzles for graphs and pie charts
http://www.np.edu.sg/mscIntMaths/FuncGrph/FnGr.htm about functions and graphs. detailed
http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U2L4GL.html lessons and practice
http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U3L2GL.html similar figures
http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/vol8/range.html introductory lesson with some simple exercises
http://www.explorelearning.com/GizmoList.cfm explore mean, median and mode through a game-like gizmo
MATH > GEOMETRY
http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U1L1GL.html common terms and their explanations with examples
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0876325.html types of triangles
http://www.learn.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=Unit&WCU=258 congruent triangles explained.
http://www.ies.co.jp/math/java/geo/congruent.html manipulate triangles and learn about them
http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U2L2GL.html simple lesson and practice
http://www.ies.co.jp/math/java/geo/circles.html you can do everything you want to do with circles here. Great fun
http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U1L6GL.html simple lesson and practice
http://www.math.com/tables/geometry/circles.htm circles, definitions and formulas
http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U2L3GL.html simple lesson and practice
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0876858.html formulas for finding area
http://www.ies.co.jp/math/java/geo/quadri.html fantastic game like approach to understanding quadrilaterals and conservation of area
http://www.math.com/tables/geometry/areas.htm formulas for area of square circle and triangle
http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/toc_vol2.shtm on Circumference and areas of circles.
http://www.math.com/students/calculators/source/circle-solver.htm circle calculator
Volume & surface area
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0876212.html finding volumes for different shapes. Clear illustrations
http://www.math.com/tables/geometry/volumes.htm volume formulas
http://www.math.com/tables/geometry/surfareas.htm surface area formulas
http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U1L3GL.html simple lesson and exercises about pairs of lines
http://www.ies.co.jp/math/java/geo/angle.html exciting problems of angles and parallel lines. Fantastic stuff. Do it yourself!
http://www.ies.co.jp/math/java/geo/pythagoras.html an exciting and simple way to learn it!
http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U3L4GL.html simple lesson and practice
http://www.studyworksonline.com/cda/content/applet/0,,NAV2-21_SAP700,00.shtml great game – combine the areas of the two smaller squares to get the area of the larger square,
GEOGRAPHY > EARTH
About the Earth & its revolution
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/index.shtml all the basic facts about the earth…size, orbit, mass, density, axis, temperature, atmosphere etc
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/spheres.html spheres of the earth nicely explained
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0772916.html all about earth’s weather
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/environment.html all sorts of amazing stories on the earths environment
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/Inside.shtml inside the layers of the earth. Great colourful diagrams
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/4kids/ info on latest quakes, science project ideas, lots and lots of pictures, games and earthquake topics
http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/ claims to be the best source for volcano information on the web. Movie clips, pictures and useful information
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/plates1.html useful information about earth tectonics and plate movement
http://atlas.geo.cornell.edu/education/student/volcanoes/hawaii_1.html# volcanoes of Hawaii with a 3D flypast of the islands
http://atlas.geo.cornell.edu/education/student/earthquakes/mapping_i.html information on earthquake mapping with an tool to map earthquake’s depth and magnitude
Calamities & Disasters
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/savageearth/ about earthquake, volcano and tsunami disasters
http://www.germantown.k12.il.us/html/title.html about droughts, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis!
GEOGRAPHY > WATER
Role of flowing water
http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/infopage/watera.htm world atlas maps showing bays, channels, gulfs, lakes, seas, straits and some rivers
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0001779.html main rivers of the world ranked by size
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/mearth.html where is earths water, how much water is there, rainfall runoff, rivers and more
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/mearth.html ground water and surface water
http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa012601a.htm simple information about tides and how they are caused
http://geography.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fco-ops.nos.noaa.gov%2Fabout2.html more about what makes tides and water level measurement
http://geography.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.itss.raytheon.com%2Fcafe%2Fqadir%2Famoont.html thirteen great Frequently Asked Questions about aspects of tides
http://geography.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.valleyweb.com%2Ffundytides%2F the highest tides on earth!
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0854884.html undersea life
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/oceans.html a wonderful section entirely on oceans
http://www.seasky.org/sea.html sea news, aquarium resources, the ocean realm, ocean exploration, sea lab, sea gallery, sea links and sea games! Can it get better than this?
http://school.discovery.com/curriculumcenter/oceans/peakinterest.html quick facts about oceans
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0001773.html oceans ranked by size from the largest to the smallest
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/09/0923_030923_kilimanjaroglaciers.html mount Kilimanjaro’s glacier is crumbling!
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/08/0830_artglacier.html artificial glaciers help farmers in Himalayas
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/earthglacier.html what are glaciers and icecaps and where do they exist
GEOGRAPHY > WIND
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0772916.html winds, hurricanes, storms and Beaufort wind scale
Atmospheric Pressure and Winds
http://www.scienceu.com/observatory/articles/seasons/seasons.html the reasons for seasons. Nicely illustrated
http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov/Sites/ExternSite.asp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fkids%2Eearth%2Enasa%2Egov%2Farchive%2Fair%5Fpressure%2Fweather%2Ehtml how air pressure brings changes in weather and how weather affects air pressure.
GEOGRAPHY> SOLAR SYSTEM
http://www.scienceu.com/observatory/handson/index.html get pictures of the solar system, from any planet! Make small animations of the movement of the planets. Get a picture of the sky, with the planets labeled! Get the positions of the planets in your sky, anytime.
http://www.scienceu.com/observatory/articles/phases/phases.html an explanation on why we see the phases of the moon
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0769132.html lots of simple information on stars, planets, the universe!
http://www.seasky.org/sky.html the absolute wonder of what lies there. Sky news, astronomy resources, the cosmos, space exploration, sky lab, sky links, sky games and lots and lots of pictures
http://www.nasakids.com a wonderful site. Rockets and airplanes, astronauts living in space, creation station and games!
http://www.mreclipse.com/Special/SEprimer.html intro to solar eclipses, with simple explanation, table of years with solar eclipses, many links to images
http://www.scienceu.com/observatory/articles/eclipses/eclipses.html a great page on eclipses with animation and a simulation of a solar eclipse
GEOGRAPHY > REGIONS/CONTINENTS/COUNTRIES
http://www.yahooligans.com/content/ask_earl/20000808.html about countries, the biggest, the smallest, basic facts
http://geography.about.com/cs/countries/index.htm all kinds of information about countries of the world
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geospy/ interactive game to identify continents and countries.
http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html facts about Europe
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/ explore the continents. Lots of maps, flags and activities
http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html facts about Great Britain
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/coolplanet/kidsweb/world/uk/index.htm very nice site with info about history, geography, people and society
http://geography.about.com/library/cia/blcuk.htm geography, people, government, economy and more
http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html facts about Germany
http://www.yahooligans.com/reference/factbook/gm/index.html more facts about Germany, it’s geography, economy, communications, transportation, population and more
http://geography.about.com/library/cia/blcgermany.htm more facts about Germany
http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html facts about Russia
http://www.ibiblio.org/sergei/Exs/Moscow/moscow.html take a visual tour of Moscow. This site takes awhile to load, but the pictures are worth the wait!
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/empire/ color images about the past, present and future of Russia
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/ explore the continents. Lots of maps, flags and activities
United States of America
http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html facts about USA
http://geography.about.com/library/cia/blcusa.htm geography, people, government, economy and more
Polar Regions & Arctic Region
http://www.antarcticaonline.com/antarctica/home/home.htm possibly the largest source for Antarctic images and information
http://www.coolantarctica.com/ another site about Antarctica
http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/arctic/explore/ check out expeditions by the U.S. Coast Guard aboard the Polar Star to historical sites in the Arctic Circle. Includes photos, audio, and video!
http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/ this NOAA sight is chock-full of info on the Arctic! It has maps, climate data, facts from experts, pictures, essays, and tons of other cool stuff.
http://www.altrec.com/features/polarpassage/ join a group of men as they try to make a trip around the entire Arctic Circle. Catch their latest dispatches from the journey and learn about their boat, gear, and other details of the trip.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/ explore the continents. Lots of maps, flags and activities
http://africafocus.library.wisc.edu/ take a multimedia tour of the African continent with this large collection from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Find pictures and sound clips by subject, country, or by using a map.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/ take an online tour of Africa from the Sahara to the Serengeti. View photo essays, explore the continent’s regions, play thumb piano tunes, and much more. See how diverse Africa really is!
http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html facts about Nigeria
http://webcat.library.wisc.edu:3092/WebZ/SortedQuery?sessionid=01-49832-1628068895 lots of pictures of Nigeria
http://geography.about.com/library/cia/blcnigeria.htm geography, people, government, economy and more
http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html facts about Egypt
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/pyramids/ great news stories and information about ancient Egypt…pyramids, secret chambers, ruins…lots of photos
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/tv/mummy/index.html how to make an Egyptian mummy
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/egypt/ at the tomb of Tutankhamen
http://webcat.library.wisc.edu:3092/WebZ/SortedQuery?sessionid=01-49832-1628068895 lots of images of Egypt
http://www.krugersafari.com/ includes photos and some info about this special South African park.
http://www.culturesontheedge.com/gallery/archives/peter_magubane/index.html find powerful images that show the ways of the indigenous groups including the Ndebele, Ntwana, Xhosa, and Zulu.
http://www.culturesontheedge.com/gallery/exhibits/pablo_corral/index_pop.html follow photographer Pablo Corral Vega on his journey to the Andes. Check out his fabulous photos and read about his experiences.
http://www.mnh.si.edu/expeditions/galapagos/ lots of amazing information about an expedition to the Galapagos
http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html facts about Brazil
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/coolplanet/kidsweb/world/brazil/ learn about life in Brazil today including the people, history, geography, and more. See photos too.
http://geography.about.com/library/cia/blcbrazil.htm geography, people, government, economy and more
http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html Facts about Australia
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travelaustralia/ some of the best photos of Australia with articles. Fabulous section on the Great Barrier Reef with a game!
http://geography.about.com/library/cia/blcaustralia.htm geography, people, government, economy and more
GEOGRAPHY > MAPS
Maps, Map Reading
http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/pres/map/index.html history of map-making, reading maps and the maths involved in map-making
http://mapsofindia.com/ different maps of India
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/maps/index.html Online World maps + interactive map-related activities.
http://geography.about.com/library/blank/blxindex.htm free blank outline maps.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/ explore the continents, lots and lots of maps
www.maps.com one of the best map sites on the Internet
HISTORY > MODERN AGE
Revolts against Unruly Monarchies
http://www.eduseek.com/navigate.php?ID=1374 a great timeline of the age of revolutions
http://www.encyclopedia.com/html/r1/revol1848.asp information from an online encyclopedia on the revolutions of 1848
http://www.hrcr.org/docs/frenchdec.html the declaration of the rights of man from the French Revolution
http://www.eduseek.com/navigate.php?ID=1375 a very useful site including links to its origin, impact on society, women, technology and consequences. Lots of maps links and a superb timeline
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial+Revolution information from this online encyclopedia about the Industrial revolution with many hyperlinks
The Modern Age
http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/on-line/mmw/index.asp this site shows some exceptional artifacts produced by advances in science and technology – the Eilean Gas Light, genetically modified mice, small biplane, popular cars from the 1950’s and 60’s and lots more
http://learningcurve.pro.gov.uk/coldwar/default.htm lots of information on the cold war between USSR & USA
http://www.eduseek.com/navigate.php?ID=1505 a great timeline of the modern world
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~dludden/global1.htm a quick guide to the world history of globalization
Parts of speech
http://learn.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=Unit&WCU=413 all about nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs & adverbs with fun activities and tests
http://www.shared-visions.com/explore/english/anatomy.html an anatomy of English sentences including an anatomy chart, nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs
http://learn.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=Unit&WCU=1954 the wonderful world of words, using a dictionary, vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/count.htm count and non count nouns
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pres.htm an introduction and exercise on simple present tense
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pasted.htm an introduction and exercise on simple past tense
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/futwil.htm an introduction and exercise on Future tense with ‘Will’
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/gofut.htm an introduction with exercise on Future tense with ‘Be Going To’
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/4fut.htmfour ways to talk about the future
http://learn.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=Unit&WCU=1959 about synonyms and antonyms
http://www.edufind.com/english/grammar/ADVERBS7.cfm words indicating degree with examples
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/plural.htm regular plurals of nouns with exercises
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/irrplu.htm irregular plurals of nouns
http://www.edufind.com/english/grammar/Pass4.cfm passive & active voice with examples
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/presnq.htm an introduction and exercise in negatives in simple present tense
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pastnq.htm an introduction and exercise in negatives in simple past tense
Expressions & Meaning
http://www.abc.net.au/abcasiapacific/englishbites/idiom/idiom.htm alphabetical listing of commom english expressions