Online learning resources for school


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

Digestion

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

 Disease

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

Microorganisms

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.

Diet/Nutrition

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

Photosynthesis

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

 Atomic structure

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

Heat

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

 Electricity

http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/static.html a short illustrated description of the phenomena of static electricity.

 Magnetism

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

 Light

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

 Air

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

Animal Husbandry

http://www.indiaagronet.com/indiaagronet/Animal_husbandry/animalh_3.htm information on goat keeping

 MATH > ARITHMETIC

Rational numbers

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

Real 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

Percentage

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

Ratio

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

Algebra words

http://www.math.com/school/subject2/lessons/S2U1L1GL.html common words and their definitions with examples

Equations

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

Fractions

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

Reading graphs

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

Similarity

http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U2L4GL.html lessons and practice

http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U3L2GL.html similar  figures

Statistics

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

Geometry words

http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U1L1GL.html common terms and their explanations with examples

Triangles

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

Circle

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

Square

http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U2L3GL.html simple lesson and practice

Area

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

Parallel lines

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!

Pythagoras theorem

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://hum.amu.edu.pl/%7Ezbzw/glob/glob1.htm offers over 200 images/

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

 Water Table

http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/mearth.html ground water and surface water

 Ocean Waves

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!

 The Oceans

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

 Glaciers

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

 Winds

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0772916.html winds, hurricanes, storms and Beaufort wind scale

http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov/Sites/ExternSite.asp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fobserve%2Earc%2Enasa%2Egov%2Fnasa%2Fearth%2Fwind%5Fchill%2Fchill%5Fsplash%2Ehtml about winds and wind chill

 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

The Moon

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!

Eclipses

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

 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

 Europe

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

 Great Britain

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

Germany

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

 Russia

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

 North America

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.

 Africa

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!

 Nigeria

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

 Egypt

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

South Africa

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.

 South America

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/ explore the continents.  Lots of maps, flags and activities

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

 Brazil

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

Australia

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://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/ explore the continents.  Lots of maps, flags and activities

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

Industrial 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

 ENGLISH

 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

 Tenses

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

 Opposites

http://learn.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=Unit&WCU=1959 about synonyms and antonyms

 Degrees

http://www.edufind.com/english/grammar/ADVERBS7.cfm words indicating degree with examples

Singular/plural

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

 Active/passive voice

http://www.edufind.com/english/grammar/Pass4.cfm passive & active voice with examples

Negative

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

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  1. This must have taken extraordinary effort and perseverance and the results are of incalculable value for students and teachers alike…

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