Goshen Intermediate School contact information

Jason Carter
Principal Grades 3-5

13 McNally Street
Goshen, NY 10924
(845) 615-6500

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Student Research Projects

General Links

The following links are for Internet-based research projects. There are general links for all grade levels and specific projects for each grade.

World Book

Groiler

Enchanted Learning

National Geographic Learning

Time for Kids

Weekly Reader

Free Rice - Quiz yourself on Math, Language Arts, Geography

Search Engines

Ask for Kids

Kids Click

Yahoo Kids

Search for Images

Schools Clip Art

Pics 4 Learning

Edupics

Fotopedia

Google Images

Video

Discovery Education

Safari Montage

Brain Pop

Ease History - Historical videos and photographs

Research Databases

Gale - a world leader in e-research for libraries and schools

EBSCO- research a variety of online databases

Culture Grams - cultural reference and curriculum product

SIRS Discoverer - Access information on countries, culture, magazine articles, reference, newspapers, current events, biographies and websites

NYS Archives - Explore the New York State Archive's collection of documents and photographs

Dictionaries

Merriam-Webster Online

Merriam-Webster Online English to Spanish

Dictionary.com

Visual Thesaurus - Interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words

Grade 3 Research Projects

Animal Research

  1. Alphabetical listing of animals

  2. Desert animals in the USA  

  3. Arctic animals 

  4. Animal facts

  5. Animal facts 

  6. Endangered Animals

  7. Animal adaptations

  8. Animal information by habitat or biome 

  9. Wildlife and habitat fact sheets

  10. National Geographic

Biomes

Deserts

  1. http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/desert/ 

  2. http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/desert.htm

  3. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/desert/desert.shtml

  4. http://www.ahsd25.k12.il.us/Curriculum%20Info/africa/desertanimals.htm 

  5. ttp://www.ahsd25.k12.il.us/Curriculum%20Info/africa/desert.htm

Rainforests

  1. http://www.kathimitchell.com/rainfor.html 

  2. http://www.rainforestlive.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=370

  3. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/rainforest/

  4. http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rainforest.htm

  5. http://www.abcteach.com/RainforestFacts/Rainforestfacts.htm 

  6. http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/rforest/index.htm 

Tundra/Arctic

  1. http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/tundra.html

  2. http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/tundra/animals/ 

  3. http://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/Science/Earth_Science/Tundra/ 

  4. Tundra: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/tundra/tundra.shtml 

  5. Arctic: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/coloring/arcticanimals.shtml 

  6. http://ths.sps.lane.edu/biomes/tundra5/tundra5.html

  7. http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/nceas-web/kids/biomes/tundra.htm 

Ocean

  1. http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/webunits/biomes/oceans.html 

  2. http://mbgnet.mobot.org/salt/index.htm 

  3. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/ocean/Oceanlife.shtml 

  4. http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/nceas-web/kids/biomes/marine.htm

  5. http://www.seaworld.org/infobooks/Coral/home.html 

Deciduous Forests

  1. http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/deciduous_forest.htm 

  2. http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/temp/index.htm

  3. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/tempdecid/tempdecid.shtml 

  4. http://lsb.syr.edu/projects/cyberzoo/grass.html 

Grasslands

  1. http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/grasslands.htm 

  2. http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/grasslnd/ 

  3. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/grassland /grassland.shtml 

  4. http://lsb.syr.edu/projects/cyberzoo/grass.html 

Biographies

  1. Biographies-For Kids Life Stories 

  2. Meet Amazing Americans 

  3. Biographies of Women of Achievement

  4. Children's Encyclopedia of Women 

  5. National Women's Hall of Fame

  6. Infoplease: Biographies by Category

  7. Pitara: Biographies for Children

Food Webs and Chains

  1. PPT about the Food Chain

  2. PlanetPals: The Food Chain

  3. What is the difference between a food web and a food chain? 

  4. Food Chains: Sea and Land 

  5. Food Webs: Kids Web

  6. The Food Chain Game

Iditarod

  1. Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race: Official Iditarod Site

  2. Iditarod: A Race Across Alaska 

  3. Martin Buser and Happy Trails Kennels

  4. Stephen R. Lee's Mushing Home Page

  5. Gary Paulsen

Plant Cycle

The Life Cycle of a Plant

  1. The Great Plant Escape

  2. Plant Cycle PowerPoint

Apple Trees

  1. Nature Hills

  2. Growing Apple Trees

  3. About Apple Trees 

  4. Fruit Trees in the Home Garden

  5. The Apple Doctor

  6. Planting Apple Trees 

  7. Apple Tree Planting

  8. Apple Tree

  9. Apple Tree

  10. Apples and More 

Pear Tree

  1. Pear Trees 

  2. Pears

  3. Pear Trees and flowers

  4. Pear Tree

Cactus

  1. Saguaro National Park 

  2. Grolier 

  3. Saguaro Cactus

  4. Saguaro 

  5. Saguaro 

Venus Fly Trap

  1. The Mysterious Venus Fly Trap

  2. Care and Cultivation

  3. Venus Fly Trap

  4. Venus Fly Trap

Pumpkins

  1. Planting a Pumpkin Patch

  2. Growing Pumpkin Tips 

  3. Growing Pumpkins

  4. How to Grow Pumpkins 

  5. rowing Pumpkins

  6. Fotosearch

  7. Pumpkins

  8. Gardening Information

  9. Pumpkin Circle

Oranges

  1. Orange in Botany

  2. Osage Orange

  3. Virginia Dept Of Forestry

  4. Orange

  5. Osage Orange

  6. Citrus Center

  7. Ohio Trees

Cherry Trees

  1. Black Cherry Trees

  2. Exquisite Gardens

  3. About Cherry Trees

  4. Plant Care

Raspberries

  1. Raspberries and More

  2. Backyard Gardener

  3. Planting and Care

  4. The Garden Helper

  5. Fact Sheet

  6. Raspberry Plant

  7. T & J Enterprises

  8. Reliable Raspberries 

  9. Raspberries

  10. Refreshing Raspberries

Pine Tree

  1. Pine Life History

  2. Life Cycle of a Pine Tree

  3. Pine Life Cycle 

  4. Trees

Oak Tree

  1. Interesting Facts About the Oak Tree

  2. About Oak Trees

  3. Trees

Palm Tree/Coconut

  1. Palm Trees

  2. Grolier

  3. Palms

  4. Coconut Palm

  5. Palm Tree Care

  6. Coconut Palm in Florida

  7. Coconut Project

Tomato

  1. Tomatoes

  2. How Do You Grow Tomato Plants

  3. Life Cycle of the Tomato Plant

  4. Tomatoes 

Rose Bushes

  1. Roses

  2. Plant a Bare-Root Rose Bush

  3. Backyard Garden

  4. Our Rose Garden

  5. In the Garden

  6. Roses

  7. Rose, Plants

  8. How to Plant Roses

Watermelon

  1. Watermelon

  2. Watermelon 

  3. Watermelon 

  4. The Gardener's Network  

  5. Home and Garden 

  6. Growing Watermelons

Rainforests

  1. Rainforests of the World 

  2. Science in the Rainforests 

  3. Rainforest Action Network

  4. Animals!!

  5. All About Rainforests 

  6. The Rainforest

  7. Third Grade Class Presentation

  8. Live From the Rainforest 

  9. Journey into Amazonia 

  10. Rainforest: Resources/Facts 

  11. Animals of the Rainforest: WebQuest 

  12. Amazon Interactive

World Communities

Click on these sites to search for any country.

  1. World Atlas: http://www.worldatlas.com/ 

  2. Yahooligans: http://yahooligans.com/around_the_world/regions 

  3. World Almanac: http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/explore/nations.html

  4. Lonely Planet: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations 

  5. The World Factbook: http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html 

  6. Geographia: http://www.geographia.com 

  7. Online encyclopedia: http://encarta.msn.com/Default.aspx

Africa

  1. PBS Kids Africa http://pbskids.org/africa 

  2. African Voices: History and peoples http://www.mnh.si.edu/africanvoices 

  3. Around the World: Africa http://www.yahooligans.com/Around_the_World/Regions/Africa/ 

  4. World Factbook: http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/reference/factbook/ni/index.html 

  5. World Almanac: http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/explore/nations/nigeria.html 

  6. Africa: http://www.hmnet.com/africa/1africa.html 

  7. Pictures of Africa: http://africafocus.library.wisc.edu

Brazil

  1. Cool Planet: Brazil: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/south_america/brazil/history.htm 

  2. Geographic Guide: http://www.geographicguide.com/brazil.htm 

  3. Brazil Introduction: http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-501669-brazil_introduction-i;_ylt=AjnlP0jGShh6V8IHwRNm4pHwFmoL 

  4. Places in Brazil: http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/specials/goplaces/0%2C12405%2C104343%2C00.html 

  5. Brazil: http://www.mrdowling.com/712-brazil.html 

  6. Zoom...Brazil: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/school/Brazil/ 

  7. Brazil Fact Page: http://gosouthamerica.about.com/cs/brazil/l/blfactpage.htm 

  8. Factmonster: http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/world/A0808783.html 

  9. Brazil: http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~sergiok/brasil.html 

  10. Cool Planet: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/coolplanet/kidsweb/world/brazil/ 

  11. Canela Indians: http://www.mnh.si.edu/anthro/canela/

  12. Map Of Brazil: http://media.maps.com/magellan/Images/BRAZIL-W1.gif 

China

  1. Many facts on China http://www.chinaembassy.org.in/eng/szyss/default

  2. Housing interior http://depts.washington.edu/chinaciv/home/3intrhme.htm

  3. Clothing http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/01780/clothing/index.htm

  4. Marriage Family: http://www1.china.org.cn/english/Life/57071.htm

  5. Families and the history http://www.asianinfo.org/asianinfo/china/people.htm

  6. Food http://www.shanghaifinance.com/food/chinesefood.php

  7. Chinese Traditions http://www.123chinesenewyear.com/traditions/

  8. Music http://www.chinapage.com/sound/mp3/music.html

  9. Map http://www.chinapage.com/map/map.html

  10. Map http://www.history.com/maps.do?type=view&catId=0&letter=C&mapId=1080

  11. Lanuage http://www.chinapage.com/learnchinese.html

  12. Lanuage http://chineseculture.about.com/od/chineselanguage/Chinese_Language.htm

  13. Games http://www.chcp.org/games.html

  14. Games http://www.topics-mag.com/edition11/games-jump-rope.htm

  15. Games http://www.mahjongmuseum.com/

  16. Pictures of Animals http://www.muddlepuddle.co.uk/The World/Country pages/Animals of China.htm

  17. Chinese New Year http://www.educ.uvic.ca/faculty/mroth/438/CHINA/chinese_new_year.html

  18. Virtual Tour of Great Wall http://www.thechinaguide.com/great_wall_of_china/index.html

  19. Virtual China: Great Photos from all over China http://www.kiku.com/electric_samurai/virtual_china/index.html

  20. Time for Kids: China http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/teachers/aw/wr/main/0,28132,536982,00.html

  21. Forbidden City: Virtual Tour http://www.chinavista.com/beijing/gugong/!start.html

  22. Yellow Mountains: Virtual Tour http://www.chinavista.com/travel/huangshang/hotspring.html

  23. History for Kids: China http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/china/

  24. Pandas http://www.cnd.org/Contrib/pandas/

  25. China: CIA Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ch.html

  26. China: Photos and Facts http://library.thinkquest.org/20443/general_info.html

  27. The Culture of China http://library.thinkquest.org/20443/culture.html

  28. Chinese Folktales http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/china.html

  29. Chinese Folktales http://pages.interlog.com/~fccs/culture.htm

  30. Chinese Folktales http://library.thinkquest.org/03oct/01397/folkt.htm

  31. Chinese Folktales: Lesson Plans and Links http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/mgil/Chinese_Folktales.htm

  32. Chinese Language http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/chinese/real_chinese/start/

  33. Chinese Translator http://dictionary.reference.com/translate/

  34. Chinese Abacus http://www.mandarintools.com/abacus.html

  35. Kids Connect: China http://www.kidskonnect.com/content/view/307/27/

  36. Language Guide http://www.languageguide.org/mandarin/

  37. Old Man Yu Moves the Mountains http://pages.interlog.com/~fccs/mount.htm

  38. What is Culture: ThinkQuest http://library.thinkquest.org/18802/gazette.htm

  39. China: Geography http://depts.washington.edu/chinaciv/geo/land.htm

  40. The following two sites are for teachers participating in the GMHP Grant.
    GMHP Global Message Board http://www.gke.com/forums/index.php 
    Project Site for Teachers in GMHP Grant http://www.gke.com/gmhp/ 

France

  1. Just for Kids: Embassy of France http://www.info-france-usa.org/kids/histgeo/base.asp?main

  2. Cool Planet: France http://www.oxfam.org.uk/coolplanet/ontheline/explore/journey/france/daylife1.htm  

Germany

  1. ThinkQuest http://library.thinkquest.org/26576

  2. World Factbook http://www.yahooligans.com/reference/factbook/gm/index.html

  3. Germany http://userpage.chemie.fu-berlin.de/adressen/brd.html

  4. Germany:CIA Factbook http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/gm.html

India

  1. World Factbook: India http://www.yahooligans.com/reference/factbook/in/index.html

Italy

  1.  Italy Facts: Kids World Travel Guide: http://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/italy-facts.html  
  2.  Italy People & Places: National Geographic: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/italy/
  3. Italy: Culture Grams: http://online.culturegrams.com/kids/kids_country.php?contid=5&wmn=Europe&cid=25&cn=Italy

Japan

  1. Kids Web Japan http://web-jpn.org/kidsweb/index.html

  2. Japan Fact Sheet http://web-japan.org/factsheet/

  3. Fact Monster http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0107666.html

  4. Japan Culture for Children http://blog.dinolingo.com/2011/09/18/japanese-culture-for-children%E2%80%93-fun-facts-food-music-language-nihongo-%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC-japanese-culture-interesting-facts/

Kenya

  1. World Factbook: Kenya http://www.yahooligans.com/reference/factbook/ke/index.html

  2. Introduction to Kenya http://www.geographia.com/kenya

  3. Kenya Information http://www.africanet.com/africanet/country/kenya/default.htm

  4. Kenya Factbook http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ke.html

  5. World Almanac for Kids: Kenya http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/explore/nations/kenya.html

  6. Swahili Language and Culure http://www.glcom.com/hassan/swahili.html

  7. Kenya http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/staff/DarleneBishop/kenya/africa_front.html

  8. Kenya Beasts http://www.kenyabeasts.org.uk

  9. Kenya http://www.africanet.com/africanet/country/kenya/default.htm

  10. Kenya: Schools http://pbskids.org/africa/myworld/cannon.html

Mexico

  1. Thinkquest: http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0212302/mexico.html  

  2. National Geographic: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/mexico/

  3. Fact Monster: http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0930069.html

  4. Country Studies: Mexico http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/mxtoc.html

  5. Mexico: Tooter for Kids http://www.tooter4kids.com/Mexico/index.htm

  6. Diego Rivera http://www.diegorivera.com/index.php

  7. Cesar Chavez http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/hispanicamerican/chavez/

The Mayans

  1. Mayan Kids http://www.mayankids.com

  2. Welcome to Maya Adventure http://www.smm.org/sln/ma/

  3. The Maya Civilization http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/travel/ldumois/maya/mayanindex.html

  4. The Mayan Calendar http://webexhibits.org/calendars/calendar-mayan.html

  5. Journey Through Tikal http://www.destination360.com/tikal.htm

  6. The Maya Astronomy Page http://www.michielb.nl/maya

  7. Civilizations in America: The Mayas http://www.wsu.edu/~dee/CIVAMRCA/MAYAS.HTM

  8. Mystery of the Maya http://www.civilization.ca/civil/maya/mminteng.html

  9. Mayan Art http://www.kyrene.k12.az.us/schools/brisas/sunda/arthistory/mexico.htm

  10. The Rainforest http://www.rainforesteducation.com

Nigeria

  1. Nigeria http://www.tanzania-web.com/www.africanet.com/africanet/country/nigeria/home.htm

  2. Yahoo Kids http://kids.yahoo.com/reference/world-factbook/country/ni--Nigeria

  3. Time For Kids http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/kids/hh/goplaces/main/0,28375,1044380,00.html

  4. National Geographic http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/nigeria/

  5. Every Culture http://www.everyculture.com/Ma-Ni/Nigeria.html

  6. Kids Zone http://www.motherlandnigeria.com/kidzone.html

  7. BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/country_profiles/1064557.stm

  8. Factmonster http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/world/A0835652.html

  9. Excite http://www1.excite.com/travel/travelguide/destination/0,20310,Africa-486,00.html

  10. Nigeria http://www.mrdowling.com/611-nigeria.html

  11. Hopes on the Horizon http://www.pbs.org/hopes/nigeria/index.html

  12. International Foundation http://www.ifnc.org/

South Africa

  1. South Africa http://www.geographia.com/south-africa/

  2. Kids World Travel Guide: http://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/south-africa-for-kids.html

  3. South African Wildlife http://www.sa-venues.com/wildlife/default.htm

Sudan

  1. World Factbook: Sudan http://www.yahooligans.com/reference/factbook/su/index.html

  2. Sudan Factbook http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/su.html

Teacher Resource

  1. Peace Corps: Teaching About Culture http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/educators/index.html

Grade 4 Research Projects

Colonial America

  1. Colonial Trades Slide Show: http://history.org/foundation/journal/Spring10/trades_slideshow/#images/apothecary.jpg

  2. Colonial Trades Descriptions: http://www.history.org/almanack/life/trades/tradehdr.cfm

  3. Mr. Nussbaum 13 Colonies: http://mrnussbaum.com/13-colonies

  4. Social Studies for Kids: http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/colonialtimes.htm

  5. Thinkquest: http://library.thinkquest.org/J002611F/index.htm

  6. Colonial America Land of the Brave: http://www.landofthebrave.info/

  7. Have Fun with History: http://www.havefunwithhistory.com/HistorySubjects/colonialAmerica.html

  8. Colonial Timeline: http://historyplace.com/unitedstates/revolution/rev-early.htm

  9. 13 Colonies Map Game: http://www.purposegames.com/game/d4c1306c

Explorers

John Cabot

  1. John Cabot http://library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/john_cabot.htm

  2. John Cabot: Explorers of the Millennium http://library.thinkquest.org/4034/cabot.html

  3. John Cabot: NNDB http://www.nndb.com/people/679/000095394/

  4. Enchanted Learning: John Cabot http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/explorers/page/c/cabot.shmtl

  5. Groliers Encyclopedia http://go.grolier.com/

  6. John Cabot: Elizabethan Era http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/john-cabot.htm

Jacques Cartier

  1.  Mr. Nussbaum http://mrnussbaum.com/explorers/jacques_cartier/

  2. Jacques Cartier: Voyages http://library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/jacques_cartier.htm

  3. Enchanted Learning: Jacques Cartier http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/explorers/indexc.shtml

  4. Jacques Cartier: Travel & History http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1143.html

Samuel de Champlain

1. Mr. Nussbaum http://mrnussbaum.com/explorers/champlain/

2. Thinkquest: http://library.thinkquest.org/4034/champlain.html

3. PBS http://www.pbs.org/empireofthebay/profiles/dechamplain.html

4. Enchanted Learning http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/c/champlain.shtml

5. Samuel de Champlain http://www.samueldechamplain.com/

Henry Hudson

1. Ducksters http://www.ducksters.com/biography/explorers/henry_hudson.php

2. PBS http://www.pbs.org/empireofthebay/profiles/hudson.html

3. Thinkquest http://library.thinkquest.org/4034/hudson.html

4. Enchanted Learning
http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/essays/general/the-united-states-of-america-and-the-netherlands/henry-hudson---an-englishman-in-dutch-service.php

5. American History http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/essays/general/the-united-states-of-america-and-the-netherlands/henry-hudson---an-englishman-in-dutch-service.php

Giovanni da Verrazano

1. Mr. Nussbaum http://mrnussbaum.com/explorers/verrazano/

2. Biography http://www.biography.com/people/giovanni-da-verrazzano-9517737

3. US History http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h534.html

4. Famous Americans http://www.famousamericans.net/giovannideverrazano/

5. Enchanted Learning http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/indexv.shtml

 

Christopher Columbus

1. Mr. Nussbaum http://mrnussbaum.com/columbus/

2. Ducksters http://www.ducksters.com/biography/explorers/christopher_columbus.php

3. Enchanted Learning http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/c/columbus.shtml

4.Thinkquest http://library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/columbus.htm

Juan Ponce De Leon

  1. Juan Ponce De Leon http://library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/ponce_de_leon.htm

  2. Juan Ponce De Leon: Florida's First Spanish Explorer http://fcit.usf.edu/Florida/lessons/de_leon/de_leon1.htm

  3. Juan Ponce De Leon http://www.win.tue.nl/~engels/discovery/ponce.html

  4. Enchanted Learning: Juan Ponce De Leon http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/d/deleon.shtml

  5. Juan Ponce De Leon: Elizabethan Era http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/juan-ponce-de-leon.htm

Hernando De Soto

  1. Hernando De Soto http://library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/de_soto.htm

  2. Notable Biographies: Hernando De Soto http://www.notablebiographies.com/De-Du/de-Soto-Hernando.html

  3. Hernando De Soto: Travel & History http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1012.html

  4. Enchanted Learning: Hernando De Soto http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/d/desoto.shtml

  5. Hernando De Soto: Elizabethan Era http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/hernando-de-soto.htm

Quiz Yourself

  1. Explorers of North America http://www.quia.com/custom/48main.html

  2. Explorers: Activities & Quizzes http://www.mce.k12tn.net/explorers/explorers_start.htm

Immigration and Ellis Island

Ellis Island

  1. Immigration Experience http://www.ellisisland.org/immexp/index.asp?

  2. Ellis Island Immigration Museum http://ellisisland.com

  3. The History Channel http://www.historychannel.com/ellisisland/main.html

  4. The History Channel: Gateway http://www.historychannel.com/ellisisland/gateway/index.html

  5. About.com: The American Immigration Home Page http://americanhistory.about.com/
    http://www.bergen.org/AAST/Projects/Immigration/index.html 

Angel Island

  1. Immigrant Journeys of Chinese-Americans http://www.angel-island.com/history.html

  2. Angel Island: Immigrant Journeys http://www.angel-island.com

  3. Immigration Station http://angelisland.org/immigr02.html

Various Immigrant Groups

Immigrants

  1. PBS: New Americans http://www.pbs.org/kcet/newamericans

  2. Immigration Introduction http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/immig/alt/introduction.html

  3. German-American Internet Scavenger Hunt http://cloudnet.com/~edrbsass/Germ-Am.htm

Irish

  1. The Irish Potato Famine http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/famine/index.html

  2. The Irish Potato Famine http://www.humboldt1.com/~history/lexiso/

  3. Immigration Introduction http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/immig/alt/irish.html

Scandinavian

  1. Immigration Introduction http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/immig/alt/scandinavian.html

  2. Pacific Lutheran University http://www.plu.edu/~archives/sie/sie_index.html

  3. Harvard University Library http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/immigration/themes-scandinavian.html

Chinese

  1. Immigration Introduction http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/immig/alt/chinese.html

  2. Immigration The Journey to America http://library.thinkquest.org/20619/Chinese.html

Mexican

  1. 1. Immigration Introduction http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/immig/alt/mexican.html

  2. PBS: The Border http://www.pbs.org/kpbs/theborder/history/timeline/17.html

Citizenship/Naturalization Test

  1. Sample questions on US Citizenship test http://www.usimmigrationsupport.org/citizenship_test.html

  2. BrainPop: Immigration (you must log in) http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ushistory/immigration/

Native Americans of the Northeast

Iroquois

Longhouses

  1. An Ontario Iroquoian Longhouse http://www.rom.on.ca/schools/longhouse/longhouse1.php

  2. Iroquois Indian Museum: What is a longhouse? http://www.iroquoismuseum.org/longhous.htm

  3. New York State Museum: Longhouses http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/IroquoisVillage/constructiontwo.html#e

  4. Eastern Woodlands Indians http://portfolio.educ.kent.edu/mcclellandr/zackthezipper/easternwoodland.htm

  5. Native Tech: Scenes from the Eastern Woodlands http://www.nativetech.org/scenes/index.html

Other Sites

  1. Investigating the First Thanksgiving http://www.plimoth.org/media/olc/intro.html

  2. Iroquois History http://www.tolatsga.org/iro.html

  3. Iroquois Regalia http://www.tuscaroras.com/graydeer/pages/childrenspage.htm

  4. Iroquois Oral History http://www.indians.org/welker/iroqoral.htm

  5. Eastern Woodland Indians http://www.nativetech.org

  6. A Mohawk Iroquois Village http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/IroquoisVillage/villagetwo.html

  7. Native Tech: Scenes from the Eastern Woodlands http://www.nativetech.org/scenes/index.html

Algonquins

  1. Algonquin History and Culture http://www.native-languages.org/algonquin_culture.htm

  2. Native Languages of the Americas http://www.native-languages.org/algonquin.htm

  3. Alogonquin and Great Lake Tribes http://www.mce.k12tn.net/indians/reports1/algonquian.htm

  4. Americas Story from America's Library http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/aa/pocahonta

  5. Algonquin History http://www.dickshovel.com/alg.html

Lenape

  1. Delaware Tribal Indians http://www.delawaretribeofindians.nsn.us/

  2. msn Encarta Introduction http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761553068/Delaware_(people).html

  3. New Jersey History Kids http://www.njhistorykids.org/NJHistoryKids.htm

  4. About the Lenape Lifeways http://www.lenapelifeways.org/lenape1.htm#lenapes

New York State

  1. Enchanted Learning: New York http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/newyork
  2. The 50 States http://teachersfirst.com/share/states/states.cfm?state=ny
  3. I Love NY Kids Page http://www.dos.ny.gov/kids_room
  4. The US Fifty http://www.theus50.com/newyork/geography.php
  5. New York State Webquest http://www.zunal.com/webquest.php?w=103101
  6. NYS Landform Map http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states/maps1/ny.gif
  7. NYS Map with Major Cities/Bordering States http://www.mapsofworld.com/usa/states/new-york/new-york-river-map.html
  8. NYS County Map http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/maps/new_york_map.html
  9. New York State Counties and Regions http://visitnewyorkstate.net/regions/
  10. University of Texas at Austin-NY Map http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/united_states/new_york_90.jpg
  11. Grolier Online-America The Beautiful http://go.grolier.com/gol

Revolutionary War

Try the Grolier Online Encyclopedia for all topics: http://go-kids.grolier.com/

  1. The American Revolution http://theamericanrevolution.org/default.aspx

  2. American Revolution: Strengths and Weaknesses of Opposing Sides http://home.earthlink.net/~gfeldmeth/lec.rev.html

  3. American Revolution: The History Place - Timeline of Events/People http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/revolution

  4. Drums Along the Mohawk: NY History http://www.nyhistory.net/~drums/

  5. Flags of the Amer. Rev. http://members.tripod.com/~txscv/revolt.htm

Famous People of the Revolutionary War Period

  1. People of the Revolution http://library.thinkquest.org/TQ0312848/people.htm

  2. Biographies: Colonial Hall http://www.colonialhall.com/index.asp

  3. Famous People Biographies of Rev War http://www.historycentral.com/bio/RevoltBIOS/INDEX.html

  4. Betsy Ross http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/index.html

  5. Thomas Paine http://www.ushistory.org/paine/index.htm

Events

  1. Philadelphia and the Rev. War http://www.ushistory.org/march/index.html

  2. Boston Tea Party http://www.bostonteapartyship.com

Battles of the Revolutionary War

  1. The American Revolution-Lessons/Quizzes http://www.mce.k12tn.net/revolutionary_war/american_revolution.htm  

  2. A Revolutionary Day http://www.revolutionaryday.com

  3. Spy Letters of the Amer. Rev. http://www2.si.umich.edu/spies/index-methods.html

  4. American Revolution for Kids http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/revolution/revolution.htm

Famous People of Orange County

  1. Henry Wisner http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000655

  2. Benedict Arnold...at West Point http://www.revolutionaryday.com/usroute9w/westpoint/default.htm 

  3. Benedict Arnold...at West Point http://ushistory.org/valleyforge/served/arnold.html

Famous Places in Orange County

  1. New Windsor Cantonment http://www.fieldtrip.com/ny/45611765.htm

  2. New Windsor Cantonment http://www.revolutionaryday.com/usroute9w/windsor/default.htm

  3. Washington's Headquarters http://www.fieldtrip.com/ny/45621195.htm

  4. Washington's Headquarters http://hhr.highlands.com/washing.htm

Service Animals

  1. How Guide Dogs Work (PDF)

  2. Guide Dog Facts http://www.disabled-world.com/disability/serviceanimals/guide-dogs.php  

  3. Service Dog Solutions, What is a Service Dog? http://pawsitivesolutions.org/what-is-a-service-dog/  

  4. Guide Dog Training http://www.guidedogs.com/site/PageServer?pagename=programs_dog_guide  

  5. Worldbook Online http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar754109&st=service+animals

Simple Machines

  1. EdHeads: Simple Machines http://www.edheads.org/activities/simple-machines/glossary.htm

  2. Exploring Leonardo: Inventor's Toolbox. Resource for students and teachers with information on machines, especially Leonardo's futuristic inventions. Has interactive activities and teacher notes.
    http://www.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/InventorsToolbox.html

  3. Leonardo's Mystery Machinery-Challenge yourself. Which mysterious machine goes with which simple machine. http://www.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/LeosMysteriousMachinery.html

  4. MiKids.Com: http://MiKids.com/Smachines.htm

  5. EdHeads Challenge Activity: http://www.edheads.org/activities/simple-machines/index.htm

  6. Dirtmeister: Simple Machines http://teacher.scholastic.com/dirtrep/simple/plane.htm

  7. http://www.coe.uh.edu/archive/science/science_lessons/scienceles1/finalhome.htm

  8. http://sunshine.chpc.utah.edu/javalabs/java12/machine/index.htm

  9. http://sln.fi.edu/qa97/spotlight3/spotlight3.html

  10. http://www.msichicago.org/play/simplemachines/

Grade 5 Research Projects

Arctic Oil Debate

The Great Debate: Drilling for Oil in the Arctic
Pro and Con: Use the web sites below to find facts to support your side of the debate.

  1. Arctic Power http://www.anwr.org

  2. National Resource Defense Council http://www.savebiogems.org/arctic

  3. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: US Fish & Wildlife Servicehttp://arctic.fws.gov

  4. Alaska Coalition of Oregon http://www.arcticwildlife.org/home.htm

World Biomes

General Sites

  1. Additional Site for Arctic, Everglades and Desert: http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/exploring_ecosystems/index.html

  2. The Temperate Forest: THE CYBERZOO-Your key to the Biomes
    http://www.tramline.com/tours/sci/forest/_tourlaunch1.htm

  3. Blue Planet Biomes
    http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/world_biomes.htm

  4. The Franklin Institute for Resources for Learning:  http://www.fi.edu/tfi/units/life/habitat/habitat.html 

  5. http://www.thewildclassroom.com/biomes/index.html

Deserts

  1. http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/desert/ 

  2. http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/desert.htm

  3.  http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/desert/desert.shtml

  4. http://www.ahsd25.k12.il.us/Curriculum%20Info/africa/desertanimals.htm 

  5. http://www.ahsd25.k12.il.us/Curriculum%20Info/africa/desert.htm

Rain Forests

  1. http://www.kathimitchell.com/rainfor.html 

  2. http://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/biomerainfor.htm

  3. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/rainforest/

  4. http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rainforest.htm

  5. http://www.mbgnet.net/sets/rforest/index.htm  

Tundra/Arctic

  1. http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/tundra.html

  2. http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/tundra/animals/ 

  3. http://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/Science/Earth_Science/Tundra/ 

  4. http://ths.sps.lane.edu/biomes/tundra5/tundra5.html

  5. http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/nceas-web/kids/biomes/tundra.htm 

Oceans

  1. http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/marine.php

  2. http://mbgnet.mobot.org/salt/index.htm 

  3. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/ocean/Oceanlife.shtml 

  4. http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/nceas-web/kids/biomes/marine.htm

  5. http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/Water/marine_ecology.html  

  6. http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/info-books/coral/index.htm

Canada

Sites to use with Canada Scavenger Hunt

  1. Canada by Enchanted Learning http://www.enchantedlearning.com/school/Canada  

  2. Mr. Dowling's Electronic Passport: Canada http://www.mrdowling.com/709canada.html

Sites to use with "Come to Canada Web Quest"

  1. Come to Canada Web Quest http://www.siue.edu/~jandris/north/canada.html  

Saskatchewan

  1. Tourism Saskatchewan http://www.2escape.com

  2. Land of Living Skies http://www.sasktourism.com

Manitoba

  1. Travel Manitoba http://www.travelmanitoba.com

Quebec

  1. Quebec http://www.bonjourquebec.com

New Brunswick

  1. Tourism and Parks of New Brunswick http://tourismnewbrunswick.ca

General Canadian Sites

  1. Teaching and Learning About Canada http://www.canadainfolink.ca/teach.htm

  2. Canada Info http://www.craigmarlatt.com/craig/canada

  3. National Parks and National Parks Reserves http://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca/english/schoolnet/parks.html

  4. Attractions Canada http://www.attractionscanada.com

  5. Canada For Kids http://www.kathimitchell.com/canada/canada.htm

  6. Canadian Rockies http://www.canadianrockies.net/

  7. National Parks of Canada http://www.pc.gc.ca/progs/np-pn/index_E.asp

Environment

Solar Energy

  1. Solar Energy www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/sources/renewable/solar.html

  2. Biomass www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/sources/renewable/biomass.html

  3. Hydropower www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/sources/renewable/water.html

  4. Tidal Energy www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/sources/renewable/ocean.html

  5. Geothermal www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/sources/renewable/geothermal.html

  6. Wind www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/sources/renewable/wind.html

  7. EcoKids: http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/index.cfm

Immigration

Ellis Island

  1. Immigration Experience http://www.ellisisland.org/immexp/index.asp?

  2. The History Channel http://www.historychannel.com/ellisisland/main.html

  3. From Ellis Island to Orchard Street http://www.tenement.org/immigrate/ 

  4. Ellis Island Timeline: http://www.ellisisland.org/genealogy/ellis_island_timeline.asp

  5. Scholastic Ellis Island Tour: http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/tour/

Angel Island

  1. Immigrant Journeys of Chinese-Americans http://www.angel-island.com/history.html

  2. Angel Island: Immigrant Journeys http://www.angel-island.com

  3. Angel Island History: http://aiisf.org/index.php/history

  4. Life on Angel Island: http://aiisf.org/history/life-on-angel-island

Various Immigrant Groups

Immigrants

  1. PBS: New Americans http://www.pbs.org/kcet/newamericans

  2. Immigration Introduction http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/immig/alt/introduction.html

  3. German-American Internet Scavenger Hunt http://cloudnet.com/~edrbsass/Germ-Am.htm

Irish

  1. The Irish Potato Famine http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/famine/index.html

  2. The Irish Potato Famine http://www.humboldt1.com/~history/lexiso/

  3. Immigration Introduction http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/immig/alt/irish.html

Scandinavian

  1. Immigration Introduction http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/immig/alt/scandinavian.html

  2. Pacific Lutheran University http://www.plu.edu/~archives/sie/sie_index.html

  3. Harvard University Library http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/immigration/themes-scandinavian.html

Chinese

  1. Immigration Introduction http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/immig/alt/chinese.html

  2. Immigration The Journey to America http://library.thinkquest.org/20619/Chinese.html

Mexican

  1. Immigration Introduction http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/immig/alt/mexican.html

  2. PBS: The Border http://www.pbs.org/kpbs/theborder/history/timeline/17.html

Citizenship/Naturalization Test

  1. Sample questions on US Citizenship test http://www.usimmigrationsupport.org/citizenship_test.html

  2. BrainPop: Immigration (you must log in) http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ushistory/immigration/

Latin America 

  1. Kids National Geographic http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/

  2. Latin World Magazine http://www.latinworld.com/regions/index.html

  3. Latin America Information Center http://lanic.utexas.edu

  4. Geographia: Latin America http://www.geographia.com/indx05.htm

  5. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/hispanic/index.htm

  6. Washington Office on Latin America http://wola.org

  7. Latin American Expeditions http://www.mnh.si.edu/anthro/laexped/exped2.htm

Lewis and Clark Expedition

  1. Inside the Corps http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/index.html

  2. Lewis & Clark Online Base Camp http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lewisclark/index.html

  3. The Expedition of the Corps of Discovery http://www.edgate.com/lewisandclark

  4. Lewis and Clark Go West http://www.nationalgeographic.com/west/index.html  

  5. Discovering Lewis & Clark http://www.lewis-clark.org

  6. The Journals of Lewis and Clark http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/JOURNALS/toc.html

  7. Lewis and Clark Trail-Relive the Adventure http://www.lewisandclarktrail.com/

  8. Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail http://www.nps.gov/lecl/

  9. Lewis and Clark Following the Voyage of Discovery http://www.lewisandclark.com/

Sacagawea

  1. Sacagawea http://www.rootsweb.com/~nwa/sacajawea.html

  2. Sacagawea http://education.boisestate.edu/compass/Kidscompass/Sacajawea.htm

  3. The West: Sacagawea http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/s_z/sacagawea.htm

  4. Sacagawea Center http://www.sacajaweacenter.org/

Meriwether Lewis

  1. The West: Meriwether Lewis http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/i_r/lewis.htm

  2. Meriwether Lewis: Biography http://www.nps.gov/jeff/LewisClark2/CorpsOfDiscovery/The Leaders/Lewis/lewis.htm

William Clark

  1. The West: William Clark http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/clark.htm

  2. William Clark: Biography http://www.nps.gov/jeff/LewisClark2/CorpsOfDiscovery/TheLeaders/Clark/Clark.htm

Toussaint Charbonneau

  1. Toussaint Charbonneau http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/inside/tchar.html

  2. Toussaint Charbonneau: Biography http://www.nps.gov/jeff/LewisClark2/CorpsOfDiscovery/TheOthers/Civilians/

  3. www.ToussaintCharbonneau.htm

Thomas Jefferson

  1. Thomas Jefferson: Biography http://www.nps.gov/jeff/LewisClark2/CorpsOfDiscovery/TheLeaders/Jefferson/Jefferson.htm

  2. Jefferson's West http://monticello.org/jefferson/lewisandclark/origins.html

  3. Biography of Thomas Jefferson http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/tj3.html

Seaman: The Newfoundland Dog

  1. Seaman http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/inside/seaman.html

  2. Seaman: The Newfoundland Dog http://www.glencoe.com/sec/socialstudies/btt/lewis_clark/seaman.shtml

  3. Lewis and Clark Trail-Seaman http://www.lewisandclarktrail.com/seaman.htm

Lewis Web Quest: http://infosys.pls.uni.edu/nielsen/neilsen/spattask.htm 

Mythology

  1. Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology http://www.mythweb.com/encyc/index.html

  2. Greek Mythology: Gods, Heroes, Creatures http://www.desy.de/gna/interpedia/greek_myth/greek_myth.html

  3. Web Quest: Pegasus' Paradise http://library.thinkquest.org/4553/

  4. MythWeb: Greek gods and heroes; Roman counterpartshttp://www.mythweb.com/

  5. Classical Mythology: Roman and Greek (Reading levels)http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/mythology/myths.html

  6. Web Quest: Greek Gods - Who Are They? http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/kimbrough/greekgods/greekgods

  7. Ancient Roman Mythologyhttp://www.crystalinks.com/romemythology.html

  8. Chart of Greek and Roman gods with description and symbol http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0210901/greekmythology3.htm

Pathway to the West

  1. Webquest http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0210182/

  2. History Globe-The Oregon Trail http://www.historyglobe.com/websites.html#a1

Rocks and Minerals

  1. This Planet Really Rocks!! http://library.thinkquest.org/J002289/index.html

  2. Mineralogy 4 Kids http://www.minsocam.org/MSA/K12/K_12.html

  3. Interactive Rock Cycle Animation http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/investigations/es0602/es0602page02.cfm

  4. National Park Service: Mt. Rushmore http://www.nps.gov/moru

  5. Rocks and Minerals Slide Show http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/vwlessons/lessons
    /Slideshow/Slideindex.html

  6. Rock Hounds: How Rocks are Formed: Animations http://sln.fi.edu/fellows/payton/rocks/create/index.html

  7. Minerals by name http://mineral.galleries.com/minerals/by-name.htm

  8. A wealth of links about rocks http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/rocks.html

  9. America http://www.americangemsociety.org/birthstones

  10. Gem Gallery http://www.theimage.com/gemstone/gemstone.html  

  11. Gem Stone Images for Educational Use: http://www.gia.edu/research-resources/library/visual-resources-library/images-for-educational-use/index.html 

Evaluating Websites

You will soon be doing a research project. Some of your research will be on the Internet and will you want to get the most from the sources you use.

Today we are going to look at a few sites and you are to evaluate if they will be useful and accurate for your research. Are they easy to navigate, to find the information you need? Please keep in mind the criteria we discussed about evaluating a web site: the URL, Who, What, When, and Why. Please evaluate each site. Use the work sheets provided to write your comments.

Remember to think about the following questions when you look at each site:

  • What information can you gather from just the URL? What is the purpose of the web site? Is the information accurate? Is the information fact or opinion?

  • Who wrote these pages? (Single author or organization) Is the source credible?

  • When was it written or last updated? Do I need my information to be current?

  • Why is this site posted? Will it help me with my research? Were you able to locate the information you needed easily?

  1. http://landforms.com/

  2. http://www.edu.pe.ca/southernkings/landforms.htm

  3. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/landforms/glossary.shtml

U. S. Government

  1. Virtual Tour of Washington, DC http://sc94.ameslab.gov/TOUR/tour-old.html

  2. Ben's Guide to Government http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/index.html

  3. National Mock Election Practice Page http://www.nationalmockelection.org/tools_howvote.html#resources

  4. Ballot Site http://www.mockelection2008.or

The United States

  1. Fifty States http://www.50states.com

  2. The 50 States http://teachersfirst.com/share/states/

  3. The US 50 http://www.theus50.com/

  4. Library of Congress: Explore the States http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/es

  5. State Symbols http://www.netstate.com/states/

  6. Stately Knowledge http://www.ipl.org/youth/stateknow/

  7. Key to the City http://www.usacitiesonline.com

  8. American States http://www.globalcomputing.com/states.html

  9. Kid Port; US Geography http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/UsaGeography/UsaGeography.htm

Activities

  1. National Atlas: create layered data maps of US or any state. http://nationalatlas.gov/mapmaker

  2. American Folklore: Retelling of American folklore, Native American myths, and legends, tall tales, weather folklore and ghost stories from each and every state. Read about famous characters also. http://www.americanfolklore.net

National Parks

  1. National Parks http://www.npca.com/explore_the_parks/