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School Subjects

General Homework Help
  • FactMonster
    Homework help of every sort. Almanacs, encyclopedias, biographies, tools for school, and when you're done, a bit of fun.
  • Kidspace
    Links to online resources in science, history, and other topics. Includes an email "Ask a Question" service.
  • Shmoop
    Literature, poetry, and U.S. history study guides for high school and college students.
Geography
  • 50 States.com
    States and capitals are listed with detailed information and maps for each state.
  • Country Profiles
    Includes overviews, facts, leaders, and background information on countries, territories, and key institutions. From the BBC News site.
  • World Geography
    Country profiles based on information from the CIA World Factbook.
Literature
  • Free Booknotes
    An alphabetical list of free book summaries, literature notes, and study guides for over 250 books.
  • Googlebooks
    Search the latest index of the world's books. Find millions of great books you can preview or read for free.
  • Spark Notes
    From Barnes & Noble. A database of study guides and notes on literature, drama, poetry, and more.
Math
  • Geometry Step by Step
    "Dedicated to making it easier for students to understand and work with Euclidean Geometry." This site includes problems, quizzes, SAT math, and many animated examples.
  • A Maths Dictionary for Kids
    Explains more than 400 common math terms in simple language.
  • TeachExplain
    A step-by-step calculator that explains parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. As you type in the the problem, you get the answer.
  • Webmath
    General math, algebra, graphs, plots, geometrical stuff, trigonometry and calculus.
Science
  • Fear of Physics
    Designed for teachers and students in middle and high school, this site contains many different simulations to demonstrate the concepts of physics.
  • How Stuff Works
    Click on categories to see how engines, computers, hurricanes, tornadoes, cruise missiles, medical school, and other stuff work.
  • The Why Files
    Provides information on current topics and information about the science behind the news.
  • Science Fair Project Resource Guide
    This Internet Public Library site guides you through understanding the "Scientific Method", to choosing a topic, to "Asking an Expert", tips and tricks, and links to science fair sites.
US History
  • Dred Scott Digital Project
    From the library at Washington University in St. Louis. The records in this exhibit document Dred and Harriet Scott's early struggle to gain their freedom through litigation. Original documents in .jpg format and transcriptions in Word or HTML format are available.
  • Best History Sites
    This site features links to K-12 history sites. It includes categories for Prehistory, Ancient/Biblical, Medieval, US History, Early Modern European, 20th Century, World War II, Art History, and more.
  • Historical Thinking Matters
    Focusing on key topics in US History, this site is designed to teach high school students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives.
  • The History Net
    From the National Historical Society, this site offers more than 400 feature articles originating from 14 Cowles History Group publications.
  • dMarie Time Capsule
    Create your own time capsule. Enter a date, pick from the top headlines and famous people born, top music hits, top TV shows, hot new toys released, and top books released. When you are finished, print out the page. It includes extra info like who was president and the prices for bread, gas, stamps, and the minimum wage.