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Web Resources for 6th-8th Grades
Curriculum Content including
Interactive Sites for Student Projects
Autobiography Country Research Project
- Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries
Check out this online exhibit to view Mexico's artwork from the past to present.
- Mexico's Pictures
This site has pictures of Mexico taken by Jose Luis Del Rio.
- Mexico Connect
Pictures of Mexico City.
- Meet Mexico
A site filled with images and information about the Mexicos history, geography,customs, and people.
- Discovering Mexico
Take a look at Mexico through the eyes of a photographer. Pictures and detailed descriptions about the country and its people can be found here.
- Beyond the Border
Learn the stories of 4 brothers from the Ayala family who leave Mexico to seek a better life in the USA
- Vietnam Images
A large collection of photos taken by Mogens B. Christiansen.
- Vietnam-CIA World Factbook
Learn quick facts about the geography, people, government, and economy of Vietnam.
- Hitchhiking Vietnam
A site filled with images through a womans eyes who traveled through Vietnam.
- Cool Planet-Vietnam
Filled with pictures and information, learn about Vietnams people, culture, geography, and history.
- Vietnam Passage
Learn about the Vietnam war through several firsthand accounts including stories from a fatherless Vietnamese boy, a teenage girl who was a political prisoner, and an American journalist.
- Precious Cargo
Stories about 8 people who were adopted and raised by American families through the US Operation Babylift. Learn about their journey back to Vietnam after 25 years.
Autobiography of Jane Pittman
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electricity & Magnetism
This site introduces you to "many of the basic concepts involved with Electricity and Magnetism. We will introduce you to static charge, moving charge, voltage, resistance, and current. Magnetism and how it relates to electricity will also be presented."
- Shocking Truth about Electricity
Have you ever wondered how much we depend on electricity? Where does electricity come from? What are those volts, amps and watts anyway? If you have ever thought about any of these questions, then you've come to the right place. This page will tell you the amazing story of electricity. You'll be shocked by how hot it is.
- The Wizard's Lab
Gives a nice summary of the different characteristics of electricity and magnetism. This is a Thinkquest website.(ThinkQuest is temporarily closed - come back later)
- Who Goes There: European Exploration of the New World
The site includes an overview of the various motives behind exploration, information about individual explorers categorized by country, and several activities (i.e., crossword puzzles, word searches) students can complete using their knowledge about explorers.
- Discoverers Web
This website has an alphabetical list of explorers as well as biographies on different explorers.
- Kidshealth - My Body
Learn about the different parts of your body and how it all functions to work together. Nice graphics and simple summaries of each of the different body parts.
- The Human Body
Nicely organized to each of the different parts of your body with short summaries and pictures to accompany each topic. (Thinkquest site)
- The Human Body
Some nice lizards guide you along the human body. Each page has a nice summary of the different functions of the body with pictures to accompany each topic. (Thinkquest site)
- Internet Research 4-8th Grade
This site was created to introduce you to search engines and tutorials that may help you find rich content on the web, find existing web-based activities for immediate use in your classroom, and develop a simple web-based activity using one curriculum site that you can use with your students immediately
- Confessions of Nat Turner
Primary Source Documents at "From Reconstruction to Revolution" that includes essays, biographies, documents, and more. May be high reading level.
- Nat Turner's Rebellion
A PBS site (Chapter 3) about Africans in America 1831.including related links at the bottom of the page with more information on Nat Turner.
Plate Tectonics and Earth Structure
Why People Rebel
"I am a teacher at 107th elementary school in LAUSD, an inner-city school. Everything good that is given to us - is then taken away. The CADRE has brought art, music, dance, drama and light to a very difficult academic community. The Cadre is the only wonderful experience happening at 107th street school - this program needs to be continually funded. As well as encouraging students to find new areas of expertise, the teachers participate and learn about programs new to them as well. The Kathryn Dunham Dance Company was totally inspiring and intriguing as I got a taste of the dance the students would learn. The Marchall Dance Company was the only HOLIDAY PROGRAM my 1st graders received this year - and it was a dandy! Just Great! Samuel, a 1st grader in my class, was called to join in the welcoming dance and my whole class was proud of him and he was elated. Please, continue the funding for the CADRE. Thank you. Rosemary Pluskat"
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