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A Collector's Vision of Puerto Rico
An online exhibit celebrating the art and culture of a diverse society.

A Journey through Art with W.H. Johnson
The history and work of artist W.H. Johnson, complete with images of his paintings.

American Memory Project (Library of Congress)
Archival resources for exploring many aspects of American history and culture.

AOL @ School Statewide
A series of six online learning portals designed for grades K-2, 3-5, middle school, high school, teachers and administrators. Includes internet links, encyclopedias, dictionaries, lesson plans and more.

Presents a wide array of multimedia showing many different kinds of artists at work. Also includes fun and creative interactives in the “KidZone.”

Arts Activities for Reading Acquisition (AARA)
This site provides many suggestions for how to use arts activities to teach and reinforce spelling patterns, phonemic awareness, and many other reading skills.

Campfire Stories with George Catlin
This website presents and intreprets hundreds of George Catlin's artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's permanent collection. A combination of paintings, historical documents, and commentary from contemporary experts allows students to explore the intersection of two cultures, both in Catlin's time and today. Includes a teacher's section with lesson plans, standards, and activities. 2003 Gold Medal Winner, MUSE Awards, and The American Association of Museums Winner, Best Educational Web Site, 2003.

Don't Buy It
Food stylists are like make-up artists. It's their job to make the food you see in advertisements look great. But when you find out how they do it, you just might lose your appetite.
Hundreds of free worksheets available in all subject areas. Also features comprehension stories sorted by grade level. Build your own spelling and vocabulary activities and more.

Variety of humanities resources from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Trust for the Humanities, and the MarcoPolo Education Foundation.

Directory of more than 20,000 links in over 50 categories.

Family Fun
Good site for activities, crafts, games, and more.

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
This site contains free resources for teachers, parents and students, including teaching ideas, learning activities, photos, maps, primary source documents and more.

Games and quizzes for kids, a curriculum guide, standards finder, quiz builder, web-based gradebook and newsletter for teachers, and a homework relief center and parent-kid challenge games for parents.

Homework Help on the Web
Homework help on such subjects as Art, History, Language, Music, Math, Writing, Science and Reference.

Islamic Arts and Architecture
Contains articles, history, glossary, downloads, and galleries featuring Islamic architecture, art, calligraphy, coins, and oriental rugs.

Jan Brett's Activities Page
2,019 pages of activities, artwork, and projects from author Jan Brett.

Kidspace at the Internet Public Library
Links to information on science fairs, sports, math the world, health and nutrition, arts, the U.S. and other sites, maintained by University of Michigan School of Information.

Maryland Kids' Page
A wealth of information about Maryland often sought by students presented in a fun, colorful format.

Maryland Public Television
A comprehensive site covering news and public affairs, arts and culture, kids and family, prgrams, and education.

Meet Cappy
A cartoon giraffe takes students on a whimsical, engaging tour of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
This site, created by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, takes advantage of the newest web technology to help elementary students explore and learn about the many styles and techniques of fine art.

features child-focused stories, activities, and information on the Gallery's collections. Visitors can explore the nuances of Jacques-Louis David's famous Napoleon in His Study, identify colors and shapes in a Kandinsky abstract painting, or follow Lizzy and Gordon through the Sculpture Garden via an animated musical tale. The site also links to family-oriented resources, events, and publications for children of all ages.

Reading is Fundamental
Contains articles, web resources, advice and tips, activities, videos and workshops related to reading.

Show Me
Fun educational interactives based on collections from U.K. museums and galleries. Covers a mind-boggling range of content.

Smithsonian Institute
Contains descriptions of the museum's various exhibits, as well as lesson plans for teachers.

Smithsonian Magazine: Kids' Castle
Articles on sports, history, the arts, travel, science and air and space for students ages 8 - 16. Also message boards, games and puzzles.

StoryArts Online
Based on the work of Heather Forest, a storyteller, this site shares lesson plans, ideas, and activities for storytelling in the classroom. All stories used are international folktales and fables.

Tate Online
Showcases the Tate art collection. Includes fun interactives for kids and lesson ideas for teachers.
Resources for teachers, including a lesson planning center, current research and techniques to enhance your classroom atmosphere, collections of materials in different subject areas, and professional development information.

The Cultural Heritage of Iraq
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology's cultural briefing on the past, present, and future of archaeology in the "cradle of civilization." Contains a Photo Gallery of artifacts known to have been in the Iraq National Museum's collection, archival photos of UPM excavations in Iraq, and access to online news clips, links, and updates on the issues surrounding Iraq's antiquities.

The Learning Site
Great multimedia resources for Grades 1-5 in Reading, Language Arts, Spelling, Math, Social Studies, Science, Health and Art.

The New York Times Learning Network
News summaries, news quizzes, word of the day, science Q&A and more for students; lesson plans, crossword puzzles, education news and more for teachers.

Virtual Field Trips
A site that makes abstract concepts become more concrete. Useful for children who are visual learners.
Lessons on the web that students can complete using the Internet. The lessons are very detailed and give step-by-step instructions to the students. All grade levels and subject areas are covered.

World Almanac for Kids
Online version of the popular print source, including articles on animals, the environment, inventions, U.S. presidents, the world, sports, space, games, and more.

Wunderkind Little Amadeus
The goal of the Wunderkind Little Amadeus TV series is to foster a life-long love of classical music and to inspire students to actively play music.



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