A collection of resources, search engines and ideas to make homework a lot less frustrating
When it comes to homework, we can all use some help from time to time. Maybe it's a math problem that has you scratching your head? A particular topic you need to research? Stumped on how to prepare a bibliography? (Try using Draper's Bibliography Maker) Searching for primary source documents? Maybe you're a parent looking for ideas on making homework less of a nightly battle in your home. Let us know what you think and be sure to send us ideas for future links from this page.
BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper -- This award-winning site is one of the most comprehensive homework sites on the web. Whether you have a specific question or just need a place to launch your research, this site will help.
Homework Spot -- Looking for a Web site that can accommodate the needs of elementary students through high school? From tips on note taking to help with research on the human body, the Homework Spot is worth exploring.
Quiz Hub -- This site, geared towards students in grades 6-8, is filled with fun learning activities. It includes tools to boost vocabulary, foreign language games, and even crossword puzzles to help you prepare for that mind-boggling history test.
High School Ace -- This site is a great resource for high school students. It breaks down the main subjects studied, contains links to references, and offers SAT help as well.
American Library Association -- Whether you are looking for help in science, math, history, or English, this site has a lot to offer! It's a great source for students from kindergarten to middle school age. The site is well organized, making it pretty easy to find what you're looking for.
National Geographic Kids -- This kid-friendly homework help guide is an extensive source for help with research on animals, geography, history, science, and more.
Scientific American -- Looking for help in science and math, or even computers? Scientific American has many links so you can ask the experts.
FirstGov for Kids -- This kid-friendly site is a portal to many great connections including history, geography, health, safety, government and much more.
American Memory -- Need primary source materials for that history paper you're working on? American Memory offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections.
Digital Classroom -- The National Archives and Records Administration's Digital Classroom is a great tool to use when searching for primary source documents as well as citing them.
Encarta Encyclopedia -- Are you having trouble finding the time to make a stop at the library for research? Encarta Encyclopedia provides FREE access to the abridged encyclopedia online.
Biographical Dictionary -- Biographical Dictionary covers more than 28,000 notable men and women who have impacted the world from ancient times to the present day. Search for a person by birth or death year, professions, achievements and more.
Time 100 -- Need to write a biography? This site has extensive profiles of "The Most Important People of the 20th Century."
States and Capitals -- Are you writing a research paper on one of our 50 states? Look at this site for maps, population statistics, license plate facts, and much more.
Research Helpers -- Check out Pinewood Intermediate School's Research Helper page. This site has links to Encarta Online, Grolier Online, Kids Click, and Little Explorers.
Class Brain -- Another HUGE site that will come in handy for reports and projects -- and there's also some pretty cool games here, too!
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids -- Questions about how our government works? This Web site offers a guide to everything you want to know about the U.S. government -- but didn't know where to ask. (Now you do!)
Homework Center -- Need help with that topic sentence for your big English paper? Do your study skills need improvement? Homework Center, part of the "Information Please" network, has lots of sources to help you out.