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Below is a list of websites that each have information on a large variety of subjects:

All Subjects:

Fact Monster: Online Almanac, Dictionary, Encyclopedia and homework help
Info Please: Writing, Math, Study Skills, Calculators, Science, History, Geography, Encyclopedia, Almanac, Dictionary, and English   

Webpath Express:A search engine expressly for children. Search vetted websites appropriate for children in grades 1-12. Each website is annotated and tells what age the site is appropriate for.  Students may use search bar to find information on almost every topic. This site  is specifically for students and provided by Alameda Unified School District. 
BBC learning zone: BBC has something for everyone. What do you want to learn? Choose a subject:programs. You can even choose  "programs"-- a range of short films, including dramas, animations and documentaries, designed to provide inspiration for the classroom and beyond (material on various topics by age group). Click on Schools page for text and video related to a range of interesting topics and skills
42 Explore:  Why start with a search engine, when you can find a pathfinder to fit your needs? This website provides links to multiple sources on any one topic-- "four to eXplore" for each topic. On each page you'll find definitions, activities, the 4 good starting points, and many more links and resources for the thematic topic.
Association for Library Services to Children "Great Websites for kids": The ALSC's "Great Website for Kids" has a subject directory page that links students to a wide variety of websites oraganized by topic covering many areas of study such as: science, math, social science, the arts, literature, history, biographies as well as reference, language and animals. 
National Geographic  Student page: student page where students can search for information related to various topics, such as  science, geography/maps and social studies.
Scholastic's Science "Study Jams": Study James makes it fun and easy to find out more about almost every topic related to both earth/physical science including plants, animals, the ecosystem, weather, solar system, energy and sound,  force and motion, rocks and minerals, the human body and Scientific Inquiry. In addition to learning vocabulary and basic information about each topic, the student can quiz him/herself, watch a video, and sometime engage in an interactive activity or play a game to learn about the topic.
Khan Academy: Watch and Practice....learn almost anything, for free. With a library of over 2,800 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 290 practice exercises, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.

Fact Finder, Computation and Conversion calculator: A search engine created by WoframAlpha that allows you to type in virtually any question, calculation or word and receive an immediate, short answer. For example, you can type in "fall of Rome" or "cups to quarts" or "Krebs cycle" or "30 year loan at 5%".

Interactive world map with statistics: This site from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics includes information about each country's economy, social indicators (like literacy), population and environment.

Starfall: A free website to teach children to read with phonics. For preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. Exciting phonics games and online interactive books.

History Related:

Specifically geared to children:


America's Story from the Library of Congress

Ben's Guide to US Government

Just for Kids: Created by the State of California. This site has links to games, facts, images,and other websites on Art, Math & Science, Social Studies, History & Government, and Health & P.E. related to CALIFORNIA.

California State Parks--Office of Historic Preservation  (includes information about bldgs in the city of Alameda)
Have Fun With History: This site offers U.S. History resources for students, educators, and history buffs - streaming video, kid's activities and games, links to Living History Sites, and history merchandise.
University of California's "Calisphere": primary source documents (images and documents) related to California History (ex. Native Americans)

California Historical Society: California Historical Society presents "California History Online", an online guide for over three hundred years of California History. The resource includes a timeline, key events, personalities and images.

Kids Konnect History Websites for Children: This site provides links to various history-related websites. Click here for their subject directory,  containing information for twenty different periods of history, including Ancient World History, US History, Black History and Castles

General Public (all ages):

State of California:  Find information about California from the official state website.
Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco: This site offers links to images, exhibits, information, and biographies related to the San Francisco Bay Area.. Search by year, subject, or exhibit links.
Online Archive of California: The Online Archive of California (OAC) provides free public access to detailed descriptions of primary resource collections maintained by more than 150 contributing institutions including libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California and collections maintained by the 10 University of California (UC) campuses. This site is for the more advanced researcher (teens and adults).
Primary Sources on the Web: This site is geared more toward educators or advanced researchers who are seeking primary sources for American and World History. This site is a collection of other websites with primary sources pertaining to American and World History.
Academy of Achievement: Biographies and interviews of modern worldwide leaders.  Organized alphabetically by person, by career, and by keys to success. Includes podcasts.
BBC History: Key events in British history as well as practical information about archaeology, family history, ancient civilizations and more!
Best History Sites: A "portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more." (Best History Sites. April 2010)  Covers prehistory through modern times.
British Museum: Explore the museum's collection based on themes, highlights, world cultures or in the museum's online database containing hundreds of thousands of items.
Eye Witness to History: First hand accounts of the events in history. This site offers images, broadcasts, and more.
History Channel: Explore various topics in history through videos, images, speeches, timelines, and more.
How Stuff Works History: Explore the world's regions, civilizations, wars and inventions. Includes photo and video resources.
On This Day in History- Time Capsule: Enter a day, month and year. Then click on Quick Page to get a list of news headlines, top songs, prices, and more. 
Smithsonian Institution: Check out Encyclopedia Smithsonian where topics are organized in three areas: Art & Design, History & Culture, and Science & Technology so you can explore the collection online.
Time Archive: Time Magazine Archive offers a way to search articles and magazine covers from 1923 to the present.