High School Internet Resources


Scholastic Interactive Learning Activities for Grades 9-12- Writing with Scientists, Content Area Reading, American History, and more


Secondary Math Interactives- from NCTM

Yenka- 700 classroom resources (interactive animations and graphics) for students 14-16 years old in math and physics

Calculus on the Web- An internet tutoring utility for learning and practicing calculus

Visual Calculus- Short descriptions and examples for limits, derivatives, and integrals. Various plug-ins are needed to view some of the pages.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives- Virtual manipulatives for various mathematical topics

Interactive Mathematics Project- Various Flash activities demonstrating math concepts

The Connected Curriculum Project- Interactive learning materials for math and its applications

Java Script math applets| Middle School | Trigonometry | Calculus | Vector | Complex number | Conics |

Equation Match- Find matching pairs of equations by solving for x in each equation

NCTM Illuminations- NCTM activities for the K-12 classroom for various mathematical topics

Math247 Wiki- math screencasts made by students and teachers geared for K-7 but some topics could be used in 9th grade math classes

Math Teaching Resources- Java programs, flash movies and interactive templates

Math Open Reference- Using interactive tools and compelling animations, it provides an engaging way to learn and explore the subject

Math Java Applets- great for middle and high school math courses to use with an interactive whiteboard; contains some fraction topics as well

Quick Math- automatic math solutions

Language Arts / Literature

Citing Sources- a guide for citing sources and avoiding plagiarism

APA Guidelines

Bibliomania- Free online literature with over 2000 classics texts

American English Pronunciation-Lessons are available on quite a few topics. Each lesson provides the pattern, gives examples, provided practice (a lot of practice), and ends with a quiz. Each word in the quiz can be pronounced for the student by clicking on the speaker icon. This site would be good for Language Arts or ESL classes.

Aesop's Fables- Short reading passages with a moral to analyze

Make your Own Comic Strip-Make up your own comics, using characters, emotions, and more

Magnetic Poetry- similar to the refrigerator magnetic kit, this virtual magnetic kit allows students to create poems and phrases

Grammar and Usage Help Sheet- tips on grammar and usage for students

English Grammar- the free online reference and guide for English grammar

Read Write Think- reading and language arts resources and lessons

The Grammar Aquarium- lessons and online grammar quizzes

The Write Place- online writing activities, printable graphic organizers, writing prompts, and other helpful resources.

Learn Out Loud- podcasts of novels

Teacher's First Interactive Raven-a look at the vocabulary and literary devices in Edgar Allen Poe's famous poem, The Raven

Online Writing Resources- links to interactive grammar lessons, dictionaries, style guides, reference sources, encyclopedias and reference works

Web English Teacher- language arts and literature resources

Lit2Go- online collection of public domain stories and poems in MP3 format


High School Ace- the academic homepage for high school students contains various resources in all subject areas to support learning in the classroom

Annenburg Learner Interactives- "Interactives" provides educators and students with strategies, content, and activities that can enhance and improve students' skills in a variety of curricular areas.

MIT Open Courseware- Free Lecture Notes, Syllabus, Tutorials, Audio & Video from MIT professors

HippoCampus- free homework assistance for high school students

EdSiteMent- National Endowment for the Humanities featuring lesson plans, web resources, and classroom activities

Notetaking Strategies

Geography / History

They Made America- PBS four part series looking at influential American inventors

Centuries of Citizenship: A Constitutional Timeline- This interactive timeline is an historical experience that explains the key events of the U.S. Constitution

Our Courts: 21st Century Civics- a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and encourage them to participate in the democratic process

Newseum- newspaper front pages from around the world

America's Story- from the Library of Congress, a site with information about American people and historical events, and each of its states

Awesome Stories- link its story content to hundreds of thousands of the world's best on-line primary sources; sign up for free group access and get unlimited resources

CNN Student News- stories and video from CNN.com

Flickr Library of Congress Photo Stream- images from the Library of Congress offering two sets of digitized photos: the 1,600 color images from the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information and 1,500+ images from the George Grantham Bain News Service; they have no known restrictions on publication or distribution, and they have high resolution scans

History Wired- from the Smithsonian National Museum, a personalized tour of the items from the Museum of American History

History Channel Classroom- from the History Channel, a classroom section filled with programming, teacher's manuals, and project ideas

Digital History- contains digital stories, a time machine activity

Library of Congress- the learning page filled with lessons and activities

eHistory- a multimedia site of history resources

Our Documents- 100 milestone documents of American History

Open History Project

Cable in the Classroom- many resources and guides to support the cable programs such as the History Channel

iCue- a free online, collaborative learning environment built around video from the NBC News Video Archives; contains videos, games and activities correlated to courses in U.S. History. U.S. Government and Politics, and English Language and Composition

CNN's Election Center 2008

Holt, Rinehart, and Winston Social Studies Resources

Open Secrets- type in your zip code and get information on the politians from your area, how much they have raised in fund, and where their funds are coming from

C-SPAN Classroom

National Geographic Xpeditions- lesson plans, activities, and web tools for geography

National Archives- gateway for resources about primary sources, activities and training for educators and students

Not for Ourselves Alone: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony- classroom activities, articles, historic documents, and web links

EASE History- is a rich online environment that supports the learning and teaching of US History. Hundreds of historical videos and photographs are currently available in EASE History

National Museum of American History- Smithsonian's History Explorer is a Web site being developed by the National Museum of American History in partnership with the Verizon Foundation to offer free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history.

In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience- This exhibit was created by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library. For each migration there are background resources, images, articles, maps and detailed lesson plans. Flash is required.

The Avalon Project- A good source for Primary Sources.

Smithsonian Cultural Heritage Tours-offering a series of free online tours that invite educators, families, and students to learn about America’s diverse cultural heritage by examining objects drawn from the Smithsonian’s vast collections. The cultural heritage tours "allow viewers to delve deeper and learn even more about African American and Latino history and culture through the prism of art and historical objects," said Director of Programs Stevie Engelke.

The New York Times Teacher Connections- offers lesson plans and educational news

We Choose the Moon- Relive the Apollo 11 moon mission in rich multimedia format

Frontline: Breaking the Bank-A website connected to an episode of Frontline, this site looks at the recent collapse of several large "superbanks," and how these bank failures have been connected to the general economic downturn

Library of Congress Webcasts


USGS Education- Map tools, satellite imagery

Education Place Outline Maps

Map Machine Student Edition

World Atlas

National Atlas

Zoom into Maps

National Geographic Map Machine

Maps: Finding Our Place in the World

Geography Challenge

Nations Illustrated- pictures from around the world

Google Earth Lessons


Medical Mysteries

Live Science

Molecular Workbench- Visual, Interactive Simulations for Teaching & Learning Science

Chemistry Websites

Chemical Elements

Chemistry Flash Animations


Countertop Chemistry- The Science House

Phet Simulations- provides dozens of fantastic simulations for physics, chemistry and biology.

AP Chemistry

Understanding Science

Understanding Evolution

Earth Exploration Toolbook-provides a series of activities, tools and case studies for using data sets with your students.

Planting Science-connect your middle or high school students to science mentors and a collaborative inquiry project.

Periodic Table of Videos-wide array of videos about the elements and other chemistry topics.

Scientists at the Smithsonian