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General

The Homework Spot
You need it? They have it. A huge directory of homework resources by subject as well as project ideas and help with writing.

Games
Find a game to play while you wait.

TeenReads
Recommendations on books to read.

Civics

Thomas.gov
Federal legislative information on the Internet.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Choose a grade level then look around for information on how the U.S. government works.

English

Merriam-Webster Online
How do you spell that word? And what does it mean? Try this famous dictionary and thesaurus for help.

Resources for Writers - the OWL Handouts
Grammar, spelling, parts of speech, and more.

Sparknotes.com
Study guides for English literature.

Geography

United Nations
Information about the United Nations, global issues, and information about UN member countries/states.

CIA World Factbook
Facts and maps about countries of the world.

Flags of the World
Thousands of flags from around the world.

Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology
Huge resource for Greek Mythology.

History

American Memory
Historic photograph collections of United State's history.

USHistory.org
Hundreds of resources about American History

The American Civil War Home Page
Civil War resources including battles, biographies, medicine and more.

Civil War
http://www.bartleby.com/65/ci/CivilWarUS.html
Columbia encyclopedia summary of the Civil War including causes, battles and links to detailed information.

Civil War Maps
Search for maps by location, subject or alphabetically.

Gettysburg Address
See a copy of the original Gettysburg Address writing by Abraham Lincoln and read about how it was written.

U. S. National Archives and Records
Get primary source documents for American history.

Mr. Dowling's History Passport
Links to information on counties, culture and history.

Math

Ask Dr. Math
A question and answer service for K-12 math students and their teachers.

Math Reference Tables
Math tables, algebra formulas, and more.

Math.com
The World of Math online.

Virginia

Colonial Williamsburg

A resource for bios, essays, and articles on the everyday lives of extraordinary Americans. Background and research on the people and places of 18th-century Virginia.

Colonial Williamsburg
Kids Zone - Learn about people in the 18th-century.

State Fact Sheets: Virginia
US Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service

Science in Your Backyard: Virginia
US Geological Survey

Virginia Historical Society

Virginia's First People
Learn more about the people now called Virginia Indians.

Virginia Main Street Communities
National Park Service - A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary

Virginia State Parks
Park Locations

Constitution of Virginia

Virginia General Assembly Legislative Information System

Virginia's Judicial System

Virginia General Assembly

Commonwealth of Virginia
Official Web site

Virginia Memory
Library of Virginia

This Day in Virginia History
Library of Virginia

Science

The Exploratorium Science Museum
The Exploratorium has a web site of over 15,000 web pages exploring science, art, and technology including science experiments and activities.

Science News for Kids
Science news, games and information to keep you up to date on science in the news.

The Why Files
Find out the science behind the headlines.

NASA
Thousands of pages of resources on astronomy, planets, comets, astronauts and new discoveries of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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