Johnson Student Resources

last updated 05/09/07                   

American History (see also Patriotism)

History Reference Center (school)

History Reference Center (home)

Curriculum Resource Center (school)

Curriculum Resource Center (home)

Plimoth -on- Web

Plymouth Hall Museum

Virtual Tour of Plimoth Plantation

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Life

Plymouth: Its History and People

Jamestown Rediscovery

American Timeline: The Southern Colonies

Kids Click!

Betsy Ross Homepage

Colonial America Hunt

Declaring Independence:
Drafting the Documents

America's Freedom Documents

A Chronology of US Historical Documents

Liberty! The American Revolution

The History Place

History Lab

The American Revolution
Nicely organized into Battles, Important People, Historical Events, Historical Documents and a Timeline, this site has lots of concise American Revolution information for homework and school reports. 

Loyalty or Liberty?
It's the summer of 1775, and you are a slave belonging to a staunch Loyalist. As you travel through this text-based role-playing game, you will gather secrets from both the Patriots and Loyalists. 

A Revolutionary Webquest

Virtual Marching Tour of the American Revolution

Digital History

Revolutionary War

Revolutionary War Timeline

National Park Service Museum Collection:  The Revolutionary War

Virtual Marching Tour of the American Revolution

Liberty! The Road to Revolution

Colonial & Revolutionary Americans Internet Hunt

The American Revolution

Revolutionary War - Biographies

Revolutionary War Biographes

Lives of Famous Early Americans


Animals and Nature   

Nature Guide


National Endangered Species Act

The Belize Zoo

EnchantedLearning Animal Printouts and coloring sheets

San Diego Zoo

Animals of the Rainforest

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Sea World

EnchantedLearning Animal Printouts and coloring sheets

RedList of Threatened Species

Exploring the Environment

National Zoo

Endangered Animals/SurfNetKids

National Geographic WildWorld

The Wild Ones (endangered species) Make your own animals!           

Bats The Electronic Zoo
Amazing World of Birds Incredible World of Mammals


Maryland Apples - Just for Kids!
Apple oriented web sites and activities for children of all ages.

The ChildFun Family Website - Apple Activities
Arts & Crafts, Games & Activities, Recipes & Snacks and Songs, Poems & Finger Plays!

DLTK's Apple Activites for Kids
Includes apple recipes, songs, printables, crafts and activity pages.

Aquariumssee also Oceans

Florida Aquarium - Click on Habitat to follow a drop of water from a spring to the ocean depths and learn about the animals that live along the way. Go to the Hands On area to find activities and information about featured creatures. Read FAQs or jump into the Play Pond. Mystic Aquarium - Use the interactive map to tour the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut. Click on Animals to get Aquafacts about a number of marine animals. Click on Research to learn about studies under way at the aquarium.
National Aquarium In Baltimore - Visit the National Aquarium in Baltimore's Web site to find great information about their animals, exhibits, and conservation efforts. Monterey Bay Aquarium Online - Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Web site to view some of their exhibits, tour marine habitats, and see many of the creatures living in the sea.
The Seattle Aquarium - Learn about the aquarium that is Loota's home. In the Just for Kids section of this site you'll find an Ask-the-Biologist feature.


Metropolitan Museum of Art 


Official Louvre Site

National Gallery of Art - Kids

Splendors of Imperial China

Lifetime of Art: Study Art

Fine Art Museums of San Francisco


The Artist's Toolkit Art Museum Network
Ask Art Sanford: A Lifetime of Color

Activity Center: Paint & Play

Doodle Pad Harold's Crayon
Inside Art: An Art History web site Internet hunt

Kids Draw -Try these simple steps to drawing a dinosaur, dog, chick, princess, or a leprechaun!

Scribble Kids Art Site

Author and Illustrator Pages

Patricia Polacco Tomie de Paola

  Jan Brett

Caldecott Books & Illustrators

 Eric Carle - Authors
Children's Book Authors and Illustrators Children's Book Council
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site Authors and Illustrators on the Web
Children's and Young Adult's Authors & Illustrators

Atlases and Maps (see also Geography, New Jersey, and United States)

Lands and Peoples

America the Beautiful

National Geographic


Blank Outline Maps


Explore Your World

Enchanted Learning

Exploring Maps

Maps from Encarta

Flags and Maps of the World

Bibliographic Citation

Citation Machine 



Citation Styles

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Biography Center

Biography Channel

Biographical Dictionary

Infoplease - Biographies

Authors and Illustrators

Who's who

My Hero


Someone in Time

Biography Maker

Biography: Writer's Workshop


Braille Bug

Clip Art

Awesome Clip Art for Kids

Discovery School's Clip Art Gallery

NASA Image Exchange

Fish and Wildlife Service National Image Library 

Digital Library (military, states)

National Geographic

Library of Congress American Memory (history) Web Clip Art

Design Gallery Live


Cherry Hill Township

Kids and Community

Day in History            back to top

Yahoo! This Day in History

Library of Congress

History Channel

Earth Calendar

Dewey Decimal System

Do We Really Know Dewey?

Internet Public Library



Cave of Lascaux

Dinosaurs (abcteach)

Zoom Dinosaurs

Walking with Dinosaurs

Sue at the Field Museum

Billy Bear 

Learning from the Fossil Record

Dino Directory

Discovering Dinosaurs

Dino Buzz

Sue at the Field Museum

National Geographic


Dinosaur Encyclopedia

Dino Kids

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Internet Picture Dictionary

ESL Bears

Activities for ESL Students


Kids Ecology Corps


Environmental Kids Club


The Age of Exploration Curriculum Guide

Explorers and Trade

1492: An Ongoing Voyage

Discovery and Exploration

Age of Exploration

The European Voyages of Exploration

Little Explorers Picture Dictionary

Fables                        back to top

Aesop's Fables Online

Fables Online

Aesop's Fables Retold and Illustrated for Children

The Lion and the Mouse

Aesop's Fables from Dusklight

Fairy Tales    

Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales and Stories

Grimm's Fairy Tales

Absolutely Whootie

Wendy's World of Stories

The Brementown Musicians

Faithful John

Scholastic: Myths, Folktales and Fairy Tales

Grimm's Fairy Tales: From Folklore to Forever

Childhood Reading

Andersen Fairy Tales

Grimm Fairy Tales

4H Virtual Farm

Fun, Games and Learning

Superkids Deoxys Pokemon
Power to Learn  
Fun School Fact Monster 

Online Games


Weekly Reader Galaxy

A Game a Day

Discovery School

Fun Brain

Learning Planet

Surfnetkids Games

Billy Bear 4 Kids

Enchanted Learning



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Fantasy and Science Fiction

A Good Mystery

Detective Stories

On-Lion for Kids

Geography (see also Atlases and Maps, New Jersey, and United States)

GeoBee Challenge

Geographic Bee

What is the Capital of....

 Geography 4 Kids

The GeoNet Game - Questions in the GeoNet game are organized into six groups, following the National Geography Standards. This is a great place to build an understanding of geographical concepts in a global context.

Geosense - Play alone or against an online opponent. Use your mouse to click on cities around the world and gain points for correct answers.
Geography Quizzes - Scroll down the list and check your knowledge of Places in the News, Country Capitals, Historical Geography, and Rivers and Lakes. Flag Tag - Choose a level (beginning, intermediate, or advanced) and then let the computer pick random countries. Identify and click the correct flag.

Funbrain: Where is that?

The US50 - A guide to the fifty states


The History of Gingerbread

Annie's Gingerbread Page

Christmas Gingerbread

NECCO Gingerbread House

Nabisco Recipes

Fun With Food

 Gingerbread House

The History Gingerbread (2)


The Whitehouse for Kids

The United States Senate

The House of Representatives

Ben's Guide to USA Government for Kids

The Charters of Freedom

The Treasures of Congress

The American Memory

Congress for Kids

America's Story from America's Library National Park Service
FirstGov for Kids Supreme Court of the US
U.S. Electoral College Project Vote Smart
Congress for Kids Home PBS: By the People, Election 2004


Homework Help                back to top

Discovery School


Ask Jeeves for Kids

Homework/Study Tips

Big Chalk

Human Body/Health

Center for Disease Control

Kids Health

Your Senses

Nutrition Cafe

Open Wide and Trek Inside The Amazing Human Body
Come to your Senses Human Body Quiz Game
Your Gross & Cool Body Math Hunt: Human Body


Hurricane Hunters

Hurricanes: Facts, Photos, Videos

Miami Museum: Hurricane Storm Science



Bug Club
Children's Butterfly Site Butterflies On-Line

Wonderful World of Insects

Insect Internet Hunt
Butterfly and Moth Internet Hunt

Internet/Internet Safety

Iggey and Rasper's Internet Safety Game - Younger kids can use this site to find tips, advice, and suggestions to make their online experience fun and productive.

Stay Safe Online - MSN provides tips for all ages on Internet safety. You can access additional links for detailed information about online security and privacy.

Kidz Privacy

Safe Kids 

Safe Surfin' with Doug

Navigating the World Wide Web

Play it CyberSafe


Cyber Citizen  

Computer Scavenger Hunt 1

Internet for Kids

Computer Scavenger Hunt 2


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Inventions with Wild and Wacky Games:               National Geographic

Spotlight: Biography-Inventors

Inventure Place

Technology Timeline

Invention Dimension

Exploring Leonardo

Inventors and Inventions: Scavenger Hunt

Spirit of American Innovation Inventors' Matching Game
Built in America Edison National Historical Site
Einstein The World of Ben Franklin 
Great Idea Finder History of Invention
Zoom Inventors and Inventions The Inventor's Museum

Smithsonian's Inventors and Innovations

Inventing Modern America: From the Microwave to the Mouse -

Museum of Ancient Inventions

Inventions of the 20th Century


Japanese Festivals

Journey Through Japan


Power Typing

Free Typing Games

Learn to Type

Growing with Technology


Language Arts                back to top

Story Line Online

Flashlight Readers

International Children's Digital Library

Learning Vocabulary can be Fun!

Newbery Medal

Wacky World of Words

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Scavenger Hunt

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Scavenger Hunt

Harry Potter Games

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Scavenger Hunt

Children's Digital Library Book Review Sites

Merriam-Webster Online Language Center

Kids Who Read

Citation Machine 

Foreign Language for Travelers

Little Explorer's Dictionary The Internet Public Library
American Sign Language Browser Absolutely Whootie
NEA Kids' Top 100 Books 

On-Lion for Kids

The Internet Picture Dictionary Folklore, Myth and Legend
Island of the Blue Dolphins Internet Hunt
Clifford's Web Site Language Translation
American Sign Language Browser Signing Time

Library Resources

Dewey Decimal System

Do We Really Know Dewey?

Awesome Library

NJ Statewide Reference Center

Caldecott Medal

America's Library

Math                        back to top                            

Math Advantage

Cool Math 4 Kids

Ask Dr. Math

A+ Math

Aunty Math

National Library of Virtual Manpulatives

Surfin' the Net with Kids

Figure This!


Math Flash Card Game

Coloring Book Math

APlusMath: Flash Cards Math Cats
Math Mayhem The Problem Site

Count On - This site is packed with useful math games, puzzles, and information. Numberland provides poems and facts about numbers and has special appeal for young learners. Older students will enjoy the site's games and activities.

SpeedMath Deluxe - This math game asks you to make equations out of four numbers. The computer supplies the numbers and you supply the operation. Don't forget the order of operations!

Count Us In - These primary math games include several on counting, patterns, sorting and grouping, length, and volume.

FunBrain Math Games - Pick a game and test your skills. Try Soccer Shootout and Fresh Baked Fractions. Operation Order uses algebra to build a pyramid, and a correct answer in Change Maker adds money to your piggy bank.


Piggy bank

How Many Cents?

The U.S. Mint's Site for Kids

Learn to Count Money Maker

Money Flashcards


U.S. Treasury Building

American Currency Exhibit

Multimedia/Project-Based Learning

Curriculum Activities

Hyperstudio Guide

A Quick Tutorial to Hyperstudio

Hyperstudio Workshop

Create a Graph Hyperstudio Project
Power Point Lissa Explains it All
Front Page 2000 Front Page 98


The Symphony: An Interactive Guide Instrument Encyclopedia
Creating Music New York Philharmonic Kid Zone

Classical Composers' Archive
From here you can access pictures and biographical information, today's musical history, timelines, birth years, nations and more.

John Philip Sousa - American Composer, Conductor & Patriot
Features biography, bibliography, work list, sound files, news, links and more!

Myths and Legends

Encyclopedia Mythica - Study mythology from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Also featured are folklore and folktales from around the world, Arthurian legend, Greek heroic legend, legendary and mythical creatures, heroes, and genealogy tables. Teaching the Myths - This site highlights the Greek characters and myths that most appeal to students, offers suggestions for presenting the myths, and provides a list of mythological references.
Myths About the Sky, Constellations, and Stars - Learn how different cultures from around the world view the constellations.

Native Americans

Native American Shelters

American Memory Project (pictures)

American Indian Facts for Kids

Learn About Native Americans
Native American Chiefs and Leaders Great Dreams
Native American Culture
KidsClick!    Search for your tribe from the list of Search Results.

New Jersey (see also Atlases and Maps, Geography and United States)

World Alamanac for Kids Online: NJ

The Jersey Devil

Enchanted Learning

New Jersey Home Page

Electronic New Jersey: A Digital Archive of New Jersey History

Camden Database

Hadrosaurus foulkii


New Jersey Historical Society


Wetlands, Oceans & Watersheds

Oceans Alive!

The Ocean World

Ocean Explorer


Ocean Planet

Planet Ocean

Secrets of the Ocean Realm

 Ocean World

Treasures @ Sea: Exploring the Ocean Through Literature

Undersea and Oversea: The Past, Present and Future of Our oceans

Fish Faqs

Patriotism see also (American History, Government)

Ben's Guide: Symbols of US Government

City Link

Great American Landmark Adventure

Periodicals/Current Events

TIME for Kids

Nick News

New York Times Digital

CNN Student News

Scholastic News Zone

Weekly Reader Galaxy

Parade - Classroom

USA Today Education Online

HeadlineSpot for kids

Kids Newsroom

Pets                            back to top

Care For Animals - Animated Journeys is a fun way to learn about the responsibilities associated with caring for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, horses, and other caged pets. Pet Census - Here is a popular collaborative project in which students from around the country share data about their pets.
Central - Click on a pet category: Mammals, Birds, Fish, Reptiles, or Insects. Then scroll through the drop-down lists to find specific information on hundreds of species. Pet of the Day - Primary kids will enjoy viewing and reading about dogs, cats, rodents, horses, birds, geckos, and more. They can even nominate their own pets!


Surfin' the 'Net with Kids

A Century of Physics - This illustrated physics timeline tells five color-coded histories at once: cosmic, human, atomic scale, living world and technology. 

Fear of Physics - The creators of this site yearn to rid you of your fear of physics, and have created a "friendly, non-technical place for you to come and play with the laws of physics for a while." Physics 2000- a collection of more than sixty interactive applets and lessons demonstrating a variety of physics principles.


Dandelion- Science Museum of Minnesota 
A wonderful site with pictures and information about Dandelions.

International Water Lily Society
For information about these flowers that grow in the water, check out this site. There are lots of pictures and two live cameras to view the pond from.
Missouri Botanical Garden Web Server 
A site with information about the botanical gardens. There are plenty of pictures of different flowers and plants.
Riverbanks Botanical Garden
Although this site has few pictures, it does provide plenty of information about the garden itself and the flowers that grow there.
The Secret Garden 
This site contains radiographs of flowers. The radiographs look like x-rays taken of the flowers

Kids Valley Garden

Welcome to Cypress Gardens 
This is an information page about Cypress Gardens located in Florida. 

Arbor Day Foundation 


The Academy of American Poets

Poetry Express

Jeff's Poems for Kids - There are yucky and funny poems and a poem of the week. Read Daddy's Making Dinner; Franky the Onion and Garlic the Kid; or The Toy Box Ate My Brother.

Giggle Poetry - Learn how to write nursery rhymes, limericks, and list poems. Write a poem, enter a poetry contest, and read the winning entries. Read interviews with your favorite poets and ask them questions!
Poetry Terms - This glossary lists poetry terms and definitions to use when talking about poetry.


Popcorn Lessons 

National Popcorn Day


Rainforest Action Network


Rainforest Education

Rain Forest Connection

Rocks and Minerals

Geology Museum

Cape Cod Rocks

Gallery of Mineral Photographs

Natural Gemstones

Managing Your Rock Collection

Mineral Galleries

Surfing the Net/Rocks & Minerals

Rocks and Minerals Internet Hunt


Ready Kids Logo
Federal Emergency Management Agency: FEMA for Kids Hurricane Science and Safety for Students
Hurricane Awareness

Science                        back to top


Science Master

Science Made Simple

Cool Science for Curious Kids

Froguts: An Amazing Online Virtual Dissection of a Frog

Lawrence Hall of Science:
Play online games such as Alien Juice Bar, Build a Fish, Balloon Ride, and Car Comparison.

Science Fairs

Science Fair Central Brain POP: Science
Science Fair Project on the Web Cyber-Fair

Search Engines for Kids

Kids Click! Yahooligans
Eduhound Raging Search 
Lycos Zone AskJeeves

Search Tips

Four NETS for Better Searching

The Boolean Machine

Michael's Internet Finding Tips

Internet for Kids: Search Tips

ADAM: Boolean Search Tips

Searching the Internet: Recommended Sites and Search Techniques


Exploring Planets

Virtual Solar System

Eyes on the Sky, Feet on the Ground

Space Place

Space Kids

Captain Comet

Space Calendar

 The Solar System in Pictures

NASA Spaceflight

Space Station Location

Johnson Space Center


Windows to the Universe

Star Child

Solar System Exploration

       Cosmic Kids Hubble Space Telescope

Zoom Astronomy

The Electronic Universe Project

History of Space Exploration

Stargazing: Surfing the Net with Kids



Spanish Language


National Spelling Bee

Spelling Test

Spelling Hub
The Spelling Hub is an innovative online interactive spelling program for elementary and middle school students in grades 5-8. Spelling Worksheets
Just type in your list of words and edHelper will do the rest! Spelling, Vocabulary, Word Searches, and many other worksheets are all automatically generated. Or use a preformatted sheet, by grade level. Spelling Bee
Pick from falling letters to spell the word on your screen. As you progress from easy mode to normal, the letters start moving faster. 
Catch the Spelling
Interesting Things for ESL Students has a huge collection of spelling games, which are also pretty interesting for those studying English as a first language. These games also feature falling letters, but this time you catch them with a paddle, much like the popular arcade game Breakout. Spelling
The computer will give twenty sets of four words. Place a check next to the word which is spelled wrong. Spell the word you checked correctly in the box.

Everyday Spelling


Sports Central - Learn about your favorite sports and get some sports related tips at this site. Sports Illustrated for Kids - Visit Sports Illustrated for Kids to find games, fantasy leagues, and sports news.
Sports and Nutrition - Participating in sports can increase your food energy needs. Find out how many calories you may need to add to your diet to participate in sports. Playing It Safe: Sports Safety For Kids - Sports are a good way to exercise and stay healthy. Learn how to make the most out of playing sports safely.
Official Site of Major League Baseball - Find your favorite team, the latest scores, historical information, and more.


The Official U.S. Time
What's the official time any place in the United States? Just click on a shaded time zone to see the current hour, minute, and second. 
The World Clock - Find the current local time in cities around the world.
 Saving Time, Saving Energy - Learn how Daylight Saving Time saves energy from the California Energy Commission. Time - What time is it? Play the game!

United States   (see also Atlases and Maps, Geography and New Jersey)               back to top

States Web Games

States and Capitals

Global Computing

FactMonster: The Fifty States

Awesome Library State Info

Stately Knowledge

Color Landform Atlas of the U.S.

Xpeditions: A Map of the United States

The US50 - A guide to the fifty states

Virtual Field Trips 


How Volcanoes Work

How Stuff Works: Volcanoes

Volcano Live

Exploring the Environment


Lightning Gallery

Storm Chaser

Weather Online

Dan's Wild, Wild Weather

The Weather Channel

Web Weather for Kids

World Weather Watch - This interactive weather project pairs up your class with another to record and share weather data.
Weather Dude - This friendly site includes weather terms, information on today's weather, satellite images, weather phenomena, and songs about weather.


Ace Writing: How to get an "A" in Writing

Wacky Web Tales

 6-Trait Writing


Bright Ideas for Writing
Try some writing topics that include photos for added inspiration.

Workout Room: Writing Prompts
These writing prompts, organized by grade level, encourage students to use their spelling and proofreading skills.
Story Starters - Here are 50 ideas to get the creative juices flowing. Click Writing Process at the bottom of the page for help with brainstorming, graphic organizers, the first draft, revising, editing, and the final copy.

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