Grade Level Links

Kindergarten Links

Make a Gingerbread House! Click the link below to design a gingerbread house. 

http://www.abcya.com/kids_make_a_gingerbread_house.htm

Decorate a House! Click the link below to decorate a house with lights. 

http://www.abcya.com/kindergarten_christmas_lights.htm

First Grade Links

Plants Vs. Zombies

Click the link to code the Plants Vs. Zombies coding game! https://studio.code.org/s/course3/stage/2/puzzle/1

Second Grade Links

Trick or Treat

Click on the link below to play a trick or treat game!

http://www.abcya.com/trick_or_treat.htm

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Word Clouds

Click the link below to create a word cloud!

http://www.abcya.com/word_clouds.htm

Third Grade Links

Keywords

What's the best way to search for information online? Use a great keyword for your research question! A few tips:

  • Make sure your keywords are specific (don't use little words like the, a, on)
  • Use quotation marks around words that go together ("Chicago Cubs")
  • Sometimes your best keywords can be found in your research question

Click on the link below to play a game and test your online search skills. 

https://jr.brainpop.com/games/searchshark/

Call Number Shelf Order Games

Think you know how books are organized on our library shelves? Try these games to test your skills!

Shelver! - Mrs. Lodge's Library - Click New Game, Fiction or Dewey, and a number of books. Put them in order and check your work by clicking "Check My Shelf" at the top of the screen.

Fiction Call Number Order - St. Joseph's Library - Click the blue link for the example that is in the correct order.

Fiction Call Number Order - Quia - Click on "Play this game!" box.

Chicago Landmark Research

Click the links below to access websites, images, and videos on selected Chicago Landmarks. 

The Willis Tower

http://www.willistower.com/building-information/kids-corner/ - information

http://theskydeck.com/the-tower/ - information

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2la5ih_42X0 - video

http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/11375.html - image

http://interactive.wttw.com/loop/buildings/willis-tower - information and video

The John Hancock Center

http://www.johnhancockcenterchicago.com/building.html - information

http://www.360chicago.com/building-history/ - information

Picasso’s Sculpture

http://www.som.com/projects/picasso_sculpture - information

http://www.thedaleycenter.com/sub_history.asp?page=picasso – information

The Water Tower

http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/chicago/c4.htm - information

http://www.greatchicagofire.org/landmarks/water-tower - information and images

http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/10768.html - image

http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/3553.html - image

http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/10651.html - image

Harold Washington Library

http://www.chipublib.org/about-hwlc/ - information

http://interactive.wttw.com/beeby/harold-washington-library - information and video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZQNS65PZ5Y - video

Chicago Cultural Center

https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenter.html  - information

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2007/07/02/american-art-american-city-chicago-cultural-centers-gem - video

The Thompson Center

http://www.emporis.com/buildings/117313/thompson-center-chicago-il-usa - information

http://interactive.wttw.com/remembering-chicago/james-r-thompson-center - information

http://interactive.wttw.com/loop/buildings/james-r-thompson-center  - video

Fourth Grade Links

State Research

Subscription Databases

Culturegrams http://online.culturegrams.com

Select States Edition

Encyclopedia Britannica http://www.school.eb.com/elementary

Select World Atlas - United States

Free Online Resources

America’s Story from America’s Library http://www.americaslibrary.gov/es/

Enchanted Learning http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/

FactMonster http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0108209.html

Includes advertising. Ignore ads that pop up on the sides of the page. 

KidRex http://www.kidrex.org/

Wilson and Ditch Digging America http://pbskids.org/wilsonandditch/cities/

Includes a video and “blog” entry for 20 cities from across the United States. 

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State ResearchState Landmark QR Code Project

National Park Service - Plan Your Adventure http://www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm#CP_JUMP_4896958

Use the link above to identify landmarks in your state and choose one you will "visit" for your QR code quiz. 

Britannica Image Quest http://quest.eb.com/

Use the link above to access Britannica ImageQuest where you can search for a photo of your state's landmark. 

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Biome Research

Kids Do Ecology http://kids.nceas.ucsb.edu/biomes/index.html

Click on the name of the biome you are studying in the box halfway down the page. The link will take you to a full article on your biome.

Missouri Botanical Garden http://www.mbgnet.net/index.html

Click on the image for the biome you are studying. Once, on the page, click on the links at the left to learn more! 

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Biome Research

Images

Pics4Learning.com http://www.pics4learning.com/

Search for images of your biome and/or animals living in your biome by keyword. 

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Build a Biome http://switchzoo.com/games/buildabiome.htm

Click on this link to play a the Build a Biome game and test your biome knowledge! 

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Fifth Grade Links

Biography Research

Use the following resources to research the person you chose for the 5th grade biography project. 

Britannica Online http://school.eb.com/levels/elementary

Factcite http://www.factcite.com/ (login and password needed - see Mrs. Blanford for more information)

Grolier Online http://go-middle.grolier.com/

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Titanic Passenger Research

Use the following links to research your selected Titanic passenger and complete your boarding pass. 

Titanic Passenger List http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-passenger-list/

Use this webpage to choose a passenger by class, age, gender, and role on board. 

Titanic Biographies http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-biographies/

Use this webpage to research your selected passenger and find the necessary information. Look at basic facts, photographs, and articles attached. 

Titanic Onboard https://www.nmni.com/titanic/On-Board.aspx

Use these webpages to access information about eating, sleeping, accommodations, and activities on board the Titanic. Fill in the information that fits your passenger's class. 

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Who Was Biographies

Click the following link to take a quiz to test your knowledge of the famous people featured in the "Who Was?" series. http://www.whowasbookseries.com/whohq/