Grade Level Links
- Kindergarten Links
- First Grade Links
- Second Grade Links
- Third Grade Links
- Fourth Grade Links
- Fifth Grade Links
Make a Gingerbread House! Click the link below to design a gingerbread house.
Decorate a House! Click the link below to decorate a house with lights.
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.
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://theskydeck.com/the-tower/ - information
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
http://www.som.com/projects/picasso_sculpture - information
The Water Tower
http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/chicago/c4.htm - information
http://www.greatchicagofire.org/landmarks/water-tower - information and images
Harold Washington Library
http://www.chipublib.org/about-hwlc/ - information
http://interactive.wttw.com/beeby/harold-washington-library - information and video
Chicago Cultural Center
The Thompson Center
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/
Includes advertising. Ignore ads that pop up on the sides of the page.
Wilson and Ditch Digging America http://pbskids.org/wilsonandditch/cities/
Includes a video and “blog” entry for 20 cities from across the United States.
State Research - State 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.
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!
Search for images of your biome and/or animals living in your biome by keyword.
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!
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/
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.
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/