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Teen Homework Links

Links to helpful homework resources on the web:

Art & Music

Explore Art - Select information about more than 1200 artists, subjects, and art types from the Getty Museum. 
Hands on Crafts - An online art studio with interactive craft projects. 
A Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Instruments - Descriptions, pictures, and sound clips of 32 different instruments from the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Operapaedia - Find out everything you ever wanted to know about opera, including biographies of composers, summaries of specific operas, and more. 

Biographies

A&E's Biography - Search the database of over 25,000 names, find the most often asked-for biographies, and play biography-related games. 
American President - Profiles of all U.S. presidents, including personal facts and brief biographies. 
Biographies - Historical people related to American History. 
Time 100 - Biographies of Time magazine's 100 most important people of the 20th Century.

Current Events

Google News - Up-to-the-minute news items from over 4500 news sources, arranged by relevance.
National Public Radio news - Read or listen to current news stories. 
ABYZ Newslinks - An easy-to-use directory of newspaper websites from around the world.

Dictionaries

RhymeZone - Rhyming Dictionary and Thesaurus

Homework Help 101

Awesome Library for Teens - This site offers help in many subjects; it can be accessed in six different languages. 
Homework Spot - Subject-specific resources for English, math, science, social studies, art, music, technology, foreign language, health, and more.

Language Arts

Quoteland - Find quotations on any topic, or identify the author of your favorite quotes. 
SparkNotes - Discussions of plots, characters, and themes in various classic novels. 
LitCharts- Literature guides
Encyclopedia Mythica - An encyclopedia of articles, definitions, and images on mythology, folklore legends, and more. 
The Academy of American Poets - Listen to a poem in the listening booth, read the poems of your favorite poets, check out the events calendar to learn about poetry happenings across the nation. 
Grammar - Definitions and examples of various parts of grammar. 
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant - Sections on choosing a topic, organizing, revising, editing, and documenting, as well as a focus on argumentative, exploratory, and informal essays.

Math

Ask Dr. Math - Math problems from algebra to trigonometry. 
Calculus - Practice calculus problems. 

Science

Exploratorium's Online Exhibits - Fun, interactive exhibit of visual illusions. 
Science.gov - Quality science information from the U.S. Government 
California Geology - Current information about the geological state of California; learn about mineral resources, earthquake engineering and geologic hazards. 
The Nine Planets - An overview of the history, mythology and scientific knowledge of each of the nine planets. 
Plate Tectonics - watch an animated clip of the continental drift to see how the modern world was formed. Click on a specific time period for information on plant and animal life of that era. 
Basic Genetics - Information on various aspects of genetics, including an animated tour of "the basics"
Biology and Evolution Theory - The Theory of Evolution explained. 
Chem4Kids! - Information, interactive activities, and downloads on every "element" of chemistry. 

Social Studies & Geography

BBC News World Edition: Country Profiles on news, history, politics, event timelines, and economic background of world countries. Includes print, audio, and video pieces from the BBC archives. 
Country Background Notes - Basic information on countries from the U.S. Department of State. 
Country Reports - Clear images of world flags with corresponding maps, plus quick facts on each country. 
Civil War Maps - Over 2,000 maps and charts from the American Memory project at the Library of Congress.

Government & History

The Presidents of the United States - Brief biography and picture of every President, links the site with information on all the first ladies, quizzes and interesting trivia facts, and current information on happenings at the capital. 
State and Local Governments - Mega and individual state links to local government from the Library of Congress. 
African American Mosaic - A Library of Congress source for the study of Black history and culture. 
American Memory - A gateway to over 7 million digitized primary and historical source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States in the Library of Congress collection includes photographs, manuscripts, rare books, maps, recorded sound, and moving pictures. 
Charters of Freedom - View the primary documents containing the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, and numerous other American documents. 
Historic Speeches - Read the famous speeches that have influenced and shaped the United States from its foundation to present times. 
This Day in History - Find out what happened this day in US history, or on your birthday, from the History channel. 
The History Explorer at Colonial Williamsburg introduces you to the people, places, and life of colonial America. 
The Age of Imperialism - An overview of America's policy of expansionism in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Discovering Lewis and Clark - Includes a synopsis of the expedition, as well as maps, journal selections, photos, animation, and sound. 
The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record - A thousand images selected from a wide range of sources, most of them dating from the period of slavery. 
Reconstruction: The Second Civil War - Companion site to a PBS American Experience program that shares the extraordinary stories of ordinary Americans as they struggled to shape new lives in the aftermath of the Civil War. 
Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories - A number of recordings of former slaves, interviewed between 1932 and 1975, are made available by the Library of Congress American Folklife Center. 
Not For Ourselves Alone women's movement - Explore the women's movement with a focus on Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony from the PBS show, narrated and rich with visual images.
Remembering Jim Crow, the companion site to an American Radioworks documentary about Jim Crow segregation, with interviews, sample Jim Crow laws, and links to related sites. 
Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education - The history of segregation, the battle for education, and the events leading to the historic decision are chronicled on this site. 
Civil War Timeline Illustrated timeline of Civil War events.

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