On the Web
Following is a list of World Wide Web sites that teachers and their students may find helpful.
This site explores all things Seuss through crafts, recipes, sing-alongs, trivia contests, animation, and rhymes with Seuss characters. Games on the site include picture scrambles, "Cat's Concentration," and "Save the Trees With Lorax." Contests for teachers are also featured on the site, and kids can exchange e-mail with the Cat in the Hat. www.seussville.com.
The Fireman's Fund Insurance Company site features an interactive game designed to help teenagers learn safe driving. The instructor, Phillup D. Tank, poses a series of driver-safety questions. Correct answers lead drivers to the destination of choice, while wrong answers prompt wisecracks from Mr. Tank. The several levels of difficulty start at training wheels and progress to the fast lane. www.the-fund.com/autogame.
The Wilton High School chemistry program in Wilton, Connecticut, has an award-winning site that includes an extensive outline of the department's progressive teaching philosophy, a large collection of original tutorials, an archive of quotations about science teaching and learning, and an extensive link library, including chemical tutorials and study skills. w3.nai.net/~bobsalsa.
Math and Finance.
Ernst and Young LLP, a financial-planning organization, announces a new site designed to help students in grades 6-8 learn math and financial planning. The site features a game, Moneyopolis, that is intended to support the U.S. Department of Education's goal that all students master challenging mathematics, including the fundamentals of algebra and geometry, by the 8th grade. The site also contains sample lesson plans and covers topics such as income, spending and debt, saving and investing, risk, and long- and short-term financial planning. www.moneyopolis.com.
The New York Times has launched a new site for educators, parents, and students in grades 6-12. Features of the New York Times Learning Network include lesson plans developed in partnership with the Bank Street College of Education in New York City, vocabulary and geography builders, daily news quizzes, monthly crossword puzzles, and opportunities for students to interact with New York Times reporters and editors. www.nytimes.com/learning.
The Mining Co. Guide to Art for Kids site posts numerous resources for artists of all ages, including ones on topics such as holidays and nature. The site also lists activities, games, and instructions for making dough, slime, and finger paint, and there are articles defining various art forms with links to art history and music sites. Browsers can also download the Art for Kids newsletter. Artforkids.tqn.com.
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