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Homework and Research Sites

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General

AR BookFinder
Search for books on the Accelerated Reader list. 

The Homework Spot
You need it? They have it. A huge directory of homework resources by subject as well as project ideas and help with writing.

TeenReads
Recommendations on books to read.

Civics

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Choose a grade level then look around for information on how the U.S. government works.

English

Merriam-Webster Online
How do you spell that word? And what does it mean? Try this famous dictionary and thesaurus for help.

Sparknotes.com
Study guides for English literature.

Geography

Flags of the World
Thousands of flags from around the world.

Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology
Huge resource for Greek Mythology.

History

USHistory.org
Hundreds of resources about American History

The American Civil War Home Page
Civil War resources including battles, biographies, medicine and more.

National Parks Service - Civil War

American Battlefield Trust - Websites for kids

Civil War Maps
Search for maps by location, subject or alphabetically.

Gettysburg Address
See a copy of the original Gettysburg Address writing by Abraham Lincoln and read about how it was written.

U. S. National Archives and Records
Get primary source documents for American history.

Mr. Dowling's History Passport
Links to information on counties, culture and history.

Math

Ask Dr. Math
A question and answer service for K-12 math students and their teachers.

Math Reference Tables
Math tables, algebra formulas, and more.

Math.com
The World of Math online.

Graph Paper!
Used your last sheet of graph paper? Don't worry, you can print out different kinds of graph paper here.

Texas

Texas Online
Texas at your fingertips.

Texas Beyond History
The virtual museum of Texas' cultural heritage.

Texas State Historical Association
An independent non-profit since 1897 

Texas Parks and Wildlife 
Discover the past at a Texas State Park or Historic Site!

UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
Experience the cultures and stories of people from all across the globe who call Texas home.

Barb Wire Museum - Devil's Rope Museum
Everything you want to know about barbed wire and fencing tools.

The Alamo
The mission, the battle, the legend.

Texas Capitol Visitors Center

Bullock Museum
The Story of Texas

Museum of Health and Medical Science

Space Center Houston
Explore. Experience. Discover. 

Texas State Aquarium
A visit to the Texas State Aquarium is a chance to connect with nature... and protect nature. 

Texas State Railroad
Have you ridden Texas' Official Railroad yet?

Forth Worth Museum of Science and History
Science and History never gets old.

USS Lexington
The USS Lexington is a valuable national treasure having played a significant role in the nation's defense for over 50 years.

George Ranch Historical Park
Discover over 100 years of Texas history at the George Ranch Historical Park.

Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

Cowboy Artists of America
The longest running artists group in History.

Texas Proud
Texas information.

Science

The Exploratorium Science Museum
The Exploratorium has a web site of over 15,000 web pages exploring science, art, and technology including science experiments and activities.

Science News for Kids
Science news, games and information to keep you up to date on science in the news.

NASA
Thousands of pages of resources on astronomy, planets, comets, astronauts and new discoveries of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.