Teaching and Tutoring Resources
- Teacher Tube
- Khan Academy
- Librivox.org – Tons of free audio books
- Gutenberg Project – Large resource of free e-books
- Learning Express Library
- Super Teacher Ideas
- Typing Skills
- Interactive Mount Rushmore
- YouTube for Education
- iTunes U
- Educational Video Sites
- Google Search Education
Civics is the study of the theoretical and practical aspects of citizenship, its rights and duties; the duties of citizens to each other as members of a political body and to the government. It includes the study of civil law and civil code, and the study of government with attention to the role of citizens ― as opposed to external factors ― in the operation and oversight of government. In the United States, Civics classes [typically] start in 7th grade. (Source: Wikipedia)
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids: Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids is brought to the World Wide Web as a service of the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). Ben’s Guide serves as the educational component ofGPO Access, GPO’s service to provide the official online version of legislative and regulatory information.
This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access, and how one can use GPO Accessto carry out their civic responsibilities. And, just as GPO Access provides locator services to U.S. Government sites, Ben’s Guide provides a similar service to U.S. Government Web sites developed for kids.
Go to: http://bensguide.gpo.gov/
iCivics: iCivics prepares young Americans to become knowledgeable, engaged 21st century citizens by creating free and innovative educational materials.
In 2009, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor founded iCivics to reverse Americans’ declining civic knowledge and participation. Securing our democracy, she realized, requires teaching the next generation to understand and respect our system of governance. Today iCivics comprises not just our board and staff, but also a national leadership team of state supreme court justices, secretaries of state, and educational leaders and a network of committed volunteers. Together, we are committed to passing along our legacy of democracy to the next generation.
In just two years, iCivics has produced 16 educational video games as well as vibrant teaching materials that have been used in classrooms in all 50 states. Today we offer the nation’s most comprehensive, standards-aligned civics curriculum that is available freely on the Web. You can see all that we’ve been up to in our latest annual report!
Go to: http://www.icivics.org/
The Anneberg Classroom: “This website connects our award-winning, comprehensive curriculum on the Constitution and its amendments to daily civics news and student discussion.
And when we say “connects,” we really mean it. Twice daily, our nonpartisan writers sift through national and local news and select current events expressly for social studies classrooms. And twice weekly, they write an article on a portion of this news with links to our multimedia curriculum. You can use these articles—we call them “Speak Outs”—in your class or right here online. When your students “Speak Out” at AnnenbergClassroom.org, they participate in a moderated, national dialogue of their peers.
We publish up to 10 news stories a day, many media resources each year, and at least two Speak Outs each week during the school year.
Whether you’re here for civics news, student discussion, outstanding multimedia on the Constitution — or the engaging connection among all three — welcome!”
Language Arts Resources
- Khan Academy
- Virtual Nerd
- Xtra Math
- More Math Games
- AAA Math
- Cool Math
- Fun Brain
- A+ Math
- Math Forum
Fine Arts Resources
- AHC Arts and Crafts
- Smart History – Presented by Khan Academy
- Classics for Kids
- Art Projects for Kids
World Language Resources
Rosetta Stone Resources
- German Level 1 – Instructions for English Speakers
- German Level 1 – Course Content
- German Level 1 – Student Workbook
- German Level 1 – Tests
- German Level 1 – Answer Key
- German Level 2 – Instructions for English Speakers
- German Level 2 – Course Content
- German Level 2 – Student Workbook
- German Level 2 – Tests
- German Level 2 – Answer Key
- German Level 3 – Instructions for English Speakers
- German Level 3 – Course Content
- German Level 3 – Student Workbook
- German Level 3 – Tests
- German Level 3 – Answer Key
- French Level 1 – Instructions for English Speakers
- French Level 1 – Course Content
- French Level 1 – Student Workbook
- French Level 1 – Tests
- French Level 1 – Answer Key
- French Level 2 – Instructions for English Speakers
- French Level 2 – Course Content
- French Level 2 – Student Workbook
- French Level 2 – Tests
- French Level 2 – Answer Key
- French Level 3 – Instructions for English Speakers
- French Level 3 – Course Content
- French Level 3 – Student Workbook
- French Level 3 – Tests
- French Level 3 – Answer Key
- Spanish (Latin America) Level 1 – Course Content
- Spanish (Latin America) Level 1 – Student Workbook
- Spanish (Latin America) Level 1 – Tests
- Spanish (Latin America) Level 1 – Answer Key
- Spanish (Latin America) Level 2 – Course Content
- Spanish (Latin America) Level 2 – Student Workbook
- Spanish (Latin America) Level 2 – Tests
- Spanish (Latin America) Level 2 – Answer Key
- Spanish (Latin America) Level 3 – Course Content
- Spanish (Latin America) Level 3 – Student Workbook
- Spanish (Latin America) Level 3 – Tests
- Spanish (Latin America) Level 3 – Answer Key
- Spanish (Latin America) Level 4 – Course Content
- Spanish (Latin America) Level 4 – Student Workbook
- Spanish (Latin America) Level 4 – Tests
- Spanish (Latin America) Level 4 – Answer Key
- Latin 1 – Course Content
- Latin Level 1 – Student Workbook
- Latin Level 1 – Tests
- Latin Level 1 – Answer Key
- Latin 2 – Course Contents
- Latin Level 2 – Student Workbook
- Latin Level 2 – Tests
- Latin Level 2 – Answer Key
- Latin 3 – Course Contents
- Latin Level 3 – Student Workbook
- Latin Level 3 – Tests
- Latin Level 3 – Answer Key
Accredited Online College Info
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Scholarship Resources and Opportunities
Featured scholarship search engine: theWashBoard.org
theWashBoard.org connects Washington students of all types with Washington scholarship providers. It is a free, web-based scholarship matching clearinghouse for Washington residents and students attending college in Washington.
(The following scholarship opportunities were not found on theWashBoard at time of listing)
Educational Service District 101
Complete 300 hours of community service in your senior year.
This award is good for 7 years and can be used to pay student
loans or be applied directly to educational expenses.
Contact: Mark Altmar at (509) 535-1613
Student must have a documented disability. Criteria include
outstanding merit in giving back to community and
overcoming obstacles in order to pursue higher education.
Various scholarships with varying deadlines.
Essay on drug and/or alcohol abuse, GPA 2.5+
Center for Talented Youth Rural Connections Scholarship Program
Rural Connections is a new three year CTY initiative funded by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to support bright 7th – 9th graders from families living in rural communities nationwide. This initiative is designed to deepen and expand gifted rural students’ access to and participation in CTY’s challenging summer programs, and to reach a group of underserved students that CTY has not specifically targeted in the past. Letter and flyer here.
Several scholarships available for high school graduates and GED recipients.
U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program
Random Drawing – Enter once a month beginning in October through March.
Amount: $1,000 (40)
Deadline: Check back for next year’s deadline.
Anycollege.com Scholarship Random Drawing
Scholarships are given away four times a year by random drawing.
Contact: www.anycollege.com, click on “Win a Scholarship” link
Deadline: June 30, Sept 30, Dec 31 and March 31 each year
Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation Internet Challenge
Online quiz tournament. Answer 15-question quiz each month, Sept. – March.
Amount: $250 – $2500
Various scholarships, visit website to access the Nursing Scholarship and Financial Aid Guide.
Western Undergraduate Exchange Program
Academic scholarship at participating schools in the 16 Western States. Contact specific school to determine their qualifications, deadlines and restrictions. You pay 150% of in-state tuition rather than out of state tuition. Eligibility is based on GPA and SAT or ACT scores.
Amount: Out of state tuition discount
International Air and Hospitality High School Scholarship
Scholarships are available for the Airline/Travel Specialist, Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management or Restaurant Management programs. Contact your school’s Career Specialist for information on the nomination process.
Amount: $500 (3); $1,000 (1)
Casey Family Programs
College scholarship (75) for students from foster care for undergraduate study and career/technical training at accredited institutions and programs. Scholarships include support services.
Amount: $1,500 – $6,000
Deadline: Check back for next year’s deadline.
Sussle collects the best content by topic. This is not your usual scholarship. There is no application or essay, and it’s actually fun. By participating, you will be posting your knowledge for the benefit of others, and in return, the best contributor will win the scholarship.
Eligibility: High seniors, or current full-time undergrad or grad students at an accredited college or university in the United States. US citizen or legal permanent resident.
How to enter: Use Sussle.org to contribute knowledge about your interests.
Scholarships available: 1 every month
Deadline: Last day of each month
We are proud to offer access to Grolier Online, a reference suite that offers easy access to a variety of useful resources for every subject area. This online reference suite includes seven multimedia encyclopedias, four age-appropriate dictionaries, two thesauri, an almanac and an interactive atlas. Additionally, you will have access to hundreds of thousands of full-text periodical articles, updated regional and worldwide news and bibliographies.
How to access Grolier Online:
1. Go to http://go.grolier.com
2. Enter username and password (for username and password, please contact your CVA teacher)
3. Click on the desired database
Florida Virtual Curriculum
Moving Beyond the Page Curriculum