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The Student's Friend

This is a great free resource for world history. The main feature is a concise narrative of world history that can be downloaded or viewed online. It's a no-frills text with just a few maps and pictures, but loads of information. There are also lesson plans, ideas for projects and writing assignments, and rubrics to go with them. A truly useful place to begin planning a world history course for jr. high or high school students.

Novel Guides

This site has free guides to a huge collection of novels. Guides include a short summary of the novel, plus summaries of chapters, character profiles, metaphor and theme analyses, and author biographies. If you register for a free account you can also access discussion forums. (Warning: there are some very persistent video ads on this site! Nothing inappropriate, but definitely annoying!)

Wildscreen Arkive

This site has an extensive collection of images and videos of wildlife. Look for species, places, or topics and find information and beautiful photos and videos to learn from. There are also some games and teaching resources, including worksheets, study units and craft activities.

DSO Kids

The kids pages of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra website have some great information and recordings. You can learn about composers, instruments, music theory and more. There is also a teachers section with some lesson plans and activities.

Poetry Foundation

This is the organization that publishes Poetry Magazine. The website has lots of great resources including (of course) many poems in written, audio, and video formats. You can search for specific poems or poets, explore collections around many themes, and find teaching guides and articles to help in learning.

Historyteacher.net

This is a website from a high school history teacher with thousands of links. It appears not to be maintained anymore, and some links are dead, but there is still a lot of good stuff. There are also quite a few online quizzes and other resources that were part of several AP classes. It will take a bit of looking, but there are some real gems here!

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