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Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids (GPO)
This database, produced by the Government Printing Office, describes federal government for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 and teachers/parents. Includes information on the United States, historic documents, branches of government, national versus state authority, how laws are made, elections and citizenship.
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Children & Nature New York
Dedicated to the prevention of "Nature Deficit Disorder", the Children & Nature Network (C&NN) was created to encourage and support the people and organizations working to reconnect children with nature. C&NN provides access to the latest news and research in the field and a peer-to-peer network of researchers and individuals, educators and organizations dedicated to the health and well-being of children.
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CYFERnet: Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network
A national network of land grant university faculty and county extension educators,e.g., Cornell, CYFERnet supports community-based educational programs for children, youth, parents, and families.
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Education World
Designed for K-12 educators and administrators. Main areas: Administrator's Desk, Lesson Planning, Technology Integration, School Issues, and Professional Development. Access articles, news, contests and resources.
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Energy Star Kids
A resource that helps children see where energy comes from, how it is used, and what they can do to conserve it. Links at the bottom available for both teachers and parents.
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NYSTE Preparation Guides and Information
This site contains downloadable .pdf test guides, as well as information on registration and score reporting. Dowling also has many of these guides available at our periodicals window. Ask your librarian, or search the Dowling Library Catalog using the search terms: Teacher Certification.
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Research from the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings
This PDF document researches alcohol, illicit drug use, substance abuse, substance dependence, treatment and more. Contains graphs.
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Teacher's Tap Professional Resources for Educators and Librarians
Locate educational standards for any state. Link to educational standard resources, e.g., U.S. National Content Standards, Selected Local and State and Provincial Standards, outcomes, benchmarks and more.
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TeacherTube - The 'YouTube' for Sharing Educational Videos
TeacherTube is a terrific resource to share, upload and download educationally related videos and information. Essentially, it is YouTube for teachers. It has a similar look and feel, has a similar interface for uploading, and a similar method to embed videos on other pages.The big difference - this site is dedicated to educational videos. The idea is that if students click on the TeacherTube logo they are taken to a much safer site. TeacherTube's aim is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos.... in a much safer forum. Diligent efforts are also made to monitor and bring down content that is inappropriate for this forum.
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White House for Kids
Especially designed for children, this site offers news and events, games, puzzles, and even includes an area where children can participate in polls.
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CIA for Kids
Divided K-5th and 6th-12th, kids can read more about the CIA, play interactive games, and 'help' the CIA solve some puzzles. Throughout this site, there are also some "top secret" things kids won’t find anywhere else...
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