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This links page is designed to assist students with school assignments and as an easy introduction to the power of the resources on the Net. We have also included links to help teachers. Please inform us if you encounter any problems with any of these links or have any suggestions for any additional links. These or any other comments are welcome. Click here to contact Kenwood School. Thank you!



Current Events & Lessons |  Search Tools |  General Education & Reference |  Magazines & Newspapers |  Language Arts |  Math |  Science | Social Studies |  Spanish |  Art & Museums |  For Teachers |  Local Schools

CURRENT EVENTS for Summer
Sonoma County Regional Parks Department Sonoma County has over thirty regional parks. Two are as close as Kenwood Plaza Park and Hood Mountain. If you need information on these or other regional parks go HERE.
San Francisco Giants Try a baseball game at beautiful PacBell Park. Here's the Giants home page.
Oakland A's The Oakland A's have a great team and tickets are easy to get and can be inexpensive. Check out their site here.
Grade Level Reading Lists From the folks at Highland Park, Illinois here are extensive lists of grade level appropriate books. Pick up a bood and read if your bored this summer.
Golden Gate Transit A Golden Gate Ferry ride on the San Francisco Bay is a COOL way to spend a day and see one of he most beautiful places in the world.
The Exploratorium The Exploratorium is a museum of science, art and human perception. Take a drive to San Francisco to visit or take a virtual trip here.
Angel Island State Park Have you ever been to Angel Island State Park? It's a great place for hikes, bike rides, and picnics.
San Francisco Chinatown San Francisco's Chinatown is a big tourist attraction and a great place to get some wonderful food. Here's the official Chinatown Website.
Enchanted Learning.Com Here's a site brought to me by Ms. Cagle. What a GREAT RESOURCE! Our school has joined. There are activities on everything on a daily basis.
HeavensAbove.com Here's a site which makes spotting satellites a snap. Check out the Iridium Flare predictions. They're awesome to see.

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INTERNET SEARCH TOOLS
Google.ComGoogle is the Best. It's fast and looks clean. Give it a try.
Sherlock@ The Internet Consulting DetectiveMrs. Threewit recommends this new discovery or hers. Holmes would have been an Internet expert. Now you can get his latest tips and tricks for searching the internet.
Yahooligans Here is an up to date search engine for kids.
Ask Jeeves for Kids Just type a question and click "Ask!" A different kind of search tool.
Alta Vista An excellent search engine with a filtering program you can use for safer browsing.
Kid's Click A web guide and search tool for students made by librarians..

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REFERENCE & GENERAL EDUCATION & PORTALS
Top 100 Web Sites Here are the top 100 web sites according to the KidsConnect Volunteers. Thanks to Larry MacDonald for the suggestion.
How Stuff Works Here's a very interesting way to get information about a wide range of topics.
Britannica.Com Reports on history, science, and geography from those encyclopedia people.
Big Chalk.com From how to write an essay to specific questions you may have, you'll find an answer here. Seems a bit slow.
Great Sites 700 Great Sites for kids and the adults who care about them. This is from the American Library Association.
MidLink MagazineSince we received a "Cool School Award" from MidLink, this is now our favorite e-zine. It really is an excellent site for students and teachers.
GetNetWise "The challenge for parents is to educate themselves and their children about how to use the Internet safely." GetNetWise says it can help. Lots of information and (guess what?) links here.
iTools Research-It One stop for various reference tools such as dictionary, thesaurus, translator, maps, etc.
US Postal Service The US Postal Service Web Page. Find Zip Codes, caluculate rates, track packages.
Little Explorer's Online Dictionary An Online dictionary for young children.
Map Blast Need a map with driving directions? Let Bill Gates show you where to go!
Internet Public Library for Youth Reference links (online dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, biographies, magazines and newspapers).
Roget's Thesaurus An online version of Roget's Thesaurus.
Discovery Channel School Discovery Channel's school site has video clips for lessons in science, social studies, and the humanities.
Education Place Eduplace has a variety of educational activities. A search tool allows searching by subject and grade level.
Global School House Global School House links students and teachers around the world in projects designed by educators.
Education Source's Top 100 Web Sites An excellent list of educational Web sites (many are here), nicely catagorized.

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MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS
SF Gate.com San Francisco Chronicle online
Yahooligans News List Links to newspapers and magazines online.
Santa Rosa Press Democrat Press Democrat Online
National Geographic for Kids. National Geographic for Kids online (supposedly). There's gold in them there hills

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LANGUAGE ARTS
Author Links Links to pages about authors of books for young adults.
Harry Potter Fan Page If your a Harry Potter fan (isn't EVERYONE?) here's a new and improved Harry Potter site for you.
English As a Second Language Writers Here's feature which demonstrates excellence in writing.
Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling Site If I was the author of this many best sellers I'd have a beautific smile too.
Children's Storybooks Online Children's books online with puzzles and more.
18 Highly Recommended Books for Girls Reviews of books for girls between the ages of 3-14.
Gary Harbo's page Information about books and images to download. "If you want to succeed, you have got to read!"
Animal Alphabet Work on your beginning sounds here.
Jan Brett's Homepage Author Jan Brett's page contains information about her books, activities, postcards, a learn to draw video, coloring pages, images to download, and more!
Poetry for Kids A poetry site for kids by Kenn Nesbitt. Read and rate poetry, enter contests, and find links to other children's poets on the web.
Magnetic Poetry A poetry site that lets you write your own magnetically.

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MATHEMATICS
WebMath.com WebMath explains and calculates math problems from addition to calculus (calculus??).
AAA Math A site that covers all of the math skills from grades Kindergarten through 8th.
Ask Dr. Math If you can't figure that math problem out maybe Dr. Math can help. Ask!
Numbers What you can't do with numbers! Check out the calendar.
Flashcards for Kids! This interactive page was set up to help students learn math facts (and TONS of other DRILLS). My Grandmother would love this site.
PBS Math Concepts PBS says that "Multi-day activities are developed around a variety of themes." Click on the "Math" link or whatever you'd like. (PBS is great, even if it is the petroleum broadcasting system).

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SCIENCE
General Science |  Biology & Zoology |  Earth Science (Yosemite) |  Astronomy |  Oceanography |  Rainforests
General Science
The Mad Scientist NetworkAsk a scientist. Many questions are already answered.
How Stuff Works.com How does a cell phone work? What about a microwave oven?
OlogyWant to learn something? This is a great place to do it! It's the American Museum of Natural History Web site.
The ExploratoriumDoes science learning get any better than at San Francisco's own Exploratorium? We think not!
Cloud Boutique Cloud Classification page.
PBS Science Line PBS Online. Click on Science or whatever.
Why Files The Why Files and Science Behind the News. Why not?
Yuckiest Site on the Net We all love something YUCKY.
Greenpeace The Greenpeace site contains information about many issues related to science today. Check it out.
You Can With Beakman and Jax Interactive demos, find the answers at this award winning site.
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Biology & Zoology
Cells Alive! Quicktime movies about microorganisms. (Teeny tiny critters)
Electronic Zoo Click on an animal at this site, you get a list of related sites. Information about caring for pets is also available.
The Heart: An Online Exploration Thump, thump! Pictures, sounds, and information about the heart.
Snakes and Reptiles Site links to snakes and reptiles. Eek!
Batquest Learn about bats at this bat-related site.
Arthropods What are arthropods? Go here and the people at the Exploratorium will help you find out.
Jellyfish Learn about how great it is to be a jelly.
Seaworld's Animal Site Pictures and information about animals.
PBS...Living Edens A Wildlife Archive
Wild Ones! Yet another Animal Index
The Bat Atlas You'll go BATS!
All About Dinosaurs Dionsaurs for primary grades.
All About Whales A whale of a site!
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Earth Science
Intellicast (Weather) Details about the weather anywhere in the world.
Tornado Project Online Lots of information about tornadoes.
US Geographical Survey Learning Web A multitude of resources for learning about earth science.
Volcanoes-Can We Predict Them? Information about volcanoes with links to other sites.
Volcano Observatory Home Page More about volcanoes.
Volcano World Starting Points Links to sites about volcanoes.
KidsF.A.C.E. Clean Environment. Kids learn more about their world.
EcoKids Ecological fun for kids!
Planet Pals Information about our planet and more.
Recycle City!Don't throw that away!
National Park Service SiteMore general information
Yosemite OnlineWebCam, weather, and more
Yosemite HistoryYosemite history links
Yosemite National Park and Eco-tourismThe effect of tourism on Yosemite Valley is presented here.
Yosemite National BasketmakersThe artwork of the Native American Basketmakers is featured here.
Yosemite National Park Information PageLots of Yosemite information here.
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Astronomy
Stig's Sky Calendar Do you ever wonder what that star is in the sky? Do you want to know when the moon will be full? Stig's Sky Calendar is for you. This is a very sophisticated astronomy software program and it's free to use or download. It's way cool. It is down temporarily for an update
The Planet Jupiter A site with nice pictures and good information on the solar system's largest planet. Site suggested by Alwyn Botha.
The Solar System in PicturesA site with photos, information on the solar System, and quizzes. Site suggested by Alwyn Botha.
CyberAstronomy A couple of interesting views of our Solar System.
CosmicQuest A very nice astronomy page.
NASA Homepage NASA's main homepage provides links to the other NASA pages. So well done!.
Moon Phases Here's a nice little animated Moon Phase page. Nothing too fancy but one way to visualize the phases.
Space Weather.com Science news and information about the Sun-Earth environment. Very interesting and current updates on what's flying about the Earth. Very Cool.
Interactive Solar System Learn about the Solar System and learn how much you know about it.
KidsAstronomy.Com Explore the universe at KidsAstronomy. There's a forum for asking questions.
Space Blast Lots of links to sites about space.
Walk the Solar System "Make a scale model of the Solar System and learn how vast it is."
Welcome to the Planets NASA's best images of the planets.
NASA Stardust UpdateMission to a comet.
NASA Quest ServerMore information from NASA.
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Oceanography
Tidepool information from CalState LA GREAT! This water's warm!
Tidepool information from California Dept of Fish and Game
Monterey Bay Aquarium for Kids You can visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium from anywhere. Try it! There are games, ocean activities and more.
Secrets of the Ocean Realm PBS site about oceans and sea dwellers.
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Rainforests
The Rain Forest The rainforest!
Rainforest AnimalsPictures and information about the animals in this shrinking habitat.

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SOCIAL STUDIES
General Information |  California History |  United States History |  Ancient Civilization |  African Americans |  Native Americans
General Information
CIA World Factbook Our Central Intelligence Agency has a great Web site with facts about countries around the world. You don't even need security clearance to use this site.
United Nations Cyberschoolbus An interesting Website from the UN. It has a game called Flag Tag.
President Day Great little biographies on the Presidents and plenty of links too.
Profiles of the largest 50 American Cities. Planning a vacation or just curious, here you can get information on the 50 largest American cities. This would be great for a state report.
FunBrain.com Look at portraits of Presidents or scientists and mathematicians with one to four clues and guess who it is. Cool!
Biography.com 1,200 (count 'em) biographies from a paragraph to a page in length from A&E Channel.
Today in History Who was born on your birthday? What historical event happend on any day? Find out here.
American History 102. Site contains biographies of famous Americans and a photo gallery.
Fifty States and Capitals. Doing a state report? Go here!
National Women's History Project This site on the role of women in U.S. history contains short biographies, an interactive quiz and ideas for celebrating women's contributions to history.
U.S. History, Early America List of sites on Early American history
World Communities Links to other sites about any country in the world. Good place to start if you are studying a particular country or doing a report.
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California History
Gold Rush Virtual tour of from the Oakland Museum about the Gold Rush.
California Natural ResourcesThere's more than gold!
California MissionsDescriptions and photos of each mission
California Missions-Virtual TourIncludes photos and descriptions of Mission Life. They're selling music CDs here.
CyberSerra A great site on the Missions!
Annie's Mission Interactive history.
The Spanish Missions of CaliforniaMissions galore!
California Missions Interactive Home PageInteractive Mission page
Photos!See what goldminers saw.
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United States History
Presidents of the United States Information from the White House on all of the US Presidents.
The White House for Kids Say "Hi!" to the Secret Service and Paul Wolfowitz while you're there
U.S. History.org Revolutionary War information.
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & GardensBy George!
From Revolution to ReconstructionEarly US History
Colonial WilliamsburgColonial history.
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Ancient Civilization
Ancient Civilizations University of Evansville site with introductions to many civilizations.
Egyptian Museum, Cairo Egypt Excellent link to view Egyptian artifacts!
Guardians' Ancient EgyptA great site for students
Hatshepsut's RevengeMummy's Curse?
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World What and where are the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World? You'll find out here.
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African-American History
Martin Luther King Jr. Enchanted Learning page on ML King.
Negro League Baseball Online Early African-American contributions to baseball are featured on this award winning site.
Seattle Times: Martin Luther King, Jr. Studying Dr. King's life? This site has a wealth of information.
Harlem RenaissanceA beautiful and informative page on the Harlem Renaissance.
We Shall OvercomeA registry of historic sites related to civil rights.
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Native Americans
ODAWA Native Friendship Centre Here you'll find a comprehensive, well organized list of links on Native American information.
Native Web-An Internet Community More links to Native American resources. Contains a search feature.

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SPANISH
Collection of Spanish Sites A collection of Spanish sites.
Free Translation.Com The site will translate Engish text into Spanish and other languages. It's not perfect but...
Spanish Flashcards Spanish flashcards-It must be a great site. It's always busy.
Learn Spanish Tutorials, culture, and links to other sites.
Spanish Web Lessons Spanish and other languages too. Scroll to find the Spanish lessons.
Spanish Cultural Links Links to sites about Spanish culture.
Spanish Resources More Spanish links.
Weekly Spanish Lessons by Tyler Jones Weekly Spanish lesson.
Using the World Wide Web to Study Spanish Integrating the study of the Spanish language and learning the web.

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ART & MUSEUMS
National Gallery of Art for Kids Art Comes Alive! Adventures with art. Lots to do.
San Francisco Museum of Modern ArtSFMOMA
The National Gallery of Art The National collection of art in Washington, D.C.
Art Institute of Chicago Another great collection of art.
The Metropolitan Museum of New York Huge! Beautiful art too.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art LA Art!
Web Gallelry of Art Over 5000 pieces of art created between 1200 and 1700.
20th Century MasterpiecesOver 100,000 images!
ArtEdventures Here's a neat (did I say neat?) interactive page on color theory.
Inside Art (Adventures) A great way to learn about great artists.
Crayola From Crayola lots of art related activities. Stay inside the lines!
Claude Monet Born November 14, 1840 in Paris, this impressionist (what?) lived a pretty great life and painted some of the most beautiful paintings in the world.

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FOR TEACHERS
Enchanted Learning.Com Here's a site brought to me by Ms. Cagle. What a GREAT RESOURCE! Our school has joined. There are activities on everything on a daily basis.
Database of Award-Winning Children's LiteratureMs. Ord found this site. (Thanks Ms. O.) You can put together reading lists of age-appropriate award-winning literature for your students or children. It has been put together by a librarian.
The Classroom Flyer ArchivesThe Classroom Flyer has a TON of ideas for using the Internet. You can search out their ideas here.
Blue Web'nBlue Web'n is a searchable database of over 1,000 "Blue Ribbon" Internet learning sites, categorized by subject area, audience, and type.
Teacher VisionThis site has it all for teachers. Lesson plans arranged by subject.
Classroom ConnectThe goal here is to integrate the Internet into the curriculum.
Education WorldAn attempt to make searching the Internet easier for teachers. It searches for education site only.
Ask Eric A federally-funded Web site at Syracuse University and contains the LARGEST database of articles and abstracts on education plus lesson plans. Email requests for specific information.
Columbia Education CenterCatagorized lesson plans by grade and subject. The site includes tips for funding class and school projects.
Eisenhower National ClearinghouseSearch for ways to support your science and math curriculum.
National GeographicWe have this site listed above but teachers can use it to go places you have only dreamed about going. Tons of ideas.
The Discovery Channel WebThis site have tools listed for everyday adventures. Their Adventure Quests make great learning tools.

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SCHOOLS
Sonoma County Office of EducationLots of local school information
Sonoma Country Day SchoolHere's a really excellent school Website from a local private school.
Santa Rosa City SchoolsListings of all Santa Rosa schools and district information.
Bennett Valley School District District Web site
Foss Creek Elementary in Healdsburg
Two Rock Elementary School
 

Kenwood Elementary School District
230 Randolph Avenue, P.O. Box 220
Kenwood, CA 95452-0220
Tel (707) 833-2500 - Fax (707) 833-2181

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This page last updated: September 23, 2004