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History & Social Studies

Supreme Court of the United States

This site is fascinating for aspiring government officials and lawyers, as well as anyone looking to research Supreme Court cases. They’re all publicly accessible here, but you will need a docket number or the name of someone involved in the case to start your search. The results also include links to all of the documents used in the case.

Subjects/Grades: Social Studies, 6-12

Documenting the American South

This page was a surprising find, and an absolute wealth of information about slavery in North America. This extensive collection of first-person narratives contains scanned books, photographs, and mini-biographies of hundreds of slaves. It’s well-organized by time period and easy to search. This should be the first stop for anyone researching slavery.

Subjects/Grades: Social Studies, 6-12

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Science & Technology

National Audubon Society

Audubon has always been a quality source of environmental research and information. With current technology, they’re offering even more; as an example, this site with live tracking of bird migrations by species. This is a great way to get students excited about birds and ecological preservation. They can click on individual bird species and see their locations throughout the year on a globe, plus all of the pertinent facts about that bird.

Subjects/Grades: Science, 6-12

NASA

For anyone in love with outer space, NASA is always the go-to site. This section deals with all news related to the International Space Station: live updates and videos, news stories, technological advancements, and more. The articles are written by the scientists themselves, and while they use adult vocabulary, the wording isn’t too technical to understand.

Subjects/Grades: Science, 5-12

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Mathematics & Engineering

Bureau of Economic Analysis

While it may seem dry, the financial data collected by the BEA can be very useful for research because you can trust the facts presented. Almost as importantly, the data is shared with colorful graphics and tables, using headings and bullet points in the text to break everything down. It’s quite easy for anyone to follow.

Subjects/Grades: Math & Social Studies,

9-12

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