The Great Websites for Kids Committee (from the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association) has announced six new sites for inclusion in Great Websites for Kids. They are as follows:
BBC Primary History
This is a great history site for primary grades to learn basic information about a few specific periods in history and the people of the era. This visual site does a great job of including timelines and biographical information in a way that younger learners can understand and enjoy. The website is designed like a toybox and will allow children to really "explore" the different topics.
The US Government's website for kids explores jobs, health, art, school subjects and more. Choosing personal interests or researching your latest school report can be done on this website through text, games and informational videos.
Mi Heroe (Spanish site "My Hero" project)
My Hero is a project to celebrate the best of humanity. Students can add to the project by submitting their own essays about their heroes. Mi héroe es un proyecto para celebrar lo mejor de la humanidad. Los estudiantes pueden aportar al proyecto por presentar sus propios ensayos sobre sus heroes.
Smithsonian Kids includes a lot of information and activities about a lot of topics, including dinosaurs, world cultures, animals, outer space, history, and more…many of which are also exhibits at the Smithsonian museums.
Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms
A wide range of genetic terms are explained thoroughly but concisely by leading experts in the field. Multimedia elements include downloadable pdf’s, audio clips with explanations of terms, and 3D models.
Walking With Dinosaurs
Created by the BBC, Walking with Dinosaurs features individual pages featuring interesting facts, images and statistics on particular dinosaurs.