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Yom KIppur, the Day of Atonement,
starts at sundown today and ends
at sundown tomorrow, Sept. 28th.

This is our ever changing list of recently added sites, plus the occasional oldie. 
Generally, sites get added on the top and eventually get taken off the bottom.

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 Page last updated 27 September 2020

 


 

Hands-On History: Make a Coat of Arms Activity (Middle Ages History)
In those years (and in the years since), royal and noble families have had a
coat of arms to show what they’ve accomplished in their history.
To learn more about how these designs were used and passed down through
families, we decided to make our own coat of arms!
See how you can do the same for a hands-on history lesson!"

 

A Guide to Women's Suffrage "What You Need to Know About Women's Suffrage"
from ThoughtCo. is a big gold mine of links, videos, and other resources. If something
is worth knowing about women's suffrage, it is in here!
Going in Women's History

 

Pirate Activities for elementary students. Here are dozens of pirate-based activities of every kind. At the top of the page is the The Pirate Unit Study They Will Beg to Do! Going in History and Homeschool.


Going in History and in Women's History

 

Earth's Seasons from Enchanted Learning. Find out about the Equinox, the Solstice, and the seasons of the year at this fine offering.

 

equinox graphic

 

Every place on earth experiences a 12 hour day and a 12 hour night twice a year on the Spring and Fall Equinox.

Learn about Summer and Winter Solstices, and more about the Spring and Fall Equinoxes, below!

https://www.livescience.com/31264-season-season-earth-equinoxes-solstices-infographic.html

Source:OurAmazingPlanet

 

 Equinox: Sun rises due east and sets due west from EarthSky Also it's one of only two days a year when day and night are 12 hours each. Another good, fact-filled equinox page with good graphics. You just can't get enough knowledge!

 


Giant Panda Cam at Washington, DC National Zoo
"Joyful news: a precious giant panda cub has arrived!
Mei Xiang gave birth at 6:35 p.m., Aug. 21, and is caring
for her newborn attentively. Keepers are watching Mei Xiang’s
behavior and hope to see her nurse the cub and cradle it
close to keep him/her warm. They’re also listening for loud
squeals, which are signs of a healthy cub. Watch along with
us via the Panda Cam!" Going in Animal Cams

 

Beautiful fossil of a trilobite from 420 - 430 million years
ago. Way before Dinosaurs existed.


"Here is the Phacopid trilobite Dalmanites limulurus from
the Lower Silurian (Wenlockian) Rochester Shale of
Caleb's Quarry, In Middleport, New York state."
Going in Dinos & Paleo and Trilobite World

 

Villagers Just Uncovered 2,500-Year-Old Ruins
Belonging To The ‘Cloud People’ On A Mexican
Mountaintop
from all That's Interesting

Going in Ancient History and Archaeology

 

Free Online Dissection Resources from NAVS,
the National Anti-Vivisection Society.
"UPDATE: NAVS now offers free downloads of the
virtual reality dissection program Froguts! " (.zip file).
PowerPoints, photos, and quizzes, for animals from
birds to turtles, 18 in all. Includes owl pellets.
Going in Animals

 

Robert Smalls: The Slave Who Stole a Confederate
Warship and Became a Congressman. From MentalFloss,
this true story about a slave who saved his family,
his crew, and sold his stolen warship to the US Navy.
He joined the US Navy, fought many battles, was
promoted to Captain in the Navy for bravery in battle,
and recruited thousands of ex-slaves to enlist.
As a five-term US Congressman he fought for civil
rights and helped to start up the USMC boot camp
at Parris Island. He did many more things, so read
the article.
Going in Civil Rights and in History

Going in Animals



16 December 1942. Gona. The three Chapman brothers from
Moonta in South Australia, who all joined the 2/27th Infantry.
The siblings are pictured pausing during a break in fighting
against the Japanese just after the fall of Gona in PNG
(Papua New Guinea).
The lads, the sons of Maurice and Mabel Chapman, all survived
the war but an elder brother, Lance Chapman, 25 was killed in
Egypt six weeks before this photo was taken.
Left to right: SX12357 Private Maxwell Maurice Chapman;
SX12689 Private Desmond Chapman; and
SX10196 Private Raymond Chapman.
They were lucky and all survived the war.
Going in History


Frog Body Parts and Functions from School District of the Chathams
in New Jersey. The poor Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens) is for it now! Once
again its anatomy and what it's used for is an object for study. This is a
30-page pdf file, easy to read and use, and downloadable if you want it.
Plenty of graphics, too, of froggy insides and outsides.
Going in Animals and Biology/Living Things

 

Gold StarBiology Corner "Biology lesson plans, worksheets, tutorials,
and resources for teachers and students." Understatement of the
year! Everything you need to teach biology and related subjects to
high school students, except the teacher. Very complex but easy to
navigate.
Going in Animals, HomeSchool, Living Things, Teachers & Parents



Biology Corner Archives
"Note: This is an archive page for biologycorner.com,
it is no longer maintained. Go to the main site at
biologycorner.com to find worksheets and resources
for teaching biology, anatomy, and physics."
That said, this is a big long page with well over 100
valuable links, organized into topic sections like "Phyla"
and "Genetics". There are even study guides and activity
sheets for a couple of biology textbooks
Going in Animals, HomeSchool, Living Things, Teachers & Parents

 

Frog Dissection: Complete Guide and its companion
site Student Guide to the Frog Dissection are a
dynamic duo of study guides to help students get
familiar with frog anatomy and physiology before
and during dissection. Fill-in-the-blanks worksheets
for review/revision are included. Supervised students
could not go wrong with these.
Going in Animals, HomeSchool, Living Things, Teachers & Parents

Virtual Frog Dissection {for Free} from DIY Homeschooler
has a list of ideas and links. for doing virtual frog dissection.
The best step-by-step virtual dissection on this page is the
very first link under the bullfrog photo; "If you prefer to avoid
the mess (and smell, among other things) perhaps this
virtual frog dissection will fill the need."

Virtual Frog Dissection from McGraw Hill doesn't work
anymore.

Frog Anatomy Review Labeling is a printable
worksheet, students label the different parts of frog anatomy.
Frog Anatomy from Berkely Lab. Click on each diagram and
print for notebook. "The following were pictures created by
summer teachers who used them as teaching tool to help
students study anatomy of a frog in Biology class room.
The pictures showed the skeleton, organs, digestive and
nervous system of the frog." Useful for labeling that worksheet.
All in all a pretty useful page.
Going in Animals, HomeSchool, Living Things, Teachers & Parents


Dinosaur Pictures and Facts 1,365 different species
of dinosaurs, listed alphabetically, with plenty of pictures.
"Welcome to the internet's largest dinosaur database.
Check out a random dinosaur, search for one below, or look
at our interactive globe of ancient Earth!
Whether you are a kid, student, or teacher, you'll find a rich
set of dinosaur names, pictures, and facts here. This site is
built with PaleoDB, a scientific database assembled by hundreds
of paleontologists over the past two decades.
DinosaurPictures.org curates high quality, realistic illustrations
of dinosaurs and other ancient creatures. All credit for images
goes to the original authors and creators. If you would like to
add a picture, (please email us or use this form)."


Going in Dinos & Paleo


Ancient Earth Globe

A stand-alone site that complements the
Dinosaur Pictures and Facts site. The
totally unrelated site Our Planet, liked
it so much that they expanded on it
and explained it in more depth!
What did Ancient Earth Look Like
"I stumbled upon an amazing web page showing
what did ancient Earth look like. On the “Dinosaur
Pictures and Facts” web page (dinosaurpictures.org),
there’s also an interactive animation. On this page,
you can either select the years (i.e. 600 million years
ago) or jump to a particular event (i.e. first
multicellular life) and see how ancient Earth did
look like then. You can also remove the clouds
and stop the Earth’s rotation if you want to."
Going in Dinos & Paleo

Inside the World's Largest Snake Colony

"Every year, thousands of snakes gather at the
Narcisse Snake Dens in Manitoba, Canada. It's billed
as the largest gathering of snakes anywhere in the world.
Manitoba's climate and geology make it the perfect place
for red-sided garter snakes to live and mate. It has
become a tourist attraction, but it's not for the faint
of heart."
Going in Animal Cams

 

Perseid meteor shower creates dazzling night sky

It's Perseids time again! Going in Astronomy

 

What is ammonium nitrate and what happens when it explodes?
Recently in Beirut (neglect) and before that in Oklahoma City (terrorism).
Infographic explains why this fertilizer becomes a deadly explosive.

Going in Earth Science



Going in Teachers and Parents

 

online learning tips from USA Today
"These online learning tips will help parents prepare
for a successful school year, even if it is virtual. "
Assumes parents will be doing most teaching.
Reduce distractions, brain breaks, several time
management tips, creating a schedule, flexibility,
staying in contact with teachers and friends online,
what to do if your child is on an IEP and more.
Going in Homeschool and in Teachers and Parents

 


Going in Animals

 

 

CHINA IN CLASSROOM is a 46-page .pdf document
about Chinese culture, geography, history, and peoples.
It's provided by the Chinese Consulate in Chicago.


Going in Geography and History

 

 

I'm here. Where's the pastrami?

Going in Grammar

 

Big Al game #2 - The saga continues!
Thanks to Jennifer Edwards.

"Unity 2D recreation of a 1990s BBC browser game.
In the game the user plays the dinosaur 'Big Al', moving
around a map, trying to survive and grow to achieve a
high score. Enemies attack or flee in realtime, and the
player's energy drops over time."
Play it online or download it.
Going in Dinos & Paleo

 

,
Several illustrated pages cover the origin of knights. discuss
knighthood and how it changed over time. Every warlord
back to Roman times needed loyal and reliable fighters,
who would defend him and his domain. It was expensive to
be a knight and run your own castle at a profit. The feudal
system meant everybody served somebody.
Going in History

 

How Well Do Masks Work? (Schlieren Imaging In Slow Motion!)
From It's OK To Be Smart 8 minute video

"Wearing a face mask is a cheap and easy way to slow the spread
of airborne diseases like COVID-19. This video uses an advanced
imaging technique called schlieren visualization to show you why
masks work. We're all in this together!"
Going in Health

 

 

Making North America: Origins
"Host Kirk Johnson explores how the continent was shaped
—and how it shaped us. The epic 3 billion-year story of how
our continent came to be. From the palm trees that once
flourished in Alaska to titanic eruptions that nearly tore the
Midwest in two, discover how forces of almost unimaginable
power gave birth to North America." Episode 1 is 54 minutes,
there are 5 episodes in all.

Making North America: Life
Episode 2: "How did life emerge on our primeval continent?
Why was North America home to so many iconic dinosaurs like
T. rex? And how did a huge sea filled with giant marine reptiles
end up covering Kansas? We tell the surprising intertwined story
of life and the landscape in North America."

This is visually stunning. If kids get bored, just split up the
episodes. Includes transcripts!
Going in Earth Science

 

Discuss!


Going in Health and History

 


Asteroid Size Comparison


2:40 video slowly zooms out from a 4.9 meter rock to 939 km
Ceres! Includes other comets and asteroids, too.
Going in Astronomy



Mako Sharks: The Speeding Bullets of the Ocean

"Imagine if you set out to create the leanest, meanest, fastest
shark the ocean ever saw. You might start out with a smooth,
thin, torpedo-shaped body and add in some super-strong muscles
attached to a powerful tail. To top it off, add a pointy snout that
cuts through the water like glass.
Congratulations, my friend, you’ve just designed a mako shark.
These crazy animals are the fastest known sharks in existence,
clocking in at a record-shattering 60 miles per hour. That’s not
the only cool thing about them, though—read on for more!"
Includes a 3 minute video:
Mako shark attacking a PelagicView dredge

Going in Animals

 

 

 


Going in Life Skills and Teachers & Parents

 

 

HT Science Moments Facebook site only. You'll have to go on
Facebook to access this site.
Features all kinds of STEM-related submissions, also some skippable ads.
Partial list from today: Physics Marble Tracks, Gravity Visualized, Tsunami
from the Sky, Gravity - Black Holes, Around The Corner - How Differential
Steering Works, Escape Velocity & the History of Space Travel, oodles
more! Going in Technology

 

 

Seneb (left) with his wife Senites (right) and two of their children (below)

Sumeria Mesopotamia posted this on Facebook
· February 11, 2015 ·

Seneb was a dwarf who served as a high-ranking court official
in the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt, circa 2520 BC. Despite
his diminutive size, Seneb was a person of considerable importance
and wealth who owned thousands of cattle, held twenty palaces
and religious titles and was married to a high-ranking priestess
of average size with whom he had three children. His successful
career and the lavishness of his burial arrangements are indicative
of the acceptance given to dwarfs in ancient Egyptian society,
whose texts advocated the acceptance and integration of those with
physical and mental disabilities
. Seneb is depicted with his wife and
children in a painted sculpture from his tomb, rediscovered in 1926,
that is a famous example of Old Kingdom art. It shows him sitting
cross-legged on a block of stone with his wife embracing him and
his children standing below him where the legs of a full-size person
would ordinarily have been. Seneb is shown realistically with the
facial features and shortened limbs of achondroplasia, a common
form of dwarfism. Paintings and carvings in the tomb give his titles
and depict various scenes from his life, such as carrying out
inspections of his estate and holding symbols of his office.
Going in Ancient History

 

Paris 3D: Through the Ages



Enjoy the interactive 3-D experience and visit the long-gone
buildings and places of Paris across the ages. See Paris as
the home of the Paris tribe of Gauls. At 1:00 in the video
a trophy shrine is shown, with cow skulls instead of human
heads (Celts were head hunters.).
Next is Roman Paris with temples, baths, a coliseum,
and an amphitheater. The Roman city is much bigger
and more sophisticated than the Gaulish town.
Also shown in time lapse are the Louvre, Notre Dame
Cathedral, the Bastille, and the Eiffel Tower. 12:58 video.
Going in Ancient History and History

 

Remembering ‘Red Summer,’ when white mobs massacred
Blacks from Tulsa to D.C., 1919-1923

Bonus: History.com 's article on the Tulsa Massacre.
“It was an intentional use of violence against African Americans.
The motivation was to punish African Americans for economic
success and take it away. In Tulsa, they burned it to the ground.”
"Fire and fury fueled massacres in at least 26 cities, including
Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Omaha; Elaine, Arkansas;
Charleston, South Carolina; Columbia, Tennessee; Houston;
and Tulsa, Oklahoma."
“During the massacres, they murdered and maimed people
indiscriminately, unprovoked. They went into homes, stole
personal belongings, and burned down homes. They used the
massacres as a cover to murder without sanction, maim without
sanction, and steal without sanction. No one, to this day,
has been held accountable.” WARNING: Not for younger students.
Secondary only. Graphic photos and text.
Going in Black History/Civil Rights & in History

 


Going in Homeschool, Life Skills, and Teachers & Parents

 

The fierce Amazons were more than just a myth—they were real


Archaeology is revealing that the real Amazons were horse-riding,
spear-throwing, pants-wearing fearsome female fighters from ancient Scythia.
This long but interesting NatGeo article (with graphics and a slideshow)
talks about tombs, skeletons, and DNA. Scythians were roaming horse
people in different tribes with a warrior culture. Ancient Greeks knew
Amazons and had a lot to say (and write) about them. Plato thought
the Greeks should be more like the Amazons.
Going in Ancient History

 

 


Going in Astronomy

 

Asteroids vs Meteors vs Comets 4:49 YouTube video explains the difference, history, meteor showers, and meteorites. Good animation and narrative. Going in Astronomy

 

From WW2 Colourised Photos
United States Navy Seabees from the segregated 17th Special Naval
Construction Battalion await orders to move up to the southeastern
promontory of Peleliu to act as stretcher bearers for the 7th Marines.

So many bodies crowded Ngarmoked that African-American Marines of the 16th Field Depot
were detailed to bury the dead and retrieve the wounded.
Corporal Edward Andrusko, I Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, tried to find reinforcements
and stretcher bearers. He later wrote, "Our trio set out to find help. We visited several
headquarters command posts, and various rear special units, seeking assistance, but none
was available.
Our Top Sergeant tried to influence his friends to get our company help, but there just wasn't any.
A young black American sergeant
overheard our plight, walked up and said, 'I heard y'all
were looking for troop replacements or supply help. We are from the Marine Ammunition Depot
Company and have had some infantry training.'
Our Top Sergeant looked a little stunned and speechless. The races were so completely
segregated during this era that we had no idea who these black servicemen were.
The Top cleared his throat and asked, 'Who are you? Are you Army, Navy, Seabees, or what?'
'Top Sergeant, I am a U. S. Marine Sergeant. My men on this beach are all US Marines!
'Our Top Sergeant appeared very puzzled. How could he bring in an all-black unit to rescue
wounded members of a Line company that was part of the famous 'All-White' First Marine Division?
By now, the volunteers had heavily armed themselves and lined up behind their Sergeant who
insisted we lead the way to the front lines. I heard our seasoned Top Sergeant say,
'Well, don't say I didn't warn you!' When we reached our mauled company area, it looked like
General Custer's Last Stand. The Top Sergeant came upon our company's new replacement officer
in command and said, 'Sir, I have a platoon of Black ...I mean a platoon of Marine volunteers
who came to help.' The young new Commanding Officer said, 'Thank God. Thank you, men.
Sergeant, take over. Get our wounded and dead out.' We gave covering fire and watched in awe
as our gallant volunteers did their job. Some of these new men stoically held a casualty stretcher
gently in one hand as 'true angels of mercy'. Then, when necessary, they would fire an automatic
weapon with the other hand, while breaking through the surrounding enemy. One badly wounded
white Southerner said, 'I felt like I was saved by the Black Angels sent by God. Thank you.
Thank you all!"
Going in Black History/Civil Rights

Trail Of Tears Official title: "The Trail Of Tears: Government-Approved Ethnic Cleansing That Removed 100,000 Native Americans From Their Ancestral Lands" By Daniel Rennie, in All That's Interesting.
"The Trail of Tears refers to the perilous journey of the 'Five Civilized Tribes' of the Southeast who were forced by the U.S. government from their ancestral homelands to a designated zone in the west." Plenty of graphics, maps, and pictures detail the Indian Removal Act. "up to 100,000 Native Americans were relocated and over 15,000 lost their lives". They also lost their homes and their property. Going in History.

 

12 Old Words That Survived by Getting Fossilized in Idioms
"Here are a few lucky words that have been preserved in common English expressions."
Kith, dint, fro, eke, wend, and seven more.
Going in ESL, Grammar, and Secondary School Literature

 

The Siege of Jerusalem (70 AD) - The Great Jewish Revolt

This video is 44 minutes long and covers everything.
Click the picture to see a shorter but still good video.

Going in Ancient History

 

The Siege of Masada (73 AD) - Last Stand of the Great Jewish Revolt
16 minute video. Masada was held by Sicarii fanatics. When the Romans finished
their ramp and walked into Masada, all the Jews had committed suicide!

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Going in Ancient History

 

5:35 NatGeo video explains why clean water and sewer
are and were essential for people living in large, crowded
cities and everywhere else. Going in Health and History

 

Prehistoric Road Trip

Hit the road with Emily Graslie in "Prehistoric Road Trip"
as she travels across the western United States to examine
our planet’s history. As Emily ventures across ancient landscapes,
the fossils and experts she encounters along the way bring the
now-extinct world to life. With views from the sky, the highway,
and the dirt, the show follows Emily as she uncovers the history
and mystery of North American dinosaurs, ancient mammals, and
other prehistoric creatures.
Going in Black Hills and Dinos & Paleo

 

 


How These Female Cavers Recovered New Human Ancestor Fossils

Deep within a cave in South Africa, more than 1,200 individual bones of a new
human ancestor, Homo naledi, were discovered. To recover the bones, six
archaeologists had to rappel down underground shafts and squeeze through
rocky passageways as narrow as 18 centimeters (8 in). The call went out and
all the small, tough, limber athletes who qualified - were women.
Going in Ancient History and Archaeology, Dinos and Paleo, and in
Women's History.

 

The Ickabog This is the latest J. K. Rowling story.
It is not illustrated because J. K. Rowling wants YOU
to supply the pictures! "The most exciting part, for me,
at least, is that I’d like you to illustrate The Ickabog for me.
Every day, I’ll be making suggestions for what you might
like to draw. You can enter the official competition being
run by my publishers, for the chance to have your artwork
included in a printed version of the book due out later
this year. I’ll be giving suggestions as to what to draw as
we go along, but you should let your imagination run wild."
Going in Children's Literature.

 

 

Hi, kids! I'm Dakota! I am the newest Brittany here at
Good Sites for Kids! I'm a retired hunter and a mama.
My fur-sister Lily and I are American Bittanies and are
both South Dakota natives. When we're not helping out
on the site, we patrol the outdoors, chase rabbits and
squirrels, woof at kids at the schoolyard, rack out on
the beds, ask for treats, and hang out with our peeps!

 

 

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