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Hometown Heroes Service Learning Project

Students will have an opportunity to learn about local veterans who served and sacrificed during the Vietnam War. They will hear and record personal stories from veterans and their loved ones; and they will have an opportunity to plan a commemoration to honor their Hometown Heroes. Through this project, history will be given a human face.

This initiative is part of the national Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's Hometown Heroes Project, called "Preserving Veterans’ Personal Stories." This activity encourages students to preserve the oral histories of local veterans who served in Vietnam through research and personal interviews. You can find a downloadable teachers guide at: http://www.vvmf.org/hometown-heroes.

Tips and instructions for recording oral histories for everyone can be found at LPB's The Vietnam War: Louisiana Remembers Site. Students who record, document, and submit oral histories will receive a special certificate and recognition from LPB for participating. Upload your stories here: http://www.lpb.org/vietnam.


LEARNING WITH SPLASH AND BUBBLES

  • Developed with an advisory panel of top marine biologists, digital innovators and educators,

SPLASH AND BUBBLES:

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  • Encourages kids ages 4 to 7 to explore the natural undersea world.
  • Focuses on themes of diversity, individuality, interconnectedness and the celebration of learning and discovery.
  • Shows the importance of taking care of the ocean. Printable Activity Sheets: Catch a Current! Draw a Deep Sea Fish Explore the Deep Ocean Friends Forever Meet Tidy Splash & Bubbles and KPBS present free webinars to equip formal and informal educators with information and kid-friendly resources to help make marine science fun for kids ages 4 to 8! Presenters include marine biologists and early childhood education expert Moisés Román, from UC Berkeley’s Harold E. Jones Child Study Center, who will explain how each topic aligns with curricular objectives for grades pre-k through grade 2. Check out the archived webinars!

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PBS Kids is your access point to videos and online resources designed to teach children essential content, skills, and behaviors for school and life success. PBS Kids offers extensive resources related to the beloved children’s programs like Clifford, Curious George, SuperWhy!, Peg + Cat, Cat in the Hat, Sid the Science Kid, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, and more.



What can a flock of birds teach children about the world? Lots if it is PEEP and the Big Wide World. Through the PEEP science videos and resources, preschoolers actively investigate their world by exploring water, sound, plants, color, shadows, and movement.

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How can children learn to be thoughtful caretakers of the earth? Leave it to an alien to help children six to nine and their families see the earth in a whole new way on the Plum Landing webisodes. Games, printable activity sheets, free apps and more.

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  • Preschoolers blast off with the Space Racers, young spaceship cadets at the Stardust Bay Space Academy, to explore the Solar System. Children learn about the power of scientific investigation and observation, the wonders of space exploration, and the importance of working together as a team. Videos, free apps, parent/teacher resources are available online. space_racers1.jpg#asset:10000

Things count and add up in the world of Peg + Cat where math rules the day. Children 3-5 years of age learn pre-math skills like measurements, shapes, and patterns through the adventures and games of the charming duo.



Whether it's new apps focusing on math or an augmented reality game using camera phones, you'll be able to find the latest and greatest at PBS KIDS Lab!

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LPB Raising Readers resources help build reading skills at home, at school, in child care, and in the community.

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LPB Kids Club provides members birthday announcements, games, activities, coloring sheets and more.

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LEAP 21 - Making the Grade Video help with the LEAP test.


Middle and high school students step into U.S. history through the four Mission US interactive games. What better way to learn history than to be there! Teacher guides included.

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Does math homework make you laugh? It will if you are part of the PBS Math Club. A collection of fun webisodes and Instagram clips aligned to 6th- 9th grade Common Core Standards illuminate topics such as adding and subtracting integers, equations, ratios and proportions, and statistics.


The public TV series where kids teach kids about money and business.


PBS NewsHour Extra provides educational resources related to current issues and events to help high school students answer the question “Why should I care?” about the news.

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In this lesson students learn about pollutants, mitigation and how to monitor air quality. In the first activity students apply what they have learned to identify sources of pollution in their neighborhood, city or state. Students strategize how to reduce pollutants and protect air quality. The final product is a written plan or a creative work such as a flyer, commercial, multimedia presentation, or illustrated journal. In the second activity students learn how to read and interpret air quality data. In the third activity students identify how they or their school may be contributing to air pollution through their own activities and suggest ways to mitigate their pollution. In the fourth activity students research occupations in which they are interested and identify how they contribute to pollution, cope with the effects of pollution, or work to reduce pollution.


Louisiana: 200 Years of Statehood is a one-hour documentary that looks back at the first 200 years of Louisiana’s history produced in partnership with the Louisiana State Bicentennial Commission. Download the Teacher Desk Reference.

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PBS Parents is a trusted resource that’s filled with information on child development and early learning. It also serves as a parent's window to the world of PBS KIDS, offering access to educational games and activities inspired by PBS KIDS programs.

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If you want to strengthen your life skills like reading, writing, vocabulary, math, science, and finance then check the TV 411 videos, web lessons, and activities.

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Lifelong Learning Resources

  • 1virtuallib-75x751.jpg#asset:10076 WWW Virtual Library - The WWW Virtual Library
  • Onlinecourseorg-108x891.jpg#asset:10078OnlineCourses - A free and comprehensive resource that is a collection of open college courses that spans videos, audio lectures, and notes given by professors at Harvard, Princeton and MIT
  • coursera-141x401.png#asset:10079Coursera - Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses online.
  • edx-89x571.png#asset:10080edX - Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing, we have the course for you!
  • OpenCulture-225x491.png#asset:10083Open Culture - Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community.

Online Public Libraries

  • Online Public Libraries Library of Congress - The Library's mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people.
  • Online Public Libraries The Library Spot - Comprehensive virtual library with links to libraries worldwide and extensive references, resources, and publications.
  • Online Public Libraries Presidential Libraries - Vast archives of documents, museums full of important Presidential artifacts, interesting educational and public programs, and informative web sites.
  • Online Public Libraries Story of the Week- Library of America guides readers in finding and exploring the exceptional writing that best reflects the nation's history and culture.
  • Online Public Libraries International Children's Digital Library- A digital library of outstanding children's books from around the world and supporting communities of children and adults in exploring and using this literature through innovative technology designed in close partnership with children for children.

Free Online Books

  • Free Online Books Bartleby.com - Great Books Online with free access to books, references and verse
  • Free Online BooksProject Gutenberg - Fine Literature Digitally Reproduced - 16,000 free e-books no longer under copyright protection

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, References

  • Dictionary.net Dictionary.net - Searches words and phrases from a variety of dictionaries
  • The Free Dictionary The Free Dictionary - English, Medical, Legal, Financial, and Computer Dictionaries, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, and Literature Reference Library.
  • Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, ReferencesEncyclopedia.com - Online free dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, thesaurus, also has subscriber services
  • Wikipedia Wikipedia - Web-based online free encyclopedia written collaboratively by volunteers and sponsored by the Wikipedia Foundation, a non-profit organization.
  • Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, ReferencesSlang Dictionary - More than 24,000 real definitions for over 17,000 slang words and phrases.

Writing and Vocabulary Resources

  • Writing and Vocabulary Resources Snopes - Best of the best rumor research

General Reference

  • General ReferenceeHow - Massive “how to” site
  • General Reference About.com - Large site with information about full range of topics
  • General ReferenceHowStuffWorks - Explains how things works in a spectrum of areas e.g. computers, financial, home, health, money
  • General ReferenceQuick Reference - These internet sites provide links of a general nature for quick reference.
  • General ReferenceThe Virtual Reference Desk - Nearly 1,000 Web pages, arranged by subject, providing access to carefully selected academic resources. Subject arrangement of U.S. selected government documents. These links provide access to over 150,000 official documents. Subject arrangement of U.S. government agencies, programs, departments, and committees.
  • General ReferenceFederal Citizen Information Center - Massive site of the Federal Citizen Information Center of the U.S. General Services Administration in Pueblo, Colorado. Many free resources, fee for some.


Sports

  • SportsMajor League Soccer - The top-flight professional soccer league in the United States and features many stars from the U.S. and around the world.
  • SportsNational Football League - America's most popular sports league, comprised of 32 franchises that compete each year to win the Super Bowl, the world's biggest annual sporting event.
  • SportsNational Women’s Football Association - The National Woman’s Football Association is a league for woman that love and enjoy playing football and is also the largest football league association in the world.
  • SportsNational Collegiate Athletic Association - Founded more than one hundred years ago as a way to protect student-athletes, the NCAA continues to implement that principle with increased emphasis on both athletics and academic excellence.
  • SportsUS Track and Field - The National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States.
  • SportsProfessional Golf Association - Your ultimate one-stop shop for all of your golf needs, from the latest in tournament news to how to enjoy a better golf game for you.
  • SportsUS Golf Association - The United States Golf Association is the national governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico.
  • SportsThe US Amateur Golf Association - National governing body to conduct national championships, develop a single set of rules for all golfers to follow, and to promote the best interests of the game.
  • SportsSpecial Olympics International - Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olymipc-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Zoos

  • ZoosThe National Zoo - The Smithsonian's National Zoo demonstrates leadership in animal care, science, education, and sustainability.


  • ZoosAquarium of the Americas - Discover the wonders of nature with your family! Hands-on interaction, entertaining educational shows and one-of-a-kind learning adventures are waiting for you at Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Insectarium.
  • Zoos

BR Zoo - A place where people connect with animals.

LA Museums and Historic Houses A-K

  • LA Museums and Historic Houses A-KLouisiana Association of Museums - The Louisiana Association of Museums is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1979 to help our state’s museums better serve their communities.


- Museum of Authentic Acadian Homes (Lafayette)


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  • LA Museums and Historic Houses A-KBaker Heritage Museum - Restored Residence reproduces life in Baker community at turn of the century (Baker)
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Confederate Civil War War Museum - (New Orleans)



  • 10amirf-75x75.jpg Italian-American Renaissance Foundation - Located within the American Italian Cultural Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • LA Museums and Historic Houses A-KD-Day Museum - Renowned historian, author and educator, Dr. Stephen Ambrose founded The National World War II Museum Foundation in New Orleans in 1991. The Museum, which opened on June 6, 2000, is the only museum in the United States that addresses all of the amphibious invasions or "D-Days" of World War II, honoring the more than 16 million Americans who took part in this global conflict.
  • LA Museums and Historic Houses A-KDestrehan Plantation

    - This majestic antebellum home watches over the banks of the great Mississippi River, just minutes from New Orleans.

  • LA Museums and Historic Houses A-KHistoric New Orleans Collection

    - A museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South region.


  • LA Museums and Historic Houses A-KKent House

    - An authentic Creole plantation house built circa 1796 prior to the Louisiana Purchase. (Alexandria)

LA Museums and Historic Houses L-N

  • LA Museums and Historic Houses L-NLongvue House and Gardens

    - The 8-acre estate built by New Orleans civic activists and philanthropists Edith and Edgar Stern. Longue Vue is considered one of the last great houses of the American Renaissance. (New Orleans)

  • LA Museums and Historic Houses L-NLouisiana Arts and Science Museum

    - Housed in a historic railroad depot on the banks of the Mississippi River, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum offers educational entertainment for visitors of all ages. (Baton Rouge)

  • LA Museums and Historic Houses L-NLouisiana Children’s Museum

    - Connecting through play! (New Orleans)

  • LA Museums and Historic Houses L-NLSU Museum of Art

    - A diverse art collection, changing exhibitions, education programs, and special events, located in the Shaw Center for the Arts in downtown Baton Rouge.

  • LA Museums and Historic Houses L-NPaul & Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum

    - A dynamic, education-oriented museum that serves as a center for interdisciplinary learning. (Lafayette)

  • LA Museums and Historic Houses L-NLouisiana Museum of Natural History

    - On the LSU campus (Baton Rouge)

  • LA Museums and Historic Houses L-NLouisiana State Museum

    - With information about 1850 House (New Orleans), The Arsenal (New Orleans), The Cabildo (New Orleans), E. D. White House (Thibodaux), The Presbytere (New Orleans), Old U. S. Mint (New Orleans), Madame John’s Legacy, The Jackson House, The Creole House, Wedell-Williams Memorial Aviation Museum (Patterson), Old Courthouse Museum (Natchitoches)

  • LA Museums and Historic Houses L-NMasur Museum

    - The largest visual arts museum in Northeast Louisiana. Housed in the former home of the Masur family, the museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Monroe)

  • LA Museums and Historic Houses L-NNewcomb Art Museum of Tulane

    - The Newcomb Art Gallery is comprised of three 600 square-foot exhibition galleries and one 1,800 square-foot gallery. (New Orleans)

  • LA Museums and Historic Houses L-NNew Orleans Museum of Art

    - Celebrate art and culture... and life! (New Orleans)

  • LA Museums and Historic Houses L-NR. W. Norton Art Gallery

    - A non-profit museum built in 1966 which features original works of American and European art. (Shreveport)

  • LA Museums and Historic Houses L-NNortheast Louisiana Children’s Museum

    - (Monroe)

LA Museums and Historic Houses O-Z

  • LA Museums and Historic Houses O-ZThe Ogden Museum of Southern Art

    - (New Orleans)

  • LA Museums and Historic Houses O-ZThe Old Governor’s Mansion

    - A historic house museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places, an elegant venue for special events, and serves as the headquarters for the Foundation for Historical Louisiana. (Baton Rouge)

  • LA Museums and Historic Houses O-ZHeroes and Heritage Trail, Louisiana Department of State

    - With links to The Old Arsenal (Baton Rouge), Delta Music Museum (Ferriday), The Old State Capitol (Baton Rouge), The Louisiana Military Museum (Ruston), Louisiana State Cotton Museum (Lake Providence), Louisiana State Oil and Gas Museum (Oil City), Louisiana State Exhibit Museum (Shreveport)

  • LA Museums and Historic Houses O-ZLSU Rural Life Museum

    - A museum of Louisiana history located on the Burden Plantation, a 40-acre agricultural research experiment station. (Baton Rouge)

  • LA Museums and Historic Houses O-ZMagnolia Mound Plantation

    - A rare survivor of the vernacular architecture influenced by early settlers from France and the West Indies. (Baton Rouge)

  • LA Museums and Historic Houses O-ZMeadows Museum of Art Centenary College

    - An educational unit of the College charged with the collection, conservation, preservation and interpretation of visual art works of museum quality from the permanent College Collection inclusive of the Indochina Collection of Jean Despujols. (Shreveport)

  • LA Museums and Historic Houses O-ZMelrose Plantation

    - Also known as Yucca Plantation, is a National Historic Landmark in Natchitoches Parish in north central Louisiana. (Natchitoches)

  • LA Museums and Historic Houses O-ZU.S.S. Kidd

    - Fletcher-class destroyer (DD-661), the "Pirate of the Pacific." (Baton Rouge)

  • LA Museums and Historic Houses O-ZVermilionville

    - Lafayette, Louisiana's Cajun/Creole Heritage & Folklife Park (Lafayette)

  • LA Museums and Historic Houses O-ZWest Baton Rouge Museum

    - Live the History of Days Gone By in Plantation Country.

  • LA Museums and Historic Houses O-ZZigler Museum

    - Ah-Louisiana, The Land of the Acadians: Wildfowl Carvers (Jennings)

Museums

  • MuseumsMetropolitan Museum of Art

    - One of the world's largest and finest art museums. Its collections include more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe.

  • MuseumsSmithsonian

    - Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities.

  • MuseumsNational Gallery of Art

    - Created in 1937 for the people of the United States of America by a joint resolution of Congress, accepting the gift of financier and art collector Andrew W. Mellon.

  • MuseumsMuseumstuff

    - Information about and links to museums worldwide by country, genre, unusual museums

  • MuseumsWeb Gallery of Art

    - A virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture from 11th to mid-19th centuries.

  • MuseumsVatican Museums

    - Virtual online Tour of the Vatican

  • MuseumsSmithsonian National Museum of Natural History

    - Virutal online tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

  • MuseumsMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York

    - The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy.

  • MuseumsGetty Museum, Los Angeles

    - The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts by collecting, conserving, exhibiting, and interpreting works of art of outstanding quality and historical importance.

  • MuseumsLouvre, Paris

    - Heir to the century of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, the Louvre was quickly accepted as the "museum among museums;" and since then it has remained a model and a recognized authority.

  • MuseumsMuseums in Florence, Italy

    - Besides the famous Uffizi Gallery, Florence is an artistic marvel, together with its numerous churches, palaces museums, streets, external walls etc.

  • MuseumsHermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

    - The collection of the State Hermitage includes over 3 million works of art and world culture artifacts. It contains paintings, graphic works, sculptures, works of applied art, archaeological artifacts and numismatic objects.

  • MuseumsVienna Kunsthistorisches Museum

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  • MuseumsThe British Museum, London

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Financial News and Information

Newspapers Worldwide

  • Newspapers WorldwideOnline Newspapers Worldwide

    - Thousands of world newspapers at your fingertips.

  • Newspapers WorldwideNewsLink

    - Links to newspapers, radio and television stations in the Americas and other continents. Listen to some live online.

  • Newspapers WorldwideWorld Newspapers Online

    - Breaking news, featured stories, and links to newspapers worldwide

US Government Sites

Louisiana Government Sites

Health Links

  • Health LinksNational Institutes of Health

    - Consumer and professional health information

  • Health LinksCenters for Disease Control and Prevention

    - Information to enhance health decisions. Focuses on prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States at home and abroad.

  • Health LinksHealthcare.gov

    - Obtain health insurance available as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Menu to state information.

  • Health LinksHealthfinder

    - A key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet with links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations.

  • Health LinksWomen’s Health.gov

    - U.S. government’s source for health information for women.

  • Health LinksNational Health Information Center

    - NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers.

Aged/Elder Care

  • Aged/Elder CareNational Institute on Aging Resource Directory for Older People

    - A database of information about national and state-level organizations that serve older adults and geriatric professionals. Resources in the database include Federal and State agencies, AoA-supported resource centers, professional societies, private groups, and volunteer programs.

  • Aged/Elder CareNational Council on Aging

    - NCOA is a national voice for older adults—especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged—and the community organizations that serve them.

  • Aged/Elder CareAARP

    - Association for people over 50. AARP’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age, leading positive social change, and delivering value to members through information, advocacy, and service.

History

Gardening and Agriculture

  • Gardening and AgricultureNational Gardening Association

    - Gardening articles, advice, and resources for all ages.

  • Gardening and AgricultureLSU AgCenter

    - The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, known as the LSU AgCenter, is one of 11 institutions within the Louisiana State University System. The LSU AgCenter’s mission is to provide the people of Louisiana with research-based educational information that will improve their lives and economic well-being.

  • Gardening and AgricultureHerbarium of Louisiana State University

    - Links to many useful gardening sites

  • Gardening and AgricultureUS Botanic Garden

    - Virtual tour of the garden and other information about the garden

Children - Collections

  • Children - CollectionsKids.gov

    - U.S. government interagency Kids' Portal. with links to Federal kids' sites along with some of the best kids' sites from other organizations

  • Children - CollectionsGreat Web Sites for Kids

    - Collection of web sites for children by subject (animals, arts, history/biography, literature/language, math/computers, sciences, social studies, and references

Children - Learning Games & Activities

  • Children - Learning Games & ActivitiesPBS Kids

    - Collection of learning games and activities for young children, from PBS such as Arthur, Clifford, Barney, Caillou, Mr. Rogers, Maya & Miguel.

  • Children - Learning Games & ActivitiesPBS Kids Go!

    - Collection of games and activities for older children, from PBS

  • Children - Learning Games & ActivitiesFun Brain

    - Games for k-12, online web books, and resources for parents and teachers. Developed by Pearson Education, Inc.

Children - Stars, Planets, and Space

Children - Nature

Children - Mathematics

Children - Geography & World Facts

Children - American History

Children - American HistoryToday in History from the Library of Congress

- Find out what happened on this date in American history.

Children - Science

  • Children - ScienceAmazing Space

    - Uses the Hubble Space Telescope's discoveries to inspire and educate about the wonders of our universe. (NASA)

  • Children - ScienceAsk Dr. Universe

    - Curious science questions and answers for all ages