Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
US History: Thomas Jefferson - Writer of the Declaration of Independence.

Thomas Jefferson - Site offers a brief history of Jefferson's life.

White House: Thomas Jefferson - A short history of Jefferson's life.

Wikipedia: Thomas Jefferson - Site offers a long history about Jefferson. This site also offers an audio file. Click on the speaker icon located in the top right-hand corner of the page to hear it.

About: Thomas Jefferson - Information about the life of Jefferson.

Smithsonian: How Thomas Jefferson Created His Own Bible - Article.



Sites With Videos

Bio: Thomas Jefferson - Site offers written and video information

History: Thomas Jefferson - Site offers a video and written information.

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Fran's World of DiscoveryDeclaration of Independence - This link will take you to a resource page.



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Maryland Resource Page

Maryland's Fort McHenry Quarter Photo by Fran W.
Maryland.Gov - The state's official page.

Wikipedia: Maryland - Site offers geographical and historical information, pictures, and other information. This site also offers information about Fort McHenry.

Visit Maryland - This is the official site to Maryland's office of Tourism. It offers information about places to go regionally, seasonal things to do, information about events and festivals and more.

50 States: Maryland State - Site offers quick facts about the state, including the state flag, government, people and more.

Enchanted Learning: Maryland - Basic information about the state. Some printables require a membership to print in full size.

MD Kids Page: Famous Facts About Maryland - A list of interesting facts.

InfoPlease: Maryland - Information about the state's selected symbols: Bird, tree, dog, fossil, plus nicknames, song, and much more. 

History: Maryland - Information about the state and a couple of videos.

Movoto: Maryland Facts: 41 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Maryland.

Baltimore Federal Executive Board: Maryland Fun Facts - 10 facts about the state.

Maryland Fun Facts - This site offers some great information about Maryland. When you get to the site, a few of the windows in the panel to the right open up to a new page: ex: Flag & Map. This site offers videos as well.

Fort McHenry National Monument & Historical Shrine - Visitor information.

About: War of 1812: Battle of Fort McHenry - Site offers a short account of events.

Fran's World of Discovery: Star Spangled Banner - Information about Francis Scott Key and the Star Spangled Banner. 3 videos offered in addition to links to other sites.
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Human Heart Resource Page

Human Heart by Becka V.
The human heart is an amazing organ. Here are some resources to learn more about it.

Franklin Institute: Development of the Heart - Site offers an article about the development of the heart and links to pictures of the heart, healthy and diseased. The main page can be found here.

Inner Body: Human Heart - Site offers a 2D and 3D interactive diagram of the heart.

LiveScience: Human Heart: Anatomy, Function & Facts - Article with facts about the human heart.

World Invisible: The Human Heart - Site offers labeled diagrams of the heart.

Wikipedia: Heart - Site offers information about the heart, including: Structure, development, physiology, history, symbolism, and more.

National Geographic: Heart - Site offers an interactive diagram about the heart rate at rest and while walking, how heart attacks happen and treatment. Plus, there is an article about how the heart works.

Tissue engineering: How to Build a Heart - Site offers a video and article about how they are working to build hearts for transplant.

Texas Heart Institute: Anatomy of the Human Heart - Site offers information about the heart and Flash illustrations. 

Home Science Tools: Heart Pump Project - Learn how the human heart pumps.

eHow: How to Make a Model of a Human Heart - Words and pictures show and tell how to make the model.




 


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U.S. Constitution Resource Page

Signing of the U.S. Constitution
The U. S. Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America.

Archives.gov: U.S. Constitution - Site offers a transcript of the document as it was inscribed by Jacob Shallus. This site offers a Q&A about the constitution as well. Printer friendly version available and a PDF version.


Cornell University of Law: U.S. Constitution - Site offers the Constitution in sections, along with explanations.


Wikipedia: United States Constitution - Offers a little background and the Articles.


History: America Gets A Constitution - Site offers a video and a small amount of written information about the history of the the Constitution.


Constitution Facts - This site is dedicated to information about the U.S. Constitution. It includes: Dates to Remember, Crossword Puzzles, Facts about the Founding Fathers, and much more.


Still Learning Something New: Constitution Week Resources - Site offers links to other resources such as quests, videos, printables and more.






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The Sounds Around

Annual Cicada Photo By Bruce Marlin 
Do you ever wonder what some of the animal sounds you hear during the day or at night are? Listening to the sounds before hand can help you identify them when you hear them as well. 

Here are some sites to help you out. 


Birds

All About Birds: Songs & Calls

eNatureBird Audio


Insects

Bug Bytes: Sound Library

Songs of Insects: Beginner's Guide


Frogs & Toads




All About Frogs: Songs of the Frog



Bats

Bats About Town: Bat Sounds

NPR: Bat Sounds

Avisoft Bioacoustics: Bats


Misc. Animal Sounds



Nature Songs: Other Animal Sounds

Avisoft Bioacoustics: Various Animal Sound Recordings


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RMS Titanic

RMS Titanic
Sputnik News: RMS Titanic - Site offers an infographic that allows visitors to click on different areas to get a 360 degree tour of some of the rooms, as they were.

History: Titanic Interactive - Infographic timeline. Read about the birth of the Titanic, what happened during the sinking and the rescue.

WikipediaRMS Titanic - Site offers general and historic information, including pictures about the Titanic, and the event. Site offers the option to listen to the article. Look in the upper right-hand corner and click on the sound icon.


EyeWitness To History: Titanic - Article about the event.

National Geographic Channel: Titanic 100 Years - Site offers information about shows based on the Titanic, a link to a Titanic game, an interactive timeline and other information. 

BBC: British History: Titanic - Article about the Titanic and some of the people who sailed on it.


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