Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Online Resources - America's Story

It has been a while since I have noted some helpful children’s resources. With so many assignments now asking students to site an electronic source of some sorts for a paper or research project it is important that the source be one that is reliable. Many schools are starting students out at a very early age on computers and teaching them how to tap into the vast amount of information online. (Hopefully, they are still learning about using book resources too.) However, as we all know just because the information is online doesn’t mean the source is accurate or reliable. This is probably one of the hardest things to teach to pretty much any age student, adults included.

So, with this thought in mind I have tired to only list reference and book sources on this site that are credible or at least from an authority that has been known for their authenticity. Now, we all know there are numerous children’s literature and reference sources out there that well literally would fill a library. I have only listed a tiny amount available online and from time to time add a new one. I’m trying to not have an endless sidebar list that is too expansive to manage or have anyone try to wade through. Those sources that are on the list I have personal used and have found useful for one reason or another.

One I am adding today can be found through the Library of Congress site. America’s Story from America’s Library would be of great help to any elementary or middle school student doing a paper on someone or something in history. There is fact information available on states and even a place to hear audio clips or movie segments from the past. It is an interesting site to visit just for the fun of it as well.



Blogger daddy d said...

Yes Google is fast for getting started on a topic. Very fast. But to develop a solid base one should look around and find more than just one source.

I like books because they are there in your hand. Books are easier to read than the computer screen.

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