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Informational Websites

Government Websites

The White House
http://www.whitehouse.gov/
The White House website provides transcripts, articles, and other information concerning the most current issues regarding the Iraq conflict and homeland security.

The Department of Homeland Security
http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/index.jsp
This site gives Americans an idea of the current terrorist threat level and how the United States is working to protect its citizens.

Ready.gov
http://www.ready.gov/
Established by the Department of Homeland Security, Ready.gov details specific actions Americans can take when responding to any terrorist activity or threats.

Department of Defense
http://deploymentlink.osd.mil/
This Department of Defense site provides support to deployed troops and their families.

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
http://www.cia.gov/
This site includes public information and maps that the CIA has released concerning the Iraq conflict as well as a children's homepage and other resources.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
http://mentalhealth.org/cmhs/emergencyservices/
http://www.nih.gov/
This NIH site provides current information about health concerns related to the war on terrorism.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/
This site provides tactics Americans can use to avoid dangerous infections, such as Smallpox and other diseases that could be used as biological weapons.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
http://www.fema.gov/
As the agency responsible for responding to homeland emergencies, FEMA's website provides updated news on the Homeland Security threat level and actions that the government is taking to prevent any terrorist activity.

Education

National Association of School Psychologists - Coping in Unsettling Times
http://www.nasponline.org/
This resource provided by the NASP gives educators and parents tools to help children cope with the difficult aspects of the Iraq conflict.

National Association of Secondary School Principals - Safe and Orderly Schools
http://www.nassp.org/schoolimprove/safeorderlysch.cfm
This site gives administrators tips and suggestions for maintaining safe schools (e.g., crisis prevention and management).

American Academy of Pediatrics
http://apache.swdubois.k12.in.us/SHS/public/departments/library/www.aap.or/terrorism/index.html
This site provides information on the emotional consequences of terror and suggestions for communicating with children about disasters.

Connect for Kids
http://www.connectforkids.org/usr_doc/copingwithgrief.html
A site that provides information to assist parents in supporting and talking with their children during difficult times.

Buddy Project
http://www.buddyproject.org/teach/explore/default.asp
If you're looking for ideas for your classroom, don't miss this site. It has teacher resources, student activities, parent connections, etc.

Children's Literature Web Guide
http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/
Features :

  • What's New!
  • What We're Reading: Commentary on Children's Books
  • Web-Traveler’s Toolkit: Essential Kid Lit Websites
  • Discussion Boards
  • Readers Helping Readers
  • Conference Bulletin Board
  • Quick Reference
  • Children's Book Awards
  • The Year's Best Books
  • Children's Bestsellers
  • The Doucette Index: Teaching Ideas for Children's Books
  • Authors on the Web
  • Stories on the Web
  • Readers' Theatre
  • Lots of Lists: Recommended Books
  • Journals and Book Reviews
  • Resources for Teachers
  • Resources for Parents
  • Resources for Storytellers
  • Resources for Writers and Illustrators
  • Digging Deeper: Research Guides and Indexes
  • Internet Book Discussion Groups
  • Children's Literature Organizations on the Internet
  • Children's Publishers and Booksellers on the Internet

Hoosier Artists Project
http://www.lib.iupui.edu/imls/home.htm
Art is connected to all areas of learning and is the foundation for creating and understandingculture. Whether a young student or a lifelong learner, the arts give quality and meaning to our lives. This project provides community members access to rich digital images through our public libraries and K-12 schools, and invites the public to explore the great treasures in our local museums.

Teacher Web Sites

Tangent
http://www.tangent.com/net_univ/index.htm
This is a great resource for educators.

Maize Public Schools
http://www.usd266.com/depart/curriculum/resources/secondary.html
This site has enough curriculum resources and links to teacher tools on the site to keep people busy for a full school year.

INDIANA BUSINESS RESEARCH CENTER
http://www.stats.indiana.edu/,
Using their "U.S. Counties in Profile" feature allows you to rank all the counties in the nation, either nationally or by state, against one another using data from a variety of sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau.