The following sites are provided for informational purposes only. While all of the sites have been reviewed, The Calais School does not endorse nor is not responsible for the content of any of these sites. Just click on the links below to be directed to the website.
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry strives to develop and provide information that will influence access to care for mental illnesses and promote excellence in the practice of child and adolescent psychiatry. A list of link for parents and children. http://www.aacap.org/
ASAH - is a not-for-profit organization of private schools and agencies in New Jersey that provide highly specialized services to more than 11,000 infants, children and young adults with disabilities. ASAH serves more than 125 schools and agencies throughout the state. http://www.asah.org
Asperger Syndrome Education Network - providing education, support, and advocacy in New Jersey.
CHADD is a non-profit organization that serves Children and Adults with ADD and their families through collaborative leadership, research, education, advocacy and support.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, State of New Jersey http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/dvrs/DVRIndex.html
Community Options - Community Options, Inc. of Northern New Jersey was established to provide community-based options for residential and employment support services to individuals with disabilities living in Passaic, Bergen, Morris, Warren and Sussex counties. http://www.comop.org/jerseywaren.html
Autism New Jersey- The New Jersey Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community: information, services and advocacy. http://www.autismnj.org
ECLC - a nonprofit school that provides special education for children ages 5 thru 21 having severe learning and/or language disabilities, autism, or multiple disabilities. Chatham and HoHoKus campuses serve over 300 students from 11 counties in New Jersey. http://www.eclcofnj.org/
Employment Horizons - is a non-profit agency providing comprehensive employment, training and job placement services to persons with disabilities and other disadvantages in the Morris County, NJ area. http://www.emhorizons.org/
Jespy House - is an extraordinary program for adults with learning and developmental disabilities who demonstrate the ability to live independently and gain competitive employment. http://jespyhouse.org/
Mental Health Association of New Jersey - An organization dedicated to improving the mental health of all people in New Jersey and to achieving victory over all types of mental illness through advocacy, education and services. www.mhanj.org
Blue Web'n - An online library of 2137 outstanding Internet sites categorized by subject, grade level, and format (tools, references, lessons, hotlists, resources, tutorials, activities, projects). You can also browse by broad subject area (Content Areas) or specific sub-categories (Subject Area). See "About this Site" for a scoring rubric and answers to other burning questions! http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn/index.cfm
Blue Web'n Learning Sites Library - Provided by Pacific Bell, the Library includes 48 Web based activities and projects for students to complete online. Scroll to Browse the Content Table and find History & Social Studies.
Brain Bowl - from the Learning Network, is a weekly current events game which can be played by one player, two players, or Kid vs Parent. Players can view answers from previous weeks' games. http://www.funbrain.com/brainbowl/
Cities of Today, Cities of Tomorrow: A Wired Curriculum - Sponsored by the United Nations Cyber School Bus, the curriculum features 6 interactive units that students in grades 5-12 can complete online. Units provide an overview of urbanization-its history, its potential, and its problems. Students can focus on one part of the curriculum…for example, the profiles of major cities, or an activity on population density…or use all 6 units. The site includes a Teacher's Folder with a “How to Use the Curriculum” link. http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/habitat/index.asp
Xpeditions - The site contains activities for grades K-12, an outline map atlas with more than 1,800 free maps designed for printing or building Web sites, forums where teachers and students can discuss geography, and a 3-D virtual museum of geography built in the spirit of the game Myst. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/
Lonely Planet - An interactive clickable world map that allows students to travel to different countries. When they arrive at their destination, they can click the slide show for loads of information including facts, environment, history, economy, culture, and events enhanced with beautiful photos of the people. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/
National Geographic ONLINE GeoBee Challenge - Five short geography-related questions are posted daily by The National Geographic Society appropriate for the elementary and middle school levels. Students are encouraged to try again if they answer a question incorrectly. Challenges for the three previous days are posted. Also Included is a link to information on how to register and participate for prizes in the annual National Geographic Bee. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/
Geography Games - More than 20 online geography games for middle and high school students. http://members.aol.com/bowermanb/games.html
Go West Across America with Lewis & Clark - is a National Geographic Society site which allows middle and high school students to join the famous Lewis and Clark expedition. Their goal is to chart rivers, make friends with natives, open the West to trade, and look for a Northwest Passage. Additional features include a map to trace their progress, excerpts from the explorers' diaries, and a forum to share their own adventures with others online.
Flight to Freedom - Developed by Prof. Patrick Rael for high school students, the site allows "players" to experience slavery through the eyes of those who lived it. Players take on the roles of an African American historical figure (Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth), and work to escape to Canada, while being challenged by a series of events taken from authentic slave narratives. http://ssad.bowdoin.edu:9780/projects/flighttofreedom/intro.shtml
AwesomeStories - takes the stories of history, biographies, movies, religion, and trials and links them to the actual manuscripts, paintings, historical maps, illustrations, data, and graphics. Students in high school can read the stories, examine the primary source material, and draw their own conclusions. Among the topics are Joan of Arc, Cuban missile crisis, the Great Depression, the history of flight, the trial of Lizzie Borden and Plessy v. Ferguson, and the biographies of Sacajawea and Benedict Arnold. http://www.awesomestories.com/index.php
Biography of America - A companion web site to the video series and telecourse sponsored by Annenberg/CPB, it provides resources for senior high students studying U.S. History from its origins to contemporary times. Features of this web site require the Macromedia Flash 4 plug-in. You can download the Flash 4 plug-in from the Macromedia Web Site. http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/
National Geographic - website on animals and other educational topics.
America's Story - The Library of Congress presents this site which includes these topics: Meet Amazing Americans (features biographies), Jump Back in Time, Explore the States, Join America at Play (includes baseball history, as well as American celebrations from parades to county fairs), and See, Hear and Sing.
Discovery School - This site has lots of links by subject area to help you find what you need. It was developed by a student and covers all grade levels. http://www.school.discoveryeduation.com/students/
Archiving Early America - You can find images of actual historic documents, solve an interactive cross-word puzzle, read the Early American Review, and participate in a "Town Crier" online forum. http://www.earlyamerica.com/
Invention Dimension - Full of information regarding inventors and their inventions.
National Information Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) …a wealth of parental information and publications, A to Z: http://www.nichcy.org/index.html
County College of Morris - www.ccm.edu
VSA Arts of New Jersey enriches the lives and promotes the creative power of individuals with disabilities through the development and support of model and inclusive cultural, educational and recreational programs and services. VSA arts of New Jersey fosters artistic growth, lifelong learning, and strives for personal excellence through programming in all of the arts disciplines. http://co.vsarts.org/x322.xml
Weekly Reader Galaxy - An online newspaper, provided by the Weekly Reader Corporation, features social studies activities for students in grades K-12. These include news, polls, contests, games and mystery photos. For kids' activities, click on “I’m A Kid.” For teacher activities, click on “I'm A Teacher.” http://www.weeklyreader.com/
Historical Treasure Chests - A product of the Bank Street College of Education, middle school and high school students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide investigation. Additional primary resources can be accessed on the websites listed in the reference section. An extension activity allows students to investigate their family's own primary source materials and display them online. http://www.k12science.org/curriculum/treasure/
Educational Websites for Teachers - This web page was originally created for Project Village, a collaborative effort between Rutgers and the city of Camden, and is maintained for other teachers as well as students. www.camden.rutgers.edu/~wood/edwebsites.htm
Recycle City - Sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, Recycle City uses games, activities and fun facts to teach elementary and middle school students about recycling. Click on activities to find “Things to Do” and “Information For Teachers” for ideas on how to use Recycle City in the classroom. http://www.epa.gov/recyclecity/mainmap.htm
180 Technology Tips http://www.180techtips.com/
Adventures of Cyberbee - A site for teachers looking for ways to integrate technology into the class. Included are Curriculum Ideas, How To’s, Treasure Hunts, Web Links, Articles, and a search engine. http://www.cyberbee.com/
Eduhound: Everything for Education K-12 - Search for social studies topics by categories. www.eduhound.com
Family Education - a plethora of ideas supporting school skills in Reading, Math, Social Studies, and Science. There are printable games and learning activities to use while driving in the car. Activities for your class and family are easy to find because they are grouped by grades pre-K, 3-5, and 6-12. www.familyeducation.com
A Pocketful of Rhymes -This is a great site to get rhymes, poetry, etc. to share with students K-6.
New Jersey Department of Education Core Curriculum Standards http://www.state.nj.us/education/cccs/
Internet Safety for Teens is a place for teens and their parents to learn safe, civil and responsible use of the Internet. It’s operated by technology journalist Larry Magid who also operates SafeKids.com and is co-director of ConnectSafely.org http://www.safeteens.com/
NetSmartz is an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) for children aged 5 to 17, parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement that uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach children how to stay safer on the Internet. http://www.netsmartz.org/
GetNetWise is a public service brought to you by Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations to help ensure that Internet users have safe, constructive, and educational or entertaining online experiences. GetNetWise is a project of the Internet Education Foundation. http://www.getnetwise.org/
WEB WISE KIDS Web Wise Kids is a unique organization that offers fun, challenging and interactive simulations based on real-life criminal cases—MISSING, Mirror Image and Airdogs. Each program has been designed specifically for use with young people in classrooms and computer labs. http://www.webwisekids.org/
Child Safety on the Information Highway the classic and first widely distributed Internet safety article, written first in 1993 and revised several times up until 2003. http://www.safekids.com/child-safety-on-the-information-highway/
Get Your Web License | PBS KIDS GO! Take this "Rules of the Road" test to earn your official PBS Kids Web license! http://pbskids.org/license/
FBI Publications - A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety While on-line computer exploration opens a world of possibilities for children, expanding their horizons and exposing them to different cultures and ways of life, they can be exposed to dangers as they hit the road exploring the information highway. http://www.fbi.gov/publications/pguide/pguidee.htm
i-SAFE Inc. is the worldwide leader in Internet safety education. Founded in 1998 and endorsed by the U.S. Congress, i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the online experiences of youth everywhere. http://www.isafe.org/
CyberSmart! Student Curriculum For teachers, standards-based lessons are aligned with national and state technology and information literacy standards. CyberSmart! prepares students to use the Internet for communication, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving. http://cybersmartcurriculum.org/
iKeepSafe Internet Safety Coalition The Internet Keep Safe Coalition is a broad partnership of governors and/or first spouses, attorneys general, public health and educational professionals, law enforcement, and industry leaders working together for the health and safety of youth online. iKeepSafe® uses these unique partnerships to disseminate safety resources to families worldwide. http://www.ikeepsafe.org/
WiredKids has many online safety games for younger children and information for children of all ages as well as helpful information for teachers, parents and law enforcement. http://www.wiredkids.org/
McGruff.org -- Cyberbullies Have you ever received a mean email or instant message? Have you ever sent one? This is called cyberbullying. A cyberbully uses the Internet, cell phone, or other device to send or post text or images to try to hurt or embarrass another person. It's a lot like the bullying that happens at recess or on the school bus, and it can hurt just as much. http://www.mcgruff.org/Advice/cyberbullies.php
STOP cyberbullying What cyberbullying is, how it works and how to understand and deal with cyberbullies. http://stopcyberbullying.org/
Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use has developed a new framework to address safe and responsible Internet use ~ Cyber Savvy Schools. http://www.cyberbully.org/
cyberbullying.org Cyberbullying involves the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behaviour by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others. http://www.cyberbullying.org/
CopyRight-CopyWrong Test your knowledge of copyright laws. http://www.csus.edu/indiv/p/peachj/edte230/copyright/
A Visit to Copyright Bay http://www.stfrancis.edu/content/cid/copyrightbay/index.htm
Copyright Crash Course http://www.utsystem.edu/ogc/intellectualproperty/cprtindx.htm
U.S. Copyright Office http://www.copyright.gov/
Adventures of Cyberbee http://www.cyberbee.com/copyrt.html
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