General Research Sites
World Book Encyclopedia online
This page will give you a choice of more than one encyclopedia. For basic research, I recommend you choose the link for either:
World Book Discover or World Book Student
You may also go ahead and experiment with some of the other options!
Tennessee Electronic Library Homepage
This link connects to the homepage of the Tennessee Electronic Library, your gateway for reserach! TEL provides access to over 400,000 electronic resources, including magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, podcasts, videos, e-books, test preparation materials, federal census records, Tennessee primary source materials, and more!
*Use this page to get to newspapers!
This is a middle school-level research database that gives you access to a variety of magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Remember to search for "Full Text" information so you get the whole article and not just a summary.
Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Websites to help create CITATIONS
The Free Automatic Bibliography and Citation Maker. This website can only create citations according to the quality of the information you provide. Make sure your information is as complete as possible!
6th grade Social Studies- Ancient Greece and Rome
Make sure you explore the tab called "Ancient History" and also the tab called "For Kids" to see if you can find your topic. This site has some information about both Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, such as the Olympic Games, Roman engineering, Roman entertainment, the Roman army, Roman soldiers (look under technology), and Gladiators, as well as some other topics.
Kidipede: Ancient Rome for Kids
This site provides links to many topics on Ancient Rome, including Gladiators, Roman architecture (like the Colosseum, arches, aqueducts and roads), the Roman army, and Forums.
Kidipede: Ancient Greece
This site provides many links to topics about Ancient Greece, including the Iliad, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and the Parthenon.
Mr. Donn's Ancient Rome for Kids
This site covers all aspects of Ancient Rome and includes some outside links. This is the personal webpage of Donald G. Donn, Corkran Middle School, Maryland, USA, and it contains ads. Remember, please do not click on games or ads. This would be a good site to use to find information on gladiators, the Colosseum, Julius Caesar, Roman architecture and roads, and the Roman army.
History Learning Site: Hippocrates
Use this link to read information about Hippocrates. This site includes ads- remember not to click on ads!
History Learning Site: Ancient Rome
Another site with many links to topics about Ancient Rome, including Roman engineering, Roman roads, the Roman army, Juius Caesar, and Roman entertainment. This site contains ads-- remember not to click on ads!
Career Research Sites
This site allows you to search various careers and see statistics about the job outlook, educational requirements and salary BY STATE. You can also view videos of people on the job. Start by looking for "Occupations" in the middle of this start page, then clicking "Browse" to see a list of careers.
Planning Your Dreams
The Tennessee College & Career Planning System steps students through learning about themselves; exploring career options; making a plan for education; preparing for the world of work; and more. Educators can use the system to monitor progress, plan curriculum, and support career guidance.
Click "Career Planning" to search by job types (clusters) and view information such as job descriptions, education required, salaries, etc.
TN Career Info Delivery System (TCIDS)
This site provides career information that is specific to Tennessee. If you know which career you wish to research, click on "Career Database" under where it asks "Want info on a specific job?" From there you can browse a long list of careers listed alphabetically. If you wish to take an interest survey to help you find some possible career choices, click "Take An Interest Survey."
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is published periodically by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Use the search bar or left-hand menu to search an occupation. You will find information about training and education required, the employment and earnings outlook, working conditions and an overall job description for many career choices. Keep in mind that this site provides NATIONAL statistics for the whole U.S., not just for our state or region.
Stories in a Nutshell
A collection of concise folktale plots gathered by Heather Forest.
A collection of Aesop's fables.
Eve Tal Jewish Chelm Tales
A collection of Jewish folktales said to take place in the city of Chelm, a city of fools or "noodleheads."