Homework Help

Gloucester Public Schools -Gloucester Public Schools’ website.

 

Links to Online Resources

Research resources -The following list of databases is a good place to get started with your research. Many of these are subscription resources paid for by the Sawyer Free Library, NOBLE, and the state of Massachusetts, and they offer more information than a Google search. 

 

Art

Life Photo Archive -Search millions of historic photos on this archive of Life Magazine’s pictures. Hosted by Google

 

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Britannica – Encyclopedia with dictionary, thesaurus, atlas,and more.

Factmonster – Factmonster is the place to check if you need to know.

Marriam-Webster Dictionary – Marriam-Webster Dictionary online.

Rymezone – Find Rhyming words, synonyms, definitions and more. 

Roget’s Thesaurus – A reference book that groups words of similar meanings.

 

Education – Multiple Disciplines

Khan Academy – Students practice at their own pace, first filling in gaps in their understanding and then accelerating their learning.

iSeek Education – Search engine for educators and students offering lesson plans, activities and school subjects for K-12 grade levels.

How Stuff Works – Illustrations, charts, and graphs to explain the detailed workings of everything from light bulbs to weather phenomena, spacecraft to submarines, nuclear fission to how ice cubes melt.

National Geographic – For miscellaneous homework help.

PBS Learning Media– Pre-K through 12 resources for emergency closings.

School Yourself –  In the style of 1-on-1 learning, hundreds of interactive, personalized math lessons, using a custom analytics platform to continuously improve them. Must create a username and password. 

 

Geography

American Revolution -American Revolution to Reconstruction and beyond. A hypertext on the history of the United States from the colonial period until modern times.

Eyewitness to History – Eyewitness to History brings history to life through the eyes of those who lived it. The eyewitness accounts include audio clips.

Life Photo Archive -Search millions of historic photos on this archive of Life Magazine’s pictures. Hosted by Google.

 

Language

200 Words-a-Day – Verb conjugation made easy.

Bookshare – Bookshare makes reading easier. E-books for people with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers.

Citation Machine – Smart technology to create citations, provide grammar suggestions, and detect unintentional plagiarism.

Duolingo – Learn a language for free.

 

Math

IXL -personalized learning for grades K-12. Math, language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish.

Khan Academy – Students practice at their own pace, first filling in gaps in their understanding and then accelerating their learning.

Math Antics – Basic math videos and worksheets.

PBS Learning Media– Pre-K through 12 resources for emergency closings.

Typing Club – Learn to type for free.

 

Mythology

Ancient Egypt at The British Museum – Ancient life, gods and goddesses, mummification, pharos, and more. 

Encyclopedia Mythica – Encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion that included an image gallery.

Mythweb – Heroes, gods, and monsters of Greek mythology.

 

News & Weather

CNN 10 -Daily 10 minute news broadcast featuring current events and summaries of the news this week. 

Weather.com – Weather in your community and around the world.

 

Science & Nature

Cells Alive – All the biology you’ll ever need. Updated annually.

Volcano World -Volcano information from Ohio State University.

Web Elements – The Periodic table of elements and more. 

NASA– NASA’s site for space information.

Views of the Solar System – Information and pictures about the planets.

 

Social Studies

The CIA World Fact Book– Country profiles, flags of the world, and more.

iCivics – For ten years, iCivics has engaged students in meaningful civics learning.

The Perry-Castaneda Map Collection – Find maps of just about anywhere in the world. Also has some historical maps.