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Curriculum Lab: Web Sites

Virginia Public Education

Find It Virginia 
Find it Virginia is a collection of databases that provide free 24/7 access to resources such as newspapers, magazine and journal articles, and books such as encyclopedias. Materials are available for all age ranges and interests.

Virginia Department of Education
Instruction, Licensure, SOLs, Statistics, Board of Education

Virginia Standards of Learning
The foundation for much of the curriculum taught in Virginia's public K-12 schools

Children's Literature

Caldecott Medal and Honor Books
. . .to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. 

Coretta Scott King Award Books
. . .honors African-American authors and illustrators who create outstanding books for children and young adults

Newbery Medal and Honor Books
. . .to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Literature for Children
An historical collection of children's literature published roughly between 1850 and 1950 in the United Kingdom and in the United States

International Children's Digital Library
A digital library with over 4,000 books in 61 languages


Language Resources

CARLA: Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition
Website for K-16 students and teachers of foreign languages or English as a second language


National Center for Education Statistics
Primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data relating to education
Forum on child and family statistics



Federal Resources for Education Excellence
Teaching and learning resources from Federal agencies

Great Websites for Kids
Great Websites for Kids is a compilation of exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14, evaluated by the Great Websites for Kids Committee (made up of members of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association)

National Education Association Lesson Plans
Free tools and teaching resources

Teaching with the NY Times

Ideas for using the news in the classroom
Classroom resources, professional development, parent & afterschool ideas

Smithsonian Education
Lesson plans, resources, professional development