Internet Resources

Portaportal.com

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The Internet Public Library (ipl2)

ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. To date, thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals have been involved in answering reference questions for our Ask an ipl2 Librarian service and in designing, building, creating and maintaining the ipl2’s collections. It is through the efforts of these students and volunteers that the ipl2 continues to thrive to this day.

American History AP Quizzes

Each quiz is composed of 10-12 multiple choice questions to test your knowledge of the major topics of study in A. P. American History. When taking a quiz, click on the choice button. One of these will appear in the box at the left of that button:

  • NO! = incorrect answer
  • 🙂 = correct response

There are additional fact-recall tests in the form of matching column quizzes. You can also print out the questions in each quiz for your own final review.

Khan Academy

Includes a library of over 2,400 videos covering arithmetic, physics, finance, and history and contains 180 practice exercises. Khan Academy is on a “mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.”

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress Digital Collection contains a vast number of resources for teachers and students to use for projects and papers. It contains primary source documents, The American Memory Project, prints, photographs, historic newspapers and more.

Library of Congress Jukebox

National Jukebox makes historical recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives. This is a great resource for history and music teachers and for all of us who love music! Listen to National Jukebox playlists or create your own playlist.

Library of Congress Primary Source Sets

Primary sources are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects which were created at the time under study. They are different from secondary sources, accounts or interpretations of events created by someone without firsthand experience.

National Archives Experience–Digital Vaults

A huge collection of digital images with background information. The images can be viewed, tagged, and downloaded for projects and reports. This site was developed in consultation with the National Archives in order to provide you with information and services that relate to the National Archives mission. The National Archives monitors the site’s content to ensure its accuracy and legality.

National Science Digital Library

The National Science Digital Library is an excellent resource containing standards based instructional resources, K-12 lesson plans, digital downloads, streaming video, and collaborative Web 2.0 tools for math and science. Students can use this site for research assignments and exploration. Use the link above to search the National Science Digital Library by the following categories: K-12 Teachers, Librarians, and Higher Education. Use the search widget below to search the database directly from the Bishop Grimes Library website.

The Catholic Sun

The official newspaper of the Diocese of Syracuse, N.Y., serving Catholics in the counties of Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego.

Quizlet.com

Simple tools to to help you study anything, free! Includes audio files of work pronunciations, spelling exercises with automated error correction, word definitions and much more.

This Day In History–The History Channel

Planet Earth

Discover the characteristics and life forms of all different ecosystems.