The following page lists websites and resources that are great for helping your elementary student in a number of subjects. Included are sites to assist with basic math, to beginners history and social studies class, to learning to type for the first time on a desktop, to Michigan history. If you find that one of our links no longer works and needs to be replaced or if there is a particular topic you would like covered on this page, please CONTACT US. We will be happy to assist you.
Disclaimer: The Vicksburg District Library does not endorse the views or opinions expressed by the following websites. No monetary exchange has occurred between the library or any of these agencies. These sites have been listed for academic purposes only.
Michigan facts and information for elementary students.
“Interactive math resources for teachers, parents, and students featuring free math worksheets, math games, math flashcards, and more.”
A database designed to find accelerated reading books for beginners.
“Ben’s Guide the the U.S. Government, a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government.”
“With over 7,000 biographies and daily features that highlight newsworthy, compelling, and surprising points-of-view, we are the digital source for true stories about people that matter.”
“Biz Kids is a national financial education initiative based on an Emmy award-winning public television series about kids, money, and business.”
“This site aims to help you really see insects for the miniature marvels they represent and to understand how intertwined our cultures have become with these alien creatures.”
“A comprehensive site with activities, resources, and links designed to get teenagers excited about STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math.”
“Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.”
“If you know how to read you can learn how to code. Our online coding tutorials with easy-to-follow instructions, immediate feedback, and a tested curriculum take anyone from non-technical to ‘I can code.’”
“For 12 and under users, Coolmath4Kids is an amusement park of games, lessons, and more designed to teach math and make it fun.”
From the BBC, learn to type with this fun dance party game!
A great learning resource for young ages, this website acts as a photo encyclopedia, linking kids to information from animals to transportation.
Learn one or more of 30+ languages for free at Duolingo through immersion with speaking, listening, and writing from lesson one!
“The Exploratorium is a public learning laboratory exploring the world through science, art, and human perception. Our mission is to create inquiry-based experiences that transform learning worldwide.”
Lions and tigers and bears and so much more! Explore.org shares live cams of all different types of animals from all around the globe. Animals are out in the wild, in shelters/rescues, or possibly in a medical setting. And there is never a shortage of playful puppies and kitties to watch. Choose your stream, smile, and relax.
“EDC, in collaboration with partners the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School and Spy Hop Production, has created a youth-produced, web-based media series and companion educator materials on science and engineering careers targeting girls in under-served groups.”
Having trouble understanding Common Core math? What about complicated historical events? Don’t worry. Go Peer has you covered. This online tutoring service matches up your child with a vetted tutor from institutions such as Harvard and MIT and helps them get past the learning backslide while school is out.
“An award-winning source of unbiased, reliable, easy-to-understand answers and explanations of how the world actually works.”
“We’re a diverse group of parents, educators, librarians, kid lit creators, and award-winning filmmakers working together to create fun new ways to reinforce an appreciation of reading that children will carry with them for the rest of their lives.”
From the Kids Know It Network, sets of different activities and games to help younger students learn about our universe.
The Michigan Electronic Library has put together an array of helpful resources to help keep your children busy, focused, and ahead of the backslide when it comes to the school closures across the state of Michigan. Be sure to check out the services they have to offer.
“Mission game! Join Jack and Annie on incredible missions travelling around the world and through time!”
A fun game where players must solve math problems quickly in order to run the bases.
From the Department of Natural Resources, news and information about outdoor recreation in the State of Michigan.
This citation maker from OSLIS will help elementary students create their first citations in the MLA format for projects and papers.
Multiplication games to help math students.
Games and quizzes for children from National Geographic.
“Meet Noah. He’s staying with his grandmother in a neighborhood where almost no one else speaks English, except for Nell, his new best friend. Together, they are meeting new friends and trying to learn Spanish.”
Browse articles of various viewpoints across a wide array of topics to understand the full scope of trending world issues.
“Exciting multi-platform, indoor-outdoor, science exploration adventure for kids and grownups.”
“Find rhymes, synonyms, adjectives, and more!”
From Larry’s World, a list of rules and guidelines for children (and their parents) for using the internet and being online, and doing it safely!
“Starfall Education Foundation is a publicly supported nonprofit organization, 501 (c)(3). We create free and low-cost experiences whereby children can successfully learn through exploration.”
Simple articles in social studies that elementary students can read and use.
“Are your students drowning in information, misinformation, and downright bunk?…Teaching information literacy skills has never been more important.”