Danville JH/HS Library

Online Library Catalog

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Junior High and High School Resources

A collection of videos purchased by the AEAs for use in K-12 classrooms. At this point, the majority are science and social studies related for upper elementary and junior high.

Math tutorials for every grade level from Kindergartenthrough 12th grade.
Physical ScienceAn online resource for students in grades 3-8 that covers all kinds of topics in physical science. It includes a read-aloud feature, science experiments, educational games, and more!
Associated Press photos from the 1700s to a minute ago; sound bites from the 1920s to a minute ago; plus maps, charts, timelines,

and text news stories.

Full-length videos, video clips, images, speeches, and more to view, listen to, and use in your school presentations. These can also be accessed through SNAP!

An amazing collection of ebooks and videos on Earth, Space, Physical and Life Science as well as the Health & the Human Body and Tech, Math & Engineering for students in 4th-12th grade. It is also a source for experiments, careers in science, and science news as well as links to related websites and additional information.
Click on Middle for access to articles, media, biographies, world atlas, country comparison, tour the U.S.A., and more. You can also do your own searches. Be sure to click on Students for Research tips and How Tos.
Click on High for shortcut links to On This Day, U.S. Primary Sources, In Their Words, Science in Pictures and Behind the News as well as the topics listed above for Middle School.In the upper right corner, use the pull-down menu for access to other resources.

Literacy Reference CenterThis resource for junior high and high school students and teachers includes Novelist K-8 which helps you choose additional books to read based on what you like. Check it out!For high school students, it has critical analyses of major literature(Literary Reference Center Plus) and Poetry and Short Story Reference Center.


Although designed for older students, junior high students can find useful online maps by clicking on Maps in the lower righthand corner. For high school students, SIRS is an excellent source of information for pro/con papers or debates and more!

The emphasis in this collection of resources is on the culture of each country in the world. There are slideshows, recipes, songs, and much more. You may want to click on Kids Edition, States Edition, and Provinces Edition for an easier-to- read version or just on the World Edition.
MackinViaThis is another source of fiction and nonfiction eBooks for students in every grade.http://snap.gpaea.org/tomms2/index.php/snap/login/indexThe online catalog of resources available through Great Prairie AEA. The digital videos and eBooks can be viewed through your computer. Other items can be checked out by Snap teachers.

There are lots of fiction and nonfiction eBooks for every reading level here. Click on Show Filters and then choose your reading level or search by category.
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

A lot of interactive activities for students in Preschool through 12th grade in the various areas of mathematics. No username or password needed.

SoundzaboundRoyalty-free music and sounds to use in your school presentations.

This resource for 6th-12th grade students makes economics and money management easy to understand and engaging.

This resource, also embedded in SNAP!, has current events and resources for most curricular subjects, including business & financial literacy, education, health & wellness, journalism, language arts, math & statistics, performing & visual arts, science, and social studies.
http://rosenlearningcenter.com/Click on the image, log in and select Teen CyberSmarts to access this series of five eBooks on Internet safety. Topics include avoiding online predators, using social networks, playing online games, protecting your privacy online, and topping cyberbullying. Includes links to other online resources. For an easier-to-read version, select Cybersmarts.
Follett ShelfA collection of eBooks for teens that can be checked out and read on a computer or mobile device. See or email Miss Lampe or your English teachers for instructions on how to set up your personal account.http://greatprairieaeaia.oneclickdigital.com
This resource contains a variety of audiobooks, including classics and young adult fiction titles. Set your own username and password. See Miss Lampe or your English teacher for the access code.
Teen Health & WellnessSelf-help support on topics such as alcohol, nutrition, bullying, online safety, financial literacy, and other teen health and wellness issues. Interactive.

"With more than 60 multimedia units spanning 10 core areas of study, [this new database by Scholastic] offers [6th-12th grade] students a behind-the-scenes look at the people, places, and events that shaped our world." Units are as follows: Ancient World, Colonial Era, Our Democracy, Westward Expansion, Immigration, Slavery and the Civil War, Economy, The 20th Century, Today's World, and War. It also includes teacher resources such as lesson plans, quizzes, writing prompts, and whiteboard activities.

This is a free image library for education. Its copyright-friendly photos and illustrations can be used for classroom projects, websites, videos, or other projects in educational settings.
TrueFLIXInteractive nonfiction social studies and science eBooks with puzzles, related websites,and more.
Full-text magazine and newspaper articles at every grade level. Click on the Middle School tab to access Kids InfoBits, Research in Context, Student Edition and Newsstand.Click on the High School tab for a lot of subject-specific databases to help in your searches.
Earth & Space ScienceAn online resource designed for students in grades 3-8 that covers various topics in earth and space science. Includes read-aloud feature, educational games, science experiments and more!
Visual ThesaurusThis is a helpful tool for learning vocabulary, including synonyms, and lots more! It helps you "see" connections between words.

iClipArtRoyalty-free clipart, photos, animations, sounds, and more to add to your school presentations.

Life ScienceAn online resource for students in grades 3-8 that covers life science topics such as animals and plants. Includes a read-aloud feature, educational games, science experiments and more!
No User Name or Password needed. Here you will find "wonders of the day" -- a new one each day -- as you explore the world around you.
Additional Resources for High School Students
http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/Provides unbiased comprehensive reports and analysis on issues in the news, including "health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy."
This online resource provides access to thousands of primary source documents for use in educational presentations and reports.
http://sks.sirs.com/webapp/issues-researcherSIRSDesigned for older students, SIRS is an excellent source of information for pro/con papers or debates and more!

Additional Resources for Junior High and High School Teachers

This site has the National Archives primary source documents and lesson plans. Click here for tutorials of how to sign in and use.A huge selection of educational professional books on a wide range of topics from ASCD, Corwin Press, and ISTE that you can read and take notes online or download and print. The password is different from the others. Contact Miss. Lampe.http://www.loc.gov/teachers/
A selection of various types of classroom resources including lesson plans utilizing primary sources from the Library of Congress, primary source sets, presentations and activities, themed resources and collection connections.
TeachingBooks.net has a wealth of online resources for many of the trade books -- both fiction and nonfiction -- used in the K-12 classroom. Resources include interviews with the authors, lesson plans, book guides, and book trailers. Thinkfinity InteractivesAccess to the various Thinkfinity partners' interactive can be accessed here. The partners include ArtsEDGE, ReadWriteThink, Illuminations (Math), Science NetLinks, National Geographic Education, and EconEdLink. www.internet4classrooms.comA wealth of interactives for math, literacy, and science classrooms.

Parents, click here for a one-page overview of the various FREE
resources available 24/7
through Iowa AEA Online.