Class Resources

Grade 5 Social Studies

CountryReports provides over 35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world.

Grade 5 Science Fair

Recommended Websites

Chem4Kids.com

Physics4Kids.com

Scholastic Study Jams: Science

ScienceBuddies.org

E-Books by Ebsco: find full-text e-books on many science fair topics. (e.g. search: light experiments or water experiments). No login needed on campus.

Science Online: Science experiments, definitions, videos, animations, diagrams, and articles from books. King County Library System card and PIN required.

SIRS Discoverer: Grades K-9 level full-text books and articles on various science topics. Many experiment ideas!

World Book Online: Articles, images, videos, definitions, and multimedia content from World Book.

Christian Studies 7

Feast Project

Judaism 101: Contains a wealth of information on Jewish ideas, people, places, food, history and more. Created by Tracy R. Rich, "a traditional, observant Jew who has put in a lot of research."

Jewish Virtual Reference Library: created by the The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship

Christian Studies 8

Epistles Project

Bible Translations

  • Bible Gateway: dozens of Bible translations and commentaries
  • Bible Hub: 22 different Bible translations plus parallel commentaries, Bible encyclopedias and dictionaries, maps, interlinear Bibles, and much more
  • Biblia.com: choose from dozens of Bible translations and compare two side-by-side.

Bible/Theology Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Commentaries

Maps

Christian Studies General Resources

Citing a Bible: 
Title. City: Publisher, year. Print. 
E.g. The ESV Study Bible: English Standard Version. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2008. Print.

Biblia.com: dozens of Bibles and Bible Study tools

BibleGateway.com: dozens of Bibles and and commentaries

Bible Encyclopedia: search over 30,000 entries

Bible Hub: multiple Bible versions, parallel commentaries, Bible encyclopedias and dictionaries, maps, interlinear Bibles, Lexicon with Greek and Hebrew, and much more

Catholic Encyclopedia: an online encyclopedia which "proposes to give its readers full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine"

Christian Classics Ethereal Library: "Bringing Christian classic books to life" this online library gives full-text access to thousands of reference books and classics of Christian thought.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date reference work.

English 7

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: free audio version of the late 14th Century romance (translated by William Allan Neilson, 1869-1946)

Song of Roland Essay

EasyBib: your MLA7 citing tool

eLibrary: database to find information from books, magazines and websites

SIRS Discoverer (for grades 1-9): general reference sources, magazines, newspapers, government documents, and 9,000+ educational weblinks

SweetSearch: search engine for students with every website evaluated by research experts

The Song of Roland audio: free audio version of the epic French poem (translated into English by Charles Kenneth Moncreiff)

The Song of Roland ebook: online ebook of the above audio version

Reference Resources

CIA World Factbook

Digital Public Library of America: "providing open and coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage"

IPL2: information you can trust

Library of Congress: Country Studies

U.S. Dep't of State: Countries Background Notes

U.S. Government Publishing Office: browse U.S. government publications

WA State HistoryLink: the free online encyclopedia of Washington State history

World History Interactive Atlas and Timeline: jump through the centuries back to 3000 B.C. to see how borders and place names have changed.

What about Wikipedia? Watch this video for wise advice on how Wikipedia can be used.