Collegiate Lower School


Books and Authors / Colonial America (general) / Colonial Williamsburg / Economics / General / Geography Sites / Jamestown / Keyboarding / Language Arts /
Learning Games & Explorations / Poetry / Scavenger Hunts/WebQuests / Maps / Math
Native Americans / Virginia Study

Fun Links
Edheads Edheads is an online educational resource that provides free science and math games and activities that promote critical thinking.
Puzzlemaker Choose a type of puzzle from the list below and make your own puzzle online for classroom or home use.
Tagxedo Taxedo turns words (famous speeches, news articles, letters, or your own paragraphs) into word clouds individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequesncy of occurrence within the body of text.
Wordle Wordle is an app for generating "word clouds" from text you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.
Books and Authors
Authors& Illustrators on the Web Websites listed here include authors' personal websites and websites maintained by fans, scholars, and readers.
Author Scavenger Hunt Try this out for fun!
Scavenger Hunts / WebQuests
Academy of Words "The Golden Globes is looking for new nominations for its Academy Awards of Words Ceremony." Go on a webquest to see how you can help them find the best example of alliteration!
Martin Luther King Scavenger Hunt Learn more about Dr. M. L. King here.
Tour Guide Wanted "Help! The tour guide at the Museum of Literacy Devices has gotten sick and will not be at work all week! This sick tour guide is our resident expert on the literary devices known as simile, flashback and personification." Go on a quest to see how you can help!
Colonial America (general)
Colonial Gardens "...relatively few realize that in addition to being an important political and cultural center in eighteenth-century Virginia, Williamsburg was a center of gardening activity."
Colonial America WebQuest Travel back in time to the earliest days of our country's history. View the colonial experience through the eyes of either a slave, a farmer, a woman, or an artisan.
Colonial Kids: A Celebration of Life in the 1700's Colonial Kids is an exploration of colonial times in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Life as a colonist is uniquely presented through the eyes of children who lived during this period of American history.
To Market, To Market A Study of the Colonial Economy from 1600-1750.

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg: Tour The Town Take a virtual tour of ColonialWilliamsburg.
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Colonial Williamsburg, in Williamsburg, Virginia, is the world’s largest living history museum
Colonial Williamsburg / Colonial History Presented by the American Park Network
Colonial Games Have some fun with these games!
Gardens of Colonial Williamsburg Visit the gardens and beautiful landscapes of Colonial Williamsburg. Learn abotu the history of their gardens.
Old Toy - New Market "Have you ever played the board game, Monopoly? Did you know it's over 65 years old? Even though it is an American toy, it is now sold in 80 countries and translated into 26 languages."
Powell Center for Economic Literacy "The Powell Center is a resource for teachers and students across the country..." The Powell Center also lists other economic resource links.
General Sites
ArcademicSkillBuilder Games for all subjects.
Geography Sites
CIA World Fact Book The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
Culture Grams for Kids Select a country from the menu or explore your way to a country using the map!
Family Geography Challenge A fun and easy way for families to learn geography together.
GeoBee Challenge Five new questions from the National Geographic Bee posted daily.
Geo-Globe Many choices of things to do here!
Geo-Net Game Another fun geography game
Maps and Geography Search for maps in their Map
Machine Online Atlas.
My Wonderful World "Geography is more than places on a map. It's global connections and incredible creatures. It's people and cultures, economics and politics. And it's essential to understanding our interconnected world."
National Geographic Kids Animals, Games, Countries, Videos, Stories, Activities, People & Places, Photos! See also: Destinations.
Time for Kids Kids news magazine.
Virginia's 5 Geographic Regions This slide show will help you learn all about Virginia's 5 geographic regions.
On the Trail of Captain John Smith Explore Jamestown with Captain John Smith as your guide.
The Jamestown Online Adventure Do you think you could survive or lead the Jamestown settlers better than the original Jamestown settlers? Try this activity and see!
America: 1607 Compare Jamestown and Werowocomoco
Jamestown Rediscovery Jamestown Rediscovery is investigating the remains of 1607 Jamestown on the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA) property on Jamestown Island, Virginia
Jamestown: 1607 - 1630

At this site you will be able to:
• see photographs of the Native American Settlement of the Powhatan Tribe,
• explore the ships (replicas) which brought the English settlers to Virginia in 1607,
• view colonial life in James Fort, a recreation of the 1610 fort described by an early English colonist.

Virginia Study
Virginia: Facts & History for Kids You will find a lot of good general information about Virginia here.
Virginia Regions What an interesting place to live!
Virginia's 5 Geographic Regions View this slide show and learn more about the regions of Virginia.
Virginia Symbols Test your knowledge of Virginia symbols here. This webpage was created by Miss Butchko's 4th GT Class of 2001 at Canterbury Woods Elementary School in
Annandale, Virginia.
Virginia Symbols You will find more good information here by
Virginia Trekkers View video podcasts from each of the five regions of Virginia, plus you will find lots of activities and games here.
Virginia Outstanding information here on all kinds of things about Virginia. (History, Regions, Symbols, Things to Do, places to Go, etc)
Virginia This site has everything you might wish to know about Virignia.
Keyboarding Games
Note: Some of these games & programs may require downloading. Be sure to get your parents permission before doing this.
Cup Stacking Game Type the letters you see in black. Be sure to use proper fingering or you are not really practicing keyboarding!
Dance Mat Typing "Welcome to Dance Mat Typing, an introduction to touch typing for children aged 7 - 11 years. Each of the 4 levels are divided into 3 stages. Begin at Level 1 and build up your skills gradually through to Level 4." No login required. Use this site to practice so you can improve your speed and become a more efficient typist.
Keyboard Invasion Game A fun but challenging keyboarding game. Choose your level and get started!
Super Hyper Spider Typer Hungry lizards with words on their backs are after Berry the hairy spider. Save Berrry from these creatures by typing words as quickly as they appear on their backs and help save Berry from becoming someone's lunch!
13 Original States Look here for a map of the original 13 colonies.
Virginia Maps Look here for all sorts of city and Virginia state maps.
Math - Everyday Math Resources
Everyday Math Online Play the popular games from the Everyday Mathematics Program.
Builder Ted Help Builder Ted fix his leaking roof!
Decimals Everything You Ever Needed to Learn About Decimals But Were Afraid to Ask!
Decimal and Whole Number Jeopardy Review place value and comparing and rounding numbers. Also, practice number patterns.
Railroad Repair Repair the tracks so the train can return to the station!
Skillwise: Intro to Decimals An introduction to working with decimal fractions
• Reading decimal places
• Understanding place holders
• Ordering decimal values
Division Matho Combines Bingo & Division. Use Internet Explorer not Safari for this game.
Interactive Division Games Many to choose from!
AAAMath All sorts of math games and activities.
Cool Math for Kids So many choices!
Fun Brain Kid Center A variety of online math games for grades 1-8 with varying levels of difficulty.
HoodaMath So many math games, so little time!
IXL This would be good for teaching range, median, mode, etc. but look here for lots of other things too...good site!
A Maths Dictionary for Kids An animated, interactive online math dictionary for students which explians over 600 common mathematical terms and math words in simple language.
Mathmania Mrs. Domalik's Math Page!
NumberNut Enough math will make anyone nutty ;-)
NYT Set Daily Puzzle Give it a try!
Rainforest Maths Interactive math activities for K - 6 students!
New! Set Game A daily puzzle!
Sheppard Software Fabulous site with math games and activities for K-4 in all areas of math.  
Charts to Go Great free graphing tool! Excellent!
Create a Graph

Another good graphing site but check out other good links related to statistics. For example:
Roll the Dice.

Black Dog's Multiplication Quizzes Use Internet Explorer not Safari for this game.
Interactive Mutiplication Games Over a dozen games for anyone who is trying to learn or 'brush up on' their multiplication. Tons of fun!
More Multiplication Games Lots of Choices!
Multiplication Matho Combines Bingo & Multiplication. Use Internet Explorer not Safari for this game.
Multiplication Facts Practice Practice, practice, practice!
Native Americans
Native Americans Many good things here for all grade levels. The Native American Map and Chart are especially worth checking out.
Virginia's Indians, Past and Present Information is provided for younger readers who may be researching class projects.
Poetry Zone Poetry, poetry and more poetry!
Writing with Writers: Poetry "Study the genre of poetry by taking part in step-by-step workshops with favorite authors."
Poetry for Kids 42eXplore has links to many other good poetry sites for kids.
New! The Children's Poetry Archive Looking for a theme poem? Animals? Birds? Nature? This archive is full of poems chosen especially for children. Meet old faorites and make new discoveries.

Third Grade Bookmarks