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Primary K-2 Resources

Students, please use these pages to help you find relevant and useful information.

Also, if you find a great website that you think would help other students please email it to Mr. Theil at I would love to include your great finds on our website.
Great search website for kids.
Chicago Public Library
CPL provides subscriber access to over 30 databases for children and adults, including JuniorQuest Magazines; ProQuest Newspapers; SIRS Discover; Spanish-language databases; and Novelist.

Password: Use your library card number as a password
CIA World Factbook
The World Factbook provides national-level information on countries, territories, and dependencies. It is a great resource for imformation on any and all countries.
DuSable Museum of African American History
The DuSable Museum of African-American History is the oldest museum of its type in the country and is the only major independent institution in Chicago established to preserve and interpret the historical experiences and achievements of African-Americans.
Encyclopedia Britannica Online School Edition
In addition to millions of articles on as many topics, this online encyclopedia includes Internet links, journal and magazine articles, teacher resources, timelines, dictionary and atlas resources. Teachers and students can select the appropriate grade level. There are also research planning guides available in English, Spanish and soon Polish. These guides help students before and during the research process.

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Encyclopedia Universal En Espanol
The popular encyclopedia’s Spanish language version.

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Garfield Park Conservatory
The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, a non-profit organization, strengthens community through the unique combination of the Garfield Park Conservatory Campus, other botanical resources, and the engagement of community members. With its innovative programs, the Alliance enhances the environmental, social and economic vitality of Chicago’s West Side and encourages the larger community to explore the fundamental connection between plants and human life.
Grolier Online
Excellent online encyclopedia site

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Kids Click
Backed by librarians, KidsClick lists about 5,000 web sites in various categories.
Kohls Children's Museum
“As a leader in demonstrating the role of interactive play in learning, Kohl Children’s Museum creates exemplary, developmentally appropriate, hands-on educational experiences for young children in a fun, intimate environment.”

Kohl Children's Museum is a hands-on learning laboratory for children ages birth to 8. All of our exhibits and programs are aligned to the Illinois State Learning Standards and are designed to make learning fun and interesting for young children.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Take a tour of this zoo by following one of the color-coded trails to the animal exhibits or jump to the live animal cams. Experience natures greatest attractions.
4,000+ maps, current events materials, handouts, quizzes, games, lesson plans

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Museum of Science and Industry
Take a journey with archeologists back in time, see how the cyclists in the Tour de France accomplish the near impossible, see more than 150 vibrantly colored frogs from around the world. Learn about the science of frogs, why they are such amazing creatures and why we need to protect them and so much more
Notebaert Nature Museum
The Chicago Academy of Sciences and its Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum inspire people to learn about and care for nature and the environment.
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Online Dictionary
On-line dictionary. With synonyms, antonyms and a translator.
Online Thesaurus
Study Island
Excellent kid friendly search engine. Yahoo for kids, designed for ages 7 to 12. Sites are hand-picked to be appropriate for children.