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Homework Help : the Knowledge Building Center

4th Grade Projects

California Missions

California Mission Map – a map of the California Missions with links to the mission’s website, presented by State of California (ca.gov)

The California Mission Trail, California Department of Parks and Recreation – this site briefly discusses the history of each of the 21 California Missions

Early History of the California Coast, National Park Service National Register of Historic Places – this site gives historical information about 12 California Missions:
  • Misson San Diego de Acalá
  • Mission San Antonio de Padua
  • Mission Dolores
  • Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • Mission San Buenaventurea
  • Mssion Santa Barbara
  • Mission de la La Purísima Concepción
  • Mission San Miguel Arcángel
  • Mission San Luis Rey

Gold Rush

American Experience: the Gold Rush – a timeline, a map, and biographical profiles all about the California Gold Rush, presented by PBS

Gold Rush! California’s Untold Stories – information on the California Gold Rush, presented by the Oakland Museum

California Gold Rush : California National Historic Trail – information on Gold Rush with an emphasis on the routes the 49’s used to enter California, presented by the National Park Service

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers – 10 historic newspapers from 1848 reporting on the discovery of Gold in California

Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930: The California Gold Rush – focuses on the impact of the California Gold Rush on United States immigration, presented by Harvard University

5th Grade Projects

States Reports

American FactFinder – demographic information for kids from the U.S. Census Bureau

Explore the States – information about states, presented by the Library of Congress

Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids: Quick Facts, Learn About Your State – facts about states, presented by the Government Printing Office

California State Symbols – an exhaustive list of the symbols of California from the state amphibian to the state tree

Animal Memoirs

San Diego Zoo : Animals – an information safari presented by the world famous San Diego Zoo

Everyday Mysteries: Zoology Questions – answered by the Library of Congress

American Kennel Club: Dog Breeds – information on dogs by breed

Breeds of Livestock: Horses – information on horses by breed, presented by Oklahoma State University

Writing Help – writing tips from Discovery Education

Revolutionary War

America’s Story: Revolutionary Period (1764-1789) – A timeline of the Revolutionary War presented by the Library of Congress

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship – a course in digital citizenship for students and teachers presented by the California School Library  Association

Taking the mystery out of Copyright – Information for kids about copyright law presented by the Library of Congress

Easybib – easily cite sources in MLA format using this free bibliography generator

Evaluating Online Information – learn how to tell if the information you have found is from a quality, reputable source

Avoiding Plagiarism – learn how to use information appropriately and fairly when writing a research paper

Interesting Sites to Explore for fun & learning

Everyday Mysteries: Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress

Smithsonian Education: Kids – explore the collections of the Smithsonian Institutions, designed just for kids!

Voices of the Civil War Blog – The Library of Congress has compiled excerpts from primary sources, memoirs, diaries, and letters, to chronicle the Civil War in this remarkable blog

Library of Congress for Kids – explore library collections created for kids!


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