Resources for Gifted Students


    Resources for Students: Art

    Student Resources: Art & Artists 

    Art Museum Image Consortium
    Works from museums around the world (thumbnails only, but still interesting!)
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Extensive virtual museum, featuring many famous and classical pieces of art, plus learning activities
    The Met
    Smithsonian American Art Museum
    Collections and exhibitions, 1001 days and nights of American art, and more
    The Vincent van Gogh Information Gallery
    All of the artist's work on display
    Van Gogh
    Links several art museums from around the world
    World of Escher
    The site for everything Escher

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    Resources for Students: Books

    Student Resources: Books and Authors

    K5 Learning - Online Reading and Math Enrichment
    Gifted children can work through this online curriculum at their own level and their own pace
    K5 Learning
    The site for Animorph fans
    The Baby-Sitters Club and California Diaries
    Author Ann M. Martin’s site
    Dear America
    Books on history
    Ender's Game
    The site for author Orson Scott Card
    Hatrack River
    Eric Carle Web Site
    The official Eric Carle web site with information about the children’s book author.
    Eric Carle
    The scary site based on the books.
    Into the Wardrobe
    A site devoted to author C. S. Lewis
    The Wardrobe
    Harry Potter
    Scholastic's full Harry Potter sie
    Lemony Snicket
    The site for A Series of Unfortunate Events
    Lemony Snicket
    Lewis Carroll Home Page
    Wonderland’s site
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    The Lord of the Rings and more
    Mark Twain
    A wealth of information about the author
    Mark Twain

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    Resources for Students: Math

    Student Resources: Math

    K5 Learning - Online Reading and Math Enrichment
    Gifted children can work through this online curriculum at their own level and their own pace
    K5 Learning
    Open Educational Database
    Resource database for free open math courseware
    National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
    A great resource for all math teachers.
    Math Goodies
    Offers math lesson and resources designed to meet NCTM standards.
    Math Goodies
    The Math Journal
    Tips and lesson plans for interactive projects.
    A+ Math Help
    When you utilize this useful site, you get interactive flash cards, games, a homework helper and help on advanced math problems.
    Varsity Tutors
    Calculus many not seem as daunting after a trip through this resource. This site includes detailed graphics and explanations, as well as formal breakdowns of terms and applications.
    Ask Dr. Math
    If you have a math question, this site is for you. Teachers can ask question too in the Teacher 2 Teacher page. Great math forum, with searchable archives.
    Dr. Math
    PBS Math
    Enhancing the teaching of math through web-based technology. A source for elementary, middle and high school math ideas and projects.
    Create Your Own Flashcards
    This is a simple and easy Flashcard Creator. Just pick what kind of cards you want based on operation, sets, and sizes. You can print out flashcards that can be used by students.
    Varsity Tutor
    Middleschool Math Problems
    This is a problem-of-the-week type of site. You class can submit their solutions to the problems posted weekly and win prizes like calculators!
    Math Contest
    Math (K-8)
    This site offers students interactive practice in math. Students will find hundreds of pages on basic math skills, an explanation of math concepts, and challenge games. The site is well organized and is sorted by grade level and math concept.
    AAA Math
    Math Stories
    This is a site containing over 4000 math story problems. Students can practice story problems listed by both grade and subject. You might even find some Harry Potter math problems and seasonal problems as well.
    Math Stories
    About Today's Date
    This is an "every day" site you students can check out to find odd and interesting facts about the numerals making up today's date, from the book "Numbers: Facts, Figures, and Fiction." Activities and challenges related to the featured numbers are also included. Enjoy!!
    Badsey Publications
    Word Problems for Kids
    This site is from Canada and has word problems for Grades 7-12. You can get a hint for the solution if you are having trouble.
    Word Problems

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    Resources for Students: Sciences

    Student Resources: Science

    The Biology Project
    Everything about bio
    Biology Project
    Cells Alive!
    Cell biology, microbiology and more
    Cells Alive
    Neuroscience for Kids
    Your brain is magnificent. Learn how it works!
    Mendelian Genetics
    Dominant,'s all here
    Geology Labs On-Line
    The site for all things pertaining to geology
    Science Courseware
    The Virtual Cave
    From the comfort of your keyboard, browse the wonders of the underground
    Virtual Cave
    The Electronic Zoo
    Info on animals
    Net Vet
    Snow Crystals
    A site devoted to how snow crystals form
    Snow Crystals
    Virtual Frog Dissection Kit
    Put your scalpel away and view the info on this site
    Yellowstone National Park
    Take a virtual tours of the world’s first national park

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    Resources for Students: History & Geography

    Student Resources: History and Geography

    Info Please Countries of the World
    Research any country in the world. Check out the Homework Center!
    Info Please
    InfoPlease Atlas
    Get maps and flags from regions and countries all over the world.
    Info Please
    Mr. Donn's Ancient History Page
    A gold mine of web sites and activities for teachers of ancient civilizations. Don’t pass up this one!
    Mr. Donn
    McGraine Grades 5 & 6 Ancient Civilizations
    Projects and Resources shared by the International School of Amsterdam.
    The Amazing Picture Machine
    A search engine to find pictures you may need for a report. Just type in the picture you need and hopefully the database contains it!
    Education World
    National Geographic Map Machine
    Maps from the source.
    Nat Geo
    Newspapers on the Web
    The largest newspaper index on the web. Great source for current events.
    Eyewitness History
    Eyewitness history takes a look at major events in history through the eyes of eyewitnesses, using personal letters and essays. Excellent site that offers interesting and real perspectives on the past.
    State Homepages
    Find homepages of every state.
    Town USA
    The Renaissance and Reformation
    An online exhibit with text and pictures by the Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina.
    U of SC
    Castles on the Web
    This is great site for classes studying the Middle Ages. Great source of information, with links to other sites.
    Link to the World
    Mr. Dowling’s Electronic Passport: Browse the world in a virtual classroom with Mr. Dowling. Travel though time and space for visits to pre-colonial Africa, present day Europe or the Middle East. Download study guides, homework assignments and tests. Mr. Dowling is a great social studies teacher. Don't miss this one!
    Mr. Dowling
    History Central
    This is a good online source for gathering information on a variety of topics related to history. It contains lots of useful information that can be helpful in writing reports or doing projects.
    History Central
    Resources for Teaching Geography
    This site contains a lot of educational resources for the K-12 geography student.
    Teacher Vision
    American Presidents
    This site contains biographical information and highlights of each presidential term in the White House. In addition, there are teacher guides and an American President Portrait Exhibit with exhibit activities for students.
    Explore Early America
    Excellent resources and links for whatever aspect of early American history you are studying, emphasizing the use of primary documents.
    Varsity Tutors
    HyperHistory Online
    HyperHistory presents 3,000 years of world history with a combination of colorful graphics, lifelines, timelines,and maps.
    History of Costumes
    This is a great site for students who are studying various periods of history. Illustrations have a Victorian perspective to their designs.
    Desert USA
    Here's another virtual trip. This one is a trip through the North American deserts and surrounding semiarid regions. There are images, stories, pictures, video clips and virtual reality tours. Information is also available about almost every desert-related topic, and there is a searchable database.
    Desert USA
    What's It Like Where You Live
    Here’s a great site for studying the world's biomes, from desert to tundra to taiga and rainforest. This site is a virtual tour containing student quizzes, plant and leaf information and sketches, and maps to locations around the world.
    Virtual Tour of the Rain Forest
    This site takes you on a tour of an animated rain forest. Find animals, birds, and needed habitats of the forest.
    Nat Geo
    Postcards from America Gallery
    Here is a really neat site that contains postcards from all 50 states shared by photographer Ken Mahlenkamp. There are four or five postcards from every state with great facts written for more information. This is a fun site to visit and to learn about our 50 states.
    Postcards From
    Online History Activities
    Here is an awesome list of social studies activities that goes on and on....There are treasure hunts, webquests, cybertrips and much more on every historical period, collected by Dr. Marty Levine, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Northridge.

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    Resources for Students: eBooks

    Student Resources: eBooks

    Ebooks are an excellent reading source that is easy and free to use anywhere with the access of a computer. Now you can read your favorite books with just a click of a button. For your convenience, SIG has also provided links to download the reader software. Below is a compiled listing of free eBook websites for your research projects and/or reading pleasure. Enjoy!

    American Library Association
    The ALA Motto: The best reading, for the largest number, at the least cost.
    The Internet Public Library
    Writing Help for Academic Essays and Research Papers
    The Science Ebook Library
    A site to find and download subject based eBooks
    Science eBook
    Project Gutenberg
    Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for you to enjoy.
    University of Virginia Electronic Text Center
    The Electronic Text Center (1992-2007), known to many as “Etext,” served the University community’s teaching and research needs in the areas of humanities text encoding for over fifteen years.

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    Resources for Students: Games & Puzzles

    Student Resources: Games

    Create your own puzzle
    Discovery Edu
    SAT Question of the Day
    The College Board's SAT daily question

    Resources for Students: Competitions

    Student Resources: Competitions

    Kids Philosophy Slam
    Offers contest designed for kids of all ages and abilities.
    Philosophy Slam
    United States Academic Decathlon
    The United States Academic Decathlon® is a ten-event scholastic competition for teams of high school students.
    National Academic League
    Nonprofit organization promotes education and teamwork through competitions to middle and high school students.
    National Forensic League
    The National Forensics League (NFL) promotes high school and middle school speech and debate activities as a means to develop a student's essential life skills and values.
    National Geography Bee
    Nationwide contest for schools with any grades four through eight.
    Geo Bee
    Young playwrights Inc. National Playwriting Competition
    Young Playwrights’ Theater inspires young people to realize the power of their own voices.
    IDEA – International Debate Education Center
    We are a global Network of organizations who educate people in debate in order to give young people a voice for their ideas.
    National Economics Challenge
    The National Economics Challenge (NEC) is the country’s only economics competition of its kind for high school students.
    Future Problem Solvers International
    Empowering young people to create a better tomorrow through creativity and problem solving.
    Destination Imagination
    To inspire and equip youth to imagine and innovate through the creative process.
    Ayn Rand Institute’s Essay Contests
    The Ayn Rand Institute offers an array of educational programs to enable students at all levels of knowledge to learn about Ayn Rand’s philosophy and novels.

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