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Learn at Home Instructional Activities: Grade 7 

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Educational Websites

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Shrek the Musical / Study Guide (New)
The Online Study guide for Shrek the Musical with lessons in history, language arts, science, mathematics, behavior, life skills, the arts, media studies, and gender studies.
http://www.shrekthemusical.com/ 

Literacy

Awesome Stories
An interactive website that includes, slideshows, artifacts, audio clips, documents and other primary sources connected to stories.
http://www.awesomestories.com/

Books online
http://www.Bartleby.com

Daily newspapers  
From around the world can be found at
http://www.prensaescrita.com  

Dictionary.com
An online dictionary that will pronounce the word, offer definitions, translations along with games and activities.
http://www.dictionary.com

edonline
This site is sponsored by PBS and has instructional videos, lesson plans for educators, students and parents and covers the entire curriculum. This is a very well organized and content rich site for students of all ages.
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/

Edutopia.org
George Lucas Educational Foundation’s interactive resource, Edutopia.org offers practical, hands-on advice, real-world examples, lively contributions from practitioners, and invaluable tips and tools.
http://www.edutopia.org/ 
 
Guys Read
A special web site about reading for boys.
http://www.guysread.com/

Kids Discovery website
http://kids.discovery.com/  

Learn 50 Latin and Greek Roots
http://www.vocabulary.com/archive.html

Library of Literature
http://www.literature.org/

PBS It’s My Life
It’s My Life is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to create safe educational online media activities for children aged 9 to 12. Parents and children can read informative articles, share stories, play games, and get advice from experts.
http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/parents/resources/middleschool.html

Sheppard software
This site has hundreds of educational games, activities, quizzes, articles for students of all ages and includes activities in math, science, social studies, art, language arts, etc. The games are provided in a range of difficulty levels so that players will continue to be challenged no matter how far they progress.
http://sheppardsoftware.com/  

Smithsonian Institute Student Pages
http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/students/index.html  

Sports Illustrated for Kids
http://www.sikids.com

Time for Kids
http://www.timeforkids.com

Visual Thesaurus
Provides an amazing way to view word definitions, synonyms and antonyms.
http://www.visualthesaurus.com

Vocabulary Games and Tips
http://www.Wordsmyth.com


Mathematics

Cyberchase
Cyberchase Based on a PBS television show, this website offers math activities to do at home, book suggestions, and web-based math games.
http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/classroom/samples.html

Dr. Math
The website allows students to submit questions online and receive answers via e-mail.
http://mathforum.org/dr.math/

Famous problems in the history of math
http://www.mathforum.org/students/

Figure This!   
Mathematical challenges for families provide interesting math challenges that middle-school students can do at home with their families in English and Spanish.
http://figurethis.org/

Helping Your Child Learn Math
This link offers tips for parents and fun math activities for grades K-16
http://www.ed.gov/parents/landing.jhtml  

HomeworkNYC
HomeworkNYC is a resource provided by Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library and Queens Library. The Ask-a-Librarian feature provides quick answers by phone, instant message or e-mail. Students in grades 4 through 12 with a valid library card can access Live Homework Help from home for a one-on-one session with a tutor. Live Homework Help is also provided in many library branches. Other resources are also available.
http://homeworkNYC.org

Impact Mathematics (Glencoe/McGraw-Hill) **
o Grade 6: http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0328887038/student_view0/  
o Grade 7: http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0328887046/student_view0/  
o Grade 8: http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0328887054/student_view0/  

Math activities
Including number/operation, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis & probability in English, Spanish and French
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html 
 
Math League Help Topics
This website provides useful information, examples, and problem-solving tips for various math topics, 4th through 8th grade.
http://www.mathleague.com/help/help.htm

The Joy of Pi
http://www.joyofpi.com/

Science

Animal Planet website
http://animal.discovery.com/

FOSS (Delta Education)
New York City’s user name is: fossnyc
New York City’s password is: fossnyc
http://tinyurl.com/FOSSNYC

Glencoe Science (McGraw-Hill) 
New York City’s username is: NYCTEACH
New York City’s password is: GlencoeSci

http://tinyurl.com/NYCGlencoe

Holt (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
http://holtmcdougal.hmhco.com/states/newyork/

Humanoid Robotics Group
http://www.ai.mit.edu/projects/humanoid-robotics-group/

National Geographic Games
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/Games

Periodic Tables of Videos for Chemistry
Short videos about each of the elements in the periodic table
http://www.periodicvideos.com/

SEPUP (Lab-Aids) 
New York City’s password is: SEPUP (all caps)
http://tinyurl.com/NYC-SEPUP

Science Education Gateway
Learn about the latest space science research from the projects & NASA missions with which SEGway is involved. In the resources portal, try a self-guided science tour to learn more about space and astronomy, and choose an interview to hear what solar scientists have to say about the Sun.
http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/Segway/

San Diego Zoo website
Learn about animals of the world.
http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-crocodile.html


Social Studies

Want to Learn America’s Story?
This website is from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the largest library in the world and the nation’s library. You can discover what Abraham Lincoln had in his pockets on the night he was assassinated. (You will be surprised.) You can read about other “Amazing Americans” such as Buffalo Bill Cody and his “Wild West” show; the heroism of Harriet Tubman, who helped many slaves escape bondage; the music of jazz great Duke Ellington; or the inventions of Thomas Edison (you will even be able to see his first motion picture!)
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/about/welcome.html 
 
International Digital Children’s Library
Online Books from Many Cultures and In Many Languages
http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

Smithsonian Institute Student Pages
http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/students/index.html  


Arts

Artcyclopedia
Find out about any artist here.
http://www.artcyclopedia.com

Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology
http://academics.memphis.edu/egypt/ 

Learn About Islamic Art
Examine the principles of geometric design that are the basis for the beautiful and intricate patterns in the art of the Islamic world.
http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/publications/islamic_geometric.asp  

Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
http://www.museumofcomicandcartoonart.org/

National Gallery of Art for Kids
http://www.nga.gov/kids  


Health and Fitness

BAM! Body and Mind
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); games, quizzes, a comics creator, and other interactive features to teach you about stress, physical fitness, nutrition, and more.
http://www.bam.gov

Disease prevention for all ages
http://www.cdc.gov/family/kidexpress/index.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/family/kidexpressmaterials/index.htm   
http://healthiergeneration.org/uploadedFiles/For_Parents/At_Home_2pger.pdf

Health websites for kids and teens
http://www.cdc.gov/family/kidsites/index.htm

Go Girl Go!
http://www.gogirlworld.org/ggw_flash/index.html

NASPE Physical Activity Calendar
This site includes age-appropriate physical activity suggestions for each day of the month (Secondary grades).
http://www.aahperd.org/Naspe/Toolbox/pdf_files/May09/Calendar_Sec_Eng.pdf

Videos to get the whole family up and moving
http://cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/videos/index.html 

Kids.gov

Recommended health-related websites in a variety of topic areas
http://www.kids.gov/k_5/k_5_health_issues.shtml