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Authors/Illustrators

 Lois Lowry - Author - Lois Lowry official web page. Read about her newly published book, Gossamer.

Dan Gutman Home Page - Dan Gutman's own web site giving tips, and his inspiration for all his books.

Lemony Snicket - A Series of Unfortunate Events Website. Includes the books, movie, and author's biography. Attention, please run for your life!

Seussville - Dr. Deuss books, events, music, and biography are all included in Seussville.

Poetry Archive - The Poetry Archive is a great way to enter the world of poetry. Established in 1999, The Poetry Archive contains readings by hundreds of poets, including a number of real historical gems.

Science Resources

Atoms Family (Miami Museum of Science) - This resource contains lessons and activities relating to different forms of energy. Each is presented by a famour gothic horror character such as The Mummy's Tomb: Learn about energy conservation, kinetic, and potential energy and Phantom's Portrait Parlor: principles of atoms and matter.

Nine Planets - This website is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each planet and the major moons in our solar system. Each page has text and NASA's images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information.

Adventures of the Agronauts - Adventures of the Agronauts is an online science curriculum for elementary-aged students with an overarching theme: how can we grow plants on the Moon? Children become "Agronauts in Training" and complete six difference standards-based lessons towards the final goal of growing plants on the Moon.

History Resources

Sacramento History Online - is a joint project of four Sacramento County institutions to digitize and catalog over 2000 items from their collections. The project's goal has been to document agriculture and transportation in the Sacramento region from the mid 19th to early 20th century.

California as I Saw it: - First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years. The collection consists of the full texts and illustrations of 190 books documenting the formative era of California's history through eyewitness accounts. It covers the decades between the Gold Rush and the turn of the twentieth century.

An Uncommon Mission - For more than two hundred years, the twenty-one California Missions have helped shape California state history. View paintings of the Missions created by Father Jerome Tupa, explore the history of the missions, and look at historic structures a new way.

Ben's Guide (GPO) - Ben's Guide provides information and interactive activities specifically tailored for educators, parents, and K-12 students. These resources can help teach about our government and how it works. They can also teach about the primary source materials on GPO Access (the Government Printing Office).

Lewis and Clark, The Journey of the Corps of Discovery - Includes primary source materials, such as diary excerpts from several members of the journey, information on many of the Indian tribes that were encountered, an interactive trail map, and an interactive story.

First Nations Histories - gives brief histories of many of the Native Americans who explored the continent long before European explorers arrived.