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Student E-Resources

How to Cite your Sources
Remember to cite your sources (give credit and information about the resources you used.)  The style we use is MLA (Modern Language Association).  Details on how to cite sources may be found HERE or in your binder reminder - click below for that pdf page with examples of the most commonly used sources. Our database, Worldbook Online has a free citation creator option. Also using an online citation service such as or is a helpful way to create a Works Cited page online, however they have many ads.
2nd Quarter Enriched English e-Book
One of the books you may read is an e-book called "Lorenzo and the Turncoat" by Lila Guzman.  Click HERE to login to read the book.  The EBSCO username and password are the same, and the one we use for our databases found on page 15 of your binder reminder.  Once logged in, search for the book title "Lorenzo and the Turncoat."  Once you've opened the e-book, click on the full pdf or the table of contents and select a chapter to begin reading.  Note:  If you are using your Smart phone, you may have to click on "Full Site" and search the book title again in EBSCO.

E-versions of our local newspapers

The Los Angeles Daily News e-version

We have The Los Angeles Daily News online. It has the newspaper in full-text with all graphics, plus there are online educational games and activities. Click HERE. The class ID/username is this string of numbers: 6056 and the class password is the same as the one we use for our databases, which is on page 15 in your binder reminder.

The Signal e-version

We also have The Signal newspaper online. To log in, click HERE , then click on "Sign in " on the top right of the page. The user name is Mrs. Fulleman's email address: The password is the same as the one we use for our databases, posted in the binder reminder.

Other Sources for current events


General Reference Sites - Big Chalk has homework help,
career information and current events. - The Smithsonian Institute for History, Science and Art - New York Public Library's digital image collection - Index to over 25,000 famous people for biographies. - Biographies of a million people! - Online Encyclopedia - Encarta Encyclopedia online - Lots of homework help information - A virtual Library Reference Desk - Online dictionary, thesaurus and more. - The Internet Public Library - Want to write your own graphic novel?  Get started with this fun site. - How to do a hanging indent for a Works Cited in Google Docs.


Links for Assignments




Mandala Art Research - Description of Mandala art - Examples from the Rubin Museum - Purpose of Mandala art - How to draw your own Mandala design - Article about Tibetan Monks created sand Mandala in California and New York Explore the world of Leonardo Da Vinci An Alphabetical listing of Art Museums Online art exhibits

Careers: - Log-in for information and help in selecting a career - The full text online version of the Occupational Handbook. - Online quiz about yourself that will suggest jobs - Web site helps you figure out your monthly living expenses and how much money you need to earn from your job to have that life style. - Alphabetical listings of careers - More info on a variety of careers - Find occupations by your interest - Search for careers and colleges that have majors in your interest area - Type in name of occupation you are interested in. A list of occupations in that field will come up. Click on “Summary” to get information on the one you want. - Lists current salaries by regions


Consumer Report Research - Mrs. Herr's classes

Fairy Tales / Legends - Mrs. Marsh's classes

Alice in Wonderland 
Beauty and the Beast - discussion and annotation of the story 
Bigfoot Legends 
Bloody Mary 
Chupacabra - goat eating beast in South America 
Emperor's New Clothes, The 
Flying Dutchman, The gives a summary and this link as well
Gingerbread Man, The 
Goose that Laid the Golden Egg, The 
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Hansel and Gretel 
Hare and the Tortoise, The 
Jack and the Beanstalk
Kachi Kachi-Yama - Japanese folk tale means "Fire-Crackle Mountain"
La Illrona (weeping woman) Mexican myth/legend 
Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The 
Leprechaun Legends 
Little Engine that Could, The - synopsis and analysis of the story
Little Mermaid, The 
Peter and the Wolf 
Princess and the Pea
Puss in Boots 
Snow White 
Stone Soup 
Three Billy Goats Gruff 
Three Brothers, The 
hree Little Pigs
Ugly Duckling

Poetry - A site by poet Kenn Nesbitt. Contains funny poems, advice on writing poetry and games - Poet Bruce Lansky's site with more poems and poetry writing help. Americans from ages 5 to 97, from every state, of diverse occupations, kinds of education and backgrounds. share their favorite poems online. - An online poetry workshop for grades 4-8 with Karla Kuskin. - More poetry writing tips, including rap, from the BBC. - Poetry writing techniques and how to get published. - Samples of elegies - Descriptions and examples of sonnets - Examples of Odes by John Keats - Description of Free Verse poetry - Lyrics to songs as poetry


Biographies for World History Museum Project - Adam Smith - Amerigo Vespucci - Anne Boleyn - Attila the Hun - Catherine de Medici - Charlemagne - Charles II (England) - Christopher Columbus - Christine de Pizan - Christopher Marlowe - Confucius - Desiderius Erasmus - Edmund Spenser - Eleanor of Aquitaine - Elizabeth I - Ferdinand Magellan - Filippo Brunelleschi - Francis of Assisi - Francis Bacon - Galileo Galilei - Genghis Khan - Geoffrey Chaucer - Gerardus Mercator - Giovanni Boccaccio - Henry VIII - Hernan Cortes - Ignatius Loyola - Isaac Newton - Isabella I (Spain) - Jean Jacques Rousseau - Joan of Arc - Johannes Gutenberg - Johannes Kepler - John Calvin - John Locke - Julius Caesar - Kublai Khan - Leonardo Da Vinci - Lord Byron - Lorenzo de Medici - Louis XIV (France) - Mansa Musa - Marco Polo - Marcus Aurelius - Martin Luther - Mary I of England - Mary Wollstonecraft - Michelangelo - his life and photos of his work. - Miguel de Cervantes - Montesquieu - Nicolaus Copernicus - Pachacuti - Phillip II Pope biographies in chronological order - Rene Descartes - Richard I (the Lionheart) - Saint Francis of Assisi - Saladin - Siddhartha Gautama - Sir Francis Bacon - Sir Thomas More - Vasco da Gama - Vlad Dracula - Voltaire - William III and Mary II - William Harvey - William Shakespeare - William the Conqueror

Math - The purpose of this site is to present a small portion of the history of mathematics through an investigation of some of the great problems that have inspired mathematicians throughout the ages. - Links to lots of math help sites - ALA's teen website for math help. Ask Dr. Math! - A fun math game of pool! The interactive paper pool game in this i-Math investigation provides an opportunity for students to further develop their understanding of ratio, proportion, and least common multiple. - Article about 17 famous equations that are used today, and who invented them.


Body Systems


Disability Research Project

Websites with lists and links on many disabilities: - Provides a list of disabilities with links to articles with more info - Articles on disabilities from Kids Health - Info regarding most common disabilities that students have - Info from the National Center of Learning Disabilities
ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) -
Autism -
Blindness -
Colorblindness -
Deafness -
Diabetes -
Down Syndrome -
Dwarfism -
Multiple Schlerosis -
Parkinson's Disease -
Polio -
Tourette Syndrome -

Dissections Online

Eye dissection: - Virtual eye dissection - Optical illusions - More optical illusions Even more illusions

Frog dissection:

For descriptions to assist in completing the worksheet:

Worm dissection: - If asked for a password, hit cancel and continue



For a writable copy of the template for the CD cover click below:

1. - video clips of the elements
2. - The Periodic Table with links - shows prices of elements.
3. - Great page for pictures of your elements.
4. - The periodic table with information on each element
5. - The Periodic Table of Comic Books. Click on the links to see where an element is referenced in a comic book.
6 . - The Periodic Table from Jefferson Labs
7 . - Click on an element symbol for more information.
8. - Good description of uses of elements.
9. - Search for your artist's photo here after you've done the scientific research
Elements Games: Get your teacher's approval to play these during class time!!!
10. - Chemistry games including two-player "Jeopardy."
11. - Flashcard game. Be certain that you select "yes" in the blue box to the question "1st 36 elements only" to avoid getting the entire table.



Owls, Endangered Species  - List of endangered owls.  Select one with these initials to the right of their name: EN = endangered or CR = critically endangered


Plate Tectonics - Plate tectonics and volcanoes web quest


Science games - to be played during class time ONLY with teacher permission: - Evolution vocabulary speed match review game Natural selection game - more like guessing the results of experiments with natural selection - Fossil dig simulation - "Who Wants to Live a Million Years?" - Hangman words are dinosaur related terms - The evolution experience game Lab Safety Activity (you do not need to print a cert. of completion)

The links provided to sites outside the District are not under the control of the Hart District or its schools or teachers. Teachers do not endorse any sites other than their own. Internet sites change quickly and without notice. Links are provided only as a convenience to you.