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www.americaslibrary.gov

Through the use of stories embellished with photographs, maps, prints, manuscripts, and audio and video recordings from the Library of Congress' collections, America's Library invites users to learn about their past through extraordinary materials, many of which have never been seen by the public. Activities such as Scavenger Hunt and Send a Postcard encourage exploration of the site, and questions invite children to discuss what they have learned.

www.bookadventure.org

Book Adventure is a free online reading program that uses technology and incentives to motivate K-8 students to read. The site enables students to create personalized book lists from more than 5,500 titles, take quizzes on the books from their lists and earn prizes for reading.

www.bookhive.org

Created by the Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County in North Carolina, this site features children's books in several categories, including the classics, multicultural, science fiction and books for babies. Librarians write reviews of each book, which parents and children can also comment on.

www.nationalgeographic.com/education

Teachers preparing for the new school year can look to this site for lesson plans, classroom activities and educational materials on a wide range of subjects. Students can visit an online museum and check out atlases covering every corner of the Earth. Both teachers and students can also participate in Web casts to experience expeditions such as a walking trip through the Congo.X@XOpenTag000

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Through the use of stories embellished with photographs, maps, prints, manuscripts, and audio and video recordings from the Library of Congress' collections, America's Library invites users to learn about their past through extraordinary materials, many of which have never been seen by the public. Activities such as Scavenger Hunt and Send a Postcard encourage exploration of the site, and questions invite children to discuss what they have learned.

X@XOpenTag001www.bookadventure.org

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Book Adventure is a free online reading program that uses technology and incentives to motivate K-8 students to read. The site enables students to create personalized book lists from more than 5,500 titles, take quizzes on the books from their lists and earn prizes for reading.

X@XOpenTag002www.bookhive.org

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Created by the Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County in North Carolina, this site features children's books in several categories, including the classics, multicultural, science fiction and books for babies. Librarians write reviews of each book, which parents and children can also comment on.

X@XOpenTag003www.nationalgeographic.com/education

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Teachers preparing for the new school year can look to this site for lesson plans, classroom activities and educational materials on a wide range of subjects. Students can visit an online museum and check out atlases covering every corner of the Earth. Both teachers and students can also participate in Web casts to experience expeditions such as a walking trip through the Congo.

This article originally appeared in the 09/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.

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