School Closures: Just because we are stuck at home, doesn't mean we have to stay there. Use these links to do a virtual tour of any place that interests you!

33 National Parks you can visit through Google Earth

Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museums

Paris Museums Online Collections

Learn Origami
Paper Airplanes
Learn to Doodle
Learn to Draw
Create a Comic Book on the computer or by hand
Photography with your phone Here is a Video Tutorial
Learn Some Sign Language
Make a Stop Motion Movie
Learn Some Magic Tricks
Build a Paper Tower

The Virginia Museum of History and Culture has virtual puzzles, games of the past (you can make your own following their tutorials) and coloring pages.


Check out the Library of Congress Everyday Mysteries All of the questions presented on this Web site were asked by researchers and answered by librarians from the Library's Science Reference Services. Do you have a question for our science librarians? Use our online form to ask your own question
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Scholastic Learn at Home (Kindergarten - Middle School)

Virginia Career VIEW What should you be when you grow up?



Civics
iSidewith A NON PARTISAN quiz that helps you find the candidate you have the most in common with.
The Fiscal Ship Economics game
Fish Economics How an Economy Grows


From Prince William County's Home Learning Site

These websites contain videos and activities focused on helping learners to expand their history and social science skills.

  • American Archive of Public Broadcasting - 6th  - A collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH to preserve the most significant public television and radio programs of the past 60 years. Students can start by searching through the special collections, which contain exhibits such as "Voices from the Southern Civil Rights Movement" presents educational and noncommercial radio programs from the 1950s and 1960s that offer historic testimonies from movement participants. - 
  • The National Archives - 6th and 7th - National Archives offers a variety of eyewitness perspectives of events ranging from war, the presidency, expansion, leadership and freedom throughout American History.
  • National WWII Museum - 7th - The national World War II museum in New Orleans provides primary source documents, online articles and videos covering World War II. 
  • Escape From Barter Islands - 8th - This a game from the Federal Reserve that focus on the question "Why do we have money?" Think about a dollar bill: If you’re hungry, you can't eat it; in a rainstorm, it won't keep you dry. But you can trade it for an apple or an umbrella. If you lived in a world without money, how would you get the things you want and need?
  • Financial Football - 8th - Financial Football is a fast-paced, interactive game that engages students while teaching them personal finance skills. The latest release features 3D graphics and game-changing opportunities with audibles, blitzes and long yardage plays. The game is available to play via browser or through a free app. 
  • Econ Essentials - 8th - Contains resources designed to help high school students learn about economic principles. These free interactive resources are aligned with high school economics standards. 


Crash Course US History: This page has a number of brief (15 minute or less) videos on a variety of US History topics.

Crash Course Civics and EconomicsThis page has a number of brief (15 minute or less) videos on a variety of Civics and Economics.

SOLPass:  Plenty of review games! Choose our school from the drop down menu. The password is Bentonms.

Mission US: We will use Mission US to learn about life on the farm during the Dust bowl. Students will create a log in using their SLMS information. I do NOT have the ability to change their log in information once they create an account.

There are so many ways to share what we have learned! Here are some of my favorite from readwritethink.org  

Trading Card Creator This interactive allows students to create their own trading card about a real or fictional person, place, object, event, or abstract concept. 
The save capability gives students a way to work on a draft of their card and come back to it to rework and revise as necessary, and to save their finished product to share with friends and family. Images can be uploaded into the card to give the finished product a complete and polished look. Cards can be bundled into a single, small collection (8 card maximum) so that students have a way of sort and grouping similar topics in one file.

Postcard Creator Whether their travel is real or imagined, you can help children use the Postcard Creator to combine words and images to share experiences from faraway places. Although the postcards can't be sent through the mail on their own, children can place them in an envelope or hand deliver them to friends or family.

DVD and CD Cover Creator The CD/DVD Cover Creator allows users to type and illustrate CD and DVD covers and related booklets for liner notes and other information. Students can use the tool to create covers for books, music, and films that they explored as well as to create covers for media they compose individually or as a class.

Compare and Contrast Map This interactive graphic organizer helps students develop an outline for one of three types of comparison essays: whole-to-whole, similarities-to-differences, or point-to-point. A link in the introduction to the Comparison and Contrast Guide give students the chance to get definitions and look at examples before they begin working. The tool offers multiple ways to navigate information including a graphic on the right that allows students to move around the map without having to work in a linear fashion. The finished map can be saved, e-mailed, or printed.

Graphic Map The Graphic Map focuses on charting the high and low points related to a particular item or group of items, such as  events during a day, month, year, or life. The Graphic Map creates a graphic representation of these high and low points that displays related images and descriptions

Letter Generator Once students have become familiar with letter formats, they are prompted to write their own letter. Students follow the steps and fill in specific fields in the template (for example, heading, salutation, closing, signature, and so on). They may even add a decorative border and postscript to the friendly letter. The finished letter can be saved, e-mailed, or printed. 

Persuasion Map The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate. Students begin by determining their goal or thesis. They then identify three reasons to support their argument, and three facts or examples to validate each reason. The map graphic in the upper right-hand corner allows students to move around the map, instead of having to work in a linear fashion. The finished map can be saved, e-mailed, or printed.

Timeline Timeline allows students to create a graphical representation of an event or process by displaying items sequentially along a line. Timelines can be organized by time of day, date, or event, and the tool allows users to create a label with short or long descriptive text. Adding an image for each label makes a timeline more visually appealing.

Word Mover Word Mover allows children and teens to create “found poetry” by choosing from word banks and  existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.

Angel Island Poetic Waves Between 1910 and 1940 San Francisco's Angel Island was the gateway for approximately 175,000 Asian immigrants. Some would be detained for as long as 2 years. They vented their frustration by writing poetry on the walls, this is their story.

Ellis Island Interactive Tour


History Day Links
Newseum Resources
White House Historical Association
Perry Project: Cold War
Smithsonian Learning Lab
WWI Museum and Memorial
JFK Civil Rights
NEH Chronicling America