Mrs. Hasel's Independent Study Links
  • World Religion (bundlenut link)
    • INFOhio > 9--12 > Academic World Book Online
      • Includes chief characteristics of religion, how major religions are organized, the origin of religion, history of the world's major religions (Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Christianity, Islam).
    • BBC Religions
      • An excellent and easy to navigate site that explains specific world religions in a concise, organized manner.
      • Interactive visual chart depicting world religions -- Civilisations is a multi-dimensional picture of human history, where you're in charge of the timeline.
    • United Religions Intitiative The tabs are very small, but will lead the user to information about 11 world religions.
  • World Governments (Bundlenut link)
    • CIA World Factbook
      • A reliable source of information about the governments of the world. Country abstracts give details about the flag, geography, people and society, government, economy, energy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues.
  • Greek Mythology (Bundlenut link)
    • Greek Myth Index
      • An excellent source to find information about specific characters in Greek Mythology.
    • Theoi Greek Mythology Project
      • The Theoi Project is a site exploring Greek mythology and the gods in classical literature and art. The aim of the project is to provide a comprehensive, free reference guide to the gods (theoi), spirits (daimones), fabulous creatures (theres) and heroes of ancient Greek mythology and religion.
    • Mythweb
      • This "guaranteed kidsafe" site is appropriate for students and teachers with an interest in Greek mythology. Appealing and colorful cartoons (some animated) depict the world of Greek gods and heroes.
    • Winged Sandals A unique, animated site. Overall, our vision to create an online microcosmos, a dreamy space whose style is contemporary yet 'digital' and based on ancient architecture combined with the classical tradition of storytelling has been achieved.
  • Roman Mythology
  • Citation
Social Studies
  • Time World News/Current Events
  • Time for Kids Current Events/News
  • Newsweek World News/Current Events
  • Sports Illustrated Sports/Celebrity
  • Sports Illustrated for Kids Sports/Celebrity
  • CNN World News/Current Events
  • Google NewsGoogle News is a computer-generated news site that aggregates headlines from news sources worldwide, groups similar stories together and displays them according to each reader's personalized interests.
    • News archive search: Search and explore information from historical archives dating back over 200 years. Learn more. Timelines are GREAT!
    • Add a Section (Physics, Open Source, Solar Power, Movie Review)
    • Personalized news: No one can read all the news that’s published every day, so why not set up your page to show you the stories that best represent your interests? Learn More.
    • Alerts: You can sign up to receive weekly, daily or as-it-happens email alerts on any topic that interests you. Learn more.News for your mobile phone: If you have a mobile data plan, you can access a special version of Google News right from your mobile phone. Learn more.
    • Feeds: You can receive updates of various sections of Google News or Google News search results by subscribing to RSS or Atom feeds in your favorite feed reader. Learn more.
  • World Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • The Clock
  • The Google News Timeline/Archive
Current Events
History
  • 9/11 for grades 5-12 September 11th Personal Stories of Transformation is a classroom resource kit that contains 8 videos. Each story is accompanied by discussion questions that guide students to connect outcomes of the historic events of September 11th to the choices they make in their own lives. The Tribute WTC Visitor Center classroom resources provide historic context, research links, and community service projects for each community.
  • 9/11 documentaries
  • Academic American History Academic American History is designed for use by undergraduate college, community college and high school teachers and students in delivering and taking online American history courses. All materials necessary for delivery of online American history courses except exams are available on this site. The course materials may be used without charge by any academic institution or individual as long as copyrights are respected.
  • Internet Modern History Sourcebook is one of series of history primary sourcebooks. It is intended to serve the needs of teachers and students in college survey courses in modern European history and American history, as well as in modern Western Civilization and World Cultures.
  • Internet Ancient History Sourcebook has expanded greatly since its creation, and now contains hundred of local files as well as links to source texts throughout the net.
  • Internet Medieval Sourcebook is organized as three main index pages, with a number of supplementary documents. Each individual section is still large - an organizational goal here is to avoid incessant "clicking" to get between pages and to information.
  • History for Music Lovers
  • Teacher Oz Excellent links to multiple websites about history.
  • US History The Independence Hall Association owns the website ushistory.org, which supports our mission to educate the public about the Revolutionary and Colonial eras of American history, as well as Philadelphia generally.
  • U.S. Presidents In this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included.

Government

Geography
  • CIA World Fact Book provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
  • Stately Knowledge