Homework Topics



Good Starting Points

More resources for homework grades — K-8 and homework grades — 9-12. For online practice tests and tutorial courses for students, see LearningExpress Library database.
  • BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
    BJ Pinchbeck's site offers links to help students with math, science, computer science, English, foreign languages, social studies, art and music, health and physical education, and research and reference. Links to homeschooling resources are provided for parents, and lesson plans and teacher resources are included for teachers.

  • Fact Monster
    Online almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia and homework help.

  • Interactives
    This collection of interactive activities focuses primarily on math, science, and social studies topics for students in grades K-12 and college. It is provided by Annenberg Learner.

  • Khan Academy
    The goal of the Khan Academy is to offer "a free world-class education for anyone anywhere." Content includes math; science topics such as biology, chemistry and physics; arts and humanities; economics and finance; and test preparation.

  • Kid Info: Homework Help
    Quality links in a well-organized and clearly designed format. Material is selected for relevance to curriculum requirements.

  • Kids.gov
    Students in K-8 grades can learn about art and music, exercise and health, government, history, jobs, math, and science by reading articles, playing games or watching videos. This site is the official portal of the US government for kids.

  • Typing/Keyboarding

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Biography

  • Biography
    This site aims to tell the most "gripping, surprising and fascinating" stories of famous people. Produced by A+E Networks.

  • Infoplease Biography
    Search 30,000+ biographies or browse selected biographies by name or category. Information ranges from brief summaries to longer articles and covers people such as artists, inventors, presidents, scientists and more.

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Economics and Personal Finance

  • EconLowdown
    Free resources help students in elementary, middle school or high school learn about economics and personal finance. Choose filters in the Resources section to select materials based on school level, subject, concept, and English or Spanish language. Provided by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

  • Kid's Economic Glossary and Money Meanings
    Scholastic explains basic banking and investing concepts in terms kids can understand.

  • The Mint
    Get ready for the real world by learning how to manage money. Learn how to earn, save, spend, borrow, track, give, invest and safeguard money. Includes quizzes and games.

  • Money Essentials
    A series of lessons from CNNMoney covering topics such as getting started with goals, getting a job, buying a car, starting to invest, buying a home, starting a family and retirement planning.

  • MyMoney
    Improve your financial literacy using this collection of US government websites.

  • You Are Here
    A virtual mall where you can play games to learn about advertising, business competition, identity protection and scams.

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History

Links from the library's list of homework websites.

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Language Arts

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Languages

See also English language classes and language dictionaries. To learn a language through the library's online language-learning system, see Mango Languages. For downloadable language study books, see eAudiobooks and eBooks.
  • Alpha Dictionary Language Directory
    Provides links to selected online dictionaries for more than 300 languages.

  • Conjuguemos
    An "online workbook" that lets students practice vocabulary, verbs and grammar. Includes French, German, Italian, Latin, Portuguese and Spanish languages. With a free account, students may record grades and keep track of their progress.

  • Duolingo
    The philosophy behind Duolingo is that everyone should be able to learn a language for free. This site offers courses in Spanish, French, German, Italian and other languages.

  • Sign Language

  • WordReference
    This free, online translation dictionary focuses on the language pairs of English-Spanish, English-French, English-Italian, Spanish-French and Spanish-Portuguese although other languages are represented.

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Literature

  • Authors
  • Literary Criticism

  • Authors

    • American Studies
      Under the sponsorship of the University of Virginia's American Studies program, this website presents an online collection of more than 50 classic texts representative of American culture. In many cases, supplementary links to additional materials enrich the electronic version of the original work.

    • Shakespeare

      • No Fear Shakespeare
        Read Shakespeare's language side by side with a modern English translation. More than 15 plays as well as the Sonnets are included. Provided by SparkNotes.

      • Open Source Shakespeare
        Designed for students, scholars, actors and anyone who likes to read Shakespeare. The site offers free HTML versions of Shakespeare's plays, sonnets and poems and includes a concordance of Shakespeare's complete works as well as search features to find particular acts, scenes and characters' lines. There is also a mobile edition.

      • Shakespeare's Monologues
        Browse or search this database of Shakespeare's monologues.

  • Literary Criticism

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Math

Links from the library's list of homework websites.

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Science

Links from the library's list of homework websites.

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Speeches

See also eLibrary database for transcripts from radio and television.
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More Links

From the library's list of homework websites.


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