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100th Day
1968 (see also 'Vietnam War')
50 States of the US
 
acid rain (see 'water')
advertising
Agent Orange (see 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
airplanes (see 'flight')
Alaska (see 'dog sled racing')
alien species (see 'invasive species')
American Sign Language (ASL)
animal homes
ancient Africa
ancient China
ancient Egypt
ancient Rome
animals (see 'creatures of the night', 'prairies', 'trees and forests', 'marsupials', and 'wolves')
animal tracks
Antarctica (see 'polar regions')
ants
apples
archaeology
architecture (see also 'shelters')
armadillo (see 'creatures of the night')
Arctic ('see polar regions')
astronomy
atomic bomb (see 'Nuclear Age')
autobiography (see 'biography')
automobiles
Aztecs (see also 'Incas' and 'Maya')
 
balloons (see also 'bubbles')
baseball (see 'Negro baseball leagues')
basketball
bats (see also 'caves' & 'creatures of the night')
bears
beaver (see 'creatures of the night')
bees (see also 'insects')
bicycles and biking
bike safety (see 'safety')
birds (see also 'creatures of the night')
biographies
Additional biography sites:
biographies of folksingers
biographies of the Harlem Renaissance
biographies of the Industrial Revolution
biographies of jazz musicians
biographies of the Nuclear Age
biographies of peacemakers
biographies of the Renaissance
biographies of World War II
explorers - A to Z
Native American biographies - A to Z
people of the Old West
Presidents of the United States
Revolutionary War biographies
rock 'n Roll biographies
scientists / inventors in electricity
World War I biographies
Biographies also included at:
Charles Dickens
Lewis and Clark expedition
Mark Twain
Martin Luther King Jr.
William Shakespeare
Biography sections found within:
Classical Music
fantasy & science fiction
flight
inventors and inventions
Women's Suffrage Movement
black baseball (see 'Negro baseball leagues')
boats (see 'ships and boats')
body systems (see 'brain', 'respiratory system', and 'skeletal system')
brain
Branch Davidian Waco siege (see 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
bridge building
bubbles
Buffalo Soldiers
building & construction (see also 'architecture', 'bridge building', 'castles', and 'shelters')
bullying
bunny (see 'rabbits and hares')
butterflies (see also 'insects')
buying a car (see also 'automobiles')
 
calligraphy
Canada
capital punishment
careers
cars (see 'automobiles')
castles
caves
Charles Dickens
charts & graphs
Challenger disaster (see 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
character and ethics
Chernobyl nuclear disaster (see 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
Chicago fire (see 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
chicano (see 'latino-hispanic heritage)
China (see 'ancient China')
Christmas around the World
chocolate
Cinco de Mayo
civil rights (see also 'Martin Luther King Jr.')
Civil War
circus
Classical Music
Clemens, Samuel (see 'Mark Twain')
climate change (see 'global warming')
clothing (see 'fiber and fabric')
clouds (see also 'weather')
coal and coal mining (see 'mining')
codes, ciphers & secret messages
collecting things
college bound
colonial life (see also 'pioneer life' and 'Revolutionary War)
color
controlled burn (see 'fire')
coral reefs
corn
coyote (see 'creatures of the night')
culture (see 'walls around the world')
creatures of the night (see also 'hedgehog', 'wolves', 'owls')
 
dance
Deaf (see 'American Sign Language [ASL]')
death penalty (see 'capital punishment')
debate
dental care
Depression, The (see 'Great Depression')
deserts
dinosaurs
dirt (see 'soils')
disaster, castastrophe, & calamity
dog sled (see 'sled dog racing')
dolphins ('see whales and dolphins')
Donner Party (see 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
dragonfly & damselfly (see 'pond life')
drama ('see skits, plays, and scripts')
drawing
drought (see also 'floods & flooding')
dust bowl (see 'The Great Depression' and 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
 
earthquakes (see also 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
earthworm (see 'worms')
Easter (see 'eggs')
Ebola virus (see 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
economics
eggs
elections
electricity
English (see writing, journal writing, poetry for kids)
entrepreneur
ethics (see 'character and ethics')
evolution (see 'prehistoric people')
explorers
Exxon Valdez spill (see 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
 
fantasy and science fiction
farming
Fen-Phen diet drug (see 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
fiber and fabric
Fifty States of the US
figurative language
fire
firefly (see 'creatures of the night')
fire safety (see 'safety')
flight
floods & flooding (see also 'droughts', 'rivers', and 'wetlands')
folk music (see also "rock and roll" & "jazz music")
forest (see 'trees and forests')
forest fire (see 'fire')
fox (see 'creatures of the night')
fractals (see also 'tessellations')
frogs and toads (see also 'pond life')
future
 
games (see 'rope games', 'sidewalk games')
gardening
genetics
geometric shapes and figures (see also 'fractals', 'tessellations')
ghosts, ghouls & goblins (see also 'pumpkins')
glaciers
global warming
Gold Rush (see also 'mining')
graphs (see 'charts & graphs)
grassland (see 'prairies')
The Great Depression
 
hares (See 'rabbits and hares')
Harlem Renaissance
Heaven's Gate (see 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
hedgehog
hispanic (see 'latino-hispanic heritage' & 'Mexico')
historical maps (see also 'maps')
Halloween (see 'ghosts, ghouls & goblins' and 'pumpkins')
Holocaust (see also 'World War II')
honey (see 'bees')
honey bees (see 'bees')
horses (see also 'wagons & other horse-drawn vehicles')
house safety (see 'safety')
human origins (see 'prehistoric people/)
hurricane (see also 'tornadoes' and 'weather')
Hurricane Andrew (see 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
 
ice safety (see 'safety')
Iditarod (see 'sled dog racing')
immigration
Incas (see also 'Aztecs' and 'Maya')
industrial revolution
insects (see also 'ants', 'bees')
insects, invasive (see 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
invasive species
inventors and inventions
iron & steel
 
Japanese-American Internment (see 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
jazz music (see also "folk music" & "rock and roll")
'Johnny Appleseed' (see 'apples')
Johnstown flood (see 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
journal writing
jump roping (see 'rope games')
 
kangaroo (see 'marsupials)
King, Martin Luther Jr. (see also 'civil rights')
kite (see 'flight' and 'wind')
knots
koala (see 'marsupials)
kudzu (see 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
 
labor movement
latino-hispanic heritage (See also 'Mexico')
Lewis and Clark
light
literary criticism
Love Canal (see 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
 
Manhattan Project (see 'Nuclear Age)
maps (see also 'historical maps')
Mark Twain
marsupials
Martin Luther King Jr. (see also 'civil rights')
masks
Maya (see also 'Aztecs' and 'Incas')
mealworm (see 'worms')
medieval times (see also 'castles')
Mesopotamia
Mexico (see also 'latino-hispanic heritage)
migration (see 'immigration')
mining (see also 'Gold Rush')
millennium
millennium 2000
minerals (see 'rocks and minerals')
Mississippi River
money (see also 'economics')
moth (see 'butterflies' & 'creatures of the night')
mountain men
mountains
Mount St. Helens (see 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
music (see 'folk music', 'jazz music', & 'rock and roll')
musical instruments
mysterious & unexplained
mystery
mythology
 
Native Americans
Negro baseball leagues
night (see 'creatures of the night') 
non-native species (see 'invasive species')
North Pole (see 'polar regions)
Nuclear Age
number systems
 
ocean (see 'tide pools')
Old West
Olympic Games
opossum (see 'creatures of the night')
oral history
orphan trains
Oregon trail (see also 'wagons & other horse-drawn vehicles')
owl (see also 'creatures of the night')
 
paleontology (see 'dinosaurs')
paper making
parks and public lands
patriotism
patterns
peacemakers
peanuts
penguins (see also 'polar regions')
people (see 'biographies')
photography
play (see 'games')
Pi
plays ('see skits, plays, and scripts')
pioneer life (see also 'Oregon trail')
poetry for kids
polar regions (see also 'dog sled racing' and 'penguins')
pollination (see 'bees')
polls and surveys
pond life (see also 'frogs and toads' , 'turtles and tortoises', & 'wetlands)
pony express
porpoise (see 'whales and dolphins')
potato
pottery
prairies
prehistoric creature (see 'dinosaurs')
prehistoric people
Presidents of the United States
probability (see 'statistics & probability')
pumpkins
puppets
 
rabbits and hares
raccoon (see 'creatures of the night')
radio
railroads
rainforest (see 'trees and forests')
reading (see 'skimming and scanning')
recycle - reduce - reuse
Religions of the World
Renaissance
respiratory system (see also 'brain' and "skeletal system')
Revolutionary War
rivers (see also 'mississippi river' and 'ships and boats')
robots
rock and roll (see also 'folk music' & 'jazz music')
rocks and minerals
Roman Empire
rope games
 
safety
Salem Witch Trials (see also 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
salt (see also ''spices')
San Francisco earthquake (see 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
Santa Fe Trail
scanning (see 'skimming and scanning')
school (see '100th Day')
scrapbooking
science fiction (see 'fantasy and science fiction')
scripts ('see skits, plays, and scripts')
sculpture
sea (see 'tide pools')
September 11, 2001
William Shakespeare
shapes (see 'geometric shapes and figures')
sharks
shelters (see also 'architecture')
ships and boats
sidewalk games
simple machines
skeletal system (see also 'brain' and 'respiratory system')
skimming and scanning
skits, plays, and scripts
skunk (see 'creatures of the night')
sled dog racing
smoking (see 'tobacco, smoking, and cessation")
snakes
snow
soils
solar energy (see 'light')
South pole (see 'polar regions')
speed reading (see 'skimming and scanning')
spices
star (see 'astronomy')
statistics & probability
stock market (see 'economics')
storytelling (see also 'biographies', 'journal writing', 'oral history', and 'writing')
surveys (see 'polls and surveys')
 
tall tales
talking walls (see 'walls around the world')
teeth (see 'dental care')
television
terrorism
tessellations (see also 'fractals')
Thalidomide (see 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
theatre ('see skits, plays, and scripts')
Three Mile Island (see 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
Tianamen Square massacre (see 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
tide pools
Titanic (see 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity' and 'ships and boats')
toads (see 'frog and toads' & 'pond life')
tobacco, smoking, and cessation
tornadoes (see also 'hurricanes' and 'weather')
Trail of Tears
transportation (see 'automobiles', 'flight','railroads', 'ships and boats' , and 'wagons & other horse-drawn vehicles')
trees and forests
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire (see 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
turtles and tortoises (see also 'frogs' & 'pond life')
Mark Twain
 
underground railroad
 
values (see 'character and ethics')
Vietnam War (See also '1968')
Vikings
vitamins & minerals
volcano
 
wagons & other horse-drawn vehicles
walls around the world
war (see 'Civil War', 'Revolutionary War', 'World War II', and 'Vietnam War')
War of 1812
water (see also 'floods & flooding', 'rivers', and 'wetlands')
water safety (see 'safety')
water transportation (see 'ships and boats')
weather (see also 'clouds', 'global warming', 'hurricane', 'snow', 'tornadoes', and 'wind')
weaving
West (see 'Old West')
wetlands (see also 'floods & flooding', 'pond life', and 'tide pools')
whales and dolphins
wildfire (see 'fire')
Wild West (see 'Old West')
wind
windmill (see 'wind')
witchcraft, Salem trials (see 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')
wolves
Women's Suffrage Movement
woodworking
World Trade Center Disaster (see 'terrorism')
World War I
World War II (see also 'Holocaust', 'Japanese Internment Camps')
worms
writing (see also 'biographies', 'journal writing', 'oral history', and 'poetry for kids')
 
zebra mussell (see 'disaster, castastrophe, & calamity')

Created by Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson, 1/99. Updated, 9/03.