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More than 2000 links are organized into 25 categories.  Browse the categories and sub categories to find links to web sites with information you can use to build and sustain strong organizations helping youth move through school and into jobs and careers.  Some of the links point to older pages on some web sites. Click to the "home" page to find the most current information being shared. Look for social media links and connect with these organizations in social media. Look for the resource pages and visit sites that these organizations point to. This is a huge resource and it keeps growing. As you get to know what's here, by frequent visits,  it will grow in its value to you.

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Apps to support Inquiry - Connect & Wonder
This blog includes an Inquiry Cycle graphic and some suggestions that educators and mentors might find inspiring.

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Best Web Sites for Learning Geography - blog
The writer describes different web sites that he recommends for teaching and learning geography. This can be a great resource for any tutor, mentor, learner or teacher. While the publication date of this article is 2008 it looks like the writer has kept the links updated.

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Black History Past
This 3,000 page site is dedicated to providing reference materials to the general public on African American history in the United States and on the history of people of African ancestry around the world.

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Black Then - Stories of Black History
This web site is a collection of stories about Black Americans contributed by a variety of writers.

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Blogs about learning, teaching, etc.
This section of the library has a list of blogs written by educators and learning experts. These offer many ideas for expanding what you might do to inspire and support learning habits in the youth you work with.

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Brainly - an on-line homework help platform
From the web site: "With Brainly you a) Get homework help from millions of students and moderators; b) Learn how to solve problems with step-by-step explanations; C) Share your knowledge and earn points by helping other students; and d) Learn anywhere, anytime with the Brainly app!"

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BrainPop
From the web site: "BrainPOP was founded in 1999 by Dr. Avraham Kadar as a creative way to explain difficult concepts to his young patients. Today, we’re a trusted learning resource supporting core and supplemental subjects, reaching millions of learners worldwide.

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Busy Teacher.org - free printable materials for teachers
BusyTeacher.org provides over 16,000 free printable materials for teachers, including worksheets, detailed lesson plans and in-depth articles.

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Chicago Metro History Education Center
From the web site: "The Chicago Metro History Education Center (CMHEC) inspires students’ interest in history and works to improve history education in middle grades and high school classrooms in Chicago and suburban Cook, Lake, Kane, and DuPage counties."

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Civil War Battles - for history students
From the web site: "The Civil War was one of the defining moments in American History. This section of our Site presents detailed information on the key Battles of the Civil War.

See also - animated battle maps


See also - Civil War Preservation Trust - animated battlefield maps



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Comic Book Project
From the web site: "The Comic Book Project is a world-renowned literacy initiative that engages young people in the process of planning, writing, designing, and publishing original comic books. Since 2001, CBP has engaged more than 250,000 learners in a creative process leading to academic achievement, social awareness, and community development. By engaging youths in brainstorming, sketching, plotting, designing, and publishing original comic books, CBP encourages students to become active learners and content creators, rather than mere information receivers."

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Common Sense Media - resource for youth, parents, educators, mentors,
From the web site: "Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. We exist because our nation's children spend more time with media and digital activities than they do with their families or in school, which profoundly impacts their social, emotional, and physical development . As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume."

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Constitutional Rights Foundation - Chicago
In Eighth Grade every student must pass a Constitution test.  This web site provides many ideas and resources that mentors and tutors and students can  use.

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Cool Classics - introducing youth to classics
From the web site: "Cool Classics! uses classic books to connect children to a unified world of reading, art, culture, humanities and ideas. An award-winning journalist who substitute teaches in the Chicago Public Schools designed Cool Classics! to mix pedagogy and play for small groups of elementary public school students in an after-school setting."

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Cool Math, an amusement park of math ... and more
From the web site: "Cool Math is broken down into an elementary section (that covers topics like computation, fractions, geometry and problem solving) and a secondary section (that covers fractals, calculators, functions and calculus). Both sections include games and engaging activities that help develop a greater understanding of sophisticated concepts. The Science page has lots of real world Math connections, and the Parent and Teacher pages round out a very creative site."

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Cool Technology to use in learning, mentoring
This is a section of the Tutor/Mentor Connection library where a list of "cool technology" tools is being maintained. Browse the list and see which of the ideas you can apply in your own learning, tutoring, mentoring.

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Create comic strips as learning, fun - see example
Kevin Hodgson is a 6th grade teacher in Western Massachusetts. He uses comic strips as part of his teaching. This blog article shares one film strip he created. This could be a project of youth and volunteers in a tutor/mentor program as well as an in school or home learning project.

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Create your own comic strips - Make BeliefsComix
Here's a creative way to help students learn to express their ideas. Try it out.

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Creative Arts Ideas and Projects
This site is named "Bad Dog Rediscovers America". Don't let that stop you from visiting. It's full of ideas for art education and mentoring of disadvantaged at-risk children and youth. Bad Dog Rediscovers America is a non profit arts organization run by artist mentors who help kids develop art excellence.

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Creative Learning Exchange - systems thinking in k-12 schools
From the web site: "The Creative Learning Exchange was founded as a non-profit in 1991 to encourage the development of systems citizens who use systems thinking and system dynamics to meet the interconnected challenges that face them at personal, community, and global levels.
The Creative Learning Exchange encourages an active, learner-centered process of discovery for 5-19 year old students that engages in meaningful, real-world problem solving through the mastery of systems thinking and system dynamics modeling."

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Design Thinking for Educators Toolkit
From the web site: This is a "A free, how-to toolkit and coursework that introduces educators to the process and methods of design." Could be used by staff and volunteers in tutor/mentor programs, too.

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Dictionaries, Encyclopedias - Reference Materials
This is a sub section of the Tutor/Mentor Connection library with links to on-line dictionaries and encyclopedias that students and volunteers should learn to use and can access at any time.

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Digital Story Telling - Internet Workshop
This link points to an Internet workshop that helps people learn to tell digital stories. Mentors could use this with youth.

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Digital Story Telling - The Art of Storytelling
This site offers many ideas for digital story telling "in terms of low budget projects that can yield high academic and creative returns in a short amount of time".

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Digital Story Telling - tips for using various tools
This post shows how to use several different tools and applications to create your own digital stories.

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