Website Reviews

NewsForKids.net Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Concise news source keeps kids informed on current events.
URL: https://newsforkids.net
(2018)
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ABCMouse.com Website Poster Image
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age 3+
Busy curriculum for preschoolers, billing issues for some.
URL: http://abcmouse.com
(2017)
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OpenSecrets.org Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Visuals, snappy text explain political spending details.
URL: https://www.opensecrets.org
(2017)
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Poynter Website Poster Image
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age 13+
News-analysis site focuses on accuracy, truth in stories.
URL: http://www.poynter.org
(2017)
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IXL Website Poster Image
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IXL
age 10+
Hundreds of learning activities build skills and confidence.
URL: http://www.ixl.com/
(2016)
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MediaBreaker/Studios Website Poster Image
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age 14+
Video editor promotes media literacy, has no content filter.
URL: https://mbstudios.thelamp.org/
(2015)
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Street Law Website Poster Image
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age 15+
Excellent info, activities get kids into SCOTUS case work.
URL: http://www.streetlaw.org/en/home
(2015)
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Kids in the House Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Detailed, age-appropriate intro to the House, its history.
URL: http://kids.clerk.house.gov
(2015)
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National Constitution Center Website Poster Image
age 15+
Expert analysis brings law to life, but content uneven.
URL: http://constitutioncenter.org
(2015)
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The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Website Poster Image
age 13+
Stellar history resource offers great primary source access.
URL: https://www.gilderlehrman.org/
(2015)
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Center for Civic Education Website Poster Image
age 12+
Good political-awareness resources limited by dated content.
URL: http://www.civiced.org/home
(2015)
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ParentSquare Website Poster Image
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age 18+
Helpful communication tool for schools, parents, not kids.
URL: https://www.parentsquare.com/
(2015)
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Activity Village Website Poster Image
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age 2+
Free learning-activity site only missing contextual info.
URL: http://www.activityvillage.co.uk
(2015)
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CuriosityStream Website Poster Image
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age 5+
Educationally valuable videos come with a monthly premium.
URL: http://www.curiositystream.com
(2015)
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Magic Tree House Website Poster Image
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age 6+
Reading site has quizzes, games, plugs to buy book series.
URL: http://www.magictreehouse.com
(2015)
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Q-files Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Enormous kid-friendly encyclopedia also pushes ebook sales.
URL: https://www.q-files.com
(2015)
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The Tavern Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Online forum for historical debate barely scratches surface.
URL: http://whatsnew.history.org/topics/tavern/
(2015)
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Room for Debate Website Poster Image
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age 16+
Variety of experts debate topics, but depth, info limited.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate
(2015)
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Virtual Republic Website Poster Image
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age 14+
Current-event site designed to get kids into activism.
URL: http://ideaofamerica.org/
(2015)
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Teachinghistory.org Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Teacher-designed history site may help parents educate kids.
URL: http://www.teachinghistory.org/
(2015)
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