Parents, You Are Teachers Too!
Here are helpful links to websites that will help you in your journey to educate your children!
Helpline: Parent Driven School 800-893-6199 Are you having trouble communicating with your child’s teacher? Have questions about how to deal with the school administration? Call for help!
After Schooling Forum: For parents who are choosing to after-school
Parent Driven School Info on Parent Advocacy in Schools
Gifted Social Network: A gathering place for all gifted
Gifted Resources: Lots of resources and articles
More Gifted Resources All kinds of resources for the gifted child and parent
Single Parent Resources:
National African-American Homeschoolers Alliance http://www.naahanews.blogspot.com/
Homeschool Curriculum Review http://www.successful-homeschooling.com/homeschool-curriculum-reviews.html
Homeschool Social Network http://www.fusefly.com/
African American Stay at Home Moms Support Group www.mochamoms.org
Support group for mothers of color who have chosen not to work full-time outside of the home in order to devote more time to their families and communities. Mocha Moms serves as an advocate for those mothers and encourages the spirit of community activism within its membership.
Free Lesson Plans: http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/multimedia.cfm history lessons and videos, games
Black History Games http://www.gamequarium.com/blackhistory.html
National Geographic Kids: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com If your child loves history and science
Standing Up For Right: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/kids/ Read about African American kids who broke the race barrier at Little Rock’s Central High School and take a civil rights quiz.
Wonders of the African World: http://www.pbs.org/wonders/fr_rt.htm This PBS website complement to the “Wonders of the African World” television special. It offers some great African history and geography.
Black Facts: http://www.blackfacts.com Giving online black history
African American World for Kids: http://pbskids.org/aaworld/find.html
Wonders of the African World http://www.pbs.org/wonders/Kids/kids.htm
Math Games http://illuminations.nctm.org
Math Games and Practice: http://www.ixl.com/math/grade/pre-k/ math practice
Mop Top the Hip Hop Scientist: http://www.moptopshop.com This is an educational and interactive multimedia website designed and created for kids to celebrate African-American in the sciences!
Reading Is Fundamental http://www.rif.com This interactive website offers games and activities for children.
Struggling Readers: http://www.adlit.org AdLit.org is a national multimedia project offering information and resources to the parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers.
Read, Write, Think http://www.readwritethink.org
Starfall: http:// www.starfall.comA website designed to teach children to read. Perfect fro pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade.
Reading Rockets: http://www.readingrockets.org This website is dedicated to offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.
Book Adventure: http://www.bookadventure.com/ FREE reading incentive motivation program for children in grades K-8
Between the Lions: http://pbskids.org/lions/index.html Stories from the popular PBS show are posted online with links to associated games.
Free Online Book Club:
http://www.paperbackswap.com trading books
http://www.bookmooch.com/ trading books
Free Online Storybooks
http://www.magickeys.com free online storybooks
Aesonp’s Fables: http://www.aesopfables.com This is an online collection of Aesop’s fables which includes over 655 fables. It includes an index with the morals listed.
Storyline Online: http://www.storyonline.netThis site provides on-line streaming video programs featuring Screen Actors Guild members (James Earl Jones, Robert Guillaume, CCh Pounder, Tia & Tamera Mowry, etc.) reading children’s books aloud
Storyteller Alice McGill brings us an old African-American folktale. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1070617
Free Online Audio Books
Children’s Book Reviews
Other Helpful Websites
http://www.internet4classrooms.com a free web portal designed to assist anyone who wants to find high-quality, free Internet resources to use in classroom instruction, developing project ideas, reinforcing specific subject matter areas both in the class and at home and even for online technology tutorials. The portal is used by teachers, parents and students.
Government Lessons http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=332
http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/investigations.htm information about everything!
Oregon Field Trips http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/trips/OregonTrips.htm
AfroPuffs and PonyTails: http://www.afropuffsandponytails.com Inspiration for African American teen girls.
Free Online High School Courses
African American Toys, Games
Media Teaching Tools
Teach With Movies: ideas for talking and playing using movies http://www.teachwithmovies.org/
Teach Using Disney Movies: over 250 lessons plans based on Disney movies http://www.lessonplanet.com/search?keywords=Disney+Movies&media=lesson
Popular Books and Movies:The Youth F.I.L.M. Project: presents free, downloadable curricula developed from popular books adapted into theatrically released movies. http://www.trulymovingpictures.org