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History and Geography in the Library

bullet-Books. You can find books on history and geography in the non-fiction books, under Dewey numbers 900-999. Biographies can be found in 921, in alphabetical order by the name of the person whom they are about.

bullet-Magazines. The Library has the following magazines that feature true stories about people and places:

  • Biography Today
  • Cobblestone
  • Current Biography
  • Faces
  • Skipping Stones
  • Time Machine

History and Geography on the Web

Here are a few sites to start with:

button-Castles on the Web
Great graphics, photos, history, tours, and a special children’s section will take you to castles all over the world.
button-Great Lakes Shipwrecks
Primarily intended for divers, this is a great introduction to shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. It includes clickable maps and historical background.
button-KIDPROJ Multi-Cultural Calendar
Holidays around the world, often described by children who celebrate them.
button-Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Learn about the inhabitants of 97 Orchard Street, from 1870-1915.
National Parks is produced by the National Park Service and provides most of the introductory information any report writer or would-be visitor might desire.
button-White House
See inside the White House without leaving your house!
http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/kids/html/kidshome.html <--! 7 -->
button- Women's History Resource Center 1999
The Gale Group, publishers of many reference works, presents an educational and entertaining resource for Women's History Month. Biographies of famous women, a timeline, and a daily women's history quiz are the highlights.
button-10 Downing Street
The home of the British Prime Minister, with biographies of the current and former Prime Ministers and of the members of the current government, and links to cabinet web sites.


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