Interactive Websites for Reading, Math and Science from Mississippi Bend AEA



Resources Available through Iowa Public Television Freedom Riders is the powerful, harrowing, and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. Lost in History:  Alexander Clark Secrets of the Dead, part detective story, part true-life drama. Mission  US:  A revoluntionary way to learn history–Social Studies for grades 5-9 Math by Design is an interactive site where students can become architects  and build virtual environments using geometry and measurement  skills.–Math for grades 5-9 Artopia  is a web-based arts experiance designed for grades 5-9,  covering the visual and performing arts. Iowa Outdoors–includes videos, stories and many teacher resources with  links. Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency–This site allows you to order materials, signup for classes, workshops, etc. (See LMC  Staff or Office for username and password) Maquoketa Public Library serves the educational and cultural needs of the community.  It also works with the School District in providing services for the students. Maquoketa Chamber of Commerce–Maquoketa is a place where anyone can walk and talk, wine and dine, a city that cares and a city that shares.  The Chamber site has information about events, places to go and so much more. Jackson County Historical Society–Historical and Genealogical information about Jackson County.  In the Clinton Engines Building, historical artifacts from the Clinton Engines era in Maquoketa.  Located on the Jackson County Fairgrounds and the old Clinton Engines Building. Eastern Iowa Community College District–Provides information to current adnprospective students on course schedules, athletics, financial aid, etc. Kirkwood Community College–Offers more than 100 career and college transfer programs.  Campuses in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Monticello. Northeast Iowa Community College–NICC, located in Peosta, Calmar and Dubuque, IA is dedicated to the students educational success.  A campus is close to your home and work, featuring high quality programs with a price tag you can afford. State Library of Iowa–You can search the library catalogs in the  State of Iowa and databases.

Primary Sources in Your Back Pocket:

These five sites contain primary sources collections that can be used for quality research.

National Archives– and,

Smithsonian Institution– and

Library of Congress– http://www.loc.gov and,

F.R.E.E. Federal Resources for Educational Excellence– and

Teaching History–

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