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LINCOLN & SLAVERY

Lincoln on Slavery  (National Park Service)

Lincoln's Evolving Thoughts on Slavery and Freedom (NPR) text and audio version

Lincoln's Changing Views on Slavery  (Illinois Periodicals Online)

CIVIL WAR

Civil War (Kids Konnect)

Civil War for Kids 

Civil War for 5th Graders (Radford)

The Civil War (PBS) - images, biographies, documents

Ms. Tietz 4th gr Reports

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CUBA

Cuba Facts and Pictures  (National Geographic)

Kid's Guide to Cuba (Cuba Cuban)

RECYCLING & HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences)

RecycleWorks for Kids  - Where does your recycling go?  Explains how paper, aluminum, plastics and glass are recycled once they leave the transfer station.

Connecting the Paper Chain (San Mateo County RecycleWorks)

Recycle City  (EPA Kids site) - Recycle City and Dumptown games.

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Recycling Aluminum  (Washington State Department of Ecology) -

Recycled Glass (Washington State Department of Ecology)

Information on Plastic (Washington State Department of Ecology)

HOMELESS IN SAN FRANCISCO

Point in Time Homeless Survey, 2011  (SF Gov) - defines homelessness and gives data on homeless in San Francisco

Department of Public Health: Homeless Services (SFDPH)

Facts & Figures: The Homeless  (PBS)

Homeless Shelter Directory 

SF Plan to Abolish Chronic Homelessness (SF Gov)

SF Public Library Hires Social Worker to Help Homelss  (Library Journal)

LEVI STRAUSS

Inventor Levi Strauss  (Idea Finder) -

Levi Strauss (Fact Monster) - brief biography

Levi Strauss Timeline -

DOLPHINS &  (TAIJI) JAPAN

Taiji, Japan Mayor Defends Dolphin Hunts  (Huffington Post)

Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji (Oceanic Preservation Society)

Dolphin slaughter turns sea red as Japan hunting season returns (The Guardian)

Save Japan Dolphins (Earth Island Institute)

CONSTELLATIONS & PEOPLE

Why are there constellations?  (Highlights for Kids)

Constellations Guide the Way (PBS)

Constellation Legends  (Tulare Office of Education)

SOLAR SYSTEM

Kids Astronomy - solar system

Solar System Exploration  (NASA) 

Planets for Kids  - solar system

Solar System video  (National Geographic)

SF BAY OIL SPILL

SF Oil Spill (CA Coastal Commission) - provides an oil spill glossary and answers the following questions:    
Why did the oil move through the Bay and into the ocean the way that it did?     
Why is oil harmful to the environment?    
What is the government doing to prevent oil spills?                        
What can you do to protect the Bay and the ocean?
   

San Francisco Bay Oil Spill Investigated  (NPR)

Oily: How a San Franicsco Oil Spill Took Its Toll on Fish - (Time: Science & Space)

San Francisco Bay Oil Spill: Health Questions & Answers  (Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment &  CA EnvironEPA)
 

EARTHQUAKES AFFECTING SAN FRANCISCO
San Andreas Fault

Learn about quakes and get prepared  (Assoc. of Bay Area Governments)

Earthquake Facts (USGS)

New Information About the San Andreas Fault  (USGS)

San Andreas Fault (USGS)

California - Nevada Fault Map  - (USGS)

Earthquakes by Claire & Nisha (PBS Kids) - video explaining effects of the 1989 earthquake presented by kids

FEMA for Kids  -   earthquake facts and steps to prepare for the next one

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Earthquakes for Kids  (USGS)

Learning links & earthquake activities  - (USGS)

The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake  (USGS) -

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge - (SF Museum) - pictures of the building of the bridge

Golden Gate Bride (Skyrider for Kids) - includes information about problems and solutions of suspension briges

POLLUTION, CLIMATE CHANGE & PENGUINS

Pollution, overfishing, climate change affect penguins  (Washington Post)

Threats to Penguins  (World Assoc. of Zoos & Aquariums)

Pollution, over-fishing and climate change turning penguins into long distance commuters (The Telegraph)

Southern rockhopper penguins (New England Aquarium) - information about the penguins and conservation status (effects of climate change)