Girls - For Teachers - For Parents
"Web Sites for Girls and Young Women" -
the best resource on women and technology on the Web
is part of a more extensive site offering a wide variety of resources
to kids and parents.
Moon Magazine- an online version of the popular magazine out of
Duluth, Minnesota. It contains the articles and other features that
appear in the print version. This site also contains a nice collection
of links to other girl- and parent-friendly sites on the web.
Kids' Clubhouse at Education Place - provides games and resources
young students studying a wide variety of subjects
- devoted to promoting media either designed for or made by girls and
- Website for girls using technology
Girl's World - Yo! Girl! There's a whole world to explore here!
So get busy. Come on in to A Girl's World!
Games - Check out "The Adventures of Phat Girl" as well as games
and a chat room.
Femina has a subsection
devoted to links just for girls. http://www.femina.com http://femina.cybergrrl.com/femina/Girls/
Purple Moon is an
interactive site with lots of information and lots of things to do.
You can chat, send post cards, play games, and more at this lively and
entertaining location. http://www.purple-moon.com
a lively and entertaining array of informative content relevant to teen
girls' social and academic lifestyles. The site features 5 departments
sure to interest young women everywhere: Go Fashion, Go Beauty, Go Play,
Go Study, Go Fitness, and special monthly features such as Go Serious.
Brave Girls and
Strong Women Bookstore is associated with the Amazon.com Bookstore.
It features books showing "girls who are courageous, intelligent, and
not afraid to stand up for what they believe in?", as well as books
about raising and educating strong, healthy, and happy girls aimed at
parents and teachers. There is also a nice set of links to girl-related
resources at this location. http://members.aol.com/brvgirls/index.htm
includes The Girls' Bill of Rights, discussions of how girls are portrayed
in the movies and on television, and tips for parents and adults with
concerns about adolescent girls. http://www.girlsinc.org
Go, girl! is "dedicated
to getting women of all ages and fitness levels involved in sports."
This site also offers links to information about women engaged in all
kinds of athletic activities including the WNBA and the Olympics. http://www.gogirlmag.com
contests, games, chats, etc. for both girls and boys and offers a space
to showcase creative teens at their best. http://www.cyberteens.com
Teen Online Voices
is an e-zine targeted at slightly older girls and looks at topics ranging
from interracial dating to weight issues to trendy clothing ads. This
site will get girls thinking about important issues. http://www.teenvoices.com
Billing itself as
the 'yuckiest site on the Internet' www.yucky.com offers the best of
the worst science facts on the net. http://www.yucky.com
The Middle School
Girls' Selected Annotated Reading List and Resource Guide from the Center
for Women's Studies, University of Texas at Austin offers a culturally
diverse, selected, annotated reading list and resource guide for middle
school teachers, librarians, and students in Texas. The annotated list
features recent books about girls' and women's lives in the areas of
literature, social studies (Texas history, world history, and U.S. history),
the arts, sciences and math. It provides titles and descriptions of
fiction and nonfiction books, web pages, 'zines, magazines, and resources
specifically aimed at middle school girls. http://www.utexas.edu/depts/wstudies/msrl.html
Girls In America
is a content rich site serving as a companion to the documentaries Run
Like A Girl and Smile Pretty airing on PBS. It also stands alone as
a great site for girls and parents. http://www.itvs.org/girlsinamerica/
Ringling Bros. and
Barnum and Bailey Circus Online Come to "the Greatest Show on Earth."
This colorful, animated site is updated daily. There are games, electronic
postcards, animal facts, news items, and a history of the circus. Find
out about the clowns, other performers, and even P.T. Barnum, himself.
Search the schedule for shows coming your way. http://www.ringling.com/
Science and Nature
for Kids Written for kids. Has weekly articles and events; a resource
list organized by categories such as Experts, Facts, Field Trips, Projects,
and Stories & Fun; and an annotated best of the net guide. http://kidscience.about.com/
Girl Power! - A
national public education campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services to help encourage and empower 9- to 14-year
old girls to make the most of their lives. http://www.health.org/gpower/index.htm
Test Your Geography
Knowledge - USA Interactive quiz that tests your knowledge of where
the states are on an outline map of the United States. There's also
one for the provinces in Canada and the countries in Europe. http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/usaquiz.html
Enjoy this site, with "1340 entries in 59 languages." Select the language
of choice, and browse through the annoyingly alliterative assonances.
Your Gross and Cool
Body Ever wondered what that gunky stuff in the corner of your eye is
or what dandruff sounds like? Most ten year-olds have and this is the
place for them. Lots of facts about the human body and in-depth information
for anyone curious about bodily functions. Kids can e-mail Wendell the
Worm with their questions and teachers can sign up for an online newsletter.
GirlSite - "Imagine
a community of girls on the Net who speak their minds, share their ideas
and make lasting friendships." GirlSite offers private chatrooms, all
kinds of resources for girls and parents, and great links to other sites
for girls. http://www.girlsite.com/
Check out A Girls
World Home Page where girls 7 to 17 can sign up for pen pals. http://www.agirlsworld.com/
700+ Great Sites,
compiled by the Children and Technology Committee of the Association
for Library Service to Children - a division of the American Library
Association, is divided into content areas and contains links to some
really great resources. http://www.ala.org/parentspage/greatsites/amazing.html
years of Women in Science
page on Women
Science Activities - for Teachers and interested folks, grade 4-8
Math Activities - for Teachers and interested folks, grade 4-8