Resources & Activities

 

Organizations

Check out these resource organizations.


The Journal of Blacks In Higher Education

Dedicated to the conscientious investigation of the status and prospects for African Americans in higher education.

www.jbhe.com


Practical Money Skills

To help consumers and students of all ages learn the essentials of personal finance, Visa has partnered with leading consumer advocates, educators, and financial institutions to develop the Practical Money Skills program. At practicalmoneyskills.com, consumers, educators, parents, students and policymakers can access free educational resources, including personal finance articles, games and lesson plans.

www.practicalmoneyskills.com


Concerned Black Men

Concerned Black Men (CBM) was founded in 1975 when several Philadelphia police officers sponsored social events for kids at risk to gang violence. CBM’s vision was to fill the void of positive black male role models in many communities by providing mentors and programs that affirmed the care and discipline that all youth need, while providing opportunities for academic and career enrichment. While the vision of CBM’s founding members has expanded to include children and their parents nationwide, the philosophy of men offering themselves as positive role models to children has remained CBM’s mission for more than 30 years.

www.cbmnational.org


Education  Corner

The most comprehensive database of colleges, universities and higher education institutions.

www.educationcorner.com


Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career information for students in grades K-12.

www.bls.gov/k12


Advancement Project

Advancement Project is a democracy and justice action group. Using law, public policy and strategic communications, we act in partnership with local communities to advance universal opportunity, equity and access for those left behind in America.

www.advancementproject.org


The Children’s Defense Fund

CDF provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves.

www.childrensdefense.org


Justice Policy Institute

The mission of the Justice Policy Institute is to promote effective solutions to social problems and to be dedicated to ending society’s reliance on incarceration.

www.justicepolicy.org


The Sentencing Project

A national organization working for a fair and effective criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing law and practice, and alternatives to incarceration.

www.sentencingproject.org


Guerrilla Funk Recordings

A musical organization that counters the corporate stranglehold of censorship currently plaguing the entertainment industry. It provides balance in this intolerant climate of suppression of free speech and artistic expression, and serves as a vehicle for those who are unable – not because of lack of talent or relevance – to be heard. There now exists a harmful double-standard at most record labels of endorsing artists who only espouse misogyny, mindless violence, and drug culture references in their music — while at the same time ignoring artists who strive to enlighten and inspire. It is our pledge at Guerrilla Funk Recordings not to follow suit.

www.guerrillafunk.com


Council of Independent Black Institutions (CIBI)

Founded in 1972, the Council of Independent Black Institutions (CIBI) is an umbrella organization for independent Afrikan-centered schools and individuals who are advocates for Afrikan-centered education.

www.cibi.org


The Stolen Lives Project

The victims of brutal police cannot speak for themselves, but we can and we will. Read their cases online.

www.stolenlives.org


The National Center for Fair & Open Testing

The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) works to end the misuses and flaws of standardized testing and to ensure that evaluation of students, teachers and schools is fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial.

www.fairtest.org

 

 

Learning

Kids, let’s learn and work to improve your academic knowledge and skills!  Teachers and adults, please assist them, or take some time-out to empower yourselves.


Learn 2 Type

Free typing test and typing tutor on Learn 2 Type offers free online typing lessons and tests. Available around the clock anytime you want to practice – all you need is the Internet, a few minutes a day, and any computer to use this website and learn typing! There is nothing to download and absolutely no charge for learning.

www.learn2type.com


Science Fair Projects

For all levels. We have hundreds of ideas for every science topic, from Astronomy to Zoology!

www.all-science-fair-projects.com


Rader’s BIOLOGY4KIDS.COM

Biology4Kids.com! The web site that teaches the basics of biology and life science to everyone! Cell Structure, Plants, Microorganisms, Animal Systems, Cell Function, Vertebrates, Invertebrates, & Scientific Studies.

www.biology4kids.com


Rader’s CHEM4KIDS.COM

Chem4Kids.com! The web site that teaches the basics of chemistry to everyone!
Matter, Elements, Atoms, & Chemical Reactions

www.chem4kids.com


Rader’s PHYSICS4KIDS.COM

Physics4Kids.com! The web site that teaches the basics of physics to everyone!
Motion, Electricity & Magnetism, Light & Optics, Thermodynamics, Physics Qz, & Modern Physics

www.physics4kids.com


Teaching Kids Business

Introducing, preparing and launching kids into business

www.teachingkidsbusiness.com


Teacher Planet

A comprehensive directory of Teaching Tools is a product of years of research by Rona Martin, classroom teacher and community volunteer. A Special thanks for her effort in creating a truly useful site for teachers.

www.teacherplanet.com/teacher-tools


A to Z Teacher Stuff

Teacher Resources, Lesson Plans, Themes, Tips, Printables, and more.

http://tools.atozteacherstuff.com/


Starfall

A free website that teaches children to read through phonics activities and games

www.starfall.com


Read Write Think

At ReadWriteThink, our mission is to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.

www.readwritethink.org


4tests.com

Free practice exams for the GED, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, and NCLES.

www.4tests.com


Social Studies For Kids

This site covers history, geography, economics, cultures, current events, holidays, religions, languages, archaeology, and much more!

www.socialstudiesforkids.com


Rader’s GEOGRAPHY4KIDS.COM

Geography4Kids.com! The web site that teaches physical geography and earth science basics to everyone! Earth Structure, Atmosphere, Biosphere, Restart Quiz, Earth Energy, Climate, & Hydrosphere!

www.geography4kids.com


How To Study

A free study skills resource site.

www.how-to-study.com


Rader’s NUMBERNUT.COM

NumberNut.com! The web site that teaches the basics of math to everyone!
Multiplication, Addition, Fractions, Shapes-Colors, Numbers, Subtraction, & Division.

www.numbernut.com


A Modern History of Blacks in Mathematics

A history of the world’s greatest modern and ancient Black mathematicians and scientists.

www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/madhist.html

 

 

Games

It’s time for some educational fun and games.


Learning Games For Kids

Educational games are a great tool for building foundation math and language skills that today’s elementary school curriculum requires. These online learning games and songs for kids are fun, teach important skills for preschool and elementary school kids and they’re free.

www.learninggamesforkids.com


Space

Explore the galaxies or learn about the latest space exploration technology from your computer desktop.

www.space.com


NOGGIN

Interactive online games that will stimulate, challenge and engage your kids at every turn.

www.noggin.com


PBS Kids

Fun, educational television programs for kids of all ages.

www.pbskids.org


PuzzleMaker

A puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzles, and more using your own word lists.

http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com


Fact Monster – Games

Make learning fun with these games that teach students facts and statistics on a wide variety of subjects.

www.factmonster.com/games.html


Black History Month Spiral Puzzle Worksheet

www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/soc_studies/blackhistory/spiral/index.html


Black Dog’s Math and Science Fun

Fun games that teach students about math and science.

www.blackdog.net/games/math


Poptropica

Explore, Collect, Compete

www.funbrain.com


Cool Math

Free online cool math lessons, cool math games & apps … Cool Math has free online cool math lessons, cool math games and fun math activities. Really clear math lessons (pre-algebra, algebra, precalculus), cool math

www.coolmath.com

 

 

Improving Health Awareness


Healthy Soul Food – Cooking Traditional Soul Foods in A Healthy Way

Introducing you to the concept of preparing and enjoying healthier soul food meals.

www.soulfoodandsoutherncooking.com/healthy-soul-food.html


Growing Power

Land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in … Take a virtual tour of our Milwaukee Facility.

www.growingpower.org


Ken’s Aroma Wellness 

Kenny Anderson’s health blog.

www.kensaromawellness.blogspot.com


Psychiatric Drug Facts with Dr. Peter Breggin

Peter R. Breggin MD, psychiatrist, author and medical expert provides up to date information on psychiatric drugs, adverse drug effects, and recent criminal malpractice, and product liability.

www.breggin.com


Vaccine Truth

WHO Flu Symptoms – CDC Safety
Vaccine safety – is it possible? The WHO, CDC, and FDA say all vaccines are safe. Know the Truth. Vaccine side effects are real.

www.vactruth.com