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While pathfinders generally have a specific structure, subject guides and thematic resources vary in their format and contents.

Thematic resources often contain web resources for children, young adults, as well as parents or teachers. They often link to both informational and instructional resources. While some provide annotations, others simply provide a list of links.

Use the following links to explore the resources on this page: General Guides, Focus on Children, and Focus on Young Adults.

 

General Guides

42explore
http://42explore.com
Resources for nearly 300 topics.

Awesome Library: Education Directory for Librarians
http://www.awesomelibrary.org/librarian.html
Links to resources across subject areas.

A to Z Themes and Thematic Units
http://atozteacherstuff.com/themes/
Lots of themes and resources, but also lots of ads.

Educational Hotlists from Franklin Institute
http://www.fi.edu/tfi/hotlists/index.html
Lots of hotlists on science topics.

Emints
http://ethemes.missouri.edu/
Hundreds of standards-based thematic lists.

Homework Center from Multnomah County Library
http://www.multcolib.org/homework/index.html
Many pathfinders (Internet resources only).

KidsKonnect
http://www.kidskonnect.com/alphabetized-index.html
Themes in alphabetical order.

Learning Page Pathfinders from Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/index.html
Pathfinders by events, people, places, time, and topics for digital library collection

Themes Page from Community Learning Network
http://www.cln.org/themes_index.html
Hundreds of topics (some dated links)

Thematic Units from North Attleborough
http://www.naschools.net/teachers/
Organized by grade level, K-5, 6-8, and 9-12

 

Focus on Children

Education Place from Houghton Mifflin
http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/itl/index.html
Materials for grades K-6

Elementary Weblists
http://www.nynetresources.org/Future%20Grant%20Projects/elhotlists.htm
Lots of K-5 topics

Grades 3-5 Themes
http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/3-5.htm
Resources on many themes (updated recently)

Grades 3-5 Thematic Units
http://www.okaloosa.k12.fl.us/technology/training/tools/elem/3-5.htm
Many resources on themes

K-3 Themes from Enchanted Learning
http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/themes/
Lots of primary grade themes

Monthly Units
http://www.kinderkorner.com/themes.html
Designed for K-1

Perpetual Preschool Themes
http://www.perpetualpreschool.com/
Popular preschool themes

 

Focus on Young Adults

Pathfinders from Cary Academy Library
http://web1.caryacademy.org/library/pathfinders/default.htm
Explore social studies topic web pathfinders

Web Sites from Lawrence High School Library
http://library.lhs.usd497.org/web.htm
Many great starting points for lots of topics.


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