Homework Help for Kids

History & Biography

Information and resources about historical events and people from throughout history.

Biography in Context - Biographical information on people from throughout history and today. Read news stories, view videos and find primary sources for homework.

U.S. History in Context - United States history from pre-colonial times to the present. Content is aligned with WA State Curriculum standards.

World History in Context - A complete overview of world history with subjects as civilization, religion, economics and war. Content is aligned with WA State Curriculum standards

Booklists - History, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Middle Ages, Civil War, Colonial America, Pioneer Life

Local History

Discover photos of your community to support a local history assignment.

Historical Photo Archive - The photo preservation project is produced by Sno-Isle Libraries in partnership with historical organizations in Snohomish and Island Counties, and the Everett Herald. This archive continues to grow as more images are digitized.


Information and resources about countries, states and maps.

CultureGrams - Country and state information that includes data tables, photos, videos, interviews, recipes, flags and other resources for homework assignments.

National Geographic Virtual Library - This collection brings together a complete archive of National Geographic magazine — every page of every issue — along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.

Booklists - Food, Cooking Traditions, and Customs from Around the World

General Reference Resources

These resources have information ranging from a wide variety of topics to support homework in art, history, math and much more.

eLibrary - A broad collection of images, video, eBooks, and articles from newspapers and magazines to support research topics. Students will also find maps, graphics, interactives, dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, almanacs, atlases, and timelines.

Kids Search - Information ranging from language arts, sports, social studies, health and more.

Searchasaurus - Search Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia by keyword or by topic to find answers to the questions kids ask most.

SIRS Discover - Articles and graphics for students in grades 1-9. Need ideas for your science fair project? Looking for a good map for your state report? Here you will find information on your topic of interest at your reading level.

Student Research Center - Students can search major areas of study, such as language arts, science and social studies, by keyword or topic—results can easily be sorted by magazine, reference book or encyclopedia, plus video is available for some topics. Content is aligned with WA State Curriculum standards, check ‘Teacher Resources’ section for further details.

Student Resources in Context - Information on all core subjects from Science to Literature to History. Content is aligned to curriculum. This resource removes the risk of the open Web while delivering an authoritative multimedia selection of content — primary sources, overviews, videos, and interactives.

Social Issues

Solid information to make your case in a pro/con debate or essay, or just learn more about different points of view.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Focuses on issues in the news and articles from many points of view (pro and con) about social issues and current events. Content is aligned with WA State Curriculum standards.

English Language Arts

Resources to support assignments on books and authors.

ProQuest Learning: Literature - Find works of poetry, prose, and drama from around the world. Also includes author biographies and multimedia, literary criticisms, essays, reviews and interviews.

Novelist K-8 - Look here for the next great book to read on your Lexile level or to discover read-alikes.

Novelist Plus - Find nonfiction, including narrative nonfiction and fiction books for school on every topic and for every age level. Educators will also find curriculum connections and book discussion guides.

StarWalk - Read, read-along or listen to nonfiction books for school assignments online with full-color illustrations.

Science & Mathematics

Information about astronomy, biomes, biology, earth sciences, life sciences and more to support coursework.

Science Reference Center - Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Content is correlated to state and national curriculum standards.

Grzimek's Animal Life - Discover over 4000 species of animals, find pictures and learn about what they do, how they evolved and where they live.

Booklists - Animals, Science, Mathematics

World Languages

Learn a new language, or practice a language your are learning in school.

Mango Languages - Lessons using real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach language. Create your own user account to track your learning. Courses in 45 languages, including Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Dari, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Pashto, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, even Pirate!

Magazines & Newspapers

Get access to thousands of magazines and newspapers to support homework assigments.

New York Times Historical - 1851-2009 - Want to read what the newspaper printed on your birthday in 1867? Find it here.

Sno-Isle Libraries Magazine Collection - Sno-Isle Libraries offers 3 ways to read magazines and articles: Printed subscription magazines that you can read in library or check out and read at home; Searchable full-text articles; Digital magazines featuring online viewing of the original magazine layout at Zinio.

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