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  • Biographies
    A site from the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands provides an alphabetical listing. A brief biography of people throughout history is provided.
  • Biography.com
    Over 20,000 biographies are available from Biography. The site offers a list of “This Week’s Top Biographies” and a “Born on This Day” section. Information is gathered from the TV show and magazine entitled “Biography”.
  • Biographies Plus Illustrated
    H.W. Wilson’s collection of 95,000+ biographies from over 50 reference titles, thousands of biographical magazine articles, and over 20,000 printable images. Search by name, profession, ethnic background, place of birth and more.
  • Time’s Top 100 People
    Time has selected 100 individuals who, for better or worse, have most influenced the last 100 years. Arranged by field of endeavor but can use the drop down box, called More Profiles, to see all the names.
Current Events

  • Cleveland.com
    Website for the Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • News Herald
    Website for the News Herald
  • Time For Kids
    From Time magazine, this news site includes access to the newsmagazine in editions aimed for grades K-1, grades 2-3, grades 4-6 and in Spanish.
  • Washington Post Online: Education: KidsPost
    Produced by the Washington Post, this site provides a student’s edition of the news, spotlights a few news stories and provides an archive to read the news from the previous week.


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