(verbs + vocabulary)

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free dual-language
(verbs + vocabulary)
Urdu Russian Hungarian Italian German Spanish Cantonese Mandarin
Schools Interchange - links to 400,000 schools worldwide, plus Government websites and education departments Infinite Facts Series - from Police Letters to Prime Ministers - also huge free Keywords for Learning resource with word search puzzles ranging from the human body, invertebrates and football to Pokémon, Shakespeare, Dickens + the Bible the Project HappyChild Directory of organizations helping children - 80+ charities helping kids in many different ways Accelerated Learning - by world silver medallist Michael Tipper - amazing brain, book reviews, great minds, memory training, mnemonics - huge resource, all pages free to print free maths worksheets - addition, subtraction, times tables, division, fractions, percentages; English worksheets for poetry writing, lateral thinking, mc lyrics, crosswords, spelling, writing practice; huge index to free educational resources on line worldwide Reading System - complete free-to-print system 'Bricks and Mortar' for teaching children the basics of reading in English fundraising + resources, free stuff, events calendar, website sponsors, plus free on-line serialization of 'How to run a Successful Car Wash Fundraiser' by Lance Winslow III Aesop's Fables - over 200 now on line here, including 'The Hare and the Tortoise', 'The Grasshopper and the Ants', 'The Slave and the Lion', 'The Serpent and the Eagle' and many other well-loved tales created over 2500 years ago Projects helping children in over 200 countries - huge colour-coded index to countries worldwide and links to the websites of charities working to help children overseas Andy's Guide to Pokémon - huge pokédexes for red, blue, yellow, gold, silver, crystal, ruby, sapphire, emerald, fire red, leaf green, diamond, pearl + platinum, plus lots of help and info sent in by visitors + over 200 Pokémon pictures French - 800+ free-to-print self-test French-English worksheets, verbs + vocabulary, eg food + drink [38 pages], trees, numbers, shops, colours, telling the time, animals, birds, insects, sports, driving, car parts, tools, home, family, etc. Sol's guide to The Magical World of Harry Potter - wands, characters, spells, creatures, locations, items, Hogwarts, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Diagon Alley, Gringotts, Ministry of Magic plus book reviews and film reviews Syndromes - links to organizations helping children with dyslexia, asthma, eczema and more serious conditions News
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The Potted Learning Pages The Potted Learning Pages

"The Potted Learning Pages" celebrates the very best that the Internet has to offer, and went on line on 2003.09.11, the second Anniversary of the Twin Towers tragedy - witness to a world where people are working *together* to share freely what they have, to make life easier for others with less.

Each item in the table below is a "building block" of some kind - a potted-down block of information, small or large, that has its place in the overall learning process. See also our original massive subject-ordered page for Free Educational Resources Worldwide, the new Exam Subjects page, and our "Snapshot in Time" page, a fascinating overview of human development through the ages.

The links below include starting points across a wide range of themes. Most of these free resources are pretty special! and they're all informative in various ways. This page has taken quite some time to put together ... we hope you will enjoy its resources.

Update (11th November 2010): sadly some of these resources have disappeared in the intervening seven years :/ where possible we have modified the link to the root address, if the site still exists, and where not, we have infilled with a few of the newer dual-language resources on the site here, to minimise link breakages in the future. As you'll know from "The Journey" page, we may not always be around to replace them - but we trust that a significant percentage of the links below will stay valid indefinitely.

Update (25th October 2022): we have finally updated this page again :) lots of linked pages had either disappeared or changed address, but we've tracked down many that had moved, and there are some sterling sites amongst the links below, some of which have expanded *massively* since the Potted Learning pages first went on line. Thanks go to Anita Gianakas [Maine Stem Club for Girls], whose recent e-mail prompted the long haul to renew all the links here. We're not planning to add any further such sites - Google has transformed the landscape by making just-about-everything find-able on the Internet these days - but it's much appreciated to receive the occasional e-mail saying that the resources here are still being found useful :)

The Math League
Introduction to Algebra
(concise introduction/overview)
MIT Open CourseWare
(complete textbooks on line)
University of Illinois
my first garden
(lots of practical ideas)
Project HappyChild / Freeway
Any Language to English
800+ free translation worksheets
University of Pennsylvania
The Online Books Page
Listing over 3 million free books on the Web
Project HappyChild / Freeway
simple addition
(2000 free addition worksheets)
American Museum of Nat. History
(delightful site, masses to do)
Project HappyChild / Freeway
learning times tables
(full set of worksheets tables 1-12)
University of Illinois
making a worm bin
(lots of practical info)
Nobel e-Museum
the Nobel Prize
(winners + presentation speeches)
CIA World Factbook
(geography, politics, stats etc.)
Project HappyChild / Freeway
Polish-English worksheets
400+ free vocabulary worksheets
Project HappyChild
USA State Counties
alphabetical index, and by state
games + activities
National Gallery, Washington
NGA KIDS - Adventures in Art
(interactive art to make on line, and print - stunning resource)
National Geographic
animal pictures to colour
(lots else on site including US states facts + photos)
Matt Keveney
Animated Engines
(stunning site)
CK12 Foundation - team - see here
Symmetry & Tessellations
huge resource, free online textbooks, see here
© 1995-2020 Science Museum of Minnesota
Thinking Fountain
(lots of practical projects)
Project HappyChild
teaching children to read
(complete system, free to print)
University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Mathematician Biographies
(alphabetical and by date)
"The USGS is the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency"
Topographic Map Symbols
(very comprehensive - scroll down)
Web Museum, Paris
Artists Worldwide
(biographies + illustrations)
US Dept of Agriculture
George Washington Carver
(colouring and activity book)
University of Illinois
Trees are terrific
(all the basics)
Project HappyChild / Freeway
French verbs + vocabulary
(over 800 worksheets on line)
University of Guelph, Canada
how logarithms work
(very detailed)
Project HappyChild
GCSE science definitions
(biology, chemistry + physics)
Richard Phillips
Facts About Numbers
(lots of interesting stuff)
U.S. Senate
list of U.S. Senators
(websites & e-mail addresses)
DC.gov Department of Energy & Environment
environmental education
(list of resources)
The White House
USA Presidents
(also names each "First Lady")
Project HappyChild / Freeway
Urdu-English worksheets
(over 800 worksheets on line)
University of Guelph, Canada
Basics of Trigonometry
(very detailed summary)
National Inventors Hall of Fame
Inventions and Inventors
(inventor biographies + photos)
Project HappyChild
Accelerated Learning
(by memory expert Michael Tipper)
Library of Congress
Digital Collections
(masses of interlinked information)
Project HappyChild
islands worldwide
(over 2000 in all)
University of Pennsylvania
books on line
(archives and indexes, including non-English)
Project HappyChild
an introduction to fractions
(a Bart and Miss Walker story)
Florida Solar Energy Center
K12 Resources
(solar cookers + more, plus selection of videos)
Nationwide Lifts
Simple Machines (all sorts)
with thanks to Stephanie + Dakota - Penny 07/11/17
PBS [non-profit, media] Virginia
Mount Everest
(lots of detail - eg click here)
The Tech, San José
Maths, Science, Engineering lessons
(huge range of activities + lesson plans)
Artifice, Eugene, USA
Great Buildings Collection
(awesome architecture site)
Project HappyChild / Freeway
Russian-English worksheets
400+ free vocabulary worksheets
Open Textbooks, Uregina UV, Canada
glossary of Maths terms
(well laid out; includes diagrams)
Project Gutenberg
plays on line
(Shakespeare, mainly - "65554 downloads in the last 30 days")
Florida State University
Light and Colour
(comprehensive + Java tutorials)
University of Tennessee at Martin
Prime Numbers
(lots of linked resources also)
biologists worldwide
The Tree of Life
(awesome but *very* technical)
Project HappyChild
syndromes links [kids]
(large range of help sites)
Cambridge University - Millennium Mathematics Project
exploring maths from every angle
(packages, podcasts, puzzles + more)
University of Guelph, Canada
Ohm's Law
(clear diagrams, lots of related linked material)
Project HappyChild / Freeway
Mandarin-English worksheets
(over 390 worksheets on line)
Science Museum Group
Search Collection online (380,000+ items)
(Science Museum, Science + Industry Museum, National Science + Media Museum, National Railway Museum)
US Mint
US Mint Kids' Page
(all about coins; lots for schools)
Project HappyChild / Freeway
spellings, sounds + meanings
(includes 400+ English soundfiles)
CIA World Factbook
Flags of the World
(250 flags, alphabetical, 28 pages)
Andrew Lyczak
Free Maths Tests
(swift online testing)
Project HappyChild / Freeway
Cantonese-English worksheets
(over 390 worksheets on line)
US Department of Energy
STEM Rising - K12 resources
(science competitions, events, internships, workshops)
Harvey Mudd College, Claremont
Math Fun Facts
(lots of linked maths resources)
World Databank
the world's big structures
The Olympic Games
(past and future)
Constitutional Rights Foundation
Curriculum Materials
(from The Bill of Rights to Holidays + Commemorations)
Los Alamos National Laboratory
periodic table
(and what the elements are used for)
Project HappyChild / Freeway
Romanian-English worksheets
(over 800 worksheets on line)
Owl & Mouse
Maps that Teach
(free software; interactive maps)
PBS (media, non-profit) Virginia
Technology Timeline
The National Archives (UK)
The basics of reading Latin
(lots of linked resources also)
Project HappyChild
Twin Towers Memorial
(as created 11-16 September 2001)

Freeway - free worksheets for English, poetry writing, lateral thinking, mc lyrics, spellings, sounds and meanings, word search puzzles, making crosswords, dictionary usage, translation, French verbs, French vocabulary, Maths, addition, times tables multiplication, division and fractions

Schools Interchange - links to governments, education departments, schoolnets and schools across the USA, Canada, Caribbean, Pacific, Australasia, Asia, Europe and the UK, includes Orkneys, Shetlands, Skye etc.
school websites::
U S A  Canada
Europe Asia
Australasia Pacific
Africa  England
 The Index to Bricks and Mortar : Basic Reading Skills
Bricks and
to read)
free to
 Bricks and Mortar - how and why this unique system works 
to help children
Carib Amer
Europe Asia
Aust Pacific
Africa UK
the Potted Learning pages
3000+ worksheets: spelling, crosswords,
lateral thinking, poetry writing, mc lyrics
4000+ free maths worksheets
English * how to do fractions * science
dolphins  *  learn times tables  *  games
focus * accelerated learning * timelines
index to free educational resources
wordsearch puzzles
paintbox  *  change a life  *  carols
Aesop's Fables  *  Twin Towers
click here for the main welcome page at Project HappyChild
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10,000+ dual-language worksheets (all free)
(all worksheets test TO and FROM each language)
Polish-English # # # Dutch-English
French-English # # # Spanish-English
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German-English # # # Russian-English
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The Index to the Infinite Facts Series
infinite facts
countries A-Z
islands A-Z
U S A   states
Sioux tribes
 Andy's Guide to Pokémon
Harry Potter
UFO story
Sol's guide to Harry Potter
syndromes links
Illuminated Bible
Projects helping children across the world

The Potted Learning Pages - https://www.happychild.org.uk/pottedlearning/index.htm
at Project HappyChild - linking children all across the world

guestbook appeals fundraising Directory USA counties schools latest news events sponsors

your support is always welcomed for the Children's Charities in the Project HappyChild Directory - just click here for details of 80+ organizations

NEWSLETTERS - this website has been on line since 1998 - there have been a lot of Newsletters! The archive is here and the very last Newsletter is here.

your support is always welcomed for the Children's Charities in the Project HappyChild Directory - just click here for details of more than 80 organizations
Your support is always welcomed for the Children's Charities in the Project HappyChild Directory - just click here for details of 80+ organizations.

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