AREA 4: FREE WORKSHEETS & EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

 There are - as you'll know - many educational resources on the web. Locating the specific area you require isn't always easy. The search engines are very helpful but you can spend a lot of time trawling round looking for what you need. When we originally created this page, we made a start on Educational Resources with targeted links to the WWW Virtual Library (because that was about the best source worldwide for grouped blocks of educational resources available). The WWWVL theme headings were in capitals, - each of those led to specific pages detailing many different resources linked to the subject chosen. Since then the WWWVL has changed quite a lot :/ and many of the original resources are no longer available. On 5th December 2010 we completed the very long process of updating this page, and many more non-WWWVL links have been included, like those to a wide range of free maths resources (all key stages) provided by Cambridge University, and comprehensive Maths resources from primary right through A Level, thanks to a collaboration between the Peto Institute in Budapest, Hungary, and the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching at Exeter University, England (see Maths Key Stages, further down the table, for both of these), as well as links to a substantial range of free worksheets on the site here ( *all* our worksheets are free to print - see the Freeway page). Free and *original* resources on the site here include a complete system for teaching children to read, and writing practice worksheets (letters and numbers), as well as 2000 simple addition worksheets, 2000 subtraction worksheets and a complete system for learning and practising times tables multiplication with matching worksheets for times tables division. We've also designed a simple way for kids to learn about fractions - two "Bart and Miss Walker" stories - An Introduction to Fractions and "Addition of Fractions. Latest on fractions: The third "Bart and Miss Walker" story, "Fractions and Percentages", explaining step by step how to convert percentages to fractions; also free worksheets on percentages. LEARNING ENGLISH (as a second language) : 800 free worksheets are now on line in "Any Language to English". Also, 800 free verbs-and-vocabulary worksheets have been completed (per language) for French-English, Russian-English, German-English, Dutch-English, Polish-English, Romanian-English, Urdu-English and Arabic-English, and verbs worksheets for Italian-English (verbs), and Spanish-English (verbs). Most recent additions: the first 250+ Spanish-English vocabulary worksheets, 400+ Turkish-English vocabulary worksheets, 400+ Bulgarian-English vocabulary worksheets and 390+ Hungarian-English verbs worksheets. There is also now on line here a huge resource for Chinese-English vocabulary (2400+ worksheets) - there are six matching sets - English to Mandarin, English to Pinyin SC, Pinyin SC to Mandarin, and English to Cantonese, English to Pinyin TC, Pinyin TC to Cantonese. For some dual-language worksheet sets, volunteer help is still requested for checking already-translated databases (eg the six sets for Chinese-English verbs) ..... please see the Translators' page for more details. All dual-language sets are designed to "match" so that children of different nationalities can learn English side by side in classrooms. NEW AREA: 3D Gridbuilding - Science ~ this new area (3600+ pages) now has all the basic content in place. Aimed at GCSE-level understanding, it's a series of many interlinked definitions of "what things are" - from atoms to cells, from hydrocarbons to electro-magnetic radiation. Pages like "waves" or "respiration" show the sort of lateral linking that is now in place (automatically, by means of the programming behind the scenes) - check out the "BACK LINKS" on those pages, underneath the definition. Just completed (September 2022): Keywords for Learning - as many of you will know, we worked in conjunction with Mario Becroft in New Zealand (see our Sponsors page) over an extended period, to prepare the basics for this resource, and some long time ago were finally able to put together all the "keyword lists" for the new wordsearch puzzles. To integrate the 1400 new puzzles (there are now over 1600 in all) with the learning resources elsewhere on the site here, we used the vocabulary content from the dual-language worksheets area, the basic themes of the science area - biology, chemistry and physics - and the extraordinary range of USA state counties. New content also includes lists sent in by visitors across a wide range of sports, leisure and general knowledge themes, as well as Pokémon and Harry Potter. Our thanks to everyone who has sent in content for the wordsearch puzzles :) The actual "word content" of all the puzzles is now visible on the index pages within the Keywords for Learning area, and in the case of the science, each word links directly to the page where it is defined. Now completed - Spellings, Sounds and Meanings - templates are on line for writing poems, mc lyrics, lateral thinking and making crossword puzzles, and we have now finally completed the SOUNDS DATABASE together with a fully-structured index to word sounds throughout the English language. Sample words for each sub-group have been provided, along with nearly 500 sound files to illustrate "standard English" pronunciation (all linked from the relevant sound sub-group index pages). Our thanks again to Mario, whose programming skills enabled us to do the set-ups for worksheets for writing, spelling, dictionary use, making crossword clues and simple wordsearches for each block of 10 words in the individual sound sub-groups; all the new worksheets are now on line, linked from the SOUNDS DATABASE. Also available are "blank templates" to allow for selection of specific words from sound sub-groups, to provide further worksheets for class use or different ability levels. Further resources now completed: a colour-coded global index to COUNTRIES across the world (with masses of info including languages spoken, country codes, dialling codes, banknotes, education, maps, capitals, and much more), and also USA STATE COUNTIES which includes an alphabetical index - and links - to every state county [3000+] right across the USA.

 See also The Potted Learning Pages - a collection of some of the best *free* resources on the Internet worldwide, for learning school subjects - physics, chemistry, Latin, geography, biology, maths, history ... and much more.

 As well as strictly "academic" subjects in the massive index below to free educational resources worldwide, we've also included items of general interest to kids like "Andy's Guide to Pokémon", for children using versions of the game from red, blue, yellow right up to diamond, pearl and platinum - hundreds of pages built up from year 2000 onwards, and phenomenally popular! - and "Sol's Guide to Harry Potter" - a huge resource designed to link together thousands of different factors from all seven books. Fully designed and partly-constructed - see the special note of 1st July 2008 - and providing a unique insight into "how to write like J K Rowling". You'll also find, below, a wide variety of other links ranging from Project Gutenberg (huge numbers of e-books available for free) and the Large Hadron Collider, to UK Lighthouses and the Bletchley Park Computer Museum.

 At the foot of this Index you'll find some more links to items of general interest - like the Vatican website, RSPCA, RSPB, 10 Downing Street (England), and The White House (USA).   There are also some free classroom resources in the FOCUS area of this site, along with a special tribute to Princess Diana and her work with landmines. NOTE: please use "back" on your browser to return to this Index after visiting any link [or bookmark this page if preferred]. Design of this page © Project HappyChild 1999-2024 [Disclaimer]

 AGRICULTURE http://www.vlib.org/Agriculture Australian Agriculture https://farrer.csu.edu.au/AFVL/ Irrigation / Hydrology https://www.vl-irrigation.org/ Livestock http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/(select at top, then at side) (lots of photos) Poultry http://afs.okstate.edu/breeds/poultry(select at top, then at side) (lots of photos) COMPUTER SCIENCE http://www.vlib.org/Computing Computer-Aided Design (CAD) http://www.caddprimer.com/library/ History of the Web https://webfoundation.org/about/vision/history-of-the-web/ Tim Berners-Lee https://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/ Bletchley Park Computer Museum https://bletchleypark.org.uk/ EDUCATION Learning to Read https://www.happychild.org.uk/home5.htm complete free-to-print system for teaching children to read the English language Schools On Line worldwide https://www.happychild.org.uk/schools/index.htm extended links to local school-nets in an increasing number of countries worldwide (400,000 schools) MIT Open Courseware https://ocw.mit.edu/search/?s=department_course_numbers.sort_coursenum (complete courses on line, higher level) MIT Open Courseware - ABOUT https://ocw.mit.edu/about/ quotes from page, 21st October 2022: "Since 2001, MIT OpenCourseWare has been creating new opportunities for millions of learners and educators, sharing Open Educational Resources (OER) from MIT and helping to lead a global revolution in free access to knowledge." "MIT OpenCourseWare is a free and open collection of material from thousands of MIT courses, covering the entire MIT curriculum." "Knowledge is your reward. Use OCW to guide your own life-long learning, or to teach others." "MIT does not offer credit or certification to users of OCW – and asks for nothing in return." "No enrollment or registration. Freely browse and use OCW materials at your own pace. There's no signup, and no start or end dates." Accelerated Learning https://www.happychild.org.uk/acc/tpr/index.htm Any Language to English Complete resource of 800+ free worksheets, for teaching English to children of other nationalities. Includes "overview" area of all worksheet content in specific categories. French-English-French worksheets 800+ free French-English verbs + vocabulary worksheets; all worksheets test English-French and French=English. Wall-to-Wall French here. Basic French Grammar here. Dutch-English-Dutch worksheets 800+ free Dutch-English verbs + vocabulary worksheets. Wall-to-Wall Dutch here. Urdu-English-Urdu worksheets 800+ free Urdu-English verbs + vocabulary worksheets. Wall-to-Wall Urdu here. Polish-English-Polish worksheets 800+ free Polish-English verbs + vocabulary worksheets. Wall-to-Wall Polish here. Romanian-English-Romanian worksheets 800+ free Romanian-English verbs + vocab worksheets. Wall-to-Wall Romanian here. German-English-German worksheets 800+ free German-English verbs + vocabulary worksheets. Wall-to-Wall German here. Arabic-English-Arabic worksheets 800+ free Arabic-English verbs + vocabulary worksheets. Wall-to-Wall Arabic here. Russian-English-Russian worksheets 800+ free Russian-English verbs + vocabulary worksheets. Wall-to-Wall Russian here. Italian-English-Italian worksheets 390+ free Italian-English verbs worksheets. Wall-to-Wall Italian here. Spanish-English-Spanish worksheets 640+ free Spanish-English verbs + vocabulary worksheets. Wall-to-Wall Spanish here. Turkish-English-Turkish worksheets 400+ free Turkish-English vocabulary worksheets. Wall-to-Wall Turkish here. Bulgarian-English-Bulgarian worksheets 400+ free Bulgarian-English vocabulary worksheets. Wall-to-Wall Bulgarian here. Hungarian-English-Hungarian worksheets 390+ free Hungarian-English verbs worksheets. Wall-to-Wall Hungarian here. Mandarin-English-Pinyin-Mandarin worksheets 1200+ free English-Mandarin, English-Pinyin, Pinyin-Mandarin vocabulary worksheets.Wall-to-Wall Mandarin here. Cantonese-English-Pinyin-Cantonese worksheets 1200+ free English-Cantonese, English-Pinyin, Pinyin-Cantonese vocabulary worksheets.Wall-to-Wall Cantonese here. Australian Indigenous Languages"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages" https://www.dnathan.com/VL/index.php [take a look at the astonishing range of language names] Linguistics https://linguistlist.org/ ENGINEERING http://www.vlib.org/Engineering Control Engineering http://www-control.eng.cam.ac.uk/extras/Virtual_Library/Control_VL.html Encyclopaedia of Laser Physics + Technology https://www.rp-photonics.com/encyclopedia.html Wastewater Engineering https://www.cleanh2o.com/ HUMANITIES http://www.vlib.org/Humanities World History (wide-ranging) http://vlib.org/vlhist/index Philosophy https://www.bristol.ac.uk/media-library/sites/philosophy/thinking-science/thinking-science-resources.pdf ART http://vlib.org/Art Chinese Film & Movies http://sun.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/igcs/igfilm.htm Fashion Designers http://www.fashion-casting.com/fashion/fashion-designers.php HISTORY http://vlib.org/History Archaeology http://vlib.org/Archaeology Cartography History http://www.maphistory.info/ Labour & Business History https://iisg.nl/w3vl/ Medieval Studies https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/labyrinth/ Women's History https://iisg.nl/womhist/ [bibliography of women's history in historical and women's history journals, and a collection of women's history web links] Timelines https://www.happychild.org.uk/timeandspace/index.htm [timelines and milestones in human progress; fascinating collection of a wide range of sites] LITERATURE American Memory http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html Library of Congress - e.g. Walt Whitman original manuscripts Children's Literature https://people.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/stories.html Foreign Languages & Literature Resources http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/archives.html#foreign Internet Classics Archive http://webatomics.com/Classics/ On-Line Books http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/lists.html On-Line Books Archive / History http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/archives.html#specialty [scroll down] Project Gutenberg https://www.gutenberg.org/ On-Line sheet Music https://www.mutopiaproject.org/ SOCIAL SCIENCES http://www.vlib.org/SocialSciences Natural Hazards and Risk https://www.eweb.unex.es/eweb/vl/ Urban Environmental Management http://www.gdrc.org/uem/ INFORMATION MANAGEMENT http://www.vlib.org/InformationManagement Information Design http://www.gdrc.org/info-design/ INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS http://www.vlib.org/InternationalAffairs United Nations https://www.un.org/ World Health Organization https://www.who.int/ Projects helping Children https://www.happychild.org.uk/nvs/appeals/index.htm   see also Crisis Appeals ReliefWeb https://reliefweb.int/   Directory of Humanitarian Organizations Global Peace Containers https://www.happychild.org.uk/nvs/focus/containers.htm Conversion of old shipping containers into schools, emergency housing, clinics and community buildings LAW http://www.vlib.org/Law Admiralty + Maritime Law http://www.admiraltylawguide.com/ BUSINESS http://www.vlib.org/BusinessEconomics Microcredit and Microfinance http://www.gdrc.org/icm/ TRANSPORTATION http://www.vlib.org/Transportation UK Lighthouses https://uslhs.org/resources/lighthouse-directories-organizations/directories/lighthouses-in-united-kingdom Logistics http://www.logisticsworld.com/logistics/ Rail Travel Rail-related info at Logistics [select from rail-related links in drop-down menu] RECREATION Chess - free internet Chess Server https://www.freechess.org/ Solitaire - free to use, 200,000 players daily, 16 *billion* games played https://worldofsolitaire.com/ - wide choice of decks + backgrounds; just click to remove ads ... best feature - World of Solitaire begins auto-stacking the decks the moment the game is solved International School Sport Federation https://www.isfsports.org/ Youth Sport Trust https://www.youthsporttrust.org/ Disability Sport Events https://www.disabilitysport.org.uk/ Cricket Clubs worldwide http://static.espncricinfo.com/db/MEDIA/INTERNET/VL/#clubs [scroll upwards for international clubs, and player links] REGIONAL STUDIES http://www.vlib.org/Regional Aboriginal Studies http://www.ciolek.com/WWWVL-Aboriginal.html African Studies https://library.columbia.edu/libraries/global/africa.html Asian Studies http://www.vlib.org/AsianStudies Latin American Studies http://lanic.utexas.edu/las.html Russian & East European Studies https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/reesweb/ Tibetan Studies http://www.ciolek.com/WWWVL-TibetanStudies.html SCIENCE http://www.vlib.org/Science Biosciences http://www.vlib.org/Biosciences BIOLOGY Botany / Plant Biology https://www.ou.edu/cas/botany-micro/www-vl/ Environment http://www.earthsystems.org/virtuallibrary/ Medicine & Health http://www.vlib.org/Medicine Veterinary Medicine http://netvet.wustl.edu/vetmed.htm MATHEMATICS Maths Key Stages 1-12 (infant, primary, secondary) https://www.happychild.org.uk/wks/math/index.htm over 4000 free Maths worksheets plus links to comprehensive teaching resources from infant to A Level CHEMISTRY Inter-active on-line Chemical Calculator https://winter.group.shef.ac.uk/chemputer/ Ozone + other science-related broadcasts https://www.ch.cam.ac.uk/watch-us-action PHYSICS http://www.vlib.org/Physics Large Hadron Collider - CERN https://home.web.cern.ch/science/accelerators/large-hadron-collider Nuclear Physics https://www.nishina.riken.jp/rarf/np/nplab.html Periodic Table https://www.webelements.com/ Atomic Numbers + Symbols https://www.happychild.org.uk/ifs/00011atm.htm   [simple list for printing] Science Fairs http://physics.usc.edu/~gould/ScienceFairs/ GCSE Science Definitions ~ biology, chemistry + physics https://www.happychild.org.uk/gridbuilding/AZ/index.htm SOCIETY http://www.vlib.org/Society Buddhism http://www.ciolek.com/WWWVL-Buddhism.html The Illuminated Bible http://www.illuminatedbible.co.uk

 GENERAL INTEREST SITES ....... The Vatican https://www.vatican.va/ The British Monarchy https://www.royal.uk/ 10 Downing Street (UK Prime Minister) https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/prime-ministers-office-10-downing-street UK Parliament (including Hansard) https://www.parliament.uk/   see also Publications Home Office (UK) https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office National Blood Service (UK) https://www.blood.co.uk/ OFSTED (Office for Standards in Education) https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofsted Teacher Training (UK) https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/ HMSO[nearest equivalent now looks to be Crown Commercial Service] https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6059 UK Passport Office https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-passport-office The Royal Mint (UK) https://www.royalmint.com/ RSPCA https://www.rspca.org.uk/ RSPB https://www.rspb.org.uk/ The Patent Office (UK) https://www.gov.uk/browse/business/intellectual-property Inland Revenue (UK) https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs Ministry of Defence (UK) https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence The National Trust (UK) https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ The Prince of Wales (before Prince Charles became King) https://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/ see also The Prince's Trust website The White House (USA) - biographies of presidents https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/ The Parliament of Australia https://www.aph.gov.au/ EDNA [Australia] - our thanks to Murray Kimber, Acting Assistant Secretary, Literacy & Special Programmes, for sending this URL Education Services Australia update 23/10/22 - EDNA seems to have been "retired", but the ESA site says:"A national not-for-profit company owned by the state, territory and Australian Government education ministers" Government websites worldwide https://www.happychild.org.uk/schools/england/index.htm Government education departments worldwide https://www.happychild.org.uk/schools/usa/index.htm Andy's Guide to Pokémon(over 25 million visits) free-to-print resources for children + teenagers using the red, blue, yellow, gold, silver, crystal, ruby, sapphire, fire red, leaf green, emerald, diamond, pearl and platinum games - interlinked with ten years' worth of help items sent in by site visitors, and ten pokédexes Harry Potter - including book + film reviews Sol's Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter Homeschool Curriculum Site Homeschool Freebies

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