Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Ainsworth School

2425 SW Vista Ave. | Portland, OR 97201
Phone: (503) 916-6288 | Fax: (503) 916-2601

Colonial America

Research Homework Center

Colonial Williamsburg

Life in the 18th century:  clothing, trades (example: silversmith) and more.


Lewis & Clark

Lewis and Clark Expedition

Go West Across America with Lewis and Clark Interactive journey. Click "Did you know" and "Journal" icons can be clicked for additional information.


U.S Dept. of State
All countries

BBC News
Country profiles & timelines

Constitution Finder
Read a country's constitution

MSN Encarta Online Encyclopedia
Type country in search, choose "facts and figures" for quick stats

MSN Encarta Online Atlas
Maps - type country in find

United Nations Cyberschoolbus
Country graphs, facts

Scholastic Global Trek
Limited choice of countries, but good info!

National Geographic KIDS
Facts & photos, video, simple maps

Famous Women

Famous Women Pathfinder
Find your way to the right books, magazines, & reference
at your Ainsworth library.
Also: online resource links.

Women - MCL's
Research Homework Center

Biographies - Women


Stately Knowledge
state facts & links

Oregon Pioneers

Oregon Trail Diaries
full text

Library of Congress
Oregon Territory photos


National Geographic Map Machine
Ads can be covered by narrowing the window

Portland - MCL's Research Homework Center
Portland, Oregon
Portland & Regional Bridges
Portland History

Columbia River Bridges
Interstate and Glenn Jackson Bridges

are 4th & 5th ones down


Animals - MCL's
Research Homework Center

-ALL kinds of Animals-
Megasites listed first
or choose your type of animal at the top

Direct links - MCL's Research Homework Center:
Ocean Life

and so much more!

Creature Feature National Geographic
Choose by type or habitat - click the picture - check out all the tabs!


Authors & Illustrators
A handy & safe list of shortcuts
to many authors' & illustrators' own sites

Literature & Authors - MCL's
Research Homework Center

IMCPL Kids' Info Guide: Authors
Links to author megasites, right at the top. Bet you find the author you want!