Academic Support for Middle School
Explore resources from the Library and our partners to help students achieve academic success.
Seattle Public Library Online Resources for Student Research - Get access to encyclopedias, articles, newspapers and databases to help you with your student research projects, including:
- AtoZ the World: Want to learn about another country? Get in-depth information about 175 countries, including history, culture, customs, food, religion, travel information, maps and much more.
- Access Video - Stream documentaries, independent films and content from channels including PBS, BBC, History Channel and A&E, as well as educational videos, how-to and DIY. More movie and streaming options here.
- Biography in Context - Get in-depth biographical information about the world’s most influential people from all time periods.
- Britannica Library: Children: Offers thousands of articles, images, videos and more to help students from kindergarten through high school learn about the world.
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Perfect for debate prep or anyone interested in seeing both sides of social issues, this database offers insight and research into today’s hottest topics in science, social studies, current events and language arts.
Free Online Tutoring
- Virtual Tutoring - K – 12 students in Seattle can get free virtual tutoring from Tutor.com with a Library card or Library Link number.
- It Gets Better EduGuides - The It Gets Better Project uplifts, empowers, and connects lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe. Check out EduGuides that include videos, films, books, essays written by LGBTQ youth and more.
- Prodigy - Engaging, curriculum aligned math practice for students K-8th grade.
Multiple School Subjects
- Brainpop - Engaging learning games, animated movies, and activities. Designed with relevance, depth and humor to engage kids on their unique learning paths. Available in Spanish, French and English Language Learners.
- Khan Academy - A nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
- Scholastic Learn at Home - Day by day projects to keep students reading, thinking and growing.
- Think Indigenous: Online Indigenous Education K-8 - In light of the current situation regarding school closures, educators across Turtle Island have come together to provide online learning opportunities for students K-8.
- Wide Open School - free virtual learning resources by grade and subject.
Seattle Public Schools Resources
- Seattle Public Schools Educational Resource Page - Learning at Home examples, resources and activities by grade. Click here for Preschool Learning packets and here for Elementary Learning packets. These packets are also available for pickup at all 26 meal sites.
- Sample Home Learning Schedule - All children benefit from routine and with opportunities for choice and independence. Seattle Public Schools has provided a sample home learning schedule with recommended time frames.
- PBS Learning Media - Free standards-aligned videos, interactives, and lesson plans for Pre-K-12.
- Project Explorer - Free virtual field trip videos from around the world from grades 3-12.
- Wonderopolis - Engaging social studies and history videos, articles, and knowledge tests for elementary and middle school students.