The SMS Media Center strives to provide resources that support the curriculum in various ways. Below are resources available to teachers through the Media Center for each of the essential standards. You will have to log in to Destiny in order to access these lists. Please let me know if you do not know your log in. This list is a constant work in progress - please continue to check back as we add new resources and acquire new material. If you have any suggestions or wishes for materials covering specific content, please let us know!
General DISCUS Resources
Britannica Middle School Encyclopedia resource for research – geared towards the middle school audience
DK Eyewitness eBooks Great research tool for projects and informational reading – excellent graphics!
InfoBits Excellent search tool for students to research social studies and historical topics
Culturegrams Explore cultures around the world and in each state of the US
LEARN360 Search multimedia resources by topic/subject or standard – lots of videos and interactives!
StudySC South Carolina curriculum specific web resources
Biography in Context Biographies on influential people across all subjects
Bloom’s Literature Information and various media on authors, texts, and works
Credo Reference Excellent research tool for student projects, general searches, as well as informational reading
Britannica (Spanish) Encyclopedia resource for research - in Spanish!
Explora Research tool for all subjects – art, math, science, social studies, music, language arts, biographies, geography, and more!
Historic American Newspapers Historic newspapers from America (1690-present)
History Reference Center World history and US history topics plus many, many historical sources!
NoveList K-8 Plus Reading lists/suggestions by topic, genre, fiction, and non-fiction
Science Reference Center Searchable science categories plus many, many science sources!
Video Encyclopedia of the 20th Century Searchable video database for historical events from the 20th century