Another safe avenue for allowing students to do their own searches of discovery is to search one of the larger wide ranging content sites, like The Smithsonian Institution.
Students can search large volumes of content – web pages, images, videos, and stories – with little chance of encountering inappropriate material.
The Smithsonian, a collection of museums, has been plugged in for several years and their specialists are working towards injecting greater interactivity into their displays. Take a look at Revealing Things — from each object a cultural study is launched.
The Smithsonian Institution is is a special gem. Founded in 1846, it has provided inspiration and resources for literally generations of Americans and international visitors.
Today, many of the Smithsonian’s resources are available on-line.