What is Hartman's Harvardites?
This is a club for students who are interested in achieving "above and beyond" the normal classroom expectations.  All you have to do is learn all about the topic, and then during study time (if all your other homework is done) take the quiz.  You can become a 1 topic member, all the way up to an 94 topic member!  Climb the "Stairway to Knowlegde" through the different colleges.  For every ten topics you pass, you graduate from another college.  You begin in Alexander Middle School, continue you on to Nekoosa High School, advance to Mid-State Technical College, proceed to UW-Stevens Point, move forward to Madison University, press on to Notre Dame, progress to Princeton, continue on to Yale, and finally arrive at Harvard.  Since there is still the possibility of progression, Oxford is being added.  If you "Climb the Stairway of Knowledge" all the way to the top, you can earn some special awards.  If all of the topics are mastered in the categories you can become a Master Historian-Geographer, a Master Scientist, a Master Literary Technician, a Master Mathematician, and a Master Trivial Pursuit Champion.  M&Ms are awarded for every passed topic and prize and certificates are awarded at each college level.  Learning never ends - thank goodness!  Set a goal and we'll see you at lunch.  Good luck and remember to use this site to study.  This club idea come from Mrs. Renz, a fourth grade teacher from Redmond, Oregon.  Thank you Mrs. Renz for letting us borrow your idea.  Just click on one of the topics below to get started.


Social Studies

Here are some web sites to assist you in your research...
Name the 7 continents and 4 oceans.

The 7 Continents & 4 Oceans
More About the Continents

Name 15 world countries.   Country Maps
Name 15 major world cities. Capital Cities of the World
Major Cities of the World
Name 15 types of dwellings. Dwellings
10 types of dwellings
Native American Dwellings
Name 10 South American and Central American countries.  

South America Country Map  
Central America Map

Name 10 countries bordering the Pacific Ocean.   Country Maps
Name 10 countries in Europe.

European countries quiz game
Click on the correct European country game

Name 10 countries in Africa. Click on the correct African country game
Name 10 major bodies of water.   Oceans and Seas
Name 10 major world rivers.  

Fact Monster - Principal Rivers of the World
River Systems of the World

Name 10 large deserts of the world.

FactMonster deserts of the world
Desert maps

Name 10 large lakes in the North America.  

U.S. Lakes.com 
Lakes of the world

Name 10 major mountains or mountain ranges. Highest Peaks
Mountain Ranges of the World
Name the 50 states.   50 States Quiz
Write the names of the 50 states on a map.   Explore the States
Name the state capitals.  

State Capitals - Homework Spot
States & Capitals Game

Name the 13 Colonies.  

13 Colonies Homepage  
13 Colonies Quiz & Map

Name 10 Native American tribes. Native American Nations
Name 10 Oregon Trail landmarks.   Historic Sites Along the Trail
Label 10 of Wisconsins counties on the map.   List of Counties
Name the state symbols of Wisconsin.   Wisconsin Symbols
Name 8 explorers.   Zoom Explorers
Name 8 Civil War battlefields.

Civil War Battlefields & information
Civil War battlefields A to Z

Name the 1st - 10th presidents in order.  

Presidents of the U.S.A.
KidsKonnect - Presidents

Name the 11th  - 20th presidents in order.   Presidents of the U.S.A.
KidsKonnect - Presidents
Name the 21st - 30th presidents in order.   Presidents of the U.S.A.
KidsKonnect - Presidents
Name the 31st - current presidents.   Presidents of the U.S.A.
KidsKonnect - Presidents
Name 7 Wonders of the Ancient World and 7 Wonders of the Natural Modern World. Ancient Wonders of the World
Modern Wonders of the World
Name 10 National Parks of America.  National Parks
Locate countries of the world Quiz 1 Country Maps
Locate countries of the world Quiz 2 Country Maps
Locate states Quiz 50 States Quiz
Locate mountain ranges Quiz Mountain Ranges Quiz
Locate oceans and seas Quiz Oceans and Seas Quiz
Locate rivers Quiz World Rivers Quiz
Locate deserts Quiz World Desert Quiz
Locate North American places Quiz See packet in the classroom to study

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Here are some web sites to 
assist you in your research...
Name 15 kinds of fish.

Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Name 15 marine creatures.   Marine Life A-Z
Name 15 mammals.   All About Mammals
Name 15 vertebrate animals.

List of vertebrate animals
Vertebrate animals & photos

Name 15 desert animals or wildlife. Loads of desert animal information
Name 10 amphibians.    Amphibian Info
Name 10 reptiles.   Reptile Database
Name 10 dinosaurs.  

Dinosaur Pictures

Name 10 types of birds.  

Bird Photos

Name 10 rain forest birds or mammals.  

Zoobooks - Rainforest Mammals Crossword Puzzle

Name 10 deciduous trees.  

Deciduous Trees

Name 10 rocks or minerals.   Mineral Gallery - see photos
Rock Hounds - How Rocks are Formed
Name 10 chemicals and their chemical symbols.  

Periodic Table Chem4Kids 
Another Periodic Table Website

Name 10 constellations.

Choose a constellation then "constellation lines"
Another constellation site

Name 10 organs in the human body.   Tour of Human Body - Think Quest
Name 8 types of clouds. Types of clouds
More about clouds
Name 5 inventors and their inventions.   Inventors Game
Inventors List
Name 5 human body systems Body Systems
Name the stages of the water cycle.  

Water Cycle Quiz
Water Cycle Chart

Name the order of the colors in the rainbow.   About Rainbows
Label the major bones of the skeleton.

Human Skeleton - Enchanted Learning
Mr. Bones Assembly Activity

Name the order of the planets in the solar system.   The Planets
Order of the Planets
Name 10 species of cranes. Crane Species
Name 10 species of endangered animals. Endangered Animals
More Endangered Animals

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Language Arts

Here are some web sites to assist you in your research...
Name 20 verbs.  

What is a Verb?
Play the "Nouns or Verbs? game

Name 15 adjectives.

What is an adjective?
More adjective info.

Name 15 adverbs.

More about Adverbs

Name 15 prepositions. Guide to Grammar & Writing
Name 10 common nouns & 10 proper nouns.


Name 10 famous authors.

Children's Authors

Give 2 examples each of alliteration, metaphor, personification, simile,  and onomatopoeia.

Figurative Language

Count to 20 in Spanish. Count to 20
Count to 12 in French. Learn French Numbers
Use sign language and "sign" the alphabet.

Sign Language Dictionary

Score 100% on the grade-level 100-word spelling test.   4th Grade 100-word list
List 6 genres. List of genres
List the Writing Traits. Writing Traits
List the steps in the Writing Process. Writing Process
Memorize a poem. Poetry
Name 10 Nursery Rhymes. Nursery Rhymes
More Nursery Rhymes
Prefixes and Suffixes Prefix and Suffix Game
Name 8 CAFE Strategies (2 from each) Strategies

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Here are some web sites to assist you in your research...
Draw the lines of symmetry for the capital alphabet. Symmetry of Capital Letters
Compute area of squares, rectangles, circles, and triangles.

Math.com - Area Formulas
AAAMath.com - Formulas

Name the perfect square numbers up to 225.

List of Numbers and their Square Roots
Interactive Quiz

Write in Roman numerals up to 100.

Roman numerals
Know your Roman numerals
Take a Roman Numerals Interactive Quiz

Name 5 famous mathematicians.

A long list of mathematicians

Earn 100% on the area & perimeter of rectangles quiz.

Area of rectangles
Play "Shape Surveyor" to practice both

Earn 100% on the square roots test.

Learn about square roots
Square roots flashcard game

Earn 100% in 5 minutes on the addition basic facts test.  Arithmattack
Earn 100% in 5 minutes on the subtraction basic facts test.   Arithmattack
Earn 100% in 5 minutes on the multiplication basic facts test.   Arithmattack
Earn 100% in 5 minutes on the division basic facts test.   Arithmattack
  Name the polygons Polygons
  Name the 3-D shapes Shapes
  Volume Quiz Volume formulas
  Angle Quiz Measuring angles
  Symbols Quiz List of math symbols
  Data Quiz Finding the mean, median, mode, and range
  Units of Measure Quiz Measures table

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Here are some web sites to assist you in your research...
Name one career for each letter of the alphabet.

A HUGE list of careers
Jobs Kids Like

Name the birthstones for each month.   Birthstones
Name 15 types of flowers. Flowers
More Flowers
Name 20 different modes of transportation.  
Name 15 breeds of horses.   Horse Breeds of the World
Name 15 breeds of dogs. Dog breeds from A.K.C.
Name 12 winter or summer Olympic events.   KidsKonnect.com - Olympics
Name 10 large U.S. corporations Career Lab - Corporate Clients
Name 10 instruments in a marching band.   Instrument Encyclopedia
Name 10 instruments in a symphony orchestra.   Sounds from the Orchestra
Name 10 football teams and their cities.   National Football League.com
Name 10 basketball teams and their cities.   National Basketball Association.com
Name 10 baseball teams and their cities.   Major League Baseball.com
Name 10 hockey teams and their cities.  National Hockey League.com

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