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The best books, printables, lesson plans, activities, videos, and other FREE stuff for your classroom.
Students in all grade levels learn about the Presidential Inauguration and how it has changed over time with our recommended activities, background resources, primary source documents, videos, printables, and more.
Posted: January 18, 2017, 2:06 pm
Math learners in grades 4-8 challenge themselves by investigating significant mathematical content and practicing fundamental skills. Using the power of the Web, students can also challenge opponents from anywhere in the world.
Posted: December 14, 2016, 8:09 pm
Search hundreds of resources by subject, grade level, and keyword. All resources support your STEM curriculum. Also browse the STEM-related professional development opportunities.
Posted: December 12, 2016, 5:44 pm
A 28-part course and resources that teach modern economic principles to high school and higher students.
Posted: December 8, 2016, 6:04 pm
OPEN seeks to improve the effectiveness of physical education for every child. These free resources can help PE teachers help students with rigorous, outcomes-based curriculum tools.
Posted: December 7, 2016, 9:01 pm
This Disney film blends elements of myth and culture from different parts of Polynesia. These K-12 classroom resources can help you craft lessons and learning opportunities around the movie's theme.
Posted: November 28, 2016, 3:25 pm
For grades 3-12: books and resources across the curriculum about African American cyclist Major Taylor who, against all odds, managed to triumph during a time when African Americans were barred from competitive sport.
Posted: November 28, 2016, 2:00 pm
These lessons and resources for your 9-12 social studies learners explore Holocaust denial and related issues of libel and freedom of the press.
Posted: November 18, 2016, 6:21 pm
Make February 14th a special day with classroom resources for all grades, including arts & crafts projects, creative writing ideas, historical resources, and more.
Posted: November 16, 2016, 2:27 pm
Provide your K-12 students a better understanding of citizen responsibilities in a democratic society with these engaging civics resources for students and educators (a teacher workshop is included)..
Posted: November 15, 2016, 12:27 pm
Even your most reluctant readers will be drawn to the critically acclaimed Wormworld Saga graphic novel and additional resources assembled to motivate reading and inspire creativity.
Posted: November 9, 2016, 8:04 pm
How and why did hundreds of women disguise themselves as men to fight in the Civil War? Students 3-12 get these answers and much more in our resources covering a little-known yet fascinating aspect of American history.
Posted: November 9, 2016, 3:49 pm
YouTube offers a variety of free services that educators can use to facilitate classroom instruction, including access to more than 500,000 educational videos, limited access to non-educational content, and custom playlists that eliminate ads.
Posted: November 9, 2016, 3:21 pm
From hands-on labs to virtual expeditions, students explore one of the planet’s last unexplored frontiers: the ocean and its importance to Earth and humanity.
Posted: November 9, 2016, 3:02 pm
Three websites highlight the contributions of women to the fine arts, musical composition, and poetry and make excellent resources for teaching Women’s History Month.
Posted: November 8, 2016, 5:39 pm
We present six of our favorite Websites digital learning games and interactives. They cover a variety of subjects, including history, earth and space science, engineering and tech, natural history, the arts, geography, health, and reading.
Posted: November 7, 2016, 7:27 pm
Design Squad Nation offers free webinars and other resources to inspire the next generation of engineers.
Posted: November 7, 2016, 7:22 pm
WebExhibits is an interactive and cross-curricular museum of science, humanities, and culture for K-12 and higher. Exhibits explore color, color vision, pigment, calendars, daylight savings time, poetry, Van Gogh’s letters, Bellini, and butter.
Posted: November 7, 2016, 7:19 pm
We recommend three websites for lesson plans and activities that reinforce the theme for 2012 National Nutrition Month, which stresses the importance of making informed food choices and developing good habits in eating and physical activity.
Posted: November 7, 2016, 7:17 pm
A collection of lesson plans, videos, podcasts, interactives, and supporting reading and websites for educators.
Posted: November 7, 2016, 7:08 pm
Students explore connections between living organisms by following phylogenetic branching patterns between groups of plants and animals. Lessons, activities and multimedia resources help them learn about evolutionary relationships among species.
Posted: November 7, 2016, 6:31 pm
WatchKnowLearn organizes thousands of free educational video clips in all subjects for teachers, students, and parents. So far, grade K-6 videos have been aligned to Common Core State Standards.
Posted: November 7, 2016, 6:21 pm
This website presents two sets of curricula, one for high school that provides hands-on activities for the lab and the field, and another for higher education students that comprises a two-semester water resource management course.
Posted: November 7, 2016, 6:20 pm
A new oral history project makes available more than 1200 interviews recorded shortly after JKF’s death. The interviews have been classified for the last 50 years. Related educational materials help integrate them into school curricula.
Posted: November 7, 2016, 6:17 pm
Visionlearning is funded by the National Science Foundation and provides science learning modules that have been shown to be more effective than traditional textbooks in teaching science.
Posted: November 4, 2016, 2:30 pm
Students gain an understanding of the Earth as it relates to the quality of their own lives through a prolific collection of resources, digital data and images in biology, geography, maps, geology, climate change, ecosystems, water, and many more areas
Posted: November 4, 2016, 2:29 pm
Voices & Visions is a video instructional series on American poetry for high school classrooms that examines the lives and works of 13 renowned American poets through dramatic readings, archival photographs, dance, performances, and interviews.
Posted: November 4, 2016, 2:24 pm
These resources will be music to grade 6-12 students' ears - literally! Supplement your American History curriculum with these lessons crafted around the music and songs that mark events and eras.
Posted: November 4, 2016, 2:15 pm
This award-winning set of resources is uniquely presented to establish historical and social context to each item, allowing tudents and teachers to make connections across curricula between literature, history, and culture in the age of Victoria.
Posted: November 3, 2016, 4:33 pm
Bring Abraham Lincoln's history to life in your K-12 classroom! Draw from more than 52,000 Lincoln-era artifacts organized around themes, hands-on activities, research topics, critical thinking questions, and references to additional resources.
Posted: November 3, 2016, 4:31 pm
Understanding Evolution is a website for teaching the science and history of evolutionary biology to grades K-12 and undergraduates. Find current news, teaching modules and a primer, an image library, and more.
Posted: November 3, 2016, 4:25 pm
Understanding Science was developed for K-16 teachers and students and provides a look at the process of science, its principles and methods.
Posted: November 3, 2016, 4:24 pm
Looking for Civil War lesson plans? Primary source materials related to the New Deal? Or maybe new ways to incorporate technology into your teaching? Teachinghistory.org can help you find all this and more, including videos and Q&A with experts.
Posted: November 3, 2016, 4:09 pm
Help your 2-12 learners understand better what engineering means, and how an engineering career can be a part of their future with these hands-on activities, referrals to summer opportunities, and search tools for schools offering engineering programs.
Posted: November 3, 2016, 4:03 pm