Free Things for Educators - Brought to You by NEA
The best books, printables, lesson plans, activities, videos, and other FREE stuff for your classroom.
Here's a set of fun games to review Homer's Illiad and Odyssey for middle and high school students. Students choose characters and more review is provided with quizzes at the end of each book.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 3:43 pm
Design rockets! Build a hovercraft! Inspire winning science fair projects! This website offers K-12 STEM resources with fun-filled, hands on ways to learn about science, space exploration, technology, engineering, and math.
Posted: July 18, 2018, 12:53 pm
Here's a web site that examines mathematical concepts used by weavers in rug making. The art and mathematics activities can be adjusted for all grades.
Posted: July 16, 2018, 3:07 pm
More than 1,000 lesson plans designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards.
Posted: July 12, 2018, 3:36 pm
Here is a comprehensive set of resources for teaching about the Holocaust through photographs, documents, art, music, movies, and literature. Recommended for grades 6-12.
Posted: July 12, 2018, 2:33 pm
Here's a web site intended for beginning physics students(K-8) and their teachers. It offers a tutorial, interactives, concept builders, Shockwave studios, multimedia studios, and much more.
Posted: July 10, 2018, 9:01 pm
Stanford History Education Group offers three sections of lessons and assessments for grade 6-12 social studies classrooms. With adjustment, some of these lessons could be used with younger students. Free registration!
Posted: July 4, 2018, 7:39 pm
We're exposed to dozens of mathematic and scientific concepts almost every time we prepare food! That makes food an exceptional tool for teaching math and science to all ages. Check out these grade 3-8 resources and find out more!
Posted: June 28, 2018, 4:35 pm
Pprepare your students with 21st century skills for college and career readiness with these FREE lesson plans, activities, and readings that make it easier for you to teach economics and financial literacy.
Posted: June 28, 2018, 4:08 pm
Use these FREE K-12 resources to improve the way you use primary sources to promote critical thinking in the classroom and across the curriculum.
Posted: June 26, 2018, 2:40 pm
Swing into summer reading and learning with books that really get your blood moving!
Posted: June 25, 2018, 10:19 pm
From Williams College Center for Learning in Action, these lesson plans are designed to enhance your science learners' capacity while inspiring them to improve society.
Posted: June 21, 2018, 3:50 pm
Standards-aligned lessons, activities, and webinars for grade 6-8 and 9-12 science, social studies, math, and art learners. Live on or near a coast? The National Marine SaSanctuary System offers hands-on opportunities!
Posted: June 19, 2018, 6:38 pm
Here's a multidisciplinary professional development resource for middle and high school teachers offering classroom activities centered on commonly taught topics in the sciences and humanities, and feature photographs that will enhance students’ learning.
Posted: June 15, 2018, 5:19 pm
Sometimes the most unusualy and educational discoveries can be made in our own back yards. That's the goal in "Unrulyl Places". Find out what treasures await your students' discovery in your own community
Posted: June 12, 2018, 8:04 pm
Encourage your grades 5-8 learners to design and build their own projects with engineering activities and videos.A parent and educator section offers guides, lesson plans, professional development resources and online workshops!
Posted: June 11, 2018, 3:14 pm
Here's a web site that provides games and interactives for grade 6-12 science and technology learners that foster authentic scientific exploration. Your students can conduct investigations by analyzing the same data that scientists use
Posted: June 6, 2018, 1:59 pm
24/7 Science (Lawrence Hall of Science) provides activities, games, quizzes for K-8 science students and professional development opportunities for teachers.
Posted: May 30, 2018, 8:21 pm
These hands-on, cross-curricular resources include outdoor activities, in-class experiments, and school-wide projects that will engage your students to connect with nature and wildlife in an interactive way based on inquiry-based learning.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 7:16 pm
This website offers lesson plans, games, and a classroom poster.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 3:08 pm
The Great Plant Escape is an interdisciplinary plant science program for 4th and 5th grade. There are six cases, glossary, teacher’s guide, and links to offsite children’s gardening resources. Available in English and Spanish!
Posted: May 23, 2018, 1:26 pm
Here's a spectacular fossil record of soft-bodied life from 500 million years ago, 200 million years before dinosaurs! This website provides supplementary resources for K-12 science teachers and students and includes lesson, video, images and more!
Posted: May 11, 2018, 6:00 pm
These recommended web sites explore the history of the stars and stripes through images, songs, timelines, crafts and activities, lesson plans, interactive quizzes and more.
Posted: May 10, 2018, 12:59 pm
The American Historical Association’s Classroom Materials web site is for professional development and can be used to supplement grade 10-12 history and social studiies.
Posted: May 8, 2018, 8:35 pm
DEEPEND Consortium investigates deep-pelagic communities in the Gulf of Mexico to assess recovery following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Here you will find resources and activities for K-12 science based on the consortium’s findings.
Posted: May 7, 2018, 2:46 pm
Here's a rich set of resources offering K-12 humanities-based foreign langauge lessons and activites related to ancient and modern languages including Spanish, French, Russian, and more.
Posted: May 3, 2018, 12:41 pm
From poetry to decorative gifts and a variety of arts & crafts projects big and small, find ideas for celebrating motherhood with students at all grade levels.
Posted: April 27, 2018, 8:17 pm
Help your students produce audio narratives while teaching them about storytelling, interviewing, audio editing, and more!
Posted: April 26, 2018, 3:09 pm
The American Egg Board’s Eggs in Schools serves up Pre-K-12 language arts, math, science, nutrition, and cooking lessons, activities, games, videos, and facts about hens and eggs.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 7:46 pm
Here's a web site offering an effective vehicle for developing and practicing theatre, literacy, cooperation, concentration, communication, problem solving, listening and speaking skills, along with creative and physical expression.
Posted: April 12, 2018, 4:49 pm
DIg into the basic basics of soil! These k-12 resources offer lessons and activities showing how the earth depends on soil as the primary source of food, feed, fuel, forage, and fiber.
Posted: April 10, 2018, 11:52 pm
Earth Science Week is October 14-20, 2018, and the theme is "Earth as Inspiration'. Here is a prolific set of resources designed to engage students in exploring the relationship between the arts and the Earth systems.
Posted: April 9, 2018, 2:38 pm
The Most Magnificent Thing will make a good introduction to a design unit or in subject with a creative element, from academic paper writing to science fair projects.
Posted: April 4, 2018, 6:43 pm
The state of our oceans is an important indicator of the overall health of the planet. These classroom and lab activities can supplement K-12 science curriculae supporting ocean and global health.
Posted: March 30, 2018, 4:08 pm
Math Science Music is a cross-curricular resource for K-12+ learners. Students explore music and its relationship to math and science with activities listed under 11 headings.
Posted: March 26, 2018, 7:42 pm