Free Things for Educators - Brought to You by NEA
The best books, printables, lesson plans, activities, videos, and other FREE stuff for your classroom.
Use this digital calendar to save the date and plan ahead for special celebrations and observances throughout the school year. Each month, we offer suggested books, activities, and resources to engage and motivate your students!
Posted: September 21, 2018, 2:15 pm
To help you plan and make the most out of each of the featured books in our 2018-19 calendar, we’ve put together monthly resources for the entire school year.
Posted: September 21, 2018, 2:08 pm
Thrilling themes like ghosts and time travel help you teach about anachronisms and history in this novel. Recommended for grades 4-8, but we'll let you be the judge.
Posted: September 12, 2018, 7:03 pm
GeoSTART materials will help middle/high school students learn state-of-the-art approaches to geography, earth science, and spatial thinking skills using NASA Earth Observing Missions remote sensing imagery and related data.
Posted: September 7, 2018, 5:06 pm
Start the school year with these books that discover themes like heritage, American history, U.S. Constitution, civics, social justice, Mexican-American histpry, immigration, mental health, acceptance, identity and more!
Posted: August 29, 2018, 4:06 pm
K-12 resources that teach labor history, what unions are and do, with emphasis on the continued importance of honoring our working men and women.
Posted: August 28, 2018, 4:52 pm
Introduces K-12 students to the contributions of women in science with this archive highlighting contributions made in 17 fields of research by more than 80 physicists before 1976. The site includes physics history, documents, photographs, and more!
Posted: August 21, 2018, 6:32 pm
Here is a prolific source of lessons, activities, articles, videos, professional development, and more for science educators and students.
Posted: August 20, 2018, 7:06 pm
The Special Collections Research Center welcomes K-12 educators to access lesson plans for your arts and social studies learners created from their rare book and manuscript collection materials.
Posted: August 2, 2018, 6:56 pm
Fit4Kid’s Wellness program empowers elementary school teachers to incorporate movement and health promotion messages into the classroom.
Posted: July 31, 2018, 8:29 pm
Chock full of practical information on personal finance for grades 9-12, this site offers interactive games and apps on car buying, ID theft, credit, and more. Students can even be featured as student editors!
Posted: July 24, 2018, 10:17 am
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