Free Things for Educators - Brought to You by NEA
The best books, printables, lesson plans, activities, videos, and other FREE stuff for your classroom.
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
Illustrate how math is used in everyday life with this resource that includes interactive math activities, print activities, learning strategies, and videos.
Posted: March 22, 2018, 10:34 am
Use these resources to help inspire your learners toward a love of art and reading through picture books. Activities for Pre-K-12 art students can be incorporated across the curriculum.
Posted: March 15, 2018, 2:54 pm
This animated website, produced by the Danish Wind Industry Association, is a fast and fun way for middle school learners to get an intuitive grasp of advanced wind power knowledge.
Posted: March 13, 2018, 6:54 pm
Here's a web site offering lessons and resources to provide context for recent talk of tariffs on steel and aluminum.
Posted: March 12, 2018, 4:18 pm
Here is a prolific collection of free units and guides with images, background information on artists to bring folk art into the classroom.
Posted: March 5, 2018, 2:30 pm
Here's a prolific a collection of K-8 lessons, games, and videos about coins and minting.
Posted: March 1, 2018, 7:32 pm
During March we celebrate NEA's Read Across America, the many reasons reading is important, and why diverse books matter.
Posted: March 1, 2018, 3:47 pm
Film English is a resource for ELL teachers. The website features short films and lesson plans. Browse or filter by theme or grade level.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 5:53 pm
Talk About Trees' mission is to educate children about the responsible management and use of California's most renewable resource. Here are 9 lessons for grade 4-6 that support that mission and can supplement your science and enviromnent curriculum.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 9:40 pm
Vote Smart is a website that provides K-12 civics education materials and information on political office holders.
Posted: February 15, 2018, 3:15 pm
This searchable database includes lesson plans and activities for use in school, after school, and extra-curricular settings. Narrow your search by grade/course: social studies; American history; world history; civics & economics; English language arts.
Posted: February 13, 2018, 3:05 pm
Follow the 1,150 mile trek from Anchorage to Nome with these lessons and activities for all grades.
Posted: February 7, 2018, 2:50 pm
The Folger Shakespeare Library site has a prolific offering of free resources for educators and students. Teaching and learning Shakespeare takes on new life here.
Posted: February 5, 2018, 2:27 pm
These resources are designed to help educators understand climate, climate change, and weather concepts and to be able to incorporate them into their course curriculum.
Posted: February 1, 2018, 6:40 pm
April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and we recommend a trio of online and printable resources to help you bring swing, big band, blues, and other forms of jazz music to your classroom.
Posted: January 31, 2018, 6:50 pm
Butterflies really are free in this rich respository of lessons, media, tools, exhibits and many other free things for learning about butterflies.
Posted: January 29, 2018, 6:43 pm
These strategies promote students’ literacy and critical thinking skills within a respectful classroom climate.
Posted: January 29, 2018, 6:30 pm
For K-12 social studies learners: American history from the perspective of minority groups who settled the continent. Lesson plans, support materials, and a teaching guide are included.
Posted: January 29, 2018, 6:15 pm