Free Things for Educators - Brought to You by NEA
The best books, printables, lesson plans, activities, videos, and other FREE stuff for your classroom.
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
Educate K-12 students about the value and everyday use of statistics. Statistics in Schools provides resources for teaching and learning with real life data. Explore the site for standards-aligned, classroom-ready activities.
Posted: January 29, 2018, 4:24 pm
Extra History is a YouTube channel that features videos on events and figures in ancient and world history. Less than a half-hour each, the videos feature maps, animation, contemporary art, and even some humor!
Posted: January 24, 2018, 6:36 pm
Providing high-quality personal finance materials for K-12 educators, students and parents, Finance in the Classroom is the place to help you prepare students to be money smart.
Posted: January 15, 2018, 6:24 pm
From the Smithsonian Design Museum, the Educator Resource Center at Cooper Hewitt offers extended K-12 lesson plans in all subject areas. Browse, search, and sort!
Posted: January 11, 2018, 6:52 pm
From the Cornell College of Ornithology, here's an interactive site that teaches adaptation and evolution as it takes grade 6-8 science students through stages of bird evolution.
Posted: January 9, 2018, 6:32 pm
5-12 science learners explore the exciting world of fusion science through these fun educational resources. They'll journey inside a plasma-confining tokamak, control plasma experiments online, use the physics modules, and more!
Posted: January 5, 2018, 6:42 pm
Here's a collection of interactive, online lessons about technology, computers, and society. Detailed strategies are written for the teacher and students can work the lessons in class, during free time, or even from home.
Posted: January 4, 2018, 11:47 am
From the Annenberg CPB Math & Science Project, Teacher's Lab offers professional development resources to help educators develop more effective ways to share ideas and knowledge with their students.
Posted: January 4, 2018, 11:25 am
The mission of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is to integrate art into the lives of people. Integrate art into the lives of your learners with the Museum's K-12 cross-curricular lesson plans.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 5:18 pm
Explore this suite of teaching tools that are designed to introduce students of all ages to the life and legacy of one of America’s most remarkable founding fathers.
Posted: December 6, 2017, 8:15 pm