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The best books, printables, lesson plans, activities, videos, and other FREE stuff for your classroom.
John Muir was an early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the US. His preservation efforts inspire environmental support to this day. Here's a collection of resources on Muir and environmental education for K-12 students an teachers.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 4:03 pm
From Socrates to Trayvon Martin: here is a supplemental source for high school history and law students and teachers that provides essays, trial transcripts, exhibits, maps, images, and other resources connected to many important trials in world history.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 8:43 pm
Here you'll find K-12 classroom-ready primary documents and activities to engage students with deep historical questions designed to support learning. Teach about America's past, and the working, ordinary people who stuggled to shape it.
Posted: December 5, 2018, 5:43 pm
Here you will find experiments and lessons for K-12 learners designed to help students understand plants and their physiology.
Posted: December 4, 2018, 6:31 pm
Take your K-12 science learners inside the November 2018 InSight mission to Mars! As the first mission dedicated to the studying the Martian interior, InSight offers several unique opportunities to engage and educate.
Posted: November 27, 2018, 6:04 pm
Gapminder is project that puts world trends into perspective. Use these resources to teach students how to interpret and present infromation based in fact, as opposed to the dramatic bents that media and social media tend to place on events.
Posted: November 14, 2018, 10:32 am
Newspapers and print journalism in the digital age have changed dramatically from their roots. This website analyses trends, affects of the internet, declining quality of intormation, economic impact, and more, for 9-12 learners.
Posted: November 2, 2018, 7:37 pm
In advertising, politics, journalism, and daily life, language is used and misused. In these challenging times of "fake news" and deceptive social media, we've gathered these excellent resources to support K-12 media literacy education.
Posted: November 2, 2018, 2:32 pm
Northeast Fisheries Science Center's goal is to bring new and exciting K-8 lessons to classrooms that students may not otherwise be exposed to (such as a sperm whale rib). Students examine marine food webs, threats to marine life, and more.
Posted: October 31, 2018, 8:04 pm
Students who experience emotional or behavioral challenges often struggle to be successful in school. This hands-on visual arts and theatre integrated curriculum allows teachers to explore various techniques for developing social skills through the arts.
Posted: October 30, 2018, 3:10 pm
The Kellogg Biological Station is a world–class research institute dedicated to solving real-world environmental problems via hands-on experience. Here is their collection of K-12 educational science resources to support that goal.
Posted: October 23, 2018, 3:45 pm
Here's a collection of 12 cross-curricular lessons centered on Japanese art that include Ohio state art standards, vocabulary, background information, material lists, handouts and illustrations, assessments, and additional print and internet resources.
Posted: October 16, 2018, 9:10 pm
Celebrate Science! On this site you will find hundreds of lessons, activities, lab investigations, and field trip ideas on a wide range of topics to use in class with guidance on effective teaching for K-12 science learners.
Posted: October 9, 2018, 1:57 pm
Documented Rights helps you teach about out national struggles to overcome unfair discrimination and unjust persecution to create a better society. Incorporate these lessons and resources into your middle and high school curriculum.
Posted: October 2, 2018, 1:19 pm
Introduce your preK-2 learners to the universe, solar system, constellations, land, sea, human body, diversity, animals, time, and ecology with this picture book. Themes are presented with humor and in terms that foster curiosity and learning.
Posted: September 26, 2018, 2:32 pm
Here's an online resource that features lessons, articles, videos, glossary, and more in business and personal finance for grade 9-12 students and teachers. Lessons are aligned to National Standards for Business Education standards.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 3:12 pm
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