Teachers – Teaching Materials & Lesson Plans

General and Miscellaneous Resources

6 Good Digital Textbook Sources for Teachers
This is a list featuring some popular platforms that provide open digital textbooks. Textbooks are arranged into different categories and content areas. Some of the textbooks are available for free download in various formats others can only be read online. (June 2018)
9 resources for teaching anti-racism
These organizations collectively offer a deep well of free materials for educators and parents to address racism, inequity and bias and strategies for offsetting the devastating effects of racism on young people.
2020 State of Engagement Report
Amid a rapidly shifting educational context, identifying the components of an engaging learning experience is crucial. These findings can serve as fundamental principles for those interested in creating engaging learning experiences in traditional or digital classroom environments.
Andrew van Zyl’s Scoops
Resource collections for teachers, including English, Geography and Earth Science, Biology, Music, and Art, History, Science, and Math, as well as teaching best practices and some other subjects.
Annenberg Learner
Nice selection of free educational materials in streaming format. Includes ready-to-view lessons and interactive activities.
Better Lesson: The Master Teacher Project
The Master Teacher Project is committed to building a body of knowledge around authentic instructional practice. We recruit and select high-performing teachers across the country to share their rich, comprehensive lessons and effective strategies with teachers across the globe.
Interactive lessons, projects, presentations, & more. Combine all types of digital content and your files to create a lesson Includes large library of lessons already made, ability to integrate quizzes into lessons, and Google integration. (Formerly called ‘TES Teach with Blendspace’)
Bloom’s Taxonomy
CAST: About Universal Design for Learning
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn. Further information with a handy graphic can be found on the UDL Guidelines page.
Crash Course
Each course consists of a series of short (10-15 minute) videos. Some current and archived topics include: sociology, computer science, mythology, physics, philosophy, economics, history, astronomy, biology, literature, and chemistry, among others.
Curriki is an online environment created to support the development and free distribution of world-class educational materials to anyone who needs them.
Ditch That Textbook
Blog and resources about teaching, including both edtech and general pedagogy.
EDSITE brings online humanities resources from some of the world’s great museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and universities directly to your classroom.
Online articles and lesson materials for teachers. Use the Topic Index to find all articles on a particular topic, or just browse current articles.
Education World
A complete online resource where educators could start each day to find the lesson plans and research materials they were looking for.
Essential Questions
Article with examples from teacher and author Jamie McKenzie. (The Question Mark, March 2005)
Google Arts & Culture: Learn With Google Arts & Culture
All of Google’s Arts & Culture education materials in one handy place. You can browse the subjects, lesson plans, virtual field trips, art zooms, and mroe at this one site – or use the included Search to find what you want.
Helpful Techniques to Foster a Growth Mindset
Below is a handy visual … [which] features 10 practical strategies you can use to foster a growth-mindset culture in your class. There is also a PDF version of the chart, and a link to the original article the chart is based on.
The HyperDocs Toolbox: 14 engaging example activities
HyperDocs provides an engaging, student-centered framework for classroom lessons. Looking for ideas to fill those HyperDocs up? Check out these example activities.
KQED for Educators
KQED Education offers a platform for student discussion and investigation, and teacher professional development. With a focus on amplifying youth voice, making media, civic participation, and richer learning, we provide free standards-aligned content and resources educators can trust.
Library of Congress: Teachers
Lesson plans, activities, links, workshops, and more. Also handy is the Library of Congress list of Classroom Materials section for primary source sets, lesson plans, presentations & activities, and ‘collection connections’.
MERLOT is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Links to online learning materials are collected here along with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments.
National Archives: Education
This is the National Archives’ gateway for resources about primary sources, activities and training for educators and students. Includes activities, lesson plans, national archives links, and more.
National Geographic – Education
National Geographic is proud to offer a wide assortment of professional learning opportunities for educators engaging with students from pre-K to post-secondary. Our programs and resources range from in-the-field projects to digital resources to online networks to grant opportunities and courses.
New York Times Learning Network
The Learning Network provides teaching and learning materials and ideas based on New York Times content. Teachers can use or adapt our lessons across subject areas and levels. Students can respond to our Opinion questions, take our News Quizzes… and more.
Presents news articles written at multiple lexile levels for use by students and teachers. Includes ability to create classes and assign texts and quizzes.
OER Commons
OER Commons is a teaching and learning network of shared materials, from K-12 through college, from algebra to zoology, open to everyone. Includes everything from single lesson plans and worksheets to full courses and textbooks.
PBS Learning Media
Thousands of lesson plans and activities. Includes a search which allows you to match specific state or national standards.
Free online app to [c]reate lessons with a modern and intuitive editor. Add in files, photos, and videos to bring your lessons to life. Build lesson templates to cut prep time even further so you can get right into your instruction.
Project Zero’s Thinking Routine Toolbox
While Project Zero did not originate the idea of a thinking routine, a vast array of its work has explored the development of thinking, the concept of thinking dispositions, and the many ways routines can be used to support student learning and thinking across age groups, disciplines, ideals, competencies, and student populations.
Quia – Shared Resources
Teacher-created lesson plans and activities. Other material is also available on the Quia site with payment of a yearly subscription fee.
Schrock Guide: SAMR and Bloom’s
Kathy Schrock offers insights about the SAMR model, its relation to Bloom’s Taxonomy, and how to use it, plus a host of links to further resources.
Share My Lesson
Free lesson sharing, funded by the American Federation of Teachers…. From the beginning, Share My Lesson has been committed to providing our community of members high-quality and effective lessons, useful information to use in the classroom and professional development.
Smithsonian Learning Lab
Support deep, meaningful learning with an online universe of authentic resources and tools for making them your own.
Standards Planner
Search through thousands of free resources, build your own, and drag them to your calendar. All for free.
Teacher Planet
Free access to over 10,000 theme-based resources, including lesson plans, templates, rubrics, worksheets, and more. (Lots of ads.)
TeachersFirst is a rich collection of lessons, units, and web resources designed to save teachers time by delivering just what they need in a practical, user-friendly, and ad-free format.
Resources, articles, chat boards, lesson plans, links, and more for teachers. (Lots of ads.)
TCH Teaching Channel
Teaching Channel is a video showcase … of innovative and effective teaching practices in America’s schools. Includes a label for locating materials aligned with Common Core State Standards.
TED-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing
Build a lesson around any TED-Ed Original, TED Talk or YouTube video. Includes many already created lessons and a selection of videos at their TED-Ed YouTube channel.
UEN: Utah Education Network
Free web tools and services, such as lesson plans, videos, curriculum resources, student interactives and professional development…

Documents & Primary Sources

America in Class
The National Humanities Center presents America in Class®: primary and secondary resources, webinars, and lessons for history and literature teachers.
American Rhetoric
This award-winning site includes text files, audio, video, and images in sections such as Online Speech Bank, Top 100 Speeches, Movie Speeches, Christian Rhetoric, Rhetoric of 9-11, Speech of the Week, and more.
Avalon Project – Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy
Offers a collection of digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government from ancient times through the present. Hosted by Yale Law School.
Citizen U Primary Source Nexus
Primary source resources and teaching ideas. Derived from Library of Congress sources and nicely arranged for ease of access.
Find & use activities crafted by educators using documents from the National Archives.
Internet History Sourcebooks Project
This is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use. Sources range from ancient to modern. There is also a help page with links to Full Text Sources available.
Historical Text Archive
Hundreds of articles, dozens of books, and thousands of links to historical documents from American and world history.
Internet Sacred Text Archive
The largest freely available archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet.
Library of Congress: Finding Primary Sources
Library of Congress: Getting Started With Primary Sources
Materials and links for finding and using primary sources at the Library of Congress.
National Archives
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. While not all of the billions of pages kept by the National Archives are available online, quite a few of them are. Videos may also be found at the National Archives YouTube Channel.
National Archives: Teaching With Documents – Lesson Plans
From the National Archives, This section contains reproducible copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States….
National Geographic – Education
Our redesigned beta website, NatGeoEd.org, offers an expanded and updated library of National Geographic’s popular education content … This beta site is just the first phase of a next-generation website with a wide range of free educational resources that bring geography, science, and social studies to life for educators, learners, and their families.
Presents news articles written at multiple lexile levels for use by students and teachers. Includes ability to create classes and assign texts and quizzes.
Open Culture
Open Culture offers online courses, movies, audio books, ebooks, textbooks, art images, and other materials, all for free.
Opposing Viewpoints
Opposing Viewpoints In Context is a rich resource for debaters and includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more. … Periodical content covers current events, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more. (See librarian for password)
proCon’s mission is To promote critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting the pro and con arguments to controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, freely accessible way. Offers a section with Teachers Corner with lesson plans and materials on critical thinking.
Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg offers over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which copyright has expired.
Voices of Democracy
The Voices of Democracy project promotes the study of great speeches and debates in U.S. history.
Yale University: Primary Sources at Yale
Primary sources can be found in all of Yale’s libraries and museums as well as in online resources. You can browse the collections of those libraries and museums or begin your search with examples of various formats


Art History Teaching Resources
Art History Teaching Resources (AHTR) is a peer-populated platform for art history teachers. AHTR is home to a constantly evolving and collectively authored online repository of art history teaching content including, but not limited to, lesson plans, video introductions to museums, book reviews, image clusters, and classroom and museum activities.
Art Resources for Teachers
From icons to soup cans-trawling the Net for Things You Can Use brought to you courtesy of the Reeler Centre at Pinelands High School. A collection on Scoop.it.
Art to Remember: Lesson Plans
Free lesson plans for teachers from PreK to Middle School.
Blick Lesson Plans
Geared for a wide variety of age and skill levels, we offer hundreds of Lesson Plans designed to meet the National Standards for Visual Art Education and bring the value of creativity to any teaching experience. All original. All free. Help yourself!
Incredible Art Department: Files for Art Teachers
This section is a compilation of files that have been shared from art teachers around the world. They come from the Art Education list group and Getty Listserve.
Kennedy Center: Education
Kennedy Center: Education: Digital Resources
For educators looking to infuse the arts into their educational practices, we’ve developed a robust collection of hundreds of digital learning resources: lessons, articles, performance guides, how-tos and much more. And did we mention they’re free? (Formerly ARTSEDGE)
Art lesson plans by medium, technique or discipline. For grades K-8.
The Met: Educators
Foster your students’ learning and your own in workshops and events and with online, print, and other resources.
MoMA: K-12 Teachers
MoMA offers professional development workshops and online resources that will give you tools and tips to guide your students to look closely, discuss art, and think critically.
National Gallery of Art: Teachers
Exhibits and lessons teachers can use with their students. Other pages teachers might find handy include an iPad App and an Audio and Video page.

Business & Economics

10 Free Financial Literacy Games for High School Students
Game-based learning is an engaging and effective way to teach students, and it can be especially useful for teaching students how to manage money because it empowers them to learn from their own decisions. Here are 10 free, popular games for high school students to learn how to navigate their finances.
Banzai: Online Financial Literacy
Banzai is an online financial education platform. It is designed to help students learn by doing. Over 30,000 teachers have joined the program and are supported by hundreds of banks and credit unions nationwide.
The Citi Collection for Financial Capability
From Teachers’ Domain, the 25 resources that comprise the collection conceptually illustrate and practically apply lessons regarding savings, investment, creditworthiness, entrepreneurship, and commerce.
A premier source of classroom-tested, Internet-based economic education lesson plans for K-12 teachers and their students.
Econ Lowdown
From the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Econ Lowdown is a FREE platform with online resources for K-12 and college classrooms. Site includes professional development options for teachers, the ability to create online classes for your students, and over 200 resources / lessons for classroom use, all pegged to the Voluntary National Standards in Economics.
Federal Reserve Education
Here you can find links to instructional materials and tools that can increase your understanding of the Federal Reserve, economics and financial education. Includes links to other economics education sites.
Next Gen Personal Finance
Next Gen Personal Finance offers a free online curriculum of 65+ complete lessons and 200+ standalone activities you can access from anywhere.
Teaching Children the Value of Building Emergency Savings: Personal Finance Resources for Kids
In this guide, we’ll discuss the state of financial literacy among children. Then we’ll move on to reasons why you should build emergency savings…. We also included links to financial literary lesson plans per grade level to teach your kids. We believe imparting basic financial principles can help children become wise and responsible consumers as they grow.
Welker’s Wikinomics
AP Economics site with teacher resources, podcasts, links to news and blogs, and more.

Computers & Technology

9 Resources for Teaching Digital Citizenship
How can we teach kids to use technology responsibly when the technology is changing faster than we can keep up? How can we help students — and teachers — understand that good digital citizenship also involves using digital tools to do good things in the world? From ISTE.
Civic Online Reasoning
Students are confused about how to evaluate online information. We all are. The COR curriculum provides free lessons and assessments that help you teach students to evaluate online information that affects them, their communities, and the world. Free from Stanford.
Common Sense Media
Tips, articles, and research materials on Digital Citizenship and related topics for parents and teachers.
Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digial Citizens
Resources for teaching copyright and fair use with sections for elementary, middle, and high school levels plus professional developmenet resources for educators.
CS First
A free computer science curriculum that makes coding easy to teach and fun to learn. From Google for Education.
Edutopia: Media Literacy
Find and share resources to help students learn to analyze, evaluate, and communicate in a world with countless media sources and constant access to powerful computers.
FBI: Safe Online Surfing
Teachers can sign up to organize activities for their classes; students in grades 3-8 can jump in on their own with the free online safety games/quizzes.
Hour of Code
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages for all ages.
InCtrl is a series of free standards-based lessons that teach key digital citizenship concepts. These lessons, for students in grades 4-8, are designed to engage students through inquiry-based activities, and collaborative and creative opportunities.
Microsoft MakeCode
Microsoft MakeCode is a free, open source platform for creating engaging computer science learning experiences that support a progression path into real-world programming.
Teach and learn practical digital skills
Free videos lessons for teachers, students, and independent learners, from Google for Education.

English & Literature

C3WP (College, Career, and Community Writers Program)
C3WP is an intensive professional development program that provides teachers with instructional resources and formative assessment tools for the teaching of evidence-based argument writing. There are a number of free materials on this site.
Center for Media & Social Impact
Focusing on independent, documentary and public media, the Center bridges boundaries between scholars, producers and communication practitioners across media production, media impact, public policy, and audience engagement.
Browse our free collection of news articles, poems, short stories, and historical documents for grades 5-12. Assign text-dependent questions to hold students accountable for high-level reading and writing. Analyze student performance and compare class reports on key reading and writing skills. Offers free curriculum and supplementary materials as well.
Developing Writers: A Workshop for High School Teachers
A video workshop for grade 9-12 writing and language arts teachers, consisting of eight video programs, a print guide, and this Web site. (c.2017)
Folger Shakespeare library: Teach and Learn
Lesson plans and other resources for teachers.
Lesson Writer
Free tool for creating English language lessons around a pasted selection of text.
Home to one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of digital and media literacy resources.
Free learning tools on media literacy and our First Amendment freedoms.
NoRedInk.com is a web-based learning platform that helps students improve their grammar and writing skills. (Freemium.)
Project Look Sharp
Project Look Sharp is a media literacy initiative of Ithaca College to provide materials, training and support for the effective integration of media literacy with critical thinking into classroom curricula at all education levels.
Quill provides free writing and grammar activities for elementary, middle, and high school students.
ReadWorks offers a FREE library of content, curriculum, and tools for bridging the gap between research and practice in reading comprehension instruction.
Read Write Think
Our mission is to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials. Includes lesson plans, printables, activities.
Scriviners’ Trappings
A Scoop.it page gathering aids and resources for writers and teachers of writing.
Shakespeare Uncovered
This thematic collection — which adheres to national learning standards — contains video segments from the series, informational texts, discussion questions, and suggestions for extension activities to enhance your students’ reading, viewing, and appreciation of Shakespeare’s works.
Teaching Books
Lesson plans and resources for educators on thousands of titles.
Teaching Poetry Through Rap Music and Lyrics
I created this lesson to teach ten basic poetry and literary elements to high school students … Includes link to the TED Talk Hip-Hop & Shakespeare? which inspired part of the lesson.


Actuarial Foundation: Math Teacher and Student Resources
The Actuarial Foundation promotes math achievement that contributes to financial literacy through an array of free, interactive, real-world resources. All of these lesson plans, discussion materials, posters, online activities and competitions are specifically tailored to meet the needs of students in grades 4-12 and their teachers.
Annenberg Learner: Mathematics
Lessons, news, interactives, and more for math teachers.
The Concord Consortium – STEM Resource Finder
Our STEM Resource Finder is a central repository for our simulations and activities, giving teachers and students access to open educational resources across our projects, past and present. There is also a page to help you Find Your Path through the NGSS.
Blog from a former high school math teacher. Older materials may be found at dy/dan.
The Educator’s Guide to Applying Real-World Math: 15 Resources with over 100 Lesson Plans
Lesson plans for teachers from Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Explore Learning – Gizmos
Our award winning library of Gizmos make difficult math and science topics easier to teach and to learn.
Free Math Worksheets
Math-Drills.com includes over 58 thousand free math worksheets that may be used to help students learn math. Our PDF math worksheets are available on a broad range of topics including number sense, arithmetic, pre-algebra, geometry, measurement, money concepts and much more.
From the NCTM. Illuminations is designed to: Provide Standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students. … Illuminations is part of the prestigious MarcoPolo Internet Content for the Classroom program.
Interactivate is a set of free, online courseware for exploration in science and mathematics. It is comprised of activities, lessons, and discussions.
Khan Academy – Math (videos)
Thousands of free videos on algebra. geometry, trigonometry, calculus, finance, statistics, probability, economics, physics, SAT prep, GMAT prep and more… Also available at YouTube.
MathFLIX = 1000 FREE instructional math movies covering a wide range of math concepts including Number & Operations, Algebra, Measurement, Geometry, Data Analysis & Probability, Connections and Technology. In addition to MathFLIX’s valuable video resources, the site also features 400 downloadable worksheets that reinforce concepts and provide valuable practice.
NCTM: Classroom Resources
We are teachers, mathematicians, researchers, students, and parents using the power of the Web to learn math and improve math education. We offer a wealth of problems and puzzles; online mentoring; research; team problem solving; collaborations; and professional development.
Math Whiteboard
Shareable online whiteboard free for math students and teachers.
Mathematics in Movies
This is a collection of movie clips in which Mathematics appears. While the
MIT OpenCourseWare – For Teachers
Our goal is to make it easy for you to find resources you can use to inspire your students. Topics include Calculus and a couple of courses specifically for high-school students..
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
A library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis).
Nuffield Mathematics
This site provides resources for teaching the use of mathematics and statistics. The resources are self-contained and can be used for any lessons where the context or skills are relevant. Although designed for teachers in the U.K., many of these lessons could be adapted to be used anywhere.
PhET: Free online physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math simulations
Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado.

Performing Arts

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences: Teacher’s Guide Series
A series of teacher’s guides that explore the art and science of motion pictures. The activities are designed to … teach valuable lessons in critical thinking and creative writing, and to develop visual literacy skills.
BTG Lesson Plans and Theatre Games
Downloadable PDFs from the Broadway Teaching Group.
Educational Resources for Music Teachers
Some Helpful Educational Resources for Music Teachers
The first is a list of apps for music teachers and students, organized by platform; the second is of websites. From the Educational Technology and Mobile Learning blog.
Kennedy Center: Education
Kennedy Center: Education: Digital Resources
For educators looking to infuse the arts into their educational practices, we’ve developed a robust collection of hundreds of digital learning resources: lessons, articles, performance guides, how-tos and much more. And did we mention they’re free? (Formerly ARTSEDGE)
Music Teachers and More
Resources and teaching ideas for music teachers in South Africa from the Reeler Centre at Pinelands High School. A Scoop.it collection.
Online lessons and interactive training modules for learning music theory.
The Story of Movies
An interdisciplinary curriculum introducing students to classic cinema and the classic, historical and artistic significance of film.
Theatrefolk Blog
Articles on acting, directing, classroom exercises, classroom management, and more. Site also offers Free Resources for High School and Middle School Theatre Teachers

Science - General

AMSER (Applied Math and Science Education)
AMSER is a portal of educational resources and services built specifically for use by those in Community and Technical Colleges but free for anyone to use.
The Concord Consortium – STEM Resource Finder
Our STEM Resource Finder is a central repository for our simulations and activities, giving teachers and students access to open educational resources across our projects, past and present. There is also a page to help you Find Your Path through the NGSS.
ENGAGE Project
ENGAGE focuses on a more inquiry-based methodology, which gives students opportunity for self-expression and responsibility for coming to informed decisions. (Formerly ‘Science UPD8’)
Explore Learning: Gizmos
Our award winning library of Gizmos make difficult math and science topics easier to teach and to learn.
Khan Academy
Free videos on algebra. geometry, trigonometry, calculus, finance, statistics, probability, economics, physics, SAT prep, GMAT prep and more…. Many Khan Academy materials are also available on YouTube
Learning Science
An online learning community for science education which features free, high quality, web interactives for K-12 schools.
MIT OpenCourseWare – Teachers
Our goal is to make it easy for you to find resources you can use to inspire your students. Topics included are AP Bio, AP Physics, and AP Calculus.
Molecular Workbench
Molecular Workbench (MW) provides visual, interactive computational experiments for teaching and learning science. Hundreds of Free Simulations. Explore physics, chemistry, biology, biotechnology, and nanotechnology with interactive simulations.
National Geographic – Education
Bring National Geographic resources into your classroom. Includes both classroom and professional development materials.
National Science Digital Library (NSDL)
NSDL is the nation’s online portal for education and research on learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
NSTA: Disabilities Resources
Science teachers now have the opportunity to unlock the scientist in every student by identifying and fostering each child’s strengths while also attending to their challenges. This website provides strategies and resources for making science accessible for all students, including those with disabilities.
The goals of OpenSciEd are to ensure any science teacher, anywhere, can access and download freely available, high quality, locally adaptable full-course materials. This is a fairly new project, begun with some middle-school materials, and planning to expand to the other grades later.
PhET: Free online physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math simulations
Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado.
PUMAS: Practical Uses of Math and Science
A collection of one-page examples of how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes can be used in interesting settings, including everyday life.
Science Friday
Site of the weekly science talk show on NPR. With archives, streaming audio, teaching materials, and a discussion forum.
Science in the Classroom
(SitC) is a collection of annotated research papers and accompanying teaching materials designed to help students understand the structure and workings of professional scientific research.
Science Journal (Android, iPhone)
Using the Arduino Science Journal app, turn your phone into a pocket science laboratory with tools to measure light, motion, sound and more. (Formerly with Google)
Science Learning Hub
From New Zealand, activities and articles teachers can use with K-12 students, plus webinars and other materials just for teachers.
Science NetLinks
Providing a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators, Science NetLinks is your guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students.
Science Notebook Corner
Keeping a notebook can help your students think and act like scientists. Sample our easy-to-implement strategies and lessons to bring science notebooking into your classroom.
Science Resources for Teachers
From black holes to the physics of footballs…good stuff from the Net to use in your class, courtesy of the Reeler Centre at Pinelands High School. A collection on Scoop.it.
Stanford NGSS Integrated Curriculum & Assessment
This 6th, 7th, and 8th grade curriculum aligns to the California Integrated model in which earth and space science, life science, physical science and/or engineering are integrated within each curriculum unit.
Excellent resource for science teachers and their students. Includes Research Modules for science teachers, with information, news, experiments, images, quizzes, links, and more.
WISE: Web-based Inquiry Science Environment
Provides lessons and support materials for teachers to use with their classes.

Science - Biology

Biodiversity Counts
From the American Museum of Natural History, This resource collection takes students into the field and engages them in life science research: the inventory of plants and arthropods outside their own backdoors.
BioEd Online
Online educational resource for educators, students, and parents…. to give you instant access to reliable, cutting-edge information and educational tools for biology and related subjects. Includes lesson plans and streaming video.
The Biology Corner
The Biology Corner is a resource site for biology and science teachers. The Lesson Plans section contains classroom activities, labs and worksheets, feel free to change any of these to suit your own classroom needs.
Biology Resources for Teachers
Rhinos, DNA, biomimicry and more-bringing the richness of the Net to your class, courtesy of the Reeler Centre at Pinelands High School. On Scoop.it.
Nature Lab
Nature Lab is The Nature Conservancy’s youth curriculum platform. Includes videos, teacher guides, and virtual field trips.
NIH – Science Education
Material for teachers from the National Institutes of Health. Includes lesson plans, exhibits, multimedia, newspapers, photos, and more.
Shape of Life
FREE, short classroom videos that beautifully explore the evolution of the animal kingdom on planet earth. … You’ll also find a rich selection of NGSS aligned materials including lesson plans, readings, illustrations and activities….
A wealth of resources and information aimed at helping educators bring genetics, bioscience and health alive in the classroom.

Science - Chemistry

American Chemical Society: High School Chemistry Education Resources
Resources for chemistry teachers.
ChemEd DL
Here you will find exemplary digital resources, tools, and online services; your 24:7 aid for teaching and learning chemistry.
The Chemistry Collective
A collection of virtual labs, scenario-based learning activities, and concepts tests which can be incorporated into a variety of teaching approaches as pre-labs, alternatives to textbook homework, and in-class activities for individuals or teams.
Compound Interest
Compound Interest is a site that aims to take a closer look at the chemical compounds we come across on a day-to-day basis, explaining them with easy-to-understand graphics.
Concept Builders: Chemistry
From The Physics Classroom, a section for Chemistry teachers. Each Concept Builder focuses the learner’s attention upon a discrete learning outcome. Questions target that outcome from a variety of angles using multiple difficulty levels or varying activities.
Royal Society of Chemistry: Teaching Resources
A U.K.-based site with activities and resources for students and teachers from primary through university levels, a Periodic Table with links to further resources, and more.
Chem 1 Virtual Textbook
This “reference text” is intended to serve either as a supplement to a regular textbook or as a substitute for one. (2018)

Science - Earth and Space Science

Earth Viewer
From molten mass to snowball earth, EarthViewer lets you see continents grow and shift as you scroll through billions of years. Additional layers let you and your students explore changes in atmospheric composition, temperature, biodiversity, day length, and solar luminosity over deep time. (iOS, Android, Google Play; free)
Environmental Education Lesson Plans
From the New York State Department of Environment Conservation, lesson plans for teachers from PreK through grade 12.
Geography Resources for Teachers
Climate change, urban renewal, typhoons, land redistribution: enjoy this selection of material courtesy of the Reeler Centre at Pinelands High School. Scoop.it collection.
Geology.com: Teaching Earth Science
Here is a list of teacher resources that can easily be modified and incorporated into the earth science classroom.
Geological Society – Resources
Geology resources for students, teachers and anyone interested in the Earth from the British Geological Society.
High-Adventure Science
Free modules on earth science which can be used by a teacher or assigned to a class.
NASA eClips
NASA eClips™ are short, relevant educational video segments. These videos inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections.
NASA Precipitation Education
Covers the water cycle, weather & climate, technology, and societal applications, with materials for teachers sorted by type and grade level.
NASA STEM Engagement
Links to various education and curriculum related materials.
NESTA – National Earth Science Teachers Association
NESTA, a non-profit organization, supports K-12 educators in their efforts to mentor, guide, and instruct all students. Site includes teaching and professional development resources.
Teaching Geoscience with Visualizations
Collections, links, datasets, teaching activities, and more.

Science - Engineering

Architecture Activities to Help You Address NGSS Engineering Standards
Teaching the engineering section in the Next Generation Science Standards has posed a challenge for many science teachers. Architecture activities can help connect them to other science concepts.
JPL: NGSS Engineering in the Classroom
These ideas make up the essential elements of the Engineering Design Process (PDF) — a process by which engineers, and now students, identify a problem, design and build a solution, test the solution, and improve on their design. From NASA/JPL.
NASA: Engineering Units and Lessons for Grades 7-9
A selection of units from NASA’s “Summer of Innovation” project in 2013.
NASA: STEM Engagement
Activities and opportunities selected by NASA STEM experts.
National Science Foundation: Engineering Classroom Resources
This collection of lessons, activities, and web resources aims to help educators, students, and students’ families learn more about engineering.
Teach Engineering
The TeachEngineering collection provides educators with *free* access to a growing curricular resource of multi-week units, lessons, activities and living labs.
Try Engineering – Teachers Archive
TryEngineering offers a variety of lesson plans that align with education standards to allow teachers and students to apply engineering principles in the classroom.
Utah Engineering – Lesson Plans
The following lesson plans and presentations present modern applications for science, math, and engineering to students.

Science - Physics

This is a network of free online resource collections supporting faculty, students, and teachers in Physics and Astronomy Education.
Molecular Workbench – Physics Activities
About three dozen physics animations.
The Physics Classroom
The Physics Classroom is an online, free to use physics website developed primarily for beginning physics students and their teachers. The website features a variety of sections intended to support both teachers and students in the tasks of learning and teaching physics.
NSF: Physics Classroom Resources
This collection of lessons and web resources is aimed at classroom teachers, their students, and students’ families. From the National Science Foundation.
Click on one of the physics simulations below… you’ll see them animating in real time, and be able to interact with them by dragging objects or changing parameters like gravity.
Practical Physics
Practical Physics is a collection of experiments that demonstrate a wide range of physical concepts and processes. These resources are for the use of teachers of physics in schools and colleges.

Social Studies

AllSides for Schools
AllSides for Schools gives educators tools, resources, information, and curricular guidance to help students build skills in news literacy, bias awareness, critical thinking, and conversation across difference.
America in Class
The National Humanities Center presents America in Class®: primary and secondary resources, webinars, and lessons for history and literature teachers.
American Historical Association – Classroom Materials
Part of the AHA’s Teaching Resources, these pages include primary sources, rubrics, teaching modules, backgrounders, and other materials.
Annenberg Classroom: Free Classroom Resources for Reaching the Constitution
Annenberg Classroom’s free resources include over 65 videos on constitutional concepts and Supreme Court cases as well as games, lesson plans, timelines, downloadable books, a glossary, and a Constitution guide.
Calisphere: a world of primary sources and more
Explore thousands of primary source images and documents. From the University of California Libraries. Includes materials for teachers.
Case Maker
Geared for 6th through 8th grade classrooms, Case Maker features twenty pre-made civics challenges that teachers can share with their students, or customize and annotate specifically for your needs.
Center for Civic Education
This site includes a number of quality civics pages, including the daily 60-Second Civics podcast and quiz, numerous teaching resouces, and other materials.
Churchill Archive for Schools
Churchill Archive for Schools provides an extensive range of classroom-ready resources written by leading history teachers to help build students’ skills and confidence in using primary sources. Further archives and teacher materials are available for free registration.
Civics 101
Short podcasts about various topics relating to civics and government. Each episode includes a written transcript, and further resources are available for many episodes such as graphic organizers, lesson plans, and quizzes for each set of topics.
Civil Rights: Then and Now
This collection of videos, documents, and primary sources lends context to the events and leaders that defined the Civil Rights Movement’s first three decades (1954-1985). These resources also capture the issues and activists involved in the struggle today—those making headlines, stirring debate, and trending on social media.
Constitutional Rights Foundation: Curriculum Materials
Free materials on topics in World History, USA History, and Government. Each includes bibliography and list of further resources, discussion ideas, and activity suggestions.
C-Span Classroom
Free resources on civics and U.S. government and politics for teachers. Some resources require free registration.
C-SPAN Classroom: Judicial Branch and Supreme Court Cases
Videos, bell ringers, and lesson plans about “The Process and Structure of the Judicial Branch”, “Judicial Interpretation”, “Supreme Court Cases”, and the “History of the Supreme Court”.
Current Context
Current Context helps students understand today by putting current events in their appropriate historical context. Each report includes a background reading, a primary source activity & links to useful resources.
Access thousands of primary sources — letters, photographs, speeches, posters, maps, videos, and other document types — spanning the course of American history…. Borrow from an ever-expanding collection of document-based activities created by the National Archives, and teachers around the world.
Facing History and Ourselves
We help students learn about hatred and bigotry so they can stop them from happening in the future.
Freedom on the Move: Educators
Freedom on the Move is a searchable database of fugitives from North American slavery…. we’ve created four lessons you can use to bring the ads to life and introduce students to the brave people who resisted slavery by running away.
Hispanic Heritage and History in the United States Teaching Guide
Our Teacher’s Guide brings together resources created during NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes, lesson plans for K-12 classrooms, and think pieces on events and experiences across Hispanic history and heritage. From EDSITEment.
History PowerPoints for Teachers
PowerPoints for AP US History, AP European History, and World History from teacher Tom Richey. Free to use and modify as long as the original credit is retained. Also available at YouTube.
History Resources for Teachers
From the Cold War to the Russian Revolution-bits and pieces from the Net that you might find useful, courtesy of the Reeler Centre at Pinelands High School. A collection on Scoop.it.
iCivics exists to engage students in meaningful civic learning. We provide teachers well-written, inventive, and free resources that enhance their practice and inspire their classrooms.
Ken Burns in the Classroom
Videos, clips, documents, lesson plans, media gallery and more for teachers wishing to use these primary sources and documentaries based on them in their classroom.
National Archives: Teaching With Documents
This site includes information about using documents in teaching, with links to tools and lesson plans.
PowerPoint Palooza
Over 200 PowerPoints in the areas of American history, European history, and Global Studies. Presentations are offered free with permission to be modified, so long as the original author is credited. (Last updated 2016.)
Project Look Sharp
Teaching kits for social studies media issues such as ‘Media Construction of the Middle East’, ‘Media Construction of War’, and ‘Media Construction of Presidential Campaigns’.
Smithsonian: Educator Resources
A wealth of resources and digital tools support inquiry-based learning and active engagement to spark creativity and curiosity.
Stanford History Education Group
SHEG seeks to improve education by conducting research, working with school districts, and reaching directly into classrooms with free materials for teachers and students.
Teaching American History
Learn more about American history by going back to the original source documents, from the founding through the 20th century and beyond. Also includes section of lesson plans and audio lectures.
Teaching Central America
Teaching for Change offers free downloadable lessons, bios, and poetry and prose from Central American writers…
Designed to help K-12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom.
World 101
Understand the issues, forces, and actors that shape our world…. Through its entertaining, interactive story-telling, World101 makes complex international relations and foreign policy issues accessible to learners both inside and outside formal academic settings.
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