"A collection of lesson plans and resources for K-12 educators that integrate multicultural, anti-bias, and social justice themes into the curricula. Topics range from name calling and bullying to hate crimes and extremism. There is a new edition three to four times per school year focusing on a specific topic. In addition to a brief discussion of the edition's theme, there are lesson plans for elementary, middle, and secondary level." (Choice Online, Dec. 2009)
"Each well-thought-out lesson plan includes academic standards, downloadable handouts, and additional resources. The lesson plans are comprehensive and cover topics normally not included in the regular academic curricula. The site is well organized and easy to navigate. Users are able to quickly download entire units in PDF format to reprint and use in classes. This is a great resource for novice as well as master-level teachers. This site would be useful to undergraduate education students to help them plan effective lessons during methods courses or as a resource during student teaching." (reviewed in Choice Online, Dec. 2009)
"This collection contains units and lessons developed by teachers at Core Knowledge schools and presented at Core Knowledge National Conferences. These lesson plans, which cover specific topics from the Preschool Sequence and the K-8 Sequence, are available for download at no charge...Sorted by grade and subject."
Common Core Standards, curriculum and instructional resources, bilingual resources, performance tasks and assessment guidelines and materials developed by New York State Education Department (NYSED) and partners.
"An extensive collection of resources for K-12 students and teachers covering 20 major categories of curriculum subject matter; it is an excellent source of background material, curriculum content, and teaching activities." (ACRL EBSS CMC Webliography)
From Annenberg Media, this is an outstanding collection teaching materials on a variety of subjects areas. Online textbooks, professional development materials, interactive lessons and videos.Searchable by subject and grade level. Free registration is required.
Teacher Education defines a learning material to be "any digital entity designed to meet a specific learning outcome that can be reused to support learning." Peer reviewed web resources to support teaching and curriculum.
"...openly licensed educational resources, mostly for teachers & instructors... classified by subject area, grade level (primary, secondary, & postsecondary), then material type. The latter include Activities & Labs, Assessments, Curriculum Standards, Homework, Lecture Notes, Lesson Plans, Syllabi, Training Materials, Video Lectures, & more. Materials are also classified by media format (Audio, Graphics, Text/HTML, Video, etc.). Open-access textbooks are classified by Subject, Grade Level, etc."
"...a clearinghouse for accessing video, audio, documents, images, and interactive teaching/learning games over the Web for use across the curriculum and various grade levels...several ways to sort are available: by grade level, subject area, media type, languages, and accessibility. Science-related materials are the largest group, though other curricular areas are well represented." (Choice Reviews Online)
"Materials are chosen for their relevance to national curricular standards. The site often features links to supporting materials including essays and discussion questions, references to textbooks, follow-up suggestions, transcripts of an activity, and more. Learning objectives are available for some of the resources.... The Professional Development category is a video collection of teacher-demonstrated activities and techniques. Also of interest is a link to PBS TeacherLine, a finding tool for graduate and professional development courses...The materials may be readily accessed and incorporated into classroom presentations under specific copyright guidelines. Users should go to the Help section first. It covers account management, using the resources, all-important technical requirements, and legal considerations. " (Choice Reviews Online)
The Educators section allows searching by grade level or specific subject, as well as keyword . This site offers models of lesson plans in relation to discipline and grade-level standards of national educational organizations. Teachers can use the background information pages to prepare themselves to present lessons.
The collection brings together digitized materials from the UNLV Libraries Special Collections, the Nevada State Museum and Historical Society in Las Vegas, and the Clark County Museum to document the history and development of Southern Nevada from 1900 to 1925. Photographs, selected newspapers, maps, mining reports and surveys, stock certificates, correspondence, and more give a detailed account of life in the Boomtown years of Southern Nevada and provide a unique opportunity to show students what life was like through the eyes of those who lived it. Teaching activities are available for all grade levels and eleven subject areas and are meant to engage students in higher-level thinking while directly interacting with the primary sources housed in this collection.
"...extensive online resources include superb lesson plans, related book titles, maps, and glossaries related to exhibitions and items in the permanent collection... sections, such as the museum's "Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to Ancient Art," are also accessible from this page and include fully bilingual English and Spanish text, video clips, time lines, and lesson plans for grades 4–12 in five subject areas." (Booklist, Dec. 2011)
Links to K-12 lesson plans, teacher guides, activities, games, quizzes, and more throughout its pages. It contains links to over 800 history-related web sites that have been reviewed for quality, accuracy, and usefulness.
"The Los Angeles museum's site includes extensive image banks and excellent, interdisciplinary lesson plans, including the fascinating resource section entitled "Art & Science: A Curriculum for K–12 Teachers" (Booklist, Dec. 2011)
Offers teaching tips, activities and lesson plans (history & culture) that utilize over 100 American Memory collections -- primary source materials such as photographs, audio files, maps and other historical documents.
Review from Choice Reviews Online: "Teachers, created by the Library of Congress (LC), is intended to serve as a "dashboard" for educators by linking to many of the institution's educational resources, including teachers' guides and lesson plans as well as several high-quality digitized holdings of special interest to this audience. Among them are the well-known American Memory collection (CH, Dec'05, 43-2404); the Today in History feature; and collections of songs, poetry, local histories, and art materials such as Lyrical Legacy, Community Roots, and LC's Poetry and Literature Center. Users see a disclaimer when directed to a site not managed by LC. One especially useful instructional resource accessible from the home page in the Spotlight on Teachers section is The Learning Page, a collection of teacher-created lesson and unit plans for use with grades 4-12 that supports the use of primary source documents in the study of history and literature. These lesson plans can be searched by theme, topic, discipline, or era. All documents explored through the lesson plans are available through LC's online collections. Suggested bibliographies of additional materials are included. Teachers also provides links to additional resources collocated for particular audiences such as parents, children, and librarians. This is an excellent free resource of curricular and primary source materials that support instruction in social studies and language arts, focusing on the American experience."
Promotes the use of best practices in literary instruction. "...offers an extensive collection of ... materials ... topics from assessment to technology ... curriculum links for preschoolers through adults, including ESL." (Choice review)
"...provides online teacher resources that cover subjects such as ancient Egypt, Indian carpets, and Byzantine life and art, with ideas for art, math, science, language-arts, and social-studies curricular links." (Booklist, Dec. 2011)
Comprehensive coverage of civil rights. "Students and teachers will find the Liberation Curriculum especially useful. The lesson plans, prepared by classroom teachers, are very thorough and easily followed, and focus on the history of civil rights events as well as nonviolent ways to work for social justice and human rights." (Choice Reviews Online)
Includes a selection of articles related to music education, and an online video collection of musical performances and music advocacy presentations. An online music theory helper provides answers to common questions, such as an explanation of note duration. The portal is a one-stop commercial source for sheet music, music workbooks, instruments, and other equipment needed by music teachers and programs. The portal is attractive and easy to navigate, with quick links related to Music, Resources, Instruments, Music links, and Advocacy. (reviewed by Choice Online)
"The museum's online teacher resources include a wealth of art-focused lessons packed with interactive student activities, printable worksheets, glossaries, biographies, and other related resources." (Booklist, Dec. 2011)
A list of resource links for various subject areas within social studies including anthropology, government/civics, history, sociology, etc. The links go to everything from specific lessons to university, organizational, and government web sites.
Peer reviewed articles and lesson plans are available on a variety of high visibility topics in genomics, environment, evolution, biodiversity and biotechnology. Link to "Educator Resources" offers lesson plans for middle grades and up. Also an option to sign up for e-mail alerts of new lesson plans and topical articles.
All articles written specifically for Action Bioscience undergo independent peer review prior to publication; articles by students are reviewed by educators or other professionals. Each article contains a valuable bibliography that provides links to other Web sites for further information. All links are to bona fide scientific organizations, new organizations, and relevant nongovernmental organizations, as well as to articles from the well-respected, peer-reviewed journal BioScience. Most articles are followed by a Get Involved section that encourages readers to become active in environmental activities. (Choice Reviews Online)
"This Bank of Standards Based Lessons is designed to help PreK-12 educators increase student learning, specifically in science... preparing students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills both on standardized testing and in daily learning. The lessons are divided by grade levels ... Each Grade Level Matrix indicates which science standards are addressed, gives key words, identifies other content areas integrated in the lesson, the lesson title and whether it is a unit or individual lesson
Free Web site that currently features more than 1,600 short (9-20 minute) videos that teach a variety of subjects, especially in math and science...excellent for supplementary instruction for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students and educators at both the high school and college levels (Choice Reviews)
The videos are deliberately brief and concise. For example, the calculus module is divided into nearly 200 parts--very useful for students who want to review a concept or for those who need more repetition for mastery. Also includes some test prep materials (SAT-Math, GMAT, CAHSEE-CA HS Exit Exam).
"...a portal for science students and teachers to Web-based learning tools that have been reviewed and analyzed by scientists and science educators. Organized according to the National Science Education Standards from the National Academy of Sciences, these types of learning tools include simulations, inquiry-based lessons, visual lessons, imaging, interactive Web lessons, and real-time data collection. " (Choice Reviews Online)
The description of each learning tool includes its type and a small image of an example page. Users can also search by word or phrase. All resources are free and include only copyright-free or copyright-friendly images. This is a work in progress, and the project team encourages users to submit Web sites that they have found to be especially helpful. (Choice Reviews Online)
"...a collection of standards-based math activities organized according to National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards, topics, and monthly newsletters and activities. The curriculum focuses on early childhood education and elementary education, but the games might supplement or enrich math curriculum in middle and high schools through fun activities." (Choice Reviews)
"...created by the National Science Foundation to provide organized access to high quality resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels of science, technology, engineering, & mathematics education." (Website mission)
"This site, a product of the American Physical Society, offers features that help researchers communicate their passion for physics to students of all ages. PhysicsCentral offers a hub of information, from how physics makes the world around us “work” to how physics applies to current events, with a decidedly kid-friendly bent." (from Mashable)
"With subtopics in the categories of basic science, space, medicine, energy, evolution and more, Scientific American’s website is one of the most thorough resources available online for learning and teaching science. The site also hosts a bevy of blogs and 60-second podcasts — perfect supplements to the well-rounded roster of news articles and in-depth features offered. And of course, an important aspect of the site is its link to and content from Scientific American magazine." (from Mashabl
"....a massive repository of information on the heavenly bodies, including space flight missions and space-related technologies. Multimedia features let users watch videos of solar eruptions or view galleries of photographs of Saturn’s rings. A team of space news veterans also present the weekly video series, “This Week in Space.” (from Mashable)
"Our target audience includes intermediate and middle-grade teachers (particularly those who teach remedial math classes) and secondary special educators. While much of this site focuses on mathematics, there are a number of lessons and activities that are intended to blend mathematics with writing and make use of mathematical reasoning in other content areas such as social studies." Web site is divided into three learning strands: Math Concepts, Integrated Lessons, and Journaling.
"The lessons within the Math Concepts strand are designed to integrate technology into the learning process. The strand includes spreadsheet basics; practice with factors, primes and functions, fractions, decimals, and percents; geometry; and working with data. Informational presentations are followed by opportunities to practice through classroom discussions and activities, computer lab activities, and other exercises. The Integrated Lessons strand focuses on mathematical problem solving and written communication and offers instructional strategies for resolving authentic mathematical questions. Examples include planning for a doughnut sale, a field trip, and investigating climate change. The Journaling strand emphasizes the use of writing to teach math and make the teaching process concrete by discussing teaching strategies for incorporating writing into math class: metacognition, peer evaluation of journal entries, writing opportunities in math class, managing math journals, encouraging students to write, and developing mathography--students' reflective pieces on their own history of learning mathematics. " (Choice Reviews)
"funded by the National Science Foundation, is a great site for gaining a better understanding of all kinds of science...The site contains three main sections: Understanding Science 101 (with eight subsections discussing various aspects of science), For Teachers (grouped by grade level from K-16), and Resource Library (containing FAQs, tips/guides, and links to other sources). (Choice Reviews Online)
"...detailed and clear graphics and handouts available in PDF format. As an added bonus, the site offers a detailed flowchart (available in four formats, including large-scale posters) portraying scientific inquiry as a dynamic process. The site also contains a simple search engine and a brief glossary of terms, and will soon offer more interactive features such as a "roll back the clock" science time machine. Updated weekly, with monthly newsletters available via e-mail, Understanding Science is a convenient and useful resource for all teachers and science education majors. " (Choice Reviews Online