McREL Mid-continent Research for Education and
"...Practical, user-friendly products that help educators
create classrooms that provide all students with opportunities for success."
National Geographic Expeditions
Wonderful site with lesson plans that fit
National Geography standards
for all grade levels.
Education Credit Union
Provides free lesson plans and teacher
"TeachersFirst developed this unit to provide
upper elementary and middle school teachers with a set of resources for
exploring inventors and inventions." http://www.teachersfirst.com/lessons/inventor/index.htm
Pro Teacher. com
Lesson plans from K-12, all subjects as well as
gifted and talented, plus an administration and substitute community. Also
has discussion boards, technology information, classroom management and child
World Wise Schools
Put out by the Peace Corps, a wonderful site that
utilizes cultural and geographic knowledge to develop lesson plans and other
Library of Congress: The Learning Page, The
You really have to give it to the Library of
Congress. This site has lesson plans devoted to "doing" history the way
historians do it - utilizing and interpretation of primary sources. The
whole package is just simply an amazing resource.
Pretty much what the name says, although most of the
resources are geared toward elementary and middle school students.
Lesson Plans and Resources, K-8
"Dedicated to excellence and fairness in early education, the Core Knowledge
Foundation is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in
1986 by E. D. Hirsch, Jr., professor emeritus at
the University of Virginia...The Foundation conducts research on curricula,
develops books and other materials for parents and teachers, offers workshops
for teachers, and serves as the hub of a growing network of Core Knowledge
A gamut of information ranging from lesson
plans to professional development
The Mariner's Museum
Lesson plan dealing with the Age of Exploration
Gateway to Education Materials
A great starting point for just about anything.
"Thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university,
non-profit, and commercial Internet sites."
Library in the Sky
A database of 1255 educational websites and
includes a pick of the week with some information about the contents of that
Teachers.Net: The Ultimate Teacher Resource
Chats, jobs, classifieds, lesson plans and webtools
Put up by the discovery channel, this site has lesson
plans for grades K-12 and subjects from Astronomy, to Economics to Geography,
Health, Mathematics and Weather. Very cool.
The Lesson Plans Page
Free Lesson Plans for K-12
Peter Pappas, Great Debates in American History
If you want to really stretch your student's critical
thinking skills, this is the place to go for some serious units on very serious
topics in American History.
The History Place: The Past into the Future.
Great place to find most anything, especially timelines for teaching.
Moving to America
A webquest for 8th graders that requires
students to persuade others to emigrate to America. Wonderful immigration
tool. Link takes you to the teacher information page with the author
information on it and the index can be accessed from there.
EDSITEment: The Best of the Humanities on the Web
National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with the National Trust for
the Humanities, and the MCI Foundation. This educational partnership brings
online humanities resources from some of the world's great museums, libraries,
cultural institutions, and universities directly to your classroom."
LOTS AND LOTS of lesson plans!
The University of Houston: Digital History
It would take me forever to sift through the information on this page.
Incredible primary source document collection. ALSO, check out the
exploration units - they are unfinished, but look very promising.
This is fast becoming one of my favorite sites.
History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web.
"Designed for high school and college teachers and
students, History Matters serves as a gateway to web resources
and offers other useful materials for teaching U.S. history."
Daily Life Online Teacher Resources
The New York
Times: Encounters with Class
Search for lesson plans by topic, subject or grade level.
I used this lesson with a group of 11th and 12th grade Sociology students and it really brought out some great class discussion.
Uses NY Times articles to teach a variety of topics
The New York Times: Issues in Depth
More great discussion springboards using NY Times articles
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