Lesson Plans......


*I will be uploading my own lesson plans and units as I get to organizing them. These will be in Word format. Check back!

Early America/Revolution

PBS: Liberty!
Many lesson plan ideas, video lessons, and primary sources related to the PBS series.

Education Search Engines
Can't find it?  Search here for reputable information.

Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
Resources for middle school Social Studies teachers.

The Teachers Corner
Can you say "free lesson plans"?!?!?

National Archives and Records Administration: Digital Classroom
All kinds of lesson plans and lesson ideas that rely heavily on primary source documents.



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McREL  Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning
"...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 rescources

TeachersFirst Inventions Workshop
"TeachersFirst developed this unit to provide upper elementary and middle school teachers with a set of resources for exploring inventors and inventions."

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 development resources.

World Wise Schools
Put out by the Peace Corps, a wonderful site that utilizes cultural and geographic knowledge to develop lesson plans and other rescources.

Library of Congress: The Learning Page, The Historian's Sources
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.

Core Knowledge
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 schools."

Education World
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 site.

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
From the 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
Search for lesson plans by topic, subject or grade level.

The New York Times:  Encounters with Class
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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