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School Garden Curriculum

Turn the schoolyard in a classroom and cultivate your K-8 students' knowledge and passon for the true source of their food with these school garden resources.

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Ten Free Things for Valentine’s Day

Make February 14th a special day with classroom resources for all grades, including arts & crafts projects, creative writing ideas, historical resources, and more.

Nature Works Everywhere

Get your family back to nature! This site offers easy tools and tips for planning a family nature adventure. Enter the age of your kids, how much time you have, and the location and the website gives you ideas for activities and events.

Donations From Businesses

This is a tried and true tip from an NEA member who wants to share with YOU how she acquires FREE classroom resources (computers, paper, general supplies) from local businesses who are happy to help.

DonorsChoose.org

Need money to fund a classroom project? DonorsChoose.org is a not-for-profit web site where public school teachers submit ideas for experiences and materials that their students need in order to learn.

Tapestry

The Tapestry is a resource center for PreK-12 teachers and administrators who work with English language learners.

All About Birds

All About Birds is an online guide to birds and bird watching with entries for 585 species. It has ID tips, sound, and video for 117 species; a weekly bird feature; Q and A between readers and experts; and, a weekly quiz on a companion Facebook page.

Making of America

This collection of primary sources in American history from the antebellum period through reconstruction includes 100,000 journal articles in American history, sociology, religion, and science from The Atlantic, Harper’s, Scientific American, and more.

Poems about Teaching and Teachers

Poems about Teaching and Teachers is a Poetry Foundation resource or grades 9-12 that includes poems and essays written by veteran teachers on teaching poetry.

Educational Games and Simulations

Incorporate the acheievements of Nobel Prize winners across your curriculum with these gamesm videos, and simulations for grades 6-12.

Rutgers RIOT

College prep starts in your classroom with this interactive tutorial that teaches concepts and strategies for approaching a research paper - with a role-playing twist!

Otis Jiry’s Creepypasta Crypt

The name Otis Jiry's Creepypasta Crypt says it all! Language Arts students in grades 6-12 listen to masterful storyteller Otis Jiry interpret novels and stories from the horror genre. Perfect resource for Haloween or stormy days and nights

Culturally-Situated Design Tools

Skateboards and buckeyballs in Math class? Students learn math and computing through object patterns from many cultures, while they reproduce original artifacts and create their own.

Denial (Movie)

These lessons and resources for your 9-12 social studies learners explore Holocaust denial and related issues of libel and freedom of the press.

Read Across America by Month Archives

K-12 Soil Science Teacher Resources

DIg into the basic basics of soil! These k-12 resources offer lessons and activities showing how the earth depends on soil as the primary source of food, feed, fuel, forage, and fiber.

K-2 Puppetry

Here's a web site offering an effective vehicle for developing and practicing theatre, literacy, cooperation, concentration, communication, problem solving, listening and speaking skills, along with creative and physical expression.

World History Sources

World History Sources provides scholarly reviews of online primary source archives for teaching high school world history, guides, case studies, videos, teaching sources, and more.

Read Across America in May!

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and a time to pay tribute to the generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans who have enriched America. Celebrate the stories, culture, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

DEEPEND Consortium

DEEPEND Consortium investigates deep-pelagic communities in the Gulf of Mexico to assess recovery following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Here you will find resources and activities for K-12 science based on the consortium’s findings.

Econ Ed at St Louis Fed Freebie

Pprepare your students with 21st century skills for college and career readiness with these FREE lesson plans, activities, and readings that make it easier for you to teach economics and financial literacy.

Read Across America in August!

Celebrate a sweet end to summer with a trip to the beach with Rashin’s Saffron Ice Cream!

Character Counts

Free resources, professional development, and how to participate in the biggest celebration of character in the world.

Columbus Day

Columbus Day is celebrated in the U.S., Spain, and many countries in Latin America. Whether Christopher Columbus is thought of positively or negatively depends on point-of-view. The following themed package presents a rangs of opinions.

Green Education Foundation (GEF)

Environmental education lessons that provide step-by-step instructions and assessment strategies.