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Invasive Species Simulations

Invasive Species is a general introduction to the effects of globalization, pathways, and responses to invasive species. Bug Hunt Predators is a more complex simulation that explores the predator-prey ecosystem.

Learning Game; Multimedia

60 Student-Centered Teaching Strategies

These strategies promote students’ literacy and critical thinking skills within a respectful classroom climate.

Lesson Plan

Teaching About 9/11

These lessons and resources will help provide age appropriate K-12 context for examining events before, during, and after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Printable

Calculation Nation

Math learners in grades 4-8 challenge themselves by investigating significant mathematical content and practicing fundamental skills. Using the power of the Web, students can also challenge opponents from anywhere in the world.

Learning Game

Learning and Practicing Good Manners, Grades 6-8

Use the following lessons, resources, and activities for grades 6-8 to practice good manners, investigate temporal and cultural differences, and test students’ knowledge.

Themed Package

Hurricane Season, Grades 9-12

With these lessons, activities, and multimedia resources for grades 9-12, learn how hurricanes form, how hurricanes are tracked, and how hurricane size and intensity are affected by global warming.

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Hurricane Season, Grades K-5

With these lessons, activities, and multimedia resources for grades K-5, learn how hurricanes form, how hurricanes are tracked, and how hurricane size and intensity are affected by global warming.

Themed Package

Resources for Teaching Financial Literacy

Use these resources to supplement your curriculum and help students gain the financial literacy skills they’ll need to manage their financial resources effectively throughout their lives.

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Watching the Summer Night Sky

Brush up your stargazing skills and get ready to enjoy humankind's first TV, the night sky with these science lessons, activities & curriculum resources for all grade levels.

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Watching the Summer Night Sky, Grades 6-8

Brush up your stargazing skills and get ready to enjoy humankind's first TV, the night sky with these science lessons, activities & curriculum resources for grades 6-8.

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Watching the Summer Night Sky, Grades 9-12

Brush up your stargazing skills and get ready to enjoy humankind's first TV, the night sky with these science lessons, activities & curriculum resources for grades 9-12.

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Watching the Summer Night Sky, Grades K-5

Brush up your stargazing skills and get ready to enjoy humankind's first TV, the night sky with these science lessons, activities & curriculum resources for grades K-5.

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The Berlin Wall

The rise, the fall, and the symbolism from both sides of the Berlin Wall: this media-rich lesson package for grades 9-12 will help recreate the mood of the Cold War and the wall that became a striking symbol of it.

Lesson Plan; Themed Package

Hurricane Season

Peak hurricane season is late summer. With these lessons, activities, and multimedia resources for all grades, learn how hurricanes form, how hurricanes are tracked, and how hurricane size and intensity are affected by global warming.

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Studying Ancient Egypt, Grades 6-8

Learn about ancient Egyptians with these lessons and videos, activities, and games for grades 6-8.

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Understanding the Stock Market

The interconnected economies of nations is more evident than ever. The following lessons, activities, resources, and videos provide a basic understanding of stocks and the market including their relevance in the United States and the world.

Lesson Plan

The Learning Scientists

The Learning Scientists are cognitive psychological scientists interested in research on education. Their vision is to make scientific research on learning more accessible to students, teachers, and other educators.

Article; Multimedia

Interactive United States History Map

United States History Map is an interactive map collection for social studies students in grades 5-8. Separate modules provide information and test understanding. Depending on test performance students can review or move on to the next module.

Background Reading; Quiz

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Follow the 2012 monarch migration and report your own monarch sightings on the Monarch Butterfly Migration: Journey North website. You and your students can help scientists understand how climate and seasons affect monarchs.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

YouTube for Educators

YouTube offers a variety of free services that educators can use to facilitate classroom instruction, including access to more than 500,000 educational videos, limited access to non-educational content, and custom playlists that eliminate ads.

Multimedia

Flag Day Resources

These recommended web sites explore the history of the stars and stripes through images, songs, timelines, crafts and activities, lesson plans, interactive quizzes and more.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Climate Education Modules

These resources are designed to help educators understand climate, climate change, and weather concepts and to be able to incorporate them into their course curriculum.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Printable

Understanding Migration

Why do large groups of people move from place to place about the planet? This is a prolific set of resources addressing human migration over history and into the present day.

Lesson Plan

Math Resources for Pi Day

Make Pi Day, March 14th, educational, tasty and fun with math activities that examine the number Pi, the steps in the calculation of Pi, and the history and creation of pie.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Women’s History Month, Grades K-5

Examine the changing cultural perceptions of women in society and honor their contributions to all aspects of life with these interdisciplinary resources for grades K-5.

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