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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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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.

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.

Need money to fund a classroom project? 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.


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

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.

Learn To Be Healthy

This web site offers free online lesson plans, assessment tests, and supplemental materials for teachers as well as interactive games and group and self-directed activities for children.

Native American Resources

Teaching and learning tools to provide Native Americans and non-native Americans a mutual understanding and respect for Native American history, culture, and shared values. Elements inclued: video clips, lessons, student art.

Science Teaching Case Studies

Watch free videos for science teachers - 25 half-hour video programs and guides - on your computer. Follow Donna, Mike, Audrey, and other science teachers as they work to improve one aspect of their teaching.

Supply Our Schools

Teachers in low-income school districts can register for classroom supplies.

Teacher's List: 10 Classroom Creativity Killers

Veteran art teacher Marvin Bartel lists 10 teacher behaviors that discourage student creativity and tells how to avoid them.


Tech Toys for Teaching

There’s a whole wide world of web tools for teaching. Here are a few of our picks. From NEA Today.


SHAPE America

A themed package of multimedia, printables, and web sites geared toward the improved health and physical education in children.


Let’s Go!

Use these K-12 resources supporting childhood obesity prevention to promote increased physical activity and healthy diet for your students.

Article; Background Reading; Printable

Anthropogenic Biomes

When teaching climate change or ecology units in grades 4-12 science classes, use these resources to help students examine how human activity has altered the Earth's surface over time.

Article; Background Reading; Multimedia; Printable

Wormworld Saga Graphic Novel

Even your most reluctant readers will be drawn to the critically acclaimed Wormworld Saga graphic novel and additional resources assembled to motivate reading and inspire creativity.

Article; Background Reading; Multimedia

Sweat And Blood: A History of U.S. Labor Unions (and other labor history resources)

We've gathered these books and resources to help you cover the important contributions that unions have made to humanizing the American workplace in your K-12 Social Studies curriculum.

Article; Background Reading

Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat

A fascinating set of resources for 5-12 Science, Social Studies, and Health learners: the epidemic that turned doctors into detectives and how it changed our food supply.

Article; Background Reading; Printable

Creative Learning Exchange Curriculum

Engage your K-12 learners in meaningful, real-world problem solving - across the curriculum - through the mastery of systems thinking and system dynamics modeling.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Tanenbaum Lesson Plans

A unique set of lessons on cultural and religious diversity, inclusivity and respect. These resources can help your students learn to approach the world with an attitude of respectful curiosity and an open-mindedness.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Five Hundred And Seven Mechanical Movements

It's never too early to teach students that human ingenuity is unlimited. Use this prolific collection of mechanical drawings across the K-12 curriculum to prove it!

Article; Background Reading; Printable