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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tapestry

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

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.

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: 11 Classroom Creativity Killers

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

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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.

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SHAPE America

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

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Statistics in Schools

Educate K-12 students about the value and everyday use of statistics. Statistics in Schools provides resources for teaching and learning with real life data. Explore the site for standards-aligned, classroom-ready activities.

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Teach with Picture Books

On this web page, educator Keith Schoch provides book recommendations (books are available for purchase, but many other items are downloable), teaching ideas and lesson plans, author profiles, links to related sites, and activity downloads.

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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.

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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.

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International Day Of Peace Resources

Observed around the globe annually on September 21, the International Day of Peace is dedicated to the absence of war and violence. Use these resources to teach about peace, conflict, and justice.

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