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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)

SMILE website offers 1,000s science & math lessons for K-12 educators, all searchable by grade, subject, standards, assessments, and more.

Themed Package

Five Free Underground Railroad Resources

Five of our favorite curriculum resources on The Underground Railroad for grades K-12 include lesson plans, interactive maps, timelines and biographies.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

EELink Compiles Environmental Education Lesson Plans

We review a website offering free compilation of preK-12 lessons, activities and other curriculum resources that focus on environmental education.

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

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.

Themed Package

Music in Our Schools Month

March is Music In Our Schools Month. Find our recommended lesson plans, activity ideas and other resources to help you plan for the occasion.

Works4Me

12 Free Things for St. Patrick’s Day

Curriculum resources include videos, arts & crafts, printables, worksheets, interactive maps, and tutorials for all grade levels, and explore Irish culture, history and traditions.

Themed Package

Bullying and Hate Violence - “Not In Our Town” Offers Tools to Counter Both

Not In Our Town website highlights communities working together to stop hate violence and provides lesson ideas for educators.

Lesson Plan

Websites Stress Diet and Exercise for National Nutrition Month

We recommend three websites for lesson plans and activities that reinforce the theme for 2012 National Nutrition Month, which stresses the importance of making informed food choices and developing good habits in eating and physical activity.

Lesson Plan

Ancient Rome 3D

Teachers and students may use Google Earth to tour Ancient Rome and explore the interiors of more than 7,000 buildings, visit sites like the Forum in 3D, and learn how Romans lived. Related lessons and tutorials complete the immersive experience.

Multimedia

NASA Websites Explore Global Warming

The NASA website Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet provides a foundation for studying and assessing global warming by providing data on carbon dioxide concentration, global surface temperature, Arctic sea ice, land ice, and more.

Background Reading; Multimedia

NIH Curriculum Supplement Series

This resource from the National Institutes of Health includes teacher guides and lesson plans on the science behind seventeen health topics, free print materials, professional development webinars, and more.

Works4Me

Space Math @ NASA

This NASA websites allows grades 3-12 to explore how mathematics skills are applied in space exploration. Free downloadable e-books, multimedia math modules, and other resources explore subjects like black holes, space weather and astrobiology.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Annenberg Learner’s Interactives

22 learning modules from Annenberg Learner provide activities that improve skills in math, science, language, history, and arts. Though a few resources are aimed at elementary students, most are intended for secondary.

Learning Game

TED Ed - TED’s New Education Initiative

The goal of thisinitiative is to produce a library of teacher-prepared lessons on video.

Lesson Plan

The Titanic: Submersibles & ROVs

Students learn about the submersibles and remotely operated vehicles used to explore the Titanic. Multimedia learning activities allow students to pilot virtual ROVs, but students may also learn to build real, actual ROVs and enter a competition.

Multimedia

Civil War Sesquicentennial

The Civil War Trust website offers historical and animated maps, photographs, primary sources, biographies, music and literature, printables, and other curriculum resources to help educate students about the legacy of the Civil War.

Multimedia; Printable

Autism Books - Weekly Giveaways

Brookes Publishing is giving away seven books that help adults support children with autism.

Lesson Plan

Jazz Appreciation Month

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and we recommend a trio of online and printable resources to help you bring swing, big band, blues, and other forms of jazz music to your classroom.

Multimedia; Printable

Mother Goose Day

May 1st is Mother Goose Day. Explore one of the largest collections of rhymes for children with online texts, video and audio recordings, illustrations, recipes, fingerplays and costume suggestions.

Multimedia

10 Free Things for Mother’s Day

From poetry to decorative gifts and a variety of arts & crafts projects big and small, find ideas for celebrating motherhood with students at all grade levels.

Multimedia; Printable

TED-Ed Video Library

This growing library of educational videos represents collaborations between teachers and animators. Classroom teachers can use, tweak, or rewrite lessons, or create their own lessons, based on any useful educational video.

Multimedia

The Space Place

K-5 students explore the solar system and beyond with animations or interactive demonstrations; make projects and art; and play games, solve puzzles, and answer quizzes.

Lesson Plan; Printable

National Park Foundation’s Electronic Field Trip

Grades 4-8 can learn about various topics (e.g., civil rights, climate change) through electronic field trips to national parks. There are more than a dozen EFTs archived on the site, each with an on-demand video and related lessons.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Tree of Life Web Project

Students explore connections between living organisms by following phylogenetic branching patterns between groups of plants and animals. Lessons, activities and multimedia resources help them learn about evolutionary relationships among species.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia