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60 Student-Centered Teaching Strategies

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

Lesson Plan

6 + 1 Trait Writing

Are you the best writing teacher you can be? These instructional materials and customized training can help improve your writing instruction and ability to help students achieve the quality of writing called for in the Common Core State Standards.

Professional Development Course

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.

Themed Package

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.

Themed Package

Moana (2016)

This Disney film blends elements of myth and culture from different parts of Polynesia. These K-12 classroom resources can help you craft lessons and learning opportunities around the movie's theme.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

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

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.

Themed Package

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.

Themed Package

Thanksgiving Ideas for the Classroom, Grades K-5

Celebrate the Thanksgiving season in the classroom and at home with lessons, quizzes, activities, games, trivia, Celebrate the Thanksgiving season in the classroom and at home with lessons, quizzebooks, and movies for grades K-5.

Lesson Plan; Themed Package

Teaching Students to Prevent Bullying

Curriculum Resources Address Identifying, Confronting and Stopping Bullying

Lesson Plan

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

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

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

Columbus Day, Grades K-5

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 for grades K-5 presents a rangs of opinions.

Themed Package

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

Women in the American Civil War

How and why did hundreds of women disguise themselves as men to fight in the Civil War? Students 3-12 get these answers and much more in our resources covering a little-known yet fascinating aspect of American history.

Lesson Plan; Themed Package

19th Amendment

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees women the right to vote, was ratified on August 18, 1920. These resources help mark an important step in recognizing this moment in US history and equal rights for all citizens.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

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

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

Teaching Harry Potter

The latest Harry Potter movie is playing in local theaters. Here are lessons, activities, and resources to add to the fun.

Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Themed Package

National School Lunch Week

The second week in October is National School Lunch Week! Use these resources to learn about the National School Lunch Program and other organizations that support low cost healthy options for children each school day.

Background Reading; Themed Package

Halloween Lessons, Activities & Resources, Grades K-5

Pumpkin carving traditions began in Scotland and Ireland with the carving of turnip lanterns. Make your own, carve a virtual pumpkin, download patterns for state-of-the-art pumpkins, and have fun on Halloween with this themed package for grades K-5.

Lesson Plan; Themed Package

STEM Resources

Our editors combed the World Wide Web for the best science, technology, engineering & mathematics resources for teachers of grades preK-12.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

Steven Strogatz on the Elements of Math

Explore 15 aspects of mathematics— beginning with why numbers are useful and ending with the Hilbert Hotel and infinity—with math professor and New York Times columnist Steven Strogatz.

Multimedia; Printable