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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

Teaching K-12 Economics

Teaching K-12 Economics provides lessons, projects, and support resources for grades K-5 and 6-12. The resources are keyed to national curriculum standards. Teachers can search by concept, standard, or lesson.

Lesson Plan

10 Things for Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day is August 26 and commemorates passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting the right to vote to women. These resources help grades K-12 learn about the suffrage movement and the 19th Amendment.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

5 Resources for Teaching Metamorphosis

Five websites provide grade-specific resources for helping students at all levels learn about the biological process by which an animal develops physically after birth or hatching.

Background Reading; Multimedia

OneZoom Tree of Life Explorer

OneZoom Tree of Life Explorer lets K-12 teachers and students explore 22,000 species of wild mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians by zooming in and out of the tree of life.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Just For Kids

This site from the University of Illinois Extensionhas 23 interactives for students in grades K-8, covering concepts in animals, weather, volcanoes, exercise, nutrition, friendship, conflict resolution, and more.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Grammar Ninja

This online, interactive game provides practice for K-8 students in identifying parts of speech. A downloadable version allows educators to modify it with their own questions and examples.

Learning Game; Multimedia

NASA Wavelength

This digital collection of Earth and space science resources illustrates connections between science concepts, such as clouds, the motion of the earth, and plant growth, and how those concepts build upon one another across grade levels.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Printable

Climate Education for K-12

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

Classroom Exercise Breaks For Elementary Students

The research is clear: test scores and student behavior improve when physical activity breaks are incorporated into daily classroom routines. These lessons and resoures will show you how to get started!

Background Reading; Fact Sheet; Lesson Plan

Smithsonian Ocean Portal

Bring the ocean to life for your K-12 science learners! This collection of top resources provide you with teacher-tested ocean science materials for your classroom.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Teaching Folklore

Our recommended resources will help you find folktale retellings from North and South America, as well as lesson plans and activities to help students understand common elements of myths, fairy tales, folklore and tall tales.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Q?rius

Inspire curiosity and the excitement of discovery with this first-of-its-kind interactive and experimental learning space - a unique supplement to your science curriculum!

Multimedia

Jazz Class (Smithsonian)

Turn your grades 3-6 music and social studies learners into jazz cats with these resources and activities covering the history of jazz, its importance in American culture, and its influence on the music in their own playlists.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

A Different Mirror For Young People: A History of Multicultural America

For K-12 social studies learners: American history from the persepctive of minority groups who settled the continent. Lesson plans, support materials, and a teaching guide are included.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

AASL Lesson Plans

From the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), this web sit offers lesson plans across the curriculum from the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database.

Lesson Plan

Architecture - It’s Elementary

Supported by local architechts, this set of online resources can help K-5 students gain appreciation of their built environment and the buildings, towns, and cities that make it up.

Lesson Plan

Healthy Youth Program Grades K-5

Lesson plans for K-5 learners across the curriculum based on Healthy Youth Program's credo: "Growing Healthier Families from the Ground Up".

Lesson Plan

Lit2Go

This FREE collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format can be used as read-along or as supplemental material for your poetry learners.

Multimedia; Printable

The Manhattan Project and Trinity

Suitable for students in grades 5-12, (see individual resource grade recommendations) this resource package features a graphic novel, lessons, video and printables that cover the development, politics, use, and consequences of the atomic bomb.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Drought

Droughts can devastate crops, livestock, and jobs. These resources stress the importance of wise water use and suggest smart water habits.

Lesson Plan

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.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Nourish Interactive

This free English/Spanish web site provides nutrition educators and healthcare providers with a variety of tools to help teach the key elements of nutrition to children and parents.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

Lemelson-MIT Program

This award-winning web site celebrates outstanding inventors and inspires 3-12 learners to pursue creative lives and careers through invention.

Lesson Plan

Smithsonian Learning Lab

Bring the learning opportunities of the Smithsonian into your classroom with this dynamic website. Discover, create and share the prolific K-12 resources in the Smithsonian Learning lab.

Multimedia