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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

Anatomy of a Detector

A virtual reality tool shows different parts of a detector and how they are used to display the debris from a collision.

Multimedia

Groundhog Day for the Classroom

Explore light and shadow in math, science, and art lessons and have fun with the following collection of groundhog games and activities.

Themed Package

Memorial Day Lesson Ideas

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day, a day to honor American Civil War dead. Now it honors soldiers killed in all wars. Reinforce the meaning behind Memorial Day observances with the following lessons and activities.

Themed Package

Teaching About the 1963 March on Washington, Grades 6-8

August 28, 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom. Examine the March with these lessons, background resources, audios, and videos for grades 6-8.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Student Interactives

ReadWriteThink presents 58 Student Interactives to develop skills in organizing & summarizing, inquiry & analysis, writing poetry, writing & publishing prose, and learning about language for students in grades K-12.

Learning Game

Science and Music Composition

Two online resources investigate the link between biology and music. Online activities and lesson plans allow students to create new music compositions and learn how music impacts human emotion and biology.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Agriculture in the Classroom

Agriculture in the Classroom supports state programs for PreK-12 teachers and their students to improve agricultural literacy.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Encyclopedia of Life

Find information and images of all known species of animals, plants, fungi, protists and bacteria. Educator tools illustrate how site resources can be used to structure lesson plans, plan activities, reinforce concepts, and introduce biology topics.

Background Reading; Multimedia

December Holidays Lessons & Resources, Grades 6-12

Celebrate the holiday season and learn how others celebrate with these lessons and resources on Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ashura, Pongal, and New Years for grades 6-12.

Themed Package

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.

Asia for Educators

Asia for Educators is an initiative of the East Asian Curriculum Project and the Project on Asia in the Core Curriculum at Columbia University.

Multimedia; Tool

Iditarod in the Classroom

Follow the 1,150 mile trek from Anchorage to Nome with these lessons and activities for all grades.

Themed Package

Purple America: Lesson Plans and Activities

Purple America is inviting teachers across America to strengthen the nation through classroom discussions.

Themed Package

Watch Draw Think

Watch Draw Think offers visual presentations of complex cross-curricular concepts for grades 5-12 and provides a space for teachers to share ideas, lessons, and projects. The goal is for teachers to use a whole, or part of, a video with a lesson.

Multimedia

Websites for Digital Learning Games and Interactives

We present six of our favorite Websites digital learning games and interactives. They cover a variety of subjects, including history, earth and space science, engineering and tech, natural history, the arts, geography, health, and reading.

Learning Game; Multimedia

The 12 Brain Rules, Illustrated

In this interactive website based on his book Brain Rules, John Medina describes how the brain works best and what we can do to improve the workplace and the 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

Exploring Impressionism

Students in all grade levels learn about artists’ lives and explore their art with lessons, galleries, activities, and videos.

Themed Package

Finding Information on the Internet

UC Berkeley Library offers an online tutorial covering search strategies, search tools, recommendations for evaluating web pages and other resources that will be of interest to educators and secondary students.

Background Reading

Vampire Energy - Video

This brief (2:17min) and engaging video explains the dollar and environmental costs of wasting energy and suggests how everyone can help reduce wasted energy

Multimedia

Brain Development Resources

NEA compiled these resources on cognition and brain development.

Themed Package

Public Alert Radios for Schools

NOAA is distributing these radios to schools to help safeguard children.

Lesson Plan

Outdoor Action (OA) Guide to Map & Compass (Part 1)

This site provides a good tutorial on how to use a compass and map, with plenty of illustrations for map skills and orienteering instruction.

Background Reading

Teaching with Maps

Lessons, activities, map-making resources, and more.

Themed Package