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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.

Tapestry

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

All About Birds

All About Birds is an online guide to birds and bird watching with entries for 585 species. It has ID tips, sound, and video for 117 species; a weekly bird feature; Q and A between readers and experts; and, a weekly quiz on a companion Facebook page.

Making of America

This collection of primary sources in American history from the antebellum period through reconstruction includes 100,000 journal articles in American history, sociology, religion, and science from The Atlantic, Harper’s, Scientific American, and more.

Poems about Teaching and Teachers

Poems about Teaching and Teachers is a Poetry Foundation resource or grades 9-12 that includes poems and essays written by veteran teachers on teaching poetry.

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.

Rutgers RIOT

College prep starts in your classroom with this interactive tutorial that teaches concepts and strategies for approaching a research paper - with a role-playing twist!

Educational Games and Simulations

Incorporate the acheievements of Nobel Prize winners across your curriculum with these gamesm videos, and simulations for grades 6-12.

Otis Jiry’s Creepypasta Crypt

The name Otis Jiry's Creepypasta Crypt says it all! Language Arts students in grades 6-12 listen to masterful storyteller Otis Jiry interpret novels and stories from the horror genre. Perfect resource for Haloween or stormy days and nights

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.

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.

Spanish Romance

Spanish Romance provides free spanish lessons and spanish language resources developed by spanish teachers to learn spanish online free and spanish language courses in Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru and more destinations where spanish is spoken.

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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Teacher's List: 10 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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Noah Webster

Two books about the life and legacy of the man who gave us the dictionary along with several word-related resources provide excellent additions to your K-12 language arts and and social studies curriculum.

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The Teacher-Friendly Guides to the Earth Science of the United States

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Let’s Go!

Use these K-12 resources supporting childhood obesity prevention to promote increased physical activity and healthy diet for your students.

Article; Background Reading; Printable

Thomas J. Dodd Research Center: Curriculum Guides

Resources that support grade 7-12 social studies and history lessons covering human rights, the Holocaust, immigration, and gun control.

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New Deal Network

A prolifict resource for 6-12 social studies learners, The New Deal Network is an educational guide to the Great Depression of the 1930s.

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Anthropogenic Biomes

When teaching climate change or ecology units in grades 4-12 science classes, use these resources to help students examine how human activity has altered the Earth's surface over time.

Article; Background Reading; Multimedia; Printable