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10 Free Things for National Nutrition Month

Emphasize the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. Our recommended resources include lesson plans, best practices, learning games, videos, book lists, coloring pages and more.

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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.

Learning about Independence Day

Learn about the men and ideas that influenced the writing and adoption of the Declaration of Independence and how the 4th of July has been celebrated over the years with these lessons, activities, and classroom resources.

Themed Package

Civics Education

Resources for teaching about civics education.

Lesson Plan; Themed Package

Judicial Branch

Resources for teaching about the Judicial Branch of the Federal Government.

Themed Package

Executive Branch

Resources for teaching about the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government.

Lesson Plan; Themed Package

National Arts in Education Week

To help you celebrate the arts in your classroom this week and throughout the year, we offer these resources.

Themed Package

The Art of Teaching Art

The Annenberg Media video workshop for high school teachers has 8 one-hour video programs, workshop guide, and web site.

Professional Development Course; Tool

Think Green Guide

Looking for ideas and resources to inspire environmental awareness and action in your classroom? This guide from Edutopia is full of succinct and practical ways to prepare students for 21st-century success.

Multimedia

Jonathan Bird's Blue World

Using Jonathan Bird's Blue World in the classroom is easy with amazing study guides and resources for educators.

Multimedia

Nature Works Everywhere

Get your family back to nature! This site offers easy tools and tips for planning a family nature adventure. Enter the age of your kids, how much time you have, and the location and the website gives you ideas for activities and events.

Urban Bird Sounds Project

Created BY students FOR students, this audio guide is a way to help others learn about and study birds in their own communities. Listen, download materials, and learn how to make your own.

Multimedia

Japanese Kites at the New Year

These resources explain the cultural and historical importance of kites in Japan. Teachers will find downloadable student readings on kite shapes, kite flying, and Japanese kites at the New Year.

Lesson Plan; Printable

Abraham Lincoln - Team of Rivals Teacher Resources

Students wear the shoes of our 16th President as he selected – purposely from his opponents — the cabinet that would agonize, argue, and advise him through the challenges of slavery, secession, and war.

Lesson Plan; Printable

Religion

The HippoCampus web site offers multimedia content on the major world religions as practiced in the United States.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Action for Healthy Kids

See how this site helps schools without the resources to improve nutrition programs and increase opportunities for kids to get healthier.

Multimedia; Tool

Vampire Energy - Poster

Download and print this poster that shows the yearly cost of common electronic devices in passive and active standby modes.

Printable

Favorite Poem - Videos

A collection of 50 short video documentaries showcasing Americans reading and speaking personally about poems they love.

Multimedia

Space Program History

An out of this world trove of lessons, NASA learning resources, printables, and tools for teaching about the history of America's Space Program.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

PEC: Classroom Teacher/Integrated Lesson Plans for Physical Education

This site is designed to help classroom teachers who want to use physical activity to teach academic content. The activities can be taught in the classroom or in an outdoor play area. Search by subject area and sort by age.

Lesson Plan

Fermilabyrinth Introduction

Fermi Labs official web site furnishes teacher and student materials, including animations.

Multimedia

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.

SweetSearch

A free custom search engine for students that searches over 35,000 web sites.

Multimedia

VocabularySpelling City

Online spelling and vocabulary tests, activities and printables. For students of all ages and learning levels to sue in the classroom or at home.

Multimedia