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The Big Religion Chart

This comparison chart summarizes 43 religions and belief systems. The web site also provides other side-by-side comparison charts, religious statistics and facts, and glossaries.

Fact Sheet; Multimedia; Reference Center

The Black Past: Pursuing the Past in the Twenty-First Century

The web site provides an encyclopedia, transcripts of speeches, primary documents, audio and video, timelines, and links to museums and research centers dedicated to African American history.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Reference Center

The Civil War and Emancipation

From PBS, this site includes stories of people on both sides of the slavery debate, journal articles from the times, and opinions from current historians. (background information)

Background Reading; Tool

The Emancipation Proclamation through Different Eyes

Students analyze and debate the Emancipation Proclamation from the point of view of different population groups.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Tool

The Particle Adventure

This interactive tour of quarks, neutrinos, Higgs Bosons, extra dimensions, dark matter, accelerators, and particle detectors allows students to explore learning modules, clicking through slides and answering questions as they progress.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

The Roof is Growing!

A classroom program developed by the American Society of Landscape Architecture to engage and educate middle school students about green roofs and their environmental benefits.

Themed Package

The Rusty Key

This site reviews children's literature - picture books through teen fiction – and offers interviews with authors and information about book events

Multimedia

Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas Alva Edison: genuis inventor of the electrical age. With these activites, lessons, and resources, students in all grades can learn about the man who created the modern world.

Themed Package

Thomas Alva Edison, Grades 9-12

Thomas Alva Edison: genuis inventor of the electrical age. With these activites, lessons, and resources, students in grades 9 - 12 can learn about the man who created the modern world.

Themed Package

Tips for Teachers Cards - Child Welfare Concerns

Free downloadable 6x8-inch laminated cards provide ready information about behaviors that threaten the health and well-being of students. From American Public University.

Printable

Transcontinental Telegraph and Railroad

Interdisciplinary lessons, activities & resources help students in all grades discover the engineering triumphs that propelled westward expansion in the 19th Century.

Themed Package

Transcontinental Telegraph and Railroad, Grades 9-12

Interdisciplinary lessons, activities & resources help students in grades 9-12 discover the engineering triumphs that propelled westward expansion in the 19th Century.

Themed Package

United States Mint - Educator Resoures

The United States Mint offers many free educational resources activities, and coin-centric classroom lesson plans covering social studies, language arts, math, and science.

Lesson Plan; Tool

"Unplug Me" Reminder Cards

Students create original reminder cards to unplug appliances for their schools and homes.

Lesson Plan

Veterans Day Activities, Grades 9-12

Lesson plans, activities, and resources for grades 9-12 focus on wartime service and sacrifice.

Themed Package

Veterans Day Activities

Lesson plans, activities, and resources for all grade levels focus on wartime service and sacrifice.

Themed Package

Visual and Performing Arts: e-Presentations

Watch videos of artists demonstrating and explaining their art. Each e-Presentation is supported by interactive multi-media materials such as pictures, maps, text and quiz games.

Multimedia; Tool

Vocabulary.com

Vocabulary resources (like a visual thesaurus), lesson plans, and words on words. Free interactive word puzzles and activities help participants learn English vocabulary in context.

Multimedia

Welcome to the USGS - U.S. Geological Survey

A huge repository for earth and life science resources, USGS features educational materials and many multimedia resources.

Multimedia

Winter-Themed Classroom Resources

These interdisciplinary lessons, activities, and other resources for all grades levels will help students develop an understanding of the mechanisms that bring about seasonal change and how animals have adapted to them.

Themed Package

Winter-Themed Classroom Resources, Grades 9-12

These interdisciplinary lessons, activities, and other resources for grades 9-12 levels will help students develop an understanding of the mechanisms that bring about seasonal change and how animals have adapted to them.

Themed Package

Women’s History Month for the Classroom

Examine the changing cultural perceptions of women in society and honor their contributions to all aspects of life in the following interdisciplinary lessons and activities for all grade levels.

Themed Package

YES! Magazine

YES! Magazine is offering classroom teachers and school librarians a free one-year introductory subscription to the magazine. The independent, ad-free magazine covers sustainability, peace and social justice, happiness, climate change, and more.

Background Reading; Tool

Teaching with Maps

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

Themed Package

Teachkind

Teach students to be kind to animals. Free humane education materials and policy resources for K-12 and college educators.

Multimedia