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"Unplug Me" Reminder Cards

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

Lesson Plan

10 Free Things for Mother’s Day

From poetry to decorative gifts and a variety of arts & crafts projects big and small, find ideas for celebrating motherhood with students at all grade levels.

Multimedia; Printable

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.

Themed Package

10 Free Things for Teaching About the 2014 Winter Olympics

The 22nd Winter Olympics will be held February 6-23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Learn about the history of the Olympic Games, the sports, the athletes and more with these lessons, activities, videos and reference materials.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

10 Inauguration Day Resources

Students in all grade levels learn about the Presidential Inauguration and how it has changed over time with our recommended activities, background resources, primary source documents, videos, printables, and more.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Quiz

10 Sites and Apps for SAT Vocabulary Review

This entry is from Richard Byrne's blog, Free Technology for Teachers, about free resources and lessons plans for teaching with technology.

Multimedia

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

100 Ways to Save the Environment

The site suggests ways everyone can help the community and the planet. A PDF version can be downloaded.

Printable

12 Free Things for St. Patrick’s Day

Curriculum resources include videos, arts & crafts, printables, worksheets, interactive maps, and tutorials for all grade levels, and explore Irish culture, history and traditions.

Themed Package

20 Free iPad Apps for Educators

A variety of teaching and learning materials to access from your iPad.

Lesson Plan

35 Poets Read Their Work

Each entry includes a short introduction to spark student interest, questions for discussion, teaching tips, and links to standards

Multimedia

366 Community Service Ideas

Here are fourteen categories of community service ideas from the 4-H Club. A PDF version is available.

Printable

4-H Robotics Curriculum

Activities for students in fourth grade and beyond.

Lesson Plan

5 Gyres

5 Gyres aims to highlight a problem created by making throw-away packaging out of a material designed to last forever. The website includes many brief videos. The homepage features a world map locating the five ocean concentrations of plastic debris.

Background Reading; Learning Game

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

6 + 1 Trait Writing

Are you the best writing teacher you can be? These instructional materials and customized training can help improve your writing instruction and ability to help students achieve the quality of writing called for in the Common Core State Standards.

Professional Development Course

60 Student-Centered Teaching Strategies

All the strategies promote students’ literacy and critical thinking skills within a respectful classroom climate.

Lesson Plan

92Y/The Paris Review: Interview Series

This site maintains an audio and video archive of interviews with writers, musicians, artists, scientists, and experts in other fields. Teachers and students across the curriculum can find resources by keyword, topic, date, artist or speaker.

Background Reading; Multimedia

A+ Writing Research Paper Guide

This site for grade 9-12 and above is comprised of merged collections from the Internet Public Library and the Librarians' Internet Index and includes a guide to researching and writing a paper, an information search guide, and links to resources.

Background Reading

About the Cryosphere: National Snow and Ice Data

Studying the cryosphere as part of an Earth sciences curriculum helps highlight rapid changes in Earth’s frozen regions. Find info on scientific explorations, a glossary, photos, atlases, and more.

Background Reading; Multimedia

About.com: Resources for Spanish Teachers

This site offers links to free resources for Spanish teachers.

Above the Influence.com

This site offers games, free downloads, quizzes, photos, podcasts, and important information about dealing with the pressures of teenage life.

Multimedia

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

Access, Analyze, Act: From Economic Theory to Financial Reality

This web site is designed to help students dive deeper into today’s economy and to see how it affects their lives. From PBS Teachers.

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