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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.

Tapestry

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

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.

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

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!

K-2 Puppetry

Here's a web site offering an effective vehicle for developing and practicing theatre, literacy, cooperation, concentration, communication, problem solving, listening and speaking skills, along with creative and physical expression.

Read Across America in May!

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and a time to pay tribute to the generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans who have enriched America. Celebrate the stories, culture, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

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.

Read Across America in July!

Swing into summer reading and learning with books that really get your blood moving!

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Media Literacy

In advertising, politics, journalism, and daily life, language is used and misused. In these challenging times of "fake news" and deceptive social media, we've gathered these excellent resources to support K-12 media literacy education.

Article; Background Reading

Middle School Activity Breaks

Recent studies find a correlation between physically fit students and academic achievement and test scores. This list of (physical) activity breaks can be used at any point during the class period at your discretion.

Article; Background Reading; Printable

Project Audio: Teaching Students How to Produce Their Own Podcasts

Help your students produce audio narratives while teaching them about storytelling, interviewing, audio editing, and more!

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Teacher's List: 11 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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Wormworld Saga Graphic Novel

Even your most reluctant readers will be drawn to the critically acclaimed Wormworld Saga graphic novel and additional resources assembled to motivate reading and inspire creativity.

Article; Background Reading; Multimedia

Five Hundred And Seven Mechanical Movements

It's never too early to teach students that human ingenuity is unlimited. Use this prolific collection of mechanical drawings across the K-12 curriculum to prove it!

Article; Background Reading; Printable

Creative Learning Exchange Curriculum

Engage your K-12 learners in meaningful, real-world problem solving - across the curriculum - through the mastery of systems thinking and system dynamics modeling.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

iFixit: The Free Repair Manual

Teach your 7-12 learners a lost art: how to fix things themselves. These are resources from a global community of people helping each other repair things - one device at a time.

Article; Multimedia

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.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

4 Teachers

4 Teachers integrates technology with online tools and resources. Games for students develop skills in math, languages arts, and more. Professional development resources address equity, ELL, planning, and at-risk or special needs students.

Article; Professional Development Course

Learn: The Poetry Foundation

"Begin in delight, end in wisdom" is Learn's motto. Learn is The Poetry Foundation’s revised and expanded set of resources for K-12 students, parents, and teachers of poetry.

Article; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Teach with Picture Books

On this web page, educator Keith Schoch provides book recommendations (books are available for purchase, but many other items are downloable), teaching ideas and lesson plans, author profiles, links to related sites, and activity downloads.

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Charles Dickens

On February 7, 2012, Charles Dickens enthusiasts will celebrate the bicentennial of the author’s birthday. These curriculum resources will help you bring the celebration to your classroom.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan