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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

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

National Arts in Education Week

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

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Madcap Logic

This free lesson features the color wheel, complementary colors, a quick evaluation, and more.

Multimedia; Tool

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.

Multimedia; Tool

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

Favorite Poem - Videos

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

Multimedia

Hopeful Voices

The nonprofit organization My Class Cares released a curriculum supplement called Hopeful Voices, a collection of essays written by youth around the world whose challenges have given them much to share about life and hope.

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International Children's Digital Library (ICDL)

The ICDL is a digital collection of international children's books for children ages 3-13. 4000 titles in 50 languages, reflects diverse cultures, perspectives, and historical periods. All books can be read online for free.

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E-Presentations: Visual & Performing Arts

Navigate through exciting videos and interactive multimedia elements including performances, history, artists' insights and quiz games.

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Teaching Channel: Videos That Inspire Teaching

Find more than 800 videos of effective K-12 teaching practices, which can be searched by keyword or browsed, and filter by subject, grade, and topic. Registration is free and allows access to downloadable resources.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Multicultural Math

Lesson Plan; Printable

60 Student-Centered Teaching Strategies

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

Lesson Plan

SMART Board Content from SMART Exchange

Download review games, organizational materials, and lesson ideas for your classroom SMART Board.

Lesson Plan

ELL Tapestry

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

Lesson Plan

20 Free iPad Apps for Educators

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

Lesson Plan

Five Free Underground Railroad Resources

Five of our favorite curriculum resources on The Underground Railroad for grades K-12 include lesson plans, interactive maps, timelines and biographies.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Dickens 2012

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

The Athenaeum

This online resource is useful for anyone with an interest in history, archaeology, philosophy, or the arts, and is an excellent resource for any teacher looking for examples of artwork. We recommend 3 lesson plans to be used in conjunction with it.

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YouTube for Educators

YouTube offers a variety of free services that educators can use to facilitate classroom instruction, including access to more than 500,000 educational videos, limited access to non-educational content, and custom playlists that eliminate ads.

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Women’s History Month, Grades K-5

Examine the changing cultural perceptions of women in society and honor their contributions to all aspects of life with these interdisciplinary resources for grades K-5.

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Women’s History Month, Grades 6-8

Examine the changing cultural perceptions of women in society and honor their contributions to all aspects of life with these interdisciplinary resources for grades 6-8.

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Women’s History Month, Grades 9-12

Examine the changing cultural perceptions of women in society and honor their contributions to all aspects of life with these interdisciplinary resources for grades 9-12.

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Music in Our Schools Month

March is Music In Our Schools Month. Find our recommended lesson plans, activity ideas and other resources to help you plan for the occasion.

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