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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

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

Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center: Elementary Toolkits

A tool kit for discussing bullying prevention during National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and Character Education Month (October).

Multimedia; Printable; Tool

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.

Professional Development Course; 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

SweetSearch

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

Multimedia

Presentations ETC

This site offers audio, clip art, font, photo, video, and presentation services. Up to 50 items may be used in any non-commercial, educational project without special permission. Educational Technology Clearinghouse. From University of South Florida.

Tool

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.

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.

Article

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

E-Presentations: Visual & Performing Arts

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

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Organizing the Elementary Classroom

Strategic organization of the grades 3-5 classroom helps children learn.

Professional Development Course

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

Tapestry

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

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

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

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.

Multimedia

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.

Multimedia

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.

Themed Package