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The Learning Network

The Learning Network publishes a new lesson plan every weekday during the school year. Two recent lesson plans investigate back-to-school shopping and the 2012 election campaign.

Lesson Plan

Bulletin Board Ideas

We recommend four Web sites where you can find bulletin board ideas and themes, cutouts, templates, activity ideas, and more. Plus, find out what kind of supplies you’ll need and how to acquire them.

Printable; Tool

RACE - Are We So Different?

Using this website, students in middle school and high school can examine concepts of race from perspectives of history, human variation, and personal experience.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Quiz

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - Kids Pages

This collection of lessons, activities and games for grades K-12 address the effects of the environment on human health.

Learning Game; Lesson Plan

Websites for Digital Learning Games and Interactives

We present six of our favorite Websites digital learning games and interactives. They cover a variety of subjects, including history, earth and space science, engineering and tech, natural history, the arts, geography, health, and reading.

Learning Game; Multimedia

WatchKnowLearn

WatchKnowLearn organizes thousands of free educational video clips in all subjects for teachers, students, and parents. So far, grade K-6 videos have been aligned to Common Core State Standards.

Multimedia

Educator Resources for Safe Schools Week 2014

Observe the 2014 event October 20-24 by helping students and parents learn about and advocate for school safety, including preventing bullying, reducing crime and violence, improving discipline, and increasing student attendance.

Background Reading

Learn.Genetics

The University of Utah’s Genetic Science Learning Center has made available Learn.Genetics, a free collection of educational material for grade 6-12 science and health students and teachers.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Just For Kids

This site from the University of Illinois Extensionhas 23 interactives for students in grades K-8, covering concepts in animals, weather, volcanoes, exercise, nutrition, friendship, conflict resolution, and more.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Scootle Resources

Scootle is a collection of thousands of digital resources available to K-12 educators in the U.S. All resources are searchable and include images, audio, video, datasets, activities, lessons and assessments.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

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

Authentic Assessment Toolbox

The Authentic Assessment Toolbox is a resource to help K-12 teachers, especially new teachers, create authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning.

Outbreak at Watersedge

This online learning game from the University of Minnesota places students in the role of an intern on a public health team investigating an infectious disease outbreak.

Learning Game

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

Spatulatta: Cooking 4 Kids Online

This award-winning web site introduces cooking with a focus on fresh food and minimum processing. Students are encouraged to eat well, to take pride in their accomplishments in the kitchen and to understand the connection between farm and dinner table.

Multimedia; Printable

Activities For Kids

Boost your science curriculum with these activities designed to show students the impact of scientific applications on our daily lives and society as a whole.

Multimedia

Educational Games and Simulations

Incorporate the acheievements of Nobel Prize winners across your curriculum with these gamesm videos, and simulations for grades 6-12.

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is a contagious virus that affects children more often than adults. These resources can help K-12 educators, students, and parents learn the symptoms and how to prevent the spread of EV-D68 in school and at home.

Background Reading

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

Alcohol Awareness Resources for Educators

Free publications that provide educators with information about the hazards of drinking alcohol.

Background Reading; Printable

Character Counts

Free resources, professional development, and how to participate in the biggest celebration of character in the world.

Child Nutrition Health Education Kit

The National Dairy Council kit has papers with supportive science and presentations as well as downloadable charts and other education materials. Some materials are available in Spanish.

Reference Center

Diabetes Education in Tribal Schools (DETS)

The DETS Project is part of a national effort to decrease the incidence and improve the care of type 2 diabetes among American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). Free learning resources and printables.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

Emergency Preparedness: Free Classroom Resources

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. Here are some resources from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help you and your students prepare for emergencies year 'round.

Themed Package

Etiquette Guide or Naturalization Ceremony

This page offers guidelines for dress, behavior, conduct, reception etiquette, tips and pointers, and thank-you notes after the ceremony. From Citizenship Counts.

Fact Sheet; Multimedia; Tool