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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

The Northwest Passage

A picture book based on the folk song "Northwest Passage" with dynamic illustrations provides a good introduction to the geography and history of the Northwest Passage. We recommend related resources to help you build lessons.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

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

Cultural Equity Research Center

Music marks eras and defines periods in history. Use these musical lessons and activities to supplement K-12 social studies curriculum and illustrate the importance of keeping communities connected to their creative heritage.

Lesson Plan

Teaching About the Selma to Montgomery Marches

Lessons, activities & other curriculum resources for teaching grades K-12 about the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Marches, nonviolent activism, the Voting Rights Movement, and more.

Themed Package

Teaching About the Selma to Mongomery Marches, Grades K-5

Lessons, activities & other curriculum resources for teaching grades K-5 about the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Marches, nonviolent activism, the Voting Rights Movement, and more.

Themed Package

Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears

Elementary teachers: bring the polar regions “closer to home” to you and your science learners with these online professional development courses that cover polar science concepts across the curriculum.

Professional Development Course

Multiverse: Learning Resources

Connect science literacy across the K-12 curriculum with this remarkable set of resources designed to make science discovery accessible to all learners.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

The Printer's Trial

Introduce K-12 social studies and language arts learners to the first case in the United States concerning freedom of speech and freedom of the press with this book and additional resources.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

People Who Said No (book)

Profiling people who broke the rules to change history, this book can provide your social studies and literature learners excellent starting points for classroom discussions about ethics and morality.

Background Reading

KnowItAll.org

Knowitall.org is a collection of fun, interactive websites across teh curriculum for K-12 students, teachers, and parents.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Professional Development Course

Educational Games (National Geographic)

Here's an award-winning collection of meaningful games that embed educational content across the curriculum. These resources promote collaboration, problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication for K-12 learners.

Multimedia

Instructional Materials Database Online

Looking to expand your repertoire of foreign langage lesson plans? We've found this free, searchable collection of resources created and shared by language teachers for language learners at all grade levels.

Lesson Plan

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus (Book)

Captivate your language arts learners with the story of the 8 year-old whose lists of words became one of the most important reference books of all time: Roget's Thesaurus. We've also assembled additional resources to accompany this reading

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

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

Lit2Go

This FREE collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format can be used as read-along or as supplemental material for your poetry learners.

Multimedia; Printable

StoryPlace

Teach Spanish to your preK-5 learners with this award-winning interactive website.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

National Wildlife Federation - Educational Resources

More than 1,000 lesson plans designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards.

Lesson Plan

National Gallery of Art: Teachers

Bring art to your classroom with these lessons, activities, and interactives! Also browse teacher workshops and other professional development opportunities.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Professional Development Course

K-12 Student Interactives

A prolific collection of interactive resources for K-12 across the curriculum. From lessons to homework help to professional development, this resource is an educator's must have.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Professional Development Course

CIESE K-12 Curricula

A prolific collection of challenging STEM, language arts, and social studies lesson plans and projects for K-12 learners.

Lesson Plan

The Great Depression for Kids

An excellent complement for social studies lessons on The Great Depression with age-appropriate and kid-centric stories of struggle and survival. Recommended for grades 4 and up. Extra resources are listed here also.

Background Reading; Leader/Contact

A Beginner’s Guide to Immortality

A visually engaging history with five chapters on elixirs and other magical substances, immortals, magical places, what science is discovering today, and what futurists project for tomorrow.

Background Reading

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