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“Here I Am” and Immigration-Themed Resources

"Here I Am" weaves the tale of a young immigrant boy’s first journey to his new home in America. From social studies, to narrative writing, to art - this contemplative, wordless picture book and additional resources are lesson rich.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

10 Free Things for Mother’s Day

From poetry to decorative gifts and a variety of arts & crafts projects big and small, find ideas for celebrating motherhood with students at all grade levels.

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

10 Things for Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day is August 26 and commemorates passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting the right to vote to women. These resources help grades K-12 learn about the suffrage movement and the 19th Amendment.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

12 Free Things for St. Patrick’s Day

Curriculum resources include videos, arts & crafts, printables, worksheets, interactive maps, and tutorials for all grade levels, and explore Irish culture, history and traditions.

Themed Package

20 Free iPad Apps for Educators

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

Lesson Plan

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

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

60 Student-Centered Teaching Strategies

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

Lesson Plan

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

About.com: Resources for Spanish Teachers

This site offers links to free resources for Spanish teachers.

AdLit

The AdLit site offers resources for parents and educators of kids in grades 4-12.

Multimedia

Agriculture in the Classroom

Agriculture in the Classroom supports state programs for PreK-12 teachers and their students to improve agricultural literacy.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Annenberg Learner’s Interactives

22 learning modules from Annenberg Learner provide activities that improve skills in math, science, language, history, and arts. Though a few resources are aimed at elementary students, most are intended for secondary.

Learning Game

Architect Studio 3D

Students in grades 5-8 design houses and share them with others. They explore architecture and learn about Frank Lloyd Wright's life and work while gaining practice in subject skills.

Learning Game; Multimedia

Arts Across the Curriculum

Our hand-picked resources for all grades help you integrate music and visual arts with social studies, math and science.

Themed Package

Arts Across the Curriculum, Grades K-5

Our hand-picked resources for grades K-5 help you integrate music and visual arts with social studies, math and science.

Themed Package

ArtsEdge

ArtsEdge is the Kennedy Center’s educational media arm providing arts and cross0-curricular materials for K-12 students and educators. Free digital resources include lesson plans, audio stories, video clips, and interactive online modules.

Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

ArtThink

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art provides theme-based activities for students in grades 4 and above at the ArtThink website. The site encourages a close study of visual art and asks students to make connections with literature and history.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Asia for Educators

Asia for Educators is an initiative of the East Asian Curriculum Project and the Project on Asia in the Core Curriculum at Columbia University.

Multimedia; Tool

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.

Authorwire

Free worksheets, activities, and lesson ideas to use with nonfiction writing!

Multimedia

Autumn-Themed Classroom Resources

Explore the season of harvest and migration with lessons, activities, poetry, and song for all grade levels.

Themed Package

Autumn-Themed Classroom Resources, Grades K-5

Themed Package

Black History Month Lessons & Resources

To help you integrate Black History Month into your classroom, we offer a selection of lesson plans that cover a variety subjects and that can be adapted for all grade levels.

Themed Package