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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.


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

Rutgers RIOT

College prep starts in your classroom with this interactive tutorial that teaches concepts and strategies for approaching a research paper - with a role-playing twist!

Educational Games and Simulations

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

Otis Jiry’s Creepypasta Crypt

The name Otis Jiry's Creepypasta Crypt says it all! Language Arts students in grades 6-12 listen to masterful storyteller Otis Jiry interpret novels and stories from the horror genre. Perfect resource for Haloween or stormy days and nights

Columbus Day

Columbus Day is celebrated in the U.S., Spain, and many countries in Latin America. Whether Christopher Columbus is thought of positively or negatively depends on point-of-view. The following themed package presents a rangs of opinions.

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

iFixit: The Free Repair Manual

Teach your 7-12 learners a lost art: how to fix things themselves. These are resources from a global community of people helping each other repair things - one device at a time.

Article; Multimedia

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

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

Luminarium & Quotidiana

A growing resource for teaching Medieval, Renaissance, 17th Century, and Restoration literature with more specific sections for religious writers, Renaissance drama, Metaphysical and Cavalier poets.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

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

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

In Motion: The African American Migration Experience

This web site presents tens of thousands of resources organized around thirteen defining migrations that have formed and transformed African America and the nation

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

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

So We Read On

A valuable companion to teaching The Great Gatsby, this book examines the enduring power of Gatsby over time. We've also added author interviews, media clips, and a set of lesson plans offering additional Gastby study across the curriculum.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Themed Package

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

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

Evaluating Web Resources

Even the most dilligent research can backfire if it's inaccurate and unreliable. These resources can help your students learn to evaluate and confirm the vailidity of web sites and content as they surf for information.

Background Reading; Learning Game

It’s No Laughing Matter

This website from the Library of Congress presents to students an approach to analyzing political cartoons and identifying the persuasive techniques used in them.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Chain Reaction

Arizona State University’s Chain Reaction is a science magazine and website for students in grades 4-8 with archived and downloadable stories; activities, experiments and games; and professional development resources for educators.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Lesson Plan

Classroom Resources for Nelson Mandela, Apartheid, and South Africa

These lessons and resources will provide biographical information and historical context for a study on Nelson Mandela and his contributions to the end of apartheid in South Africa.

Background Reading; 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