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Culturally-Situated Design Tools

Skateboards and buckeyballs in Math class? Students learn math and computing through object patterns from many cultures, while they reproduce original artifacts and create their own.

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


Teaching math can be about more than numbers! We found this wealth of resources to help you teach mathematics using its history.

Article; Background Reading; 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

4 Teachers

4 Teachers integrates technology with online tools and resources. Games for students develop skills in math, languages arts, and more. Professional development resources address equity, ELL, planning, and at-risk or special needs students.

Article; Professional Development Course

Middle School Activity Breaks

Recent studies find a correlation between physically fit students and academic achievement and test scores. This list of (physical) activity breaks can be used at any point during the class period at your discretion.

Article; Background Reading; Printable

Statistics in Schools

Educate K-12 students about the value and everyday use of statistics. Statistics in Schools provides resources for teaching and learning with real life data. Explore the site for standards-aligned, classroom-ready activities.

Article; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Teacher's List: 11 Classroom Creativity Killers

Veteran art teacher Marvin Bartel lists 10 teacher behaviors that discourage student creativity and tells how to avoid them.


Responsive Classroom

An evidence-based approach to K-8 teaching focusing on the strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning. Research showshigher math and reading scores, improved school climate, and more!

Background Reading; Printable; Professional Development Course

Memorial Day Infographics

Students can use a variety of infographics to learn the history of Memorial Day and investigate wartime sacrifice. Resources also include suggestions for designing your own inofraphic, using readily available statistics and online tutorials.

Background Reading; Multimedia

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

Teaching Resources (National Geographic)

From ideas & activites to online courses & professional development, this is a prolific set of resources for K-12 science and math educators and learners.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Professional Development Course

John Nash & Game Theory

Your middle and high school math and science learners navigate the facinating study of game theory through these resources that explore the "Beautiful Mind" of John Forbes Nash, Jr.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Statistics Education Web (STEW)

This award-winning web site offers teachers activities that are appropriate for different students' maturity levels and the ability to select relevant, useful, and meaningful statistics applications.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Plus Magazine

Math is all around us and math is cool! Grade 6-12 students and teachers can celebrate mathematics with this online trove of of timely, relevant, and interesting contributions from the word's top mathematicians and scientists.

Background Reading


Numberphile is a series of short videos on mathematical topics and the application of math on relevant and topical themes such as sports, design and even social media.

Background Reading; Multimedia

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

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.

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Picture Book Month

Find dozens of classroom activities associated with popular picture books from more than 20 authors, plus a Teacher’s guide with suggestions for ELA, math, science, and social studies.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Highlights for High School: MIT OpenCourseWare

Enrichment courses and exam prep materials from MIT include video lectures, lecture notes, transcripts, assignments and solutions, and cover subjects ranging from biology and physics to writing, music and the arts.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel (book)

The world's most iconic amusement park attraction was invented in defiance of gravity and against the odds! Now see how the ferris wheel offers fun learning opportunities for your K-12 students across the curriculum.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

The Robot Book

Add a cool factor to your math and scienc curriculum! Introduce K-12 learners to robotics technology using use simple tools, recycled electornics, and household items with this book and additional resources.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia


Help your 2-12 learners understand better what engineering means, and how an engineering career can be a part of their future with these hands-on activities, referrals to summer opportunities, and search tools for schools offering engineering programs.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

Radical Cartography

Yale historian and cartographer Bill Rankin offers a unique approach to cartography with his website Radical Cartography. After exploring Radical Cartography, students can use other online map-making tools to create customized projects.

Background Reading; Multimedia


MinutePhysics is a YouTube-based collection of 56 brief animated videos explaining concepts in physics, mathematics, science, and other subjects. Students will appreciate that concepts are explained simply and succinctly.

Background Reading; Multimedia