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Financial Literacy Now

Lesson plans, teaching materials, and interactive features, including Standard & Poor’s calculators designed to help students master the basics of personal finance and prepare them for life after they graduate from high school.

Lesson Plan; Tool

Steven Strogatz on the Elements of Math

Explore 15 aspects of mathematics— beginning with why numbers are useful and ending with the Hilbert Hotel and infinity—with math professor and New York Times columnist Steven Strogatz.

Multimedia; Printable

Memorial Day Lesson Ideas

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day, a day to honor American Civil War dead. Now it honors soldiers killed in all wars. Reinforce the meaning behind Memorial Day observances with the following lessons and activities.

Themed Package

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

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Resources for high school journalism students include tutorials on data analysis, interviews of investigative reporters, tips for debunking myths with online tools, and advice for harnessing social media.

Background Reading

Access, Analyze, Act: From Economic Theory to Financial Reality

This web site is designed to help students dive deeper into today’s economy and to see how it affects their lives. From PBS Teachers.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Iditarod in the Classroom

Follow the 1,150 mile trek from Anchorage to Nome with these lessons and activities for all grades.

Themed Package

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

Finding Information on the Internet

UC Berkeley Library offers an online tutorial covering search strategies, search tools, recommendations for evaluating web pages and other resources that will be of interest to educators and secondary students.

Background Reading

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

Teaching with Maps

Lessons, activities, map-making resources, and more.

Themed Package

National Park Foundation’s Electronic Field Trip

Grades 4-8 can learn about various topics (e.g., civil rights, climate change) through electronic field trips to national parks. There are more than a dozen EFTs archived on the site, each with an on-demand video and related lessons.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Computer History Museum

The Computer History Museum maintains twelve online exhibits on a variety of topics related to the history of computing.

Background Reading

Math Awareness Month, Grades 6-8

Curriculum resources, including lesson plans, background reading, printables and video, for grades 6-8 address the 2014 Math Awareness Month theme:Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery.

Themed Package

Arts Across the Curriculum, Grades 6-8

Our hand-picked resources for grades 6-8help you integrate music and visual arts with social studies, math and science.

Themed Package

HippoCampus

Free multimedia resources for middle school, high school, and college students on subjects like algebra, chemistry, history and government. Many of these resources would work well on an interactive whiteboard.

Background Reading; Multimedia

TED Ed - TED’s New Education Initiative

The goal of thisinitiative is to produce a library of teacher-prepared lessons on video.

Lesson Plan

Test Prep & Review Strategies for Grades 6-8

Help students in grades 6-8 prepare for and take tests of all kinds.

Themed Package

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

Teaching K-12 Economics

Teaching K-12 Economics provides lessons, projects, and support resources for grades K-5 and 6-12. The resources are keyed to national curriculum standards. Teachers can search by concept, standard, or lesson.

Lesson Plan

American Mathematical Society: Career Information

Find information on careers in mathematical research and education as well as careers applying math in the sciences, business, finance, manufacturing, communications, and engineering.

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.

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

Teaching about the European Union

Lessons, activities and other resources shed light the EU financial crisis.

Themed Package

Multicultural Math

Lesson Plan; Printable