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Understanding the Stock Market

The interconnected economies of nations is more evident than ever. The following lessons, activities, resources, and videos provide a basic understanding of stocks and the market including their relevance in the United States and the world.

Lesson Plan

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

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

EduCore: Tools for Teaching the Common Core

ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) offers these tools and professional development resources to help teachers implement Common Core State Standards.

Best Practice

Get The Math

Tired of hearing your math students say they'll never use math once they're out of school? We've got the perfect resources for you to show them how math is used in careers like music, fashion, videogames, restaurants, sports and more!

Lesson Plan

Google Search Education

Help your students become better searchers. Google Search Education provides lessons, activities, posters, tips, and webinars to help teachers hone their own and their students’ web search skills.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Printable

A Sightseer’s Guide to Engineering

This virtual field trip takes students through each of the 50 states to visit engineering projects. The resource could support social studies or STEM classes.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Teaching Channel: Videos That Inspire Teaching

Find more than 800 videos of effective K-12 teaching practices, which can be searched by keyword or browsed, and filter by subject, grade, and topic. Registration is free and allows access to downloadable resources.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

4-H Robotics Curriculum

Activities for students in fourth grade and beyond.

Lesson Plan

The Radix Endeavor

This multiplayer online game may serve as a supplemental curriculum for math and science lessons. Students search for solutions to a fictional island’s environmental and social problems, conducting experiments, developing hypotheses, and more.

Learning Game; Multimedia

MathSite

This collection of online, interactive mathematical games and activities requires no mathematical expertise and provides introductions to basic math concepts and practice in problem solving connected to those concepts.

Learning Game

Museum of Science and Industry

This website from Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry features games and apps, videos, activities and other resources to supplement science curricula. We profile two games on simple machines and chemical reactions.

Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Just For Kids

This site from the University of Illinois Extensionhas 23 interactives for students in grades K-8, covering concepts in animals, weather, volcanoes, exercise, nutrition, friendship, conflict resolution, and more.

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

Motivate: Maths Enrichment for Schools

With this website from University of Cambridge, students discover practical applications of math to real world problems. Use a deck of cards to illustrate a mathematical model of how disease spreads. Multimedia packs explore Babylonian math concepts.

Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

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

WatchKnowLearn

WatchKnowLearn organizes thousands of free educational video clips in all subjects for teachers, students, and parents. So far, grade K-6 videos have been aligned to Common Core State Standards.

Multimedia

Energizers

East Carolina University developed Energizers, classroom activities designed to integrate physical activity and academics. Energizers are easy to use, improve on-task behavior, and increase physical activity during the day.

Lesson Plan

Mathematics Illuminated

This multimedia series for high school teachers can be used to enrich advanced high school mathematics classes. The 13-part series explores themes such as prime numbers, game theory, and chaos in half-hour videos and related materials.

Learning Game; Multimedia

Teaching Math, K-2 Professional Development

This online professional development course for elementary teachers is comprised of 6 three-and-a-half hour sessions that present the five NCTM Process Standards and promote ways to integrate those standards with content goals.

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

TryEngineering

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

Tryscience

Here's a website chock full of resources to help you integrate science into your classroom activities, connect with parents, and find unique professional development opportunities!

Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

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