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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.

Making of America

This collection of primary sources in American history from the antebellum period through reconstruction includes 100,000 journal articles in American history, sociology, religion, and science from The Atlantic, Harper’s, Scientific American, and more.

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.

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.

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.

Choices for the 21st Century Education Project

Curricular resources, professional development workshops, and special projects, focusing on empowering secondary level students in international issues and civic engagement.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Tool

Educating Village Girls

This Peace Corps Challenge Game helps teach students about the plight of girls who do not have access to schooling. Interactive game for students. Background information for teachers.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Learning about Independence Day, Grades K-5

Learn about the men and ideas that influenced the writing and adoption of the Declaration of Independence and how the 4th of July has been celebrated over the years with these lessons, activities, and other resources.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Printable; Themed Package

Informed Voter Education in the Classroom

The following resources have been collected to help guide the lesson as educators begin to instruct students on the struggles that led to the voting rights all are currently afforded.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Teaching About the 1963 March on Washington, Grades 6-8

August 28, 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom. Examine the March with these lessons, background resources, audios, and videos for grades 6-8.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Teaching About the 1963 March on Washington, Grades 9-12

August 28, 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom. Examine the March with these lessons, background resources, audios, and videos Grades 9-12.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Teaching About the 1963 March on Washington, Grades K-5

August 28, 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom. Examine the March with these lessons, background resources, audios, and videos for grades K-5.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Teaching About the 1963 March on Washington

August 28, 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom. Examine the March with these lessons, background resources, audios, and videos.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

The Civil War and Emancipation

From PBS, this site includes stories of people on both sides of the slavery debate, journal articles from the times, and opinions from current historians. (background information)

Background Reading; Tool

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

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

Encyclopedia Mythica: Mythology, Folklore, and Religion

Find information organized by geographical region, with each major area subdivided into sections such as mythology heroes, images, genealogy tables, etc. to aid searching. It holds more than 7,000 articles, often brief, making it a good reference tool.

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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

The Paper Project

The Paper Project explores papermaking, one of the earliest technologies and art forms, and features educational materials as well as images of handmade and mould made paper taken with a scanning-laser confocal microscope.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms

A collection of historically significant maps and companion lesson plans correlated to national social studies and geography standards.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution

This twelve-chapter introduction to the French Revolution provides an archive of some of the Revolution’s most important documents. Find access to texts, images and music. Suitable for European History or French students in grades 9-12.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

Find a primer of U.S. government with print and interactive resources on the nation, government, local neighborhoods, and symbols of U.S. government an overview of Benjamin Franklin’s life and career.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Multimedia; Printable

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

Duke University Libraries Digital Collections

Duke University's library and archives provides access to thousands of manuscripts, printed materials, digital images and audio files for research, teaching and private study.

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