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Empower your middle school learners to think deeply and write critially about pivotal moments in United States history with these free resources.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

YouTube for Educators

YouTube offers a variety of free services that educators can use to facilitate classroom instruction, including access to more than 500,000 educational videos, limited access to non-educational content, and custom playlists that eliminate ads.

Multimedia

YES! Magazine

YES! Magazine is offering classroom teachers and school librarians a free one-year introductory subscription to the magazine. The independent, ad-free magazine covers sustainability, peace and social justice, happiness, climate change, and more.

Background Reading; Tool

World War I Resources, Grades 6-8

These lessons, activities, and multimedia resources will help support and enrich a study for grades 6-8 of this massive, global war.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Themed Package

World War I Resources

These lessons, activities, and multimedia resources will help support and enrich a study of this massive, global war.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Themed Package

World War 1 Resources, Grades 9-12

These lessons, activities, and multimedia resources will help support and enrich a study for grades 9-12 of this massive, global war.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Themed Package

Women’s History Month, Grades K-5

Examine the changing cultural perceptions of women in society and honor their contributions to all aspects of life with these interdisciplinary resources for grades K-5.

Themed Package

Women’s History Month, Grades 9-12

Examine the changing cultural perceptions of women in society and honor their contributions to all aspects of life with these interdisciplinary resources for grades 9-12.

Themed Package

Women’s History Month, Grades 6-8

Examine the changing cultural perceptions of women in society and honor their contributions to all aspects of life with these interdisciplinary resources for grades 6-8.

Themed Package

Women’s History Month for the Classroom

Examine the changing cultural perceptions of women in society and honor their contributions to all aspects of life in the following interdisciplinary lessons and activities for all grade levels.

Themed Package

Women in the American Civil War

How and why did hundreds of women disguise themselves as men to fight in the Civil War? Students 3-12 get these answers and much more in our resources covering a little-known yet fascinating aspect of American history.

Lesson Plan; Themed Package

Women Artists, Composers & Poets

Three websites highlight the contributions of women to the fine arts, musical composition, and poetry and make excellent resources for teaching Women’s History Month.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Themed Package

Winter-Themed Classroom Resources, Grades K-5

These lessons, activities, and other resources for grades K-5 will help students develop an understanding of the mechanisms that bring about seasonal change and how animals have adapted to them.

Themed Package

Winter-Themed Classroom Resources, Grades 9-12

These interdisciplinary lessons, activities, and other resources for grades 9-12 levels will help students develop an understanding of the mechanisms that bring about seasonal change and how animals have adapted to them.

Themed Package

Winter-Themed Classroom Resources, Grades 6-8

These interdisciplinary lessons, activities, and other resources for grades 6-8 levels will help students develop an understanding of the mechanisms that bring about seasonal change and how animals have adapted to them.

Themed Package

Winter-Themed Classroom Resources

These interdisciplinary lessons, activities, and other resources for all grades levels will help students develop an understanding of the mechanisms that bring about seasonal change and how animals have adapted to them.

Themed Package

Will We Elect Our First Female President?

Lesson Plan

Wild Kratts

Choose a creature adventure or visit the clubhouse and learn about creatures from around the world. Make a creature movie and submit it to the Kratt’s Brothers website or just watch those in the library. PBS requires registration.

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

WebExhibits

WebExhibits is an interactive and cross-curricular museum of science, humanities, and culture for K-12 and higher. Exhibits explore color, color vision, pigment, calendars, daylight savings time, poetry, Van Gogh’s letters, Bellini, and butter.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

We The Economy

It's a complcated topic to understand, much less teach: the economy. Now "We the Ecomony" has produced a series of short fims/animations designed to drive awareness and establish a better understanding of the U.S. economy for your 10-12 learners.

Multimedia

We Knew JFK

A new oral history project makes available more than 1200 interviews recorded shortly after JKF’s death. The interviews have been classified for the last 50 years. Related educational materials help integrate them into school curricula.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Water.org Lesson Plans

This international nonprofit organization transforms millions of lives by providing access to safe water and sanitation, and offers these classroom resources for K-12 cover water, sanitation, women & children and water, disease, and economics.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

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

War and Migration

In 2015, nearly 60 million individuals were displaced worldwide as a result of persecution,war,and human rights violations. These lessons and resources provide background in the displacement of populations as a result of conflict in the Middle East.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan