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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.

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.

Econ Ed at St Louis Fed Freebie

Pprepare your students with 21st century skills for college and career readiness with these FREE lesson plans, activities, and readings that make it easier for you to teach economics and financial literacy.

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.

Character Counts

Free resources, professional development, and how to participate in the biggest celebration of character in the world.

Native American Resources

Teaching and learning tools to provide Native Americans and non-native Americans a mutual understanding and respect for Native American history, culture, and shared values. Elements inclued: video clips, lessons, student art.

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.

Article

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

Sweat And Blood: A History of U.S. Labor Unions (and other labor history resources)

We've gathered these books and resources to help you cover the important contributions that unions have made to humanizing the American workplace in your K-12 Social Studies curriculum.

Article; Background Reading

Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat

A fascinating set of resources for 5-12 Science, Social Studies, and Health learners: the epidemic that turned doctors into detectives and how it changed our food supply.

Article; Background Reading; Printable

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

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

Hiroshima

These resources for grades 3-5 explore the event that helped end World War II and the moral implications of the decision to drop atomic bombs.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

19th Amendment

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees women the right to vote, was ratified on August 18, 1920. These resources help mark an important step in recognizing this moment in US history and equal rights for all citizens.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

International Day Of Peace Resources

Observed around the globe annually on September 21, the International Day of Peace is dedicated to the absence of war and violence. Use these resources to teach about peace, conflict, and justice.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Noah Webster

Two books about the life and legacy of the man who gave us the dictionary along with several word-related resources provide excellent additions to your K-12 language arts and and social studies curriculum.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Historium

Bring the museum to your classroom! The picture book is a veritable field trip for grade 4-6 social studies learners. They'll discover culture, artifacts, and archeology of ancient civilizations like Africa, Asia, and the MIddle East.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Project Look Sharp

Lesson plans, media materials, training, and support for the effective integration of media literacy with critical thinking into classroom curricula for K-12, including integration with the new common core standards.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Presentation

The African Elephant And The Ivory Trade

Once very common in Africa and Asia, the future of elephants is uncertain due to habitat destruction, the ivory trade, and other man-made conflicts. These lessons and resources examine the threatened future of Earth’s largest living land mammal.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

United Nations Day

October 24th is United Nations Day. Reacquaint 3-12 students with the UN and its mission with these lessons and resources.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

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

The Manhattan Project and Trinity

Suitable for students in grades 5-12, (see individual resource grade recommendations) this resource package features a graphic novel, lessons, video and printables that cover the development, politics, use, and consequences of the atomic bomb.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Under His Hat

Bring Abraham Lincoln's history to life in your K-12 classroom! Draw from more than 52,000 Lincoln-era artifacts organized around themes, hands-on activities, research topics, critical thinking questions, and references to additional resources.

Background Reading; 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 Printer's Trial

Introduce K-12 social studies and language arts learners to the first case in the United States concerning freedom of speech and freedom of the press with this book and additional resources.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan