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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.

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.

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

Tanenbaum Lesson Plans

A unique set of lessons on cultural and religious diversity, inclusivity and respect. These resources can help your students learn to approach the world with an attitude of respectful curiosity and an open-mindedness.

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

Rethinking Columbus

The traditional story of Christopher Columbus: What is fact? What is fiction? Help K-12 learners explore the reconsideration of the discovery of America with these resources.

Article; Background Reading; 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

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

Elections

Use these K-12 lessons, activities, and resources to teach about elections, the party system, the history of voting and much more.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Themed Package

K-12 Teachers and Students (Getty Museum)

Bring your class to the Getty! Open your K-12 students' eyes to art, history, and culture with a guided or self-guided visit to one of their two locations.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

The Art of the Possible

Great for election years: teach politics and political process to grades 4-8 social studies/civics learners. Age appropriate activities steer clear of polarizing and aim to pull students together toward political goals, no matter which side they are on.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

The Great Depression for Kids

An excellent complement for social studies lessons on The Great Depression with age-appropriate and kid-centric stories of struggle and survival. Recommended for grades 4 and up. Extra resources are listed here also.

Background Reading; Leader/Contact

A Beginner’s Guide to Immortality

A visually engaging history with five chapters on elixirs and other magical substances, immortals, magical places, what science is discovering today, and what futurists project for tomorrow.

Background Reading

Carnegie Hall K-12 Resources

This website offers a perfect opportunity for students and teachers to make music in their classrooms, building a deeper understanding of music’s importance to the culture of local communities and the world.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

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

Peabody Essex Museum Classroom Resources For Teachers

Extend museum learning into your classroom with materials designed for K-12 learners to foster insights about themselves and other cultures.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia