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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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Veterans Day Activities, Grades K-5

Lesson plans, activities, and resources for grades K-5 focus on wartime service and sacrifice.

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Veterans Day Activities

Lesson plans, activities, and resources for all grade levels focus on wartime service and sacrifice.

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USGS Education Resources

Students gain an understanding of the Earth as it relates to the quality of their own lives through a prolific collection of resources, digital data and images in biology, geography, maps, geology, climate change, ecosystems, water, and many more areas

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United States Mint: Lesson Plans and Educator Resources

Where, when, why, and by whom are coins made? The U.S. Mint's website is rich with standards-based K-12 resources answering these questions and more.

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United States Mint - Educator Resoures

The United States Mint offers many free educational resources activities, and coin-centric classroom lesson plans covering social studies, language arts, math, and science.

Lesson Plan; Tool

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

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

Underground Railroad Digital Classroom

With a prolific set of resources, this web site is devoted to finding new and creative ways for understanding the story of the coming of the American Civil War. For arts and social studies learners in grades K-12.

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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

U.S. Inventions Bingo Cards

Make your own bingo cards about notable American inventions! A Call List is provided for the prepared cards or you can use your own clues.

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Transcontinental Telegraph and Railroad, Grades K-5

Interdisciplinary lessons, activities & resources help students in grades K-5 discover the engineering triumphs that propelled westward expansion in the 19th Century.

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Transcontinental Telegraph and Railroad

Interdisciplinary lessons, activities & resources help students in all grades discover the engineering triumphs that propelled westward expansion in the 19th Century.

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Thomas Alva Edison, Grades K-5

Thomas Alva Edison: genuis inventor of the electrical age. With these activites, lessons, and resources, students in grades K - 5 can learn about the man who created the modern world.

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Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas Alva Edison: genuis inventor of the electrical age. With these activites, lessons, and resources, students in all grades can learn about the man who created the modern world.

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The REALIA Project

Rich Electronic Archive for Language Instruction Anywhere. Faculty-reviewed media for the teaching and study of modern languages and cultures.

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