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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.

Multimedia

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 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

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

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

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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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

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.

Printable

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.

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

The Northwest Passage

A picture book based on the folk song "Northwest Passage" with dynamic illustrations provides a good introduction to the geography and history of the Northwest Passage. We recommend related resources to help you build lessons.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center

The Boston Public Library’s Norman B. Leventhal Map Center has approximately 200,000 maps and 5,000 atlases. Teacher Resources include K-12 lesson plans & curriculum units, map activities, and professional development.

Lesson Plan

The Learning Network

The Learning Network publishes a new lesson plan every weekday during the school year. Two recent lesson plans investigate back-to-school shopping and the 2012 election campaign.

Lesson Plan

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

This website houses historical essays, multimedia, and lesson plans as well as more than 60,000 historical documents.

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

The Cave of Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc

In 1994, The Cave was discovered in Southern France by three speleologists, or cave scientists. Today, the cave is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites. K-12 classrooms can use this website in social studies and art.

Background Reading; Multimedia

The Black Past: Timelines

Outlines of the African American experience from 1492 to the present. The timelines are cross-referenced by theme and contain links to biographical essays.

Multimedia; Tool