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100 Ways to Save the Environment

The site suggests ways everyone can help the community and the planet. A PDF version can be downloaded.

Printable

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.

Learning about Independence Day

Learn about the men and ideas that influenced the writing and adoption of the Declaration of Independence and how the 4th of July has been celebrated over the years with these lessons, activities, and classroom resources.

Themed Package

Popcorn Activities

October is National Popcorn Poppin' Month, and we offer a variety of fun, creative activity ideas for multiple subjects and all grade levels.

Themed Package

366 Community Service Ideas

Here are fourteen categories of community service ideas from the 4-H Club. A PDF version is available.

Printable

Civics Education

Resources for teaching about civics education.

Themed Package

Judicial Branch

Resources for teaching about the Judicial Branch of the Federal Government.

Themed Package

Executive Branch

Resources for teaching about the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government.

Themed Package

The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Students can read a biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., in full-color comic book form.

Multimedia

Japanese Kites at the New Year

These resources explain the cultural and historical importance of kites in Japan. Teachers will find downloadable student readings on kite shapes, kite flying, and Japanese kites at the New Year.

Lesson Plan; Printable

African American World Timeline

This multimedia timeline is divided into four periods: early days and slavery, building democracy, civil rights era, and modern times. Many entries contain links to supporting audio and print resources.

Multimedia; Tool

Inventors' Quiz!

Test your knowledge of the greatest inventors and inventions with this 22-question quiz. Each of your answers will be immediately scored.

Quiz

Abraham Lincoln - Team of Rivals Teacher Resources

Students wear the shoes of our 16th President as he selected – purposely from his opponents — the cabinet that would agonize, argue, and advise him through the challenges of slavery, secession, and war.

Lesson Plan; Printable

SweetSearch

A free custom search engine for students that searches over 35,000 web sites.

Multimedia

George Washington Carver Recognition Day

Lessons and tools to teach and celebrate the life and work of George Washington Carver.

Themed Package

Teachinghistory.org

Looking for Civil War lesson plans? Primary source materials related to the New Deal? Or maybe new ways to incorporate technology into your teaching? Teachinghistory.org can help you find all this and more, including videos and Q&A with experts.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Teaching Channel: Videos That Inspire Teaching

Find more than 800 videos of effective K-12 teaching practices, which can be searched by keyword or browsed, and filter by subject, grade, and topic. Registration is free and allows access to downloadable resources.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Purple America: Lesson Plans and Activities

Purple America is inviting teachers across America to strengthen the nation through classroom discussions.

Themed Package

Mapping History

The Mapping History Project has been designed to provide interactive and animated representations of fundamental historical problems and/or illustrations of historical events, developments, and dynamics.

Multimedia

History of the English Language

The BBC and British Library both have interactive timelines describing the development of the English language. The BBC site is suitable for grades 6-8 and the British Library site for grades 9-12.

Multimedia

Computer History Museum

The Computer History Museum maintains twelve online exhibits on a variety of topics related to the history of computing.

Background Reading

HippoCampus

Free multimedia resources for middle school, high school, and college students on subjects like algebra, chemistry, history and government. Many of these resources would work well on an interactive whiteboard.

Background Reading; Multimedia

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

Bulletin Board Ideas

We recommend four Web sites where you can find bulletin board ideas and themes, cutouts, templates, activity ideas, and more. Plus, find out what kind of supplies you’ll need and how to acquire them.

Printable; Tool

Newseum: Decision 2012

Decision 2012 is a new a new online learning module for the 2012 presidential election cycle from Newseum.org’s Digital Classroom. The standards-based module features lesson plans and interactives. Registration is required but free.

Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia