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Classroom Resources for Nelson Mandela, Apartheid, and South Africa

These lessons and resources will provide biographical information and historical context for a study on Nelson Mandela and his contributions to the end of apartheid in South Africa.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Autumn-Themed Classroom Resources

Explore the season of harvest and migration with lessons, activities, poetry, and song for all grade levels.

Themed Package

Asia for Educators

Asia for Educators is an initiative of the East Asian Curriculum Project and the Project on Asia in the Core Curriculum at Columbia University.

Multimedia; Tool

Lewis and Clark Expedition, Grades 6-8

The following lessons, activities, and resources for grades 6-8 will let students examine the expedition and its discoveries from the view points of the expedition members and the Native Americans who helped them along the way.

Themed Package

Constitution Day, Grades 6-8

September 17th is Constitution Day. These lessons, activities, and other resources for grades 6 - 8 will help students understand the men and the ideas that created the Constitution of the United States.

Themed Package

Teaching Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage

Celebrate Asian Pacific Islander heritage and their contributions to American history and culture with these multidisciplinary curriculum resources for all grade levels.

Themed Package

Studying Ancient Egypt

Learn about ancient Egyptians with these lessons and videos, activities, and games for all grade levels.

Themed Package

A Sightseer’s Guide to Engineering

This virtual field trip takes students through each of the 50 states to visit engineering projects. The resource could support social studies or STEM classes.

Background Reading; Multimedia

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.

Themed Package

Arts Across the Curriculum

Our hand-picked resources for all grades help you integrate music and visual arts with social studies, math and science.

Themed Package

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month with the following lessons, activities, videos, and more for grades K-12.

Themed Package

Google Search Education

Help your students become better searchers. Google Search Education provides lessons, activities, posters, tips, and webinars to help teachers hone their own and their students’ web search skills.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Printable

Exploring Impressionism

Students in all grade levels learn about artists’ lives and explore their art with lessons, galleries, activities, and videos.

Themed Package

Transcontinental Telegraph and Railroad, Grades 6-8

Interdisciplinary lessons, activities & resources help students in grades 6-8 discover the engineering triumphs that propelled westward expansion in the 19th Century.

Themed Package

December Holidays Lessons & Resources, Grades 6-12

Celebrate the holiday season and learn how others celebrate with these lessons and resources on Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ashura, Pongal, and New Years for grades 6-12.

Themed Package

Teaching about the European Union

Lessons, activities and other resources shed light the EU financial crisis.

Themed Package

Columbus Day, Grades 6-8

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 for grades 6-8 presents a range of opinions.

Themed Package

Memorial Day Lesson Ideas, Grades 6-8

Curriculum resources for grades 6-8 that reinforce the meaning behind Memorial Day observances.

Themed Package

The Story of Stuff

Find short online movies and other resources that explore key features of our relationship with stuff. Resources examine sustainability, national debt, corporate power and democracy, electronics, cosmetics, bottled water, and cap and trade.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

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