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National School Lunch Week

This week celebrates the benefits of the National School Lunch Program, which provides balanced, low-cost or free lunches to millions of children each school day.

Themed Package

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

Black History Month Lessons & Resources, Grades 6-8

To help you integrate Black History Month into your classroom, we offer a selection of lesson plans that cover a variety subjects and that can be adapted to fit grades 6-8.

Themed Package

Teaching About the Selma to Montgomery Marches, Grades 6-12

Lessons, activities & other curriculum resources for teaching grades 6-12 about the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Marches, nonviolent activism, the Voting Rights Movement, and more.

Themed Package

Interactive United States History Map

United States History Map is an interactive map collection for social studies students in grades 5-8. Separate modules provide information and test understanding. Depending on test performance students can review or move on to the next module.

Background Reading; Quiz

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

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

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

Nellie Bly

This Web site celebrates the life and journalistic achievements of a pioneering investigative reporter and female war correspondent. It’s a good supplementary resource for grades 5-8 social studies and language arts and grades 9-12 journalism.

Background Reading

Barbed Wire Baseball

This novel’s energetic prose and dynamic illustrations provide a good introduction to Japanese-American internment during WWII. We suggest related readings, primary source documents and a lesson plan to help you plan a unit of study.

Background Reading

Flag Day Resources

Seven recommended Web sites explore the history of the stars and stripes through images, songs, timelines, crafts and activities, lesson plans, interactive quizzes and more.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Spatulatta: Cooking 4 Kids Online

This award-winning web site introduces cooking with a focus on fresh food and minimum processing. Students are encouraged to eat well, to take pride in their accomplishments in the kitchen and to understand the connection between farm and dinner table.

Multimedia; Printable

HistoryWorld

HistoryWorld makes world history more easily accessible through interactive narratives and timelines. Offering some 10,000 searchable historical events, it’s an ideal supplement for middle school social studies.

Multimedia

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.

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

World War I Resources

These lessons, activities, and multimedia resources will help support and enrich a study of this massive, global war.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Themed Package

World War I Resources, Grades 6-8

These lessons, activities, and multimedia resources will help support and enrich a study for grades 6-8 of this massive, global war.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Themed Package

BBC Interactives

Bring more than 7,000 years of world history to life in this media-rich resource package compiled by the BBC.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Printable

Odyssey Online

Take your students on a journey to explore Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and sub-Saharan African cultures! Grade 3-8 learners make discoveries through cool puzzles, games, and other learning activities.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

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

Multimedia; Printable

Find an Educator Resource

Offered by the Museum of Modern Art, these K-12 resources are designed to encourage and develop the study of the fine arts, and their application across the curriculum and into everyday life.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Printable

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.

Lesson Plan; Themed Package

Maps (VOX)

There's a map for that! Vox Media has created a growing trove of maps using slick web design to explain world history and current events - an engaging resource to supplement grades 6-12 social studies and history lessons.

Multimedia

Educational Games and Simulations

Incorporate the acheievements of Nobel Prize winners across your curriculum with these gamesm videos, and simulations for grades 6-12.

Every Native Vote Counts: Teachers Guide & Lesson Plans

Resources for educators, tribal youth staff, and tribal leaders teaching Native youth about the history and unique importance of Native vote and participating in elections.

Background Reading