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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

YES! Magazine

YES! Magazine is offering classroom teachers and school librarians a free one-year introductory subscription to the magazine. The independent, ad-free magazine covers sustainability, peace and social justice, happiness, climate change, and more.

Background Reading

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

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

Women’s History Month, Grades 6-8

Examine the changing cultural perceptions of women in society and honor their contributions to all aspects of life with these interdisciplinary resources for grades 6-8.

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

Women Artists, Composers & Poets

Three websites highlight the contributions of women to the fine arts, musical composition, and poetry and make excellent resources for teaching Women’s History Month.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Winter-Themed Classroom Resources, Grades 6-8

These interdisciplinary lessons, activities, and other resources for grades 6-8 levels will help students develop an understanding of the mechanisms that bring about seasonal change and how animals have adapted to them.

Themed Package

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.

Themed Package

Websites for Digital Learning Games and Interactives

We present six of our favorite Websites digital learning games and interactives. They cover a variety of subjects, including history, earth and space science, engineering and tech, natural history, the arts, geography, health, and reading.

Learning Game; Multimedia

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

Watch Draw Think

Watch Draw Think offers visual presentations of complex cross-curricular concepts for grades 5-12 and provides a space for teachers to share ideas, lessons, and projects. The goal is for teachers to use a whole, or part of, a video with a lesson.

Multimedia

Veterans Day Activities, Grades 6-8

Lesson plans, activities, and resources for grades 6-8 focus on wartime service and sacrifice.

Themed Package

Veterans Day Activities

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

Themed Package

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 States Holocaust Museum

This online workshop consists of several video segments based on in-person workshops and includes guidelines and methodological suggestions, historical and artifact photographs, text, and links to related sites within the Museum’s Web site.

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.

Printable

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

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.

Themed Package

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

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

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