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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.

Making of America

This collection of primary sources in American history from the antebellum period through reconstruction includes 100,000 journal articles in American history, sociology, religion, and science from The Atlantic, Harper’s, Scientific American, and more.

Authentic Assessment Toolbox

The Authentic Assessment Toolbox is a resource to help K-12 teachers, especially new teachers, create authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning.

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.

Educational Games and Simulations

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

Columbus Day

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 presents a rangs of opinions.

A Curriculum of United States Labor History for Teachers

Many 9-12 students are entering the American labor force for the first time. These resources teach the rich history of U.S. labor, the importance of workers' past struggles and strides on our economy and society, and the fight many still face.

Article; Background Reading; Fact Sheet; Printable

Sweat And Blood: A History of U.S. Labor Unions (and other labor history resources)

We've gathered these books and resources to help you cover the important contributions that unions have made to humanizing the American workplace in your K-12 Social Studies curriculum.

Article; Background Reading

Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat

A fascinating set of resources for 5-12 Science, Social Studies, and Health learners: the epidemic that turned doctors into detectives and how it changed our food supply.

Article; Background Reading; Printable

Convergence

Teaching math can be about more than numbers! We found this wealth of resources to help you teach mathematics using its history.

Article; Background Reading; Multimedia

Five Hundred And Seven Mechanical Movements

It's never too early to teach students that human ingenuity is unlimited. Use this prolific collection of mechanical drawings across the K-12 curriculum to prove it!

Article; Background Reading; Printable

Creative Learning Exchange Curriculum

Engage your K-12 learners in meaningful, real-world problem solving - across the curriculum - through the mastery of systems thinking and system dynamics modeling.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Tanenbaum Lesson Plans

A unique set of lessons on cultural and religious diversity, inclusivity and respect. These resources can help your students learn to approach the world with an attitude of respectful curiosity and an open-mindedness.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Project Look Sharp

Lesson plans, media materials, training, and support for the effective integration of media literacy with critical thinking into classroom curricula for K-12, including integration with the new common core standards.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Presentation

The Vietnam Center and Archive

A prolific and well-preserved documentary record of the Vietnam War, this collection of resources supports and encourages research and education for 6-12 learners regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam Experience.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Reference Center

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel (book)

The world's most iconic amusement park attraction was invented in defiance of gravity and against the odds! Now see how the ferris wheel offers fun learning opportunities for your K-12 students across the curriculum.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

The Printer's Trial

Introduce K-12 social studies and language arts learners to the first case in the United States concerning freedom of speech and freedom of the press with this book and additional resources.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

People Who Said No (book)

Profiling people who broke the rules to change history, this book can provide your social studies and literature learners excellent starting points for classroom discussions about ethics and morality.

Background Reading

Under His Hat

Bring Abraham Lincoln's history to life in your K-12 classroom! Draw from more than 52,000 Lincoln-era artifacts organized around themes, hands-on activities, research topics, critical thinking questions, and references to additional resources.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Harlem Hellfighters (Book)

For social studies and Black History Month learners: rare and poignant stories of the achievements of the all-African-American 369th Infantry Regiment in WWI.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

A Different Mirror For Young People: A History of Multicultural America

For K-12 social studies learners: American history from the persepctive of minority groups who settled the continent. Lesson plans, support materials, and a teaching guide are included.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

In Motion: The African American Migration Experience

This web site presents tens of thousands of resources organized around thirteen defining migrations that have formed and transformed African America and the nation

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

History Matters

Designed for high school and college teachers and students, History Matters serves as a gateway to web resources and offers other useful materials for teaching grade 9-12 History learners.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Quiz

Battlelines: Letters from America's Wars

Students learn the realities of war through authenic letters from soldiers, sweethearts, and their families. Perfect for Veteran's Day, these resources are an innovative supplement to American History or Social Studies curriculum for grades 6-12.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

The Victorian Web

This award-winning set of resources is uniquely presented to establish historical and social context to each item, allowing tudents and teachers to make connections across curricula between literature, history, and culture in the age of Victoria.

Background Reading; Multimedia