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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

Religion

The HippoCampus web site offers multimedia content on the major world religions as practiced in the United States.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

SweetSearch

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

Multimedia

Triangle Factory Fire

Lessons about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: a horrible tragedy that ultimately changed American Labor Unions and labor laws.

Themed Package

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

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

60 Student-Centered Teaching Strategies

All the strategies promote students’ literacy and critical thinking skills within a respectful classroom climate.

Lesson Plan

Center on Congress Short Videos

Videos, each about two minutes long, incorporate images of historical documents and photos from the Teaching With Primary Resources web site’s vast collection.

Lesson Plan

Interactive Greenhouse Gas Emissions Map

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just released Greenhouse Gas Data Publication Tool, an interactive map that identifies nearly 80 percent the the major fixed sources of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the nation as of 2010.

Multimedia

Civic Quotes

This project - 64 notable quotes from over 45 U.S. government leaders - is viewable on the web or with iPad application.

Lesson Plan

Five Free Underground Railroad Resources

Five of our favorite curriculum resources on The Underground Railroad for grades K-12 include lesson plans, interactive maps, timelines and biographies.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

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

Women’s History Month, Grades 9-12

Examine the changing cultural perceptions of women in society and honor their contributions to all aspects of life with these interdisciplinary resources for grades 9-12.

Themed Package

12 Free Things for St. Patrick’s Day

Curriculum resources include videos, arts & crafts, printables, worksheets, interactive maps, and tutorials for all grade levels, and explore Irish culture, history and traditions.

Themed Package

Ancient Rome 3D

Teachers and students may use Google Earth to tour Ancient Rome and explore the interiors of more than 7,000 buildings, visit sites like the Forum in 3D, and learn how Romans lived. Related lessons and tutorials complete the immersive experience.

Multimedia

Never Lost: Polynesian Navigation

Navigation, or wayfinding, is the subject of the Exploratorium website Never Lost: Polynesian Navigation. Find ideas for projects and activities in social studies, language arts, science, art, and math.

Multimedia

Annenberg Learner’s Interactives

22 learning modules from Annenberg Learner provide activities that improve skills in math, science, language, history, and arts. Though a few resources are aimed at elementary students, most are intended for secondary.

Learning Game

Explore the RMS Titanic

The 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic (April 15, 2012) offers a unique teaching opportunity, and a variety of websites offer online resources, including historical documents, multimedia activities, printables, lesson plans, and more.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Civil War Sesquicentennial

The Civil War Trust website offers historical and animated maps, photographs, primary sources, biographies, music and literature, printables, and other curriculum resources to help educate students about the legacy of the Civil War.

Multimedia; Printable