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60 Student-Centered Teaching Strategies

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

Lesson Plan

Moana (2016)

This Disney film blends elements of myth and culture from different parts of Polynesia. These K-12 classroom resources can help you craft lessons and learning opportunities around the movie's theme.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Resources for Teaching Financial Literacy

Use these resources to supplement your curriculum and help students gain the financial literacy skills they’ll need to manage their financial resources effectively throughout their lives.

Themed Package

Studying Ancient Egypt, Grades 6-8

Learn about ancient Egyptians with these lessons and videos, activities, and games for grades 6-8.

Themed Package

The Berlin Wall

The rise, the fall, and the symbolism from both sides of the Berlin Wall: this media-rich lesson package for grades 9-12 will help recreate the mood of the Cold War and the wall that became a striking symbol of it.

Lesson Plan; Themed Package

Understanding the Stock Market

The interconnected economies of nations is more evident than ever. The following lessons, activities, resources, and videos provide a basic understanding of stocks and the market including their relevance in the United States and the world.

Lesson Plan

Flag Day Resources

These 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

Understanding Migration

Why do large groups of people move from place to place about the planet? This is a prolific set of resources addressing human migration over history and into the present day.

Lesson Plan

19th Amendment

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees women the right to vote, was ratified on August 18, 1920. These resources help mark an important step in recognizing this moment in US history and equal rights for all citizens.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

National School Lunch Week

The second week in October is National School Lunch Week! Use these resources to learn about the National School Lunch Program and other organizations that support low cost healthy options for children each school day.

Background Reading; Themed Package

The Manhattan Project and Trinity

Suitable for students in grades 5-12, (see individual resource grade recommendations) this resource package features a graphic novel, lessons, video and printables that cover the development, politics, use, and consequences of the atomic bomb.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Ethical Issues

As students navigate self-discovery, they start developing their own sets of values. We've compiled these resources to help you teach about ethical decision-making, philosophies, and ethical issues in society today.

Learning Game; Lesson Plan

International Day Of Peace Resources

Observed around the globe annually on September 21, the International Day of Peace is dedicated to the absence of war and violence. Use these resources to teach about peace, conflict, and justice.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Sights and Sounds of Spring

A variety of curriculum resources for all grade levels, focus on bees, the changing seasons, myths, and haiku.

Themed Package

Sights and Sounds of Spring, Grades 9-12

A variety of curriculum resources for grades 9-12, focus on bees, the changing seasons, myths, and haiku.

Themed Package

Annenberg Classroom

A site that offers tutorials to learn how to use the Student Voices curriculum, for organizing debates and civics fair projects.

Multimedia

Studying Ancient Egypt

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

Themed Package

Studying Ancient Egypt, Grades 9-12

Learn about ancient Egyptians with these lessons and videos, activities, and games for grades 9-12.

Themed Package

Take a Veteran to School Day

Teachers, sign up for the Take a Vet to School Day event and they'll send you 30 wristbands - while supplies last. The site includes resources on how to thank a veteran, Veterans Day facts, photo galleries, and videos.

Multimedia

Teacher's List: 11 Classroom Creativity Killers

Veteran art teacher Marvin Bartel lists 10 teacher behaviors that discourage student creativity and tells how to avoid them.

Article

Teaching about the European Union

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

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.

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Teaching Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage, Grades 9-12

Celebrate Asian Pacific Islander heritage and their contributions to American history and culture with these multidisciplinary curriculum resources for grades 9-12.

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Teaching About the 1963 March on Washington

August 28, 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom. Examine the March with these lessons, background resources, audios, and videos.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Teaching Resources for Non-Mandated Curriculum

Teaching resources for the arts, performing arts, foreign languages and financial literacy.

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