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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

History of the English Language

The BBC and British Library both have interactive timelines describing the development of the English language. The BBC site is suitable for grades 6-8 and the British Library site for grades 9-12.

Multimedia

10 Things for Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day is August 26 and commemorates passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting the right to vote to women. These resources help grades K-12 learn about the suffrage movement and the 19th Amendment.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

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

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

Global Oneness Project

Inspire high school students to rethink their relationship to the world with this award-winning collection of films, photo essays, and articles exploring cultural, social, and environmental issues with a humanistic lens.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

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

Lemelson-MIT Program

This award-winning web site celebrates outstanding inventors and inspires 3-12 learners to pursue creative lives and careers through invention.

Lesson Plan

Clean Energy Education

Lesson plans, activities and resources that empower students to make informed choices and develop creative solutions to environmental challenges.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Rethinking Columbus

The traditional story of Christopher Columbus: What is fact? What is fiction? Help K-12 learners explore the reconsideration of the discovery of America with these resources.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

The African Elephant And The Ivory Trade

Once very common in Africa and Asia, the future of elephants is uncertain due to habitat destruction, the ivory trade, and other man-made conflicts. These lessons and resources examine the threatened future of Earth’s largest living land mammal.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Black History Month Lessons & Resources, Grades 9-12

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 9-12.

Themed Package

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

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

10 Inauguration Day Resources

Students in all grade levels learn about the Presidential Inauguration and how it has changed over time with our recommended activities, background resources, primary source documents, videos, printables, and more.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Quiz

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

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

General History Resources: Games and Animations

A growing set of games and animations organized around broad historical periods for 5-12 learners, these resources make learning - and teaching - history fun!

Lesson Plan

United Nations Day

October 24th is United Nations Day. Reacquaint 3-12 students with the UN and its mission with these lessons and resources.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Peabody Essex Museum Classroom Resources For Teachers

Extend museum learning into your classroom with materials designed for K-12 learners to foster insights about themselves and other cultures.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

National Gallery of Art: Teachers

Bring art to your classroom with these lessons, activities, and interactives! Also browse teacher workshops and other professional development opportunities.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Math Central

This Canadian web site includes a searchable resource room, a Q&A database and question submission tool, biographies of mathematicians, problem of the month, and Math Beyond School, linking to articles addressing the question Where will I ever use math?

Lesson Plan

Elections

Use these K-12 lessons, activities, and resources to teach about elections, the party system, the history of voting and much more.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Themed Package

Trumbo

These lessons and videos about Dalton Trumble are an excellent means to teach McCarthy-era history through the tribulations and triumphs of an American artist/filmmaker who stood his ground, Grades 9-12

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

K-12 Teachers and Students (Getty Museum)

Bring your class to the Getty! Open your K-12 students' eyes to art, history, and culture with a guided or self-guided visit to one of their two locations.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia