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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

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.


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

Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago Teaching Materials

These resources offer k-12 learners background on U.S. legal and political systems and asks students to apply what they have learned with age-appropriate case studies, mock trials, and discussions.

Lesson Plan

Reading & Writing In The Disciplines

Middle and high school teachers: Gain insight into how to support your students' literacy skills while meeting content goals with these resources.

Lesson Plan; Professional Development Course

We The Economy

It's a complcated topic to understand, much less teach: the economy. Now "We the Ecomony" has produced a series of short fims/animations designed to drive awareness and establish a better understanding of the U.S. economy for your 10-12 learners.


Marie Tharp

This is a prolific set of resources about woman who mapped the ocean floor: Marie Tharp. K-12 learners will explore the scientific contributions of a female pioneer in oceanic studies and cartography.

Lesson Plan

Ada Byron Lovelace

Celebrating Women in Technology goes all the way back to the year 1815! Your K-12 learners can discover the pioneer who many deem the first computer programmer with these prolific resources.

Lesson Plan


From the Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama in 1965 to the Senate Floor "sit in" in Washington, DC in 2016, John Lewis has dedicated his life to non-violence and civil rights. This trilogy is a unique look at his groundbreaking bravery

Lesson Plan

Civics Education

Provide your K-12 students a better understanding of citizen responsibilities in a democratic society with these engaging civics resources for students and educators (a teacher workshop is included)..

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Professional Development Course

Denial (Movie)

These lessons and resources for your 9-12 social studies learners explore Holocaust denial and related issues of libel and freedom of the press.

Major Taylor

For grades 3-12: books and resources across the curriculum about African American cyclist Major Taylor who, against all odds, managed to triumph during a time when African Americans were barred from competitive sport.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

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

Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition

A 28-part course and resources that teach modern economic principles to high school and higher students.

Lesson Plan

NASA Education Freebie

Search hundreds of resources by subject, grade level, and keyword. All resources support your STEM curriculum. Also browse the STEM-related professional development opportunities.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science

Grades 5-12 can celebrate women and science with "Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science". Explore imagined glimpses into the lives of three women who added to the fields of entomology, paleontology, and astronomy.

Lesson Plan

Smithsonian Learning Lab

Bring the learning opportunities of the Smithsonian into your classroom with this dynamic website. Discover, create and share the prolific K-12 resources in the Smithsonian Learning lab.


Maps ETC

This collection of more than 5,000 historic maps representing many different time periods can be used for classroom presentations, student websites, displays, bulletin boards, and printed school reports.


Teaching Civics

This website supports 5-12 educators with a prolific and growing repository of current, professionally vetted, and unbiased civics, law-related education, and government lesson plans and materials.

Lesson Plan

World History Sources

World History Sources provides scholarly reviews of online primary source archives for teaching high school world history, guides, case studies, videos, teaching sources, and more.

Ben Across The Curriculum

Explore this suite of teaching tools that are designed to introduce students of all ages to the life and legacy of one of America’s most remarkable founding fathers.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Cooper Hewitt Lesson Plans

From the Smithsonian Design Museum, the Educator Resource Center at Cooper Hewitt offers extended K-12 lesson plans in all subject areas. Browse, search, and sort!

Lesson Plan

Finance in the Classroom

Providing high-quality personal finance materials for K-12 educators, students and parents, Finance in the Classroom is the place to help you prepare students to be money smart.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

Extra History

Extra History is a YouTube channel that features videos on events and figures in ancient and world history. Less than a half-hour each, the videos feature maps, animation, contemporary art, and even some humor!