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Websites for Digital Learning Games and Interactives

We present six of our favorite Websites digital learning games and interactives. They cover a variety of subjects, including history, earth and space science, engineering and tech, natural history, the arts, geography, health, and reading.

Learning Game; Multimedia

Smithsonian Folkways - Tools for Teaching

Find resources for educators to inspire the use of Folkways music from around the world. Activities, videos, liner notes, music, and other features address subjects in history, geography, language arts, social studies, the arts and more.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

This website houses historical essays, multimedia, and lesson plans as well as more than 60,000 historical documents.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

The Cave of Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc

In 1994, The Cave was discovered in Southern France by three speleologists, or cave scientists. Today, the cave is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites. K-12 classrooms can use this website in social studies and art.

Background Reading; Multimedia


WatchKnowLearn organizes thousands of free educational video clips in all subjects for teachers, students, and parents. So far, grade K-6 videos have been aligned to Common Core State Standards.



East Carolina University developed Energizers, classroom activities designed to integrate physical activity and academics. Energizers are easy to use, improve on-task behavior, and increase physical activity during the day.

Lesson Plan

Archaeological Institute of America

Resources for grades K-12 from the Archaeological Institute of America include lesson plans and activities that range from simulated digs to preparing a Roman feast.

Lesson Plan

We Knew JFK

A new oral history project makes available more than 1200 interviews recorded shortly after JKF’s death. The interviews have been classified for the last 50 years. Related educational materials help integrate them into school curricula.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Just For Kids

This site from the University of Illinois Extensionhas 23 interactives for students in grades K-8, covering concepts in animals, weather, volcanoes, exercise, nutrition, friendship, conflict resolution, and more.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Scootle Resources

Scootle is a collection of thousands of digital resources available to K-12 educators in the U.S. All resources are searchable and include images, audio, video, datasets, activities, lessons and assessments.

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

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.

Lesson Plan

Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms

A collection of historically significant maps and companion lesson plans correlated to national social studies and geography standards.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

92Y/The Paris Review: Interview Series

This site maintains an audio and video archive of interviews with writers, musicians, artists, scientists, and experts in other fields. Teachers and students across the curriculum can find resources by keyword, topic, date, artist or speaker.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Picture Book Month

Find dozens of classroom activities associated with popular picture books from more than 20 authors, plus a Teacher’s guide with suggestions for ELA, math, science, and social studies.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

“Here I Am” and Immigration-Themed Resources

"Here I Am" weaves the tale of a young immigrant boy’s first journey to his new home in America. From social studies, to narrative writing, to art - this contemplative, wordless picture book and additional resources are lesson rich.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

Flag Day Resources

Seven 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

Spatulatta: Cooking 4 Kids Online

This award-winning web site introduces cooking with a focus on fresh food and minimum processing. Students are encouraged to eat well, to take pride in their accomplishments in the kitchen and to understand the connection between farm and dinner table.

Multimedia; Printable

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.

USGS Education Resources

Students gain an understanding of the Earth as it relates to the quality of their own lives through a prolific collection of resources, digital data and images in biology, geography, maps, geology, climate change, ecosystems, water, and many more areas

Multimedia; Printable

Find an Educator Resource

Offered by the Museum of Modern Art, these K-12 resources are designed to encourage and develop the study of the fine arts, and their application across the curriculum and into everyday life.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Printable

Every Native Vote Counts: Teachers Guide & Lesson Plans

Resources for educators, tribal youth staff, and tribal leaders teaching Native youth about the history and unique importance of Native vote and participating in elections.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Bugged: How Insects Changed History

A rare and well-researched look at the impact insects have had on world history. A little bit gross, and full of humor, puns, and funny section titles - the perfect science or history lesson supplement for even your most reluctant readers.

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Cultural Equity Research Center

Music marks eras and defines periods in history. Use these musical lessons and activities to supplement K-12 social studies curriculum and illustrate the importance of keeping communities connected to their creative heritage.

Lesson Plan

Teaching About the Selma to Montgomery Marches

Lessons, activities & other curriculum resources for teaching grades K-12 about the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Marches, nonviolent activism, the Voting Rights Movement, and more.

Themed Package

Teaching About the Selma to Mongomery Marches, Grades K-5

Lessons, activities & other curriculum resources for teaching grades K-5 about the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Marches, nonviolent activism, the Voting Rights Movement, and more.

Themed Package