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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

Teaching K-12 Economics

Teaching K-12 Economics provides lessons, projects, and support resources for grades K-5 and 6-12. The resources are keyed to national curriculum standards. Teachers can search by concept, standard, or lesson.

Lesson Plan

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

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

Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez Day is March 31st. The following lessons and resources will help commemorate the plight of Chavez: organizing farm workers to improve their lives and working conditions and his legacy in American history.

Lesson Plan

Lit2Go

This FREE collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format can be used as read-along or as supplemental material for your poetry learners.

Multimedia; Printable

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

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

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; Tool

Cooper-Hewitt Educator Resources

The National Design Museum offers 420+ free lesson plans. Design a new playground or t-shirt. Practice map-making and vocabulary skills to design a treasure map. Use geometry to create a new font. Plus much more. (YouTube videos included).

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

WebExhibits

WebExhibits is an interactive and cross-curricular museum of science, humanities, and culture for K-12 and higher. Exhibits explore color, color vision, pigment, calendars, daylight savings time, poetry, Van Gogh’s letters, Bellini, and butter.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

AASL Lesson Plans

From the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), this web sit offers lesson plans across the curriculum from the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database.

Lesson Plan

Hurricane Katrina

These lessons and activities will help students understand the power of hurricanes and especially Katrina. The images and video provide the human perspective.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

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

Osher Map Library

The study of maps can help students develop a social history of culture while learning how art, technology, faith, and science intertwine. Use these resources to complement your K-12 lessons across the curriculm.

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

United States Mint: Lesson Plans and Educator Resources

Where, when, why, and by whom are coins made? The U.S. Mint's website is rich with standards-based K-12 resources answering these questions and more.

Lesson Plan

MetKids

Made for, with, and by kids, this is an extraordinary visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art - creative projects and fun facts about 5,000 years of art - whether you're in New York City or across the globe.

Multimedia

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

Teaching About the 2016 Summer Olympics

Lesson, activities, and background information for teaching about the Summer 2016 Olympic Games

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

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

Arts Across the Curriculum, Grades K-5

Our hand-picked resources for grades K-5 help you integrate music and visual arts with social studies, math and science.

Themed Package

Asia Society Education & Learning

This site covers the knowledge and skills our students need for global competence.

Multimedia; Tool