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NASA Quest

Use these resources (designed for educators to meet standards requirements) and nteractive explorations to engage K-12 students in real scientific and engineering processes encountered daily by NASA personnel.

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

Estuary Education

K-12 students and teachers can explore these living classrooms and laboratories, discover their importance and beauty, and learn how to protect them.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Michael Rosen

Award-winning author Michael Rosen says says the best way to teach poetry is just enjoy reading it together with students. Use the resources on his web site to turn your learners into poets and poetry lovers!

Lesson Plan

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?

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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

Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures

From PBs, a prolific collection of resources to help teach your middle and high school students about - and address - the most important issues affecting the health of our oceans.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

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

K-12 Student Interactives

A prolific collection of interactive resources for K-12 across the curriculum. From lessons to homework help to professional development, this resource is an educator's must have.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Professional Development Course

El Nino

Lessons and resources for your 5-12 science learners that describe the cyclical event of El Nino and how it affects global weather, agriculture, and the spread of disease.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Sharks4Kids

Integrate shark education into K-12 science courses! Students can access games, activities and info sheets to satisfy their own curiosity about sharks while learning about sharks' critical role in the delicate balance of ocean ecosystems.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Water.org Lesson Plans

This international nonprofit organization transforms millions of lives by providing access to safe water and sanitation, and offers these classroom resources for K-12 cover water, sanitation, women & children and water, disease, and economics.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

CIESE K-12 Curricula

A prolific collection of challenging STEM, language arts, and social studies lesson plans and projects for K-12 learners.

Lesson Plan

Inside Science

Inside Science brings your 6-12 science learners understandable, relevant science news that can be trusted in an increasingly complex world.

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Teaching With The News

The Choices Program's Teaching with the News initiative provides online curriculum materials and lessons to connect the content of your classroom to the headlines in the news. Topics cover a range of foreign policy and international issues.

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Huntington Art Lesson Plans

Classroom teachers are a priority at The Huntington. Their goal is to help teachers use The Huntington's extensive resources to complement classroom curriculum, and to meet academic standards in a variety of subjects.

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The Object Of History

Through Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, mprove your students’ ability to understand material culture as historical evidence. Students can explore artifacts, documents, and interviews related to exhibits.

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Microbes

Micro-organisms can be used to demonstrate principles of biology and to model industrial processes. Use these K-12 resources to teach how how microbes can be friend and foe and most importantly, why we need these invisible organisms to live.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

Luminarium & Quotidiana

A growing resource for teaching Medieval, Renaissance, 17th Century, and Restoration literature with more specific sections for religious writers, Renaissance drama, Metaphysical and Cavalier poets.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Biogeography

A prolific set of lessons and resources for 6-12 learners that will help explain how geography influences the evolution of species.

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The Art of the Possible

Great for election years: teach politics and political process to grades 4-8 social studies/civics learners. Age appropriate activities steer clear of polarizing and aim to pull students together toward political goals, no matter which side they are on.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

The Great Depression for Kids

An excellent complement for social studies lessons on The Great Depression with age-appropriate and kid-centric stories of struggle and survival. Recommended for grades 4 and up. Extra resources are listed here also.

Background Reading; Leader/Contact

A Beginner’s Guide to Immortality

A visually engaging history with five chapters on elixirs and other magical substances, immortals, magical places, what science is discovering today, and what futurists project for tomorrow.

Background Reading

Noah Webster

Two books about the life and legacy of the man who gave us the dictionary along with several word-related resources provide excellent additions to your K-12 language arts and and social studies curriculum.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan