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General resources | English/Language arts | History/Social studies
Physical education | Science/Mathematics | Visual & performing arts
World languages


 
General Curriculum Units and Lessons
Marco Polo: Internet Content for the Classroom - http://www.marcopolo-education.org/home.aspx
"MarcoPolo ... is a nonprofit consortium of premier national and international education organizations and the Verizon Foundation dedicated to providing the highest quality Internet content and professional development to teachers and students throughout the United States." Includes: Seven content Web sites with lesson plans, student interactive content, downloadable worksheets, links to panel-reviewed Web sites and additional resources created by the nation's leading education organizations; a scalable professional development program that has trained over 215,000 teachers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia by world-class trainers and materials; a network of state partners dedicated to rolling out MarcoPolo to all teachers and aligning the content to state education standards; leading edge diagnostic measurement and technology that enables state-of-the-art tracking and reporting to ensure that teachers' Internet integration needs are being met across the country.
TEAMS Educational Resources: Teachers/Para-Professionals - http://teams.lacoe.edu/teachers/index.asp
Extensive collection of links to lesson plans from the L.A. County Office of Education.
Lesson Ideas - http://www.nea.org/lessons/index.htmlx
Links to lesson plans developed and contributed by NEA members.
Gateway to 21st Century Skills - http://www.thegateway.org/
"Annotated directory of Internet lesson plans, curriculum units, and activities pertaining to K-12 subjects. Users can browse sites by subject or keyword, desired grade or education level. They can also search by subject, keyword, title, and full text of the site description. Sources include the Living SchoolBook, the American Museum of Natural History, the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse, Math Forum, and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. From the U.S. Department of Education." Description © Librarian's Internet Index.
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/index.html
"Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated daily to include the best sites for teaching and learning." Subject access includes: Agricultural Education; Art and Architecture; Business Sources/Grants; Education Resources; Entertainment & Travel; Health, P.E., & Fitness; History & Social Studies; Holidays; Internet Information; Kidstuff; Literature/Language Arts; Mathematics ; News Sources/Magazines; Organizations/Government; Performing Arts & Music; Reference & Librarians; Science and Technology; Shopping; Special Ed Resources; Sports; Vocational Education; Weather; and, World Languages/Regions.
Microsoft Lesson Plans- http://www.microsoft.com/education/lessonplans.mspx
A collection of lesson plans in ten subject areas, some of which incorporate the use of Encarta encyclopedia as part of the lesson.
The Educator's Reference Desk: Lesson Plans - http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/index.shtml
Huge collection of lessons, well-organized by curriculum area. Browsable by subject and keyword. (Information Institute of Syracuse)
NY Times Lesson Plan Archive - http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/archive.html
Lesson plans, based on Times articles, browsable by keyword and subject.
PBS Teachers - http://www.pbs.org/teachers/
This site offers: Free Resources for Teaching & Learning including "classroom materials suitable for a wide range of subjects and grade levels, ... thousands of lesson plans, teaching activities, on-demand video assets, and interactive games and simulations. These resources are correlated to state and national educational standards and are tied to PBS' ... on-air and online programming ...;" Local Resources & Services: "PBS Teachers is also the gateway for local resources and services offered by your local PBS station;" Professional Development: "We also provide professional development through PBS TeacherLine., n the current educational environment that demands highly qualified and highly engaging teachers, PBS TeacherLine is a trusted solution offering online professional development courses. Specially trained, certified facilitators lead over 100 high-quality, standards-based courses that span the curriculum: mathematics, reading/language arts, science, instructional technology and instructional strategies;" PBS Video Products: "You can use PBS Shop for Teachers to find DVDs and other formats of PBS series and specials which are cleared for use in educational settings, educationally enhanced, segmented and searchable..
Blue Web'n - http://www.kn.att.com/
From the AT&T Knowledge Network site, this page provides links to lessons browsable by Subject Area, Table of Contents and Grade Level.
Teachable Moment - http://www.teachablemoment.org/index.html
TeachableMoment.Org provides educators with timely teaching ideas to encourage critical thinking on issues of the day and foster a positive classroom environment. It is a project of Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility. Topical activities are available for elementary school, middle school, and high school levels.
International Society for Technology in Education - http://www.iste.org/
"Our mission is to help K–12 classroom teachers and administrators share effective methods for enhancing student learning through the use of new classroom technologies." This site provides National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) - for both students and teachers and Teacher Resources - which include links to: Grants; Books; Distance Learning; Geography; Higher Education; Languages & Literacy; Lesson Plans; Music; Networks & Organizations; Newsletters; Planning/Advice; Policy/Legislation; References; Science; Software/Hardware; Sponsors & Funding; Student Projects; and, Training & Professional Development.

Science and Math Units and Lessons

Virtual Courseware Project - http://www.sciencecourseware.org/
The Virtual Courseware Project produces interactive, online simulations for the life science laboratory or for earth science field studies. The activities are designed to enhance an existing curriculum and include online assessments. They can be used by students ranging from middle school, high school, or college classrooms.
Orbital Space Settlement Online Course - http://www.nas.nasa.gov/Services/Education/SpaceSettlement/teacher/course/
"This course is for teachers and their students who want to participate in the NASA Space Settlement Design Contest. At the end of eight weeks the students will be able to complete their project ready to be sent to NASA. This course is aligned with the U.S. National Science standards. The course does not expect any previous background in orbital space settlements or project based learning. We will provide the teachers and their students all the necessary tools  including evaluation tools."
NASA - Educational Resources for 9-12 Educators - http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/9-12/features/index.html
This is NASA's website which provides a sample of their resources suitable for high school teachers.
Access Excellence @ The National Museum of Health - http://www.accessexcellence.org/
Access Excellence is a national educational program that provides health, biology and life science teachers access to their colleagues, scientists, and critical sources of new scientific information via the World Wide Web. Also at this site: Virtual Dissections, Labs and Field Trips.
Concepts in Science through Molecular Modeling - http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/modules/modules.html
Contains information and interactive activities for students and teachers. From the "Mathematics and Molecules" site at New York University.
The Annenberg Teachers' Lab - http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/
Experiment with new teaching and learning ideas and identify activities you can use in the classroom. This site features labs based on the professional development series and workshops broadcast on the Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Project Channel. Each Lab combines online activities with background information and interactive polls or worksheets participants can use in their classrooms, plus links to related Web sites. New labs are added each season in June, September, and January.
ENC Online - http://www.goenc.com/
The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse's "collection of mathematics and science curriculum resources is the most comprehensive in the nation." Curriculum resources, professional development, funding opportunities, lesson plans and activities, and Web links are among the site's departments. Topic areas include educational technology, teacher change, equity, assessment, and inquiry and problem solving. Click here for 9-12 lesson plans.
Swarthmore Math Forum Units and Lessons - http://forum.swarthmore.edu/web.units.html
K-12 math lessons produced by the Math Forum at Swarthmore College. Includes Algebra Lesson Plans and Geometry Lesson Plans. For a list of all 9-12 lesson plans click here.

History and Social Studies Lessons and Units

American History 102: Civil War to the Present - http://us.history.wisc.edu/hist102/
Prof. Stanley K. Schultz has created a course in which much of the information is available on the Web. One of the most outstanding uses of the Web for this purposes in the History/Social Sciences!
Digital History - http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/
This is the website of the monthly WSJ edition for students. (Wall Street Journal)
EcEdWeb - http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/teach.htm
Curricular materials, useful websites, Web teaching ideas, virtual economics and more information on teaching economics is available here. Lesson plans for grades 6-12 are found here. From the University of Nebraska, Omaha, Economics Department.
Educators and Students - http://www.archives.gov/education/
This is the National Archives' gateway for resources about primary sources, activities and training for educators and students. For Teaching with Documents lesson plans click here.
Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition - http://www.wsjclassroomedition.com/index.html
This is the website of the monthly WSJ edition for students. (Wall Street Journal)
We the People... - http://www.civiced.org/lesson-plans.html
This site has several sample lesson plans on the subject of civic education from the Center for Civic Education. Look down the page for high school grades and middle grades and above lessons.

English / Language Arts

Language Arts Lesson Plans (Google Directory) - http://directory.google.com/Top/Arts/Education/Language_Arts/Lesson_Plans_and_Reproducibles/
Google's directory of websites which provide lesson plans on langage arts topics. Includes links to such topics as: Animation, Architecture; Bodyart; Ceramics; Classical Studies; Colleges and Departments; Comedy; Comics; Costumes; Culinary Arts; Dance; Educators; Fashion Design; Floral Design; Graphic Design; Interior Design; Language Arts; Learning Resources; Movies; Multimedia; Music; Organizations; Performing Arts; Photography; Publications; Schools and Academies; Storytelling; Theatre; Video; and Visual Arts.
Teaching Shakespeare Lesson Plans - http://www.folger.edu/eduLesPlan.cfm?cid=618
From the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. this site offers lesson plans updated monthly.
Teaching English Online - http://www.teachit.co.uk/
"Specialising in English, Drama and Media Studies from primary to post-16, the online Teachit library offers 6875 pages of classroom materials, schemes of work, lesson plans and teaching tools, all created by working teachers and constantly growing." (British website)
Language Arts Lesson Plans Junior / High School - http://www.lessonplanspage.com/LAJH.htm
This commercial website has lists of lesson plans on all areas of langauge arts including foreign languages.
Search Lesson Plans (Getty Museum) - http://www.getty.edu/education/search/
The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has a database of art-related lesson plans.
Literature Lesson Plans - http://www.litplans.com/
Various 9-12 lesson plans from the Incredible Art Department website.
Ceramics and Pottery - http://www.teachpottery.net/
Partially commercial website with lesson plans, units and assessments for the teaching of potterymaking skills. Links to specific lesson plans are found here.

Visual & Performing Arts

Arts Education (Google Directory) - http://directory.google.com/Top/Arts/Education/
Google's directory of websites about education in the arts. Includes links to such topics as: Animation, Architecture; Bodyart; Ceramics; Classical Studies; Colleges and Departments; Comedy; Comics; Costumes; Culinary Arts; Dance; Educators; Fashion Design; Floral Design; Graphic Design; Interior Design; Language Arts; Learning Resources; Movies; Multimedia; Music; Organizations; Performing Arts; Photography; Publications; Schools and Academies; Storytelling; Theatre; Video; and Visual Arts.
Music Instruction & Education - http://solomonsmusic.net/mused.htm
This personal website authored by music educator, Larry Solomon, has online interactive theory drills, instructional resources for beginning and advanced theory.
Theater Lesson Plan Exchange - http://www.angelfire.com/ultra/theatrelessonplan/index.html
This is a personal website which offers "Lesson plans; Warm ups, games, improvs; Assessments, and so much more."
Teaching Shakespeare Lesson PLans - http://www.folger.edu/eduLesPlan.cfm?cid=618
From the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. this site offers lesson plans updated monthly.
KinderArt - http://www.kinderart.com/
"KinderArt ® is the largest collection of free art lessons on the Internet. What began in 1997 as a few helpful ideas for teachers and parents, has since grown into an enormous collection of resources featuring thousands of free lesson plans, ideas and resources."
Eyes on Art: A Learning to Look Curriculum - http://www.kn.att.com/wired/art2/
This site is a completely developed lesson on developing an eye for art and observation in general.
Search Lesson Plans (Getty Museum) - http://www.getty.edu/education/search/
The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has a database of art-related lesson plans.
Incredible High School Art Lesson Plans - http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/high/highlessons.html
Various 9-12 lesson plans from the Incredible Art Department website.
Ceramics and Pottery - http://pottery.netfirms.com/
Partially commercial website with lesson plans, units and assessments for the teaching of potterymaking skills. Links to specific lesson plans are found here.

Physical Education

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance - http://www.aahperd.org/index.cfm
The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting those involved in physical education, leisure, fitness, dance, health promotion, and education and all specialties related to achieving a healthy lifestyle.
American Association for Health Education - http://www.aahperd.org/aahe/
The AAHE serves health educators and other professionals who promote the health of all people. AAHE encourages, supports, and assists health professionals concerned with health promotion through education and other systematic strategies.
National Dance Association - http://www.aahperd.org/nda/
The NDA leads in promoting and supporting creative, artistic and healthy lifestyles through quality services and programs in dance and dance education.
American Association for Physical Activity - http://www.aahperd.org/aapar/
The AAPAR is dedicated to enhancing quality of life by promoting creative and active lifestyles through meaningful physical activity, recreation and fitness experiences across the lifespan with particular focus on community-based programs.
National Association for Girls & Women in Sport - http://www.aahperd.org/nadws/
The NAGSW the leading organization for equity issues in sports--champions equal funding, quality, and respect for girls' and women's sports.
National Association for Girls & Women in Sport - http://www.aahperd.org/naspe/
The NAGSW seeks to enhance knowledge and professional practice in sport and physical activity through scientific study and dissemination of research-based and experiential knowledge to members and the public.