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ABC Teach
ABC Teach is a site where teachers, students, and parents can obtain worksheets and lesson plans. The site started as a free educational website for teachers was created by Sandy Kemsley, a Michigan schoolteacher. In addition to the abcteach staff, more than 300 independent writers from around the world contribute materials. ABCteach offers free materials as well as an optional fee-based membership section. Over two million people visit the free site each month to find materials for preschool through eighth grade. A monthly newsletter is available to anyone who wants to stay on top of the newest materials added to the free site.
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ARTSEDGE - the National Arts and Education Network
ARTSEDGE — the National Arts and Education Network — supports the placement of the arts at the center of the curriculum and advocates creative use of technology to enhance the K-12 educational experience. ARTSEDGE empowers educators to teach in, through, and about the arts by providing the tools to develop interdisciplinary curricula that fully integrate the arts with other academic subjects. ARTSEDGE offers free, standards-based teaching materials for use in and out of the classroom, as well as professional development resources, student materials, and guidelines for arts-based instruction and assessment.
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Asia Society
This website serves as a resource from which teachers can pick and choose parts of essays, particular lessons, and teaching ideas that suit their individual teaching purpose. For example, some teaching and learning materials on this site are short: you will find many worksheets or document-based questions that may be completed in one class period or as a short homework assignment. Other materials, particularly those that explore important trends, philosophies or complex histories, use inquiry-driven models of teaching and learning.
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Columbia Education Center
Lesson plans created and contributed by teachers who've used them successfully in their classrooms and web-based teaching resources created as part of the ECHO projects abroad.
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Core Knowledge
This collection contains units developed by teachers in Core Knowledge schools and presented at recent Core Knowledge National Conferences. The units are organized by grade level, and within grade level by subject area; click on the links on the left-hand side of this page to begin browsing. Please see Special Areas for cross-grade and cross-curricular lessons, as well as lessons for Physical Education, Gifted/Talented, Special Education, Technology, and other special subjects. For a list of suggested resources, please see Resources to Build On.
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Crayola Lessons
Find hundreds of hands-on, standards-based lesson plan ideas designed to: Integrate the arts into the daily curriculum Stimulate independent thinking through visual learning Search ideas by grade, subject, theme, and/or Crayola product.
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Everything ESL
41 content based ESL lesson plans for beginning through intermediate students.
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KidsArt
KidsArt sponsors a large section of free art teaching resources and lessons on our web site. The American folk art projects in the Art Map USA section are available to anyone. You will also enjoy art lessons and ideas in the Quick Art and Top Ten sections.
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Kodak
Searchable by subject lessons using photos and photography.
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Learn NC
LEARN NC’s lesson plans span the wide range of curriculum areas for every grade from K to 12. Our collection includes the best instructional plans created by North Carolina educators as well as high-quality materials from state and national partners.
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Lesson Plans Page
Over 2,500 free lessons submitted by educators. To find lesson plans that match your criteria, begin by selecting a subject, or search for specific topics. Very easy to use. They also have Educator Discussion Forums where you can participate in discussions with other educators on a variety of topics.
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Library of Congress American Memory Learning Page
Investigate curricular themes using primary sources from across the American Memory Collection.
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National Conference of State Legislatures
The lesson plans outline for students the importance of representative democracy, the message that their voice counts and the valid role of special interest groups in the process. The plans complement the NCSL publication "Your Ideas Count," a student booklet used by legislators as a "leave behind" resource after their classroom visit. Teachers are invited to download the lesson plans and use them as appropriate in their classrooms.
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National Endowment for the Humanities
In the coming year EDSITEment will provide new lesson plans and update existing ones as well as offer an extensive list of reviewed digital links to help teachers integrate Picturing America images in their classrooms.
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National Geographic Xpeditions
Explore our incredible Earth and help students understand important environmental issues. Teacher-tested lessons, sorted by standard and grade level, interactive fun for home or the classroom and hundreds of printer-friendly maps.
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This section provides direct access to lesson plans developed by scientists and educators during Ocean Explorer field seasons. These lessons are geared toward students in Grades 5-12. Presented here as Web-based education materials, each lesson plan corresponds with a specific ocean exploration and can be supplemented with daily logs prepared by scientists and educators during each mission at sea. Images and video captured in the daily logs provide an invaluable resource for teachers and students as they explore these lessons. Each hands-on lesson includes the following sections: Focus Questions, Learning Objectives, Teaching Time, Seating Arrangement, Background Information, a step-by-step Learning Procedure, The “Me” Connection, Connections to Other Subjects, Evaluations, Extensions, Resources, Student Handouts, and connections to daily expedition Web logs. Each activity is correlated to the National Science Education Standards. Some also have Adaptations for Teachers of Deaf Students.
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National Park Service - Teaching with Historic Places
One of Teaching with Historic Places' primary offerings is a series of classroom-ready lesson plans. Created by National Park Service interpreters, preservation professionals, and educators, these lessons use historic sites to explore American history. All of the lessons are available free of charge on the Web. On-line lesson plans are ready for immediate use in the classroom. They can be used directly on the computer or they can be printed out, photocopied, and distributed to students.
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P.E. Central Health and Physical Education Lessons
PE Central is for K-12 physical educators, classroom teachers, students, and parents. Resources on the site include ready-to-use PreK-12 health, physical education and integrated lesson ideas; ready-to-print assessments; great programs that allow kids to log their physical activity and motivate them to continue to be physically active; adapted and Preschool PE information; ways to share and recognize innovative programs and ideas; ideas for creating and maintaining a positive learning environment; and online forms for teachers to submit their ideas.
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Public Broadcasting Service
Provides lesson plans and resources. Use toolbar on the left to search by subject area.
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ReadWriteThink
ReadWriteThink offers a wide array of standards-based lesson plans that meaningfully integrate Internet content into the teaching and/or learning experience. Lessons can be selected according to grade band (K–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12) and area of literacy practice. Each lesson is research-based, and includes a detailed instructional plan. The lessons are written for the teacher but include student-ready materials such as worksheets, interactives, and reviewed Web resources.
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Scholastic for Teachers
Features lesson plans, strategies, tools, printables, resources by grade level, free programs and informaton for new teachers.
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Special Ed Lesson Plans from Teach-nology.com
Excellent examples of lesson plans for learners with physical or mental challenges. These plans give guidance on how to address students of differing ability levels.
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Special Education Lesson Modification Tips
Suggestions from educators regarding classroom management, lesson modification, and teaching strategies for working with special ed students.
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Special Education Lesson Plans
Links to lesson plans for special education classrooms.
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The Getty Center
Arts lesson plans from the J. Paul Getty Museum.
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Thirteen Ed Online
Responding to the national need for sustained teacher training, Thirteen/WNET New York, PBS's flagship station, developed Thirteen Ed Online. This free service features everything from standards-based lesson plans and classroom activities to a multimedia primer, online mentors, and reviews of curriculum-based Web sites.
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U.S. Mint Lesson Plans
Coin-centric classroom plans covering Social Studies, Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science, and lesson plan sets based on the popular 50 State Quarters® Program, the Westward Journey Nickel Series™, and the Presidential $1 Coin Program. Classroom teachers helped design all the lesson plans on this site. Not only have these activities passed the "kid test," but they were developed with National Standards in mind.
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WebQuest.org
This site provides a unified gateway to the resources previously linked to the WebQuest Page at San Diego State University and those at the portal at WebQuest.Org.
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