How Do I Find Online Curriculum and Lessons?

    

    

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Discovery Educator Network (registration free) (http://community.discoveryeducation.com/)
Lessons, activities, units all created by teachers connected by Discovery Educator Network.

DiscoverySchool.com (http://school.discovery.com/)
A plethora of creative curriculum, lesson plans, clip art, puzzles and many other teacher tools.

Education World Lesson Planning Channel(http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/index.shtml)
Lesson plans and lesson plan features, by subject, theme, etc.

Edutopia (http://www.edutopia.org/)
Search high quality, media-rich lessons and videos.

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) (http://www.free.ed.gov/)
More than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources are included from dozens of federal agencies. Search site map or by subject. New sites are added regularly.

Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) (http://www.thegateway.org)
Search the GEM catalog for thousands of high quality lesson plans, activities, and projects. Search by subject, grade level.

HotChalk’s Lesson Plans Page (http://www.lessonplanspage.com)
Tons of lesson plans for all content areas, worksheets, teacher discussions, special features, topical units and projects, links to other education resources.

Kathy Schrock (http://www.schrockguide.net)
Browse Kathy Schrock’s picks of best education websites for lessons and activities.

NoveList K-8
Index of fiction titles for students in grades K-8 including book discussion guides, author biographies with links to some their websites and teacher resources.

PBS TeacherSource (http://www.pbs.org/teachersource)
3500+ lesson plans and activities. Search by subject, topic, grade level and standard.

Scholastic Teachers (http://www.scholastic.com/teachers)
Trusted source for online activities, lesson plans, teaching strategies and tools. Lessons and teaching idea by subject and grade level. Sign up for monthly Teacher Update email full of links to current, relevant activities and tools.

Teacher Vision (http://www.teachervision.fen.com/)
Lesson plans by grade level, subject, themes.

Teaching Today (Glencoe) (http://www.glencoe.com/ps/teachingtoday)
Free lesson plans, teaching tips, web links, how-to articles, and videos, sorted by grade level, discipline, and instructional type. Many valuable downloadables.

Thinkfinity (http://www.thinkfinity.org)
Verizon Thinkfinity offers grade-specific, state standards aligned resources created by respected K12 education associations.

WatchKnow: Videos for kids to learn from (http://www.watchknow.org)
Over 15,000 online educational videos for children, organized by teachers in over 3,000 categories, explaining every topic taught to K12 students.

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Arts & Music Online Curriculum & Lessons

ArtsEdNet (Getty Museum) (http://www.getty.edu/education/)
Art education programs and resources, search lesson plans by subject and grade level, games, online community, e-newsletter.

KET Art On Air (http://www.ket.org/artonair/teachers/lessonplans.htm)
Lesson plans from artists, links to other art lesson planning websites.

Lesson Plans Page: Art Lessons (http://www.lessonplanspage.com/Art.htm)
Art lesson plans for all grade levels and all mediums; arts integrated into content areas, seasonal art lessons.

Music Education Lessons (Teachnology) (http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/music/)
Teacher created music lessons and units.

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Health & Fitness Online Curriculum & Lessons

Action for Healthy Kids: Resources to Improve Schools (http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/resources)
Search “Resources to Improve Schools” for lessons, curriculum, fact sheets, etc.

Kids Health (http://classroom.kidshealth.org)
Sections for kids and teens: accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information. Covers areas such as emotions & behaviors, growth & development, nutrition & fitness, sexual development.

PE Central Lesson Plans (http://www.pecentral.org/lessonideas/health/healthlp.asp)
Search by topic for lessons. Links to more health resources with curriculum.

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Mathematics Online Curriculum & Lessons

Internet Public Library: Mathematics (http://www.ipl.org/IPLBrowse/GetSubject?vid=13&cid=1&tid=7152&parent=7115)
Links to online mathematics resources for all math topics and levels.

MathForum@Drexel: Resources & Tools (http://mathforum.org/resources_tools_landing.html)
Leading center for mathematics education providing materials, activities. Explore Math Tools, Internet Math Library, click on “Math Help” for Ask Dr. Math.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM): Lessons and Resources (http://www.nctm.org/resources/default.aspx?id=230)
K-12, lessons, resources and teaching tips by elementary, middles and high school. “Figure This” math challenges.

NCTM Illuminations (http://illuminations.nctm.org/)
Library of 91 online activities, 525 lessons for preK-12 math educators, hundreds of exemplary online resources, and information about NCTM’s Principles and Standards.

WebMath.Com (http://webmath.com/index.html)
Gives answers as well as shows and explains the solution steps for areas such as general math, K-8 math, algebra etc.

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Reading & Writing Online Curriculum & Lessons

International Reading Association: Teaching Tools (http://www.reading.org/resources/tools/)
Teaching Tools section includes lesson plans, booklists, and parent resources.

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE): Teaching Resources Collections (http://www.ncte.org/collections)
Teaching strategies and resources for all areas of language arts and literacy.

ReadThinkWrite (http://www.readwritethink.org/)
Sponsored by IRA and NCTE: lessons, web resources and student materials for reading and writing.

Starfall Reading (http://www.starfall.com/index.htm)
Free reading activities and handouts for beginning readers (PreK-2) to teach letter sounds, phonics, fluency, sight words, etc. designed to make reading fun.

Web English Teacher (http://www.webenglishteacher.com/)
Excellent resources, lesson plans, activities for language arts: writing, vocabulary, ESL, children’s literature, grammar, poetry, study guides, and many more topics.

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Science Online Curriculum & Lessons

American Museum of Natural History: Resources for Learning (http://www.amnh.org/learn-teach)
Collection of activities, teaching tools and special collections for science educators and students. Search by topic or keyword.

National Science Digital Library (http://nsdl.org)
Classroom ready teaching activities through Pathways Portals geared to subject and age level. Free but some websites require registration.

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Learning Center (http://tinyurl.com/kahjuwc)
Interactive lessons and units.

Science NetLinks (http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/)
Guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students: lessons, tools, reviewed websites.

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Social Studies Online Curriculum & Lessons

Library of Congress (http://www.loc.gov/index.html)
Exciting resources for social studies such as American Memory Collection, links to primary documents. Sections for Teachers, Kids & Families.

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS): Your Classroom (http://www.ncss.org/classroom/)
"Your Classroom" section includes: teaching resources, lesson plans, curriculum standards, lesson plans, notable trade books, teaching with documents.

National Geographic Online (http://www.nationalgeographic.com/)
News articles, videos, photos, interactive games, lessons, maps, etc. Topic channels such as animals, people & places, green guide.

Social Studies Sites for Teachers (http://www.sitesforteachers.com/resources_sharp/socialstudies.html)
Lists of quality social studies sites: lesson plans, teaching strategies, geography, history. Includes U.S. government websites, museums collections.

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Technology Online Curriculum & Lessons

EduHound (http://www.eduhound.com/)
Sponsored by ISTE, education categories and subcategories lead to websites and online lesson plans, clip art and templates. Features: spotlight websites and sort results by user popularity.

Integrated Technology Lesson Plans (Internet 4 Classrooms) (http://www.internet4classrooms.com/integ_tech_lessons.htm)
Lesson plans and projects, including lessons learning MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

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Curriculum Publishers’Free Online Materials

Everyday Mathematics (http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu)
Everyday Mathematics research, sample lessons, student work samples, and internet resources.

Harcourt Brace: The Learning Site (http://www.hbschool.com/index.html)
View sample learning lessons, descriptions and online activities from Harcourt Brace curriculum.

Harcourt School Publishing eProduct Samplers (http://www.eharcourtschool.com/preview/index.html)
Click on subject (math, social studies, reading or science), choose a state and link to eProduct previews! Experience ebook samplers!

Holt, Rinehart & Winston NovelWise (http://my.hrw.com/nsmedia/novelwise_hs/default.htm)
Guide for readers: selecting a book, before your read, as you read, after you read.

Houghton Mifflin Education Place (http://www.eduplace.com/)
Find textbook support materials. Classroom resources for teachers include graphic organizers, outline maps, monthly themes, activity search, “Library” link to education websites.

 

Teaching Tolerance: Classroom Activities (http://www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources)
Easy-to-use activities can be implemented directly or adapted for classroom needs. Searchable by grade, academic subject and topic.

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