Learn to borrow from a source without plagiarizing by creating your own rendition of essential information and ideas expressed by someone else, presented in a new form.
History of the Holidays @ The History Channel - Learn the history of the holidays at the History Channel's online exhibits:
Hanukkah ~ Christmas ~ Kwanzaa
Activities to Celebrate Native American Heritage! - Education World offers lessons to help students learn
about Native American history and cultures. Included: Activities that involve students in dramatizing folktales, learning new words, preparing traditional foods, and much more!
Internet4Classrooms :: Differentiated Instruction- Features a collection of resources that help classroom
teachers adjust their teaching process to their learners needs.
My Wonderful World for Educators- You're on the front line in the fight to bridge our kids' geography gap. Here are some tools to give you much more than a fighting chance. Get started with the 10 tips below, then download your Action Kit and check out More to Explore for links to great classroom aids.
300 Miles High- A collection of one hundred of the best photographs of our planet taken from the vantage point of a typical Space Shuttle orbit - about 300 miles above the Earth's surface.
SMART Goal Setting - Just as school districts set goals in the strategic plan and schools set goals in the school improvement plan, so too should teachers set classroom goals with their students.
The WebQuest Page @ San Diego State University - This site is designed to serve as a resource to those who are using the WebQuest
model to teach with the web. By pointing to excellent examples and collecting
materials developed to communicate the idea, all of us experimenting with
WebQuests will be able to learn from each other.
Forensics in the Classroom - The classroom activities involve simple lab experiments and align with
nationally recognized standards and safety requirements. The units can be taught
as introductions to basic chemistry ideas and forensic techniques, or used as
creative ways to review information you’ve already covered.
Polar Science 2006 - Journey to Antarctica with Dr. Shane Kanatous to investigate the unique
adaptations that allow young Weddell seal pups to develop into elite divers.
AYP Communications Toolkit - This 'toolkit' provides information needed to share AYP with parents, community
and the news media. Included is an easy-to-understand explanation of how AYP
will be calculated, talking points, sample news releases, plus links to good
Biography Maker - The Biography Maker is meant to inspire lively story telling and vivid writing
which will make your readers want to know more about your subject.
EducatorTemplates.com - A free comprehensive directory of customizable & printable education related templates!
Education World® -- Great Meetings - Stuck for ideas for effective staff meetings? Looking for ways to make sure everybody is present and interested? The Education World "Principal Files" team has some ideas for you!
The New York Philharmonic Kidzone - The New York Philharmonic Kidzone is a place for kids to come and learn about the New York Philharmonic and about the instruments, music, musicians, composers, and more!
Agriculture in the Classroom - Coordinated by the US Department of Agriculture, the goal is to help students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society so that they may become citizens who support wise agricultural policies.
Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Transportation History - Examines the history of air, sea, road, and rail
Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet - This fantastic site shines the spotlight on the "nerds" who developed one of the most important technologies of modern day life.
Rembrandt 400 - In 2006 it will have been 400 years ago that Rembrandt, Holland's greatest 17th-century painter, was born. The perfect occasion to train the spotlight on this Dutch master throughout the year. Like no other artist, Rembrandt managed to capture light and shadows in paint. In addition, his drawings and etchings are unequalled.
Colonial Williamsburg - Living history museum that offers colonial education programs and resources for students, teachers, and history enthusiasts.
NOAA Ocean Explorer - Provides direct access to over 200 lesson
plans, offers professional development opportunities for educators, and has an ocean career component.
PBS Tesla - Master of Lightning - The life and legacy of the electrical visionary who pioneered AC motors, high-frequency lighting, radio, and remote-control devices. Introduces basic concepts of electricity.
Official Amelia Earhart Web Site - Official site including photos, quotes, a biography, and more about Amelia Earhart, the woman aviator who made international flight records in the 1930s.
Volcano World - A Higher Education, K-12, and Public Outreach project of the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium.
Investigate Biodiversity - Lead your students on a virtual Expedition through endangered ecosystems -- and learn about conservation issues, species, and conservation professionals along the way.
The National Flag Day Foundation - The Foundation's specific MISSION is through educational programs of different kinds to encourage Americans to better understand patriotism and the need to express their allegiance to the nation and the flag, especially on Flag Day, June 14th.
SEDL - Professional Learning Communities - Through a review of the literature, this site explores the concept and operationalization of professional learning communities.
American Experience: Golden Gate Bridge - Documents the construction of what was at the time the longest suspension bridge in the world. Features a timeline, photo gallery, teacher's guide, and more.
edHelper.com -- Spelling - Offers free, printable spelling,vocabulary and word root worksheets and puzzles -- by grade level.
Argument & Persuasive Writing @ Web English Teacher - Includes lesson plans and activities for teaching argument and persuasive writing -- helps develop Web research and persuasive writing skills as they create original works.
American Immigration Law Foundation: Teacher's Corner - Includes resources for teachers and students in the classroom who are exploring our nation's immigrant heritage; accomplishments include the creation of a immigration history lesson plan search engine, publication of policy reports on the contributions of immigrants to America, and the annual sponsorship of a nationwide creative writing contest for fifth graders on the topic "Why I'm Glad America is a Nation of Immigrants."
Alliance for Innovative Manufacturing
@ Stanford University:
How Everyday Things Are Made - AIM has developed an introductory website for kids and adults showing how various items are made. It covers over 40 different products and manufacturing processes, and includes almost 4 hours of manufacturing video. It is targeted towards non-engineers and engineers alike.
The National Arbor Day Foundation: Youth Education - This area of the Web site educates and inspires young people and adults to understand, plant, and care for trees to build a better future. Includes materials and downloads for teachers and educators.
The National Association of Student Councils (NASC) - Since 1931 the goal of NASC has been to help all student councils become more effective organizations. NASC represents middle level and high school councils nationwide and provides valuable activities, resources, leadership partnerships, and the opportunity for students to become effective, positive leaders.
Faultine: Seismic Science at the Epicenter - Contains information on earthquake engineering, how and why earthquakes happen, and the history of the Loma Prieta Earthquake and the "Great Shake" of 1906 in California.
2006 SUN-EARTH DAY: Eclipse: In a Different Light - This year’s theme shows how eclipses have inspired people to observe and understand the Sun-Earth-Moon system. Join us in an extraordinary journey of exploration, discovery and understanding as we prepare for a total solar eclipse on March 29, 2006!
ICT Literacy Portal - This website provides a rich global resource and collaborative environment for dissemination of ICT Literacy materials, interactive discussions, research information, and international dialogue.
The National Road Heritage Corridor - It was one of the first colonial routes traveled by early settlers. George Washington and Daniel Boone were among its first travelers. Now, you can relive the spirit of a growing America by traveling the road and visiting the historic homes, toll houses, and scenic vistas. Witness, firsthand, the struggles and rewards of a new nation.
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race 2006
- It’s unlike any other
event in the world. A race over 1,150 miles of the most extreme
and beautiful terrain known to man: across mountain ranges,
frozen rivers, dense forests, desolate tundra and windswept
coastline. Add sub-zero temperatures and blinding winds, and
you’ve got the makings of a legendary adventure. That’s
for the Prevention of School Violence
- Serves as a resource and think
tank for efforts that promote safer schools and foster positive
youth development. The Center provides information and technical
assistance to any and all stakeholders involved with safe schools
and youth development.
EDSITEment: Foreign Languages Resources - Contains a variety of foreign languages links to other websites and references to resources available through government, nonprofit, and commercial entities.
PBLnet - This Web site offers information, guidance, links, and lesson plans for implementing Project-Based Learning in 3-12 classrooms. All curricula are standards aligned and integrated across subject areas.
National Atlas - This Federal source is a new portrayal of America in maps and geographic information. Using new technologies, they honor traditions of accuracy, reliability, and innovation.
XX Olympic Winter Games 2006 in Turino - Information on the XXth Olympic Winter Games which take place from the 10th to 26th February, 2006. Features Olympic Torch updates, education, general facts and figures, photo gallery, and the Torino 2006 Program.
From Slavery to Civil Rights: A Timeline of African-American History - Contains hundreds of items documenting African-American history. The "For Teachers" links will help you extend this activity for your students. Included are links to specific collections or exhibits as well as links to several excellent resources.
Wellington Chinese New Year Celebrations 2006 - Celebrate Chinese New Year with some great craft projects, activities, facts and ancient Chinese tales.
The Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary - Established to mark the 300-year anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth (1706-2006), the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary invites you to join in the national celebration honoring the life and enduring legacy of one of our most remarkable founding fathers.
Calendars through the Ages - Features the history of calendars and includes information about the origin of the seven-day week and calendars from other countries.
Global Gateway: World Culture & Resources - Extensive resources from The Library of Congress on cultures of the world.
History of the Holidays - From The History Channel, discover the origins of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.
National Geographic: Remembering Pearl Harbor - Experience the Pearl Harbor attack: virtual war maps, survivors' personal stories, rare photographs, time lines, and more from National Geographic.
Web English Teacher - Features K-12 English/Language Arts teaching resources: lesson plans, WebQuests, videos, biography, e-texts, criticism, jokes, puzzles, and classroom activities.
Learn at Plimoth Plantation - Historical background, online activities, and educational programs offered by plimoth plantation.
Vote: The Machinery of Democracy - This exhibition looks at the history of voting methods in the United States and explores how ballots and voting systems have evolved over the years as a response to political, social, and technological change, transforming the ways in which Americans vote.
The New-York Historical Society: Alexander Hamilton (b. 1755) - A statesman and visionary whose life inspired discussion and controversy and shaped the America we live in two hundred years after his death.
Osprey Essential Norman Conquest - The sights and sounds of the Norman Invasion unfold before your eyes, brought to life by interactive animated maps and 360° panoramas of the battlescene, news headlines, interactive Norman and Saxon soldiers and 11th century soundbites.
SCORE Science - This site provides resources for science educators including lesson plans that can be searched by keyword or grade level.
Bat Thematic Unit - An excellent collection of resources for K12 educators creating and delivering a thematic unit on bats.
NCTM Illuminations - Provides Standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students, as well as materials that illuminate NCTM's vision for school mathematics.
RetaNet: Resource for Teaching About the Americas - A University of Mexico web site for secondary educators with Latin America content for teaching and an on-line interactive learning community of teacher peers.
The National Archives Experience:
U.S. Constitution - On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. The National Archives and Records Administration celebrates this important day in our nation's history by presenting activities, lesson plans, and information.
Prepare.org from The Red Cross - Features detailed disaster preparedness materials for seniors, children, people with disabilities and animal and pet owners. Preparedness materials are available in English and multiple foreign languages.
McGraw Hill's Public Speaking Site - This site will take you through the speech-making process step-by-step or allow you to select the information you need. The tutorial provides five areas: selecting a topic, locating and evaluating resources, preparing the speech, speaking to an audience and listening to speeches.
Internet Public Library Kidspace: Reference - Here's the place to go for all your general reference needs! There are links to dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and other sites for homework help or just looking things up.
Scholastic.com: Teacher Tools - These FREE online applications that make everyday teaching tasks easier! Customize these FREE, ready-to-use reproducibles to create great classroom materials.
Global Climate Change Research Explorer @ The Exploratorium - At this Web site, you can explore scientific data relating to the atmosphere, the oceans, the areas covered by ice and snow, and the living organisms in all these domains. You'll also get a sense of how scientists study natural phenomena-how researchers gather evidence, test theories, and come to conclusions.