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Five Free Underground Railroad Resources

Five of our favorite curriculum resources on The Underground Railroad for grades K-12 include lesson plans, interactive maps, timelines and biographies.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Women’s History Month, Grades 6-8

Examine the changing cultural perceptions of women in society and honor their contributions to all aspects of life with these interdisciplinary resources for grades 6-8.

Themed Package

NASA Websites Explore Global Warming

The NASA website Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet provides a foundation for studying and assessing global warming by providing data on carbon dioxide concentration, global surface temperature, Arctic sea ice, land ice, and more.

Background Reading; Multimedia

10 Free Things for Mother’s Day

From poetry to decorative gifts and a variety of arts & crafts projects big and small, find ideas for celebrating motherhood with students at all grade levels.

Multimedia; Printable

Poetry Pairing

This weekly series is from The New York Times and the Poetry Foundation pairs news articles, opinion pieces and/or video with a poem. The pairings echo, extend or challenge the poem’s themes. Suggested questions and activities are provided.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Historical Thinking Skills Interactives

This series of interactive professional development activities for middle and high school teachers features 6 units: five model skills for use in the classroom, while a sixth unit that includes suggestions for using primary sources.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Professional Development Course

Outbreak at Watersedge

This online learning game from the University of Minnesota places students in the role of an intern on a public health team investigating an infectious disease outbreak.

Learning Game

School Garden Curriculum

Turn the schoolyard in a classroom and cultivate your K-8 students' knowledge and passon for the true source of their food with these school garden resources.

; Lesson Plan

"Buy, Use, Toss?" (High School Curriculum)

Ignite your students' learning and inspire them to take action in their communities with these hands-on, standards-aligned global sustainability curricula!

Multimedia; Printable

Biogeography

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

Lesson Plan

Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez Day is March 31st. The following lessons and resources will help commemorate the plight of Chavez: organizing farm workers to improve their lives and working conditions and his legacy in American history.

Lesson Plan

Moana (2016)

This Disney film blends elements of myth and culture from different parts of Polynesia. These K-12 classroom resources can help you craft lessons and learning opportunities around the movie's theme.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Calculation Nation

Math learners in grades 4-8 challenge themselves by investigating significant mathematical content and practicing fundamental skills. Using the power of the Web, students can also challenge opponents from anywhere in the world.

Learning Game

Global Warming Webquest

Students in grades 5-12 learn firsthand how society and environment are affected by global warming and how to help people make better decisions regarding all the complicated issues surrounding climate change and energy use.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

The Most Magnificent Thing

The Most Magnificent Thing will make a good introduction to a design unit or in subject with a creative element, from academic paper writing to science fair projects.

Lesson Plan

Project Audio: Teaching Students How to Produce Their Own Podcasts

Help your students produce audio narratives while teaching them about storytelling, interviewing, audio editing, and more!

Article

24/7 Science (Lawrence Hall of Science)

24/7 Science (Lawrence Hall of Science) provides activities, games, quizzes for K-8 science students and professional development opportunities for teachers.

Professional Development Course

The Gilded Age

The Guilded Age (roughly 1861 - 1900) saw major advancements in American industry and commerce, but not everyone reaped the benefits. Teach about the inequities that paved the way for reforms in the Progressive Era.

Lesson Plan

Black History Month Lessons & Resources, Grades 9-12

To help you integrate Black History Month into your classroom, we offer a selection of lesson plans that cover a variety subjects and that can be adapted to fit grades 9-12.

Themed Package

Black History Month Lessons & Resources, Grades K-5

To help you integrate Black History Month into your classroom, we offer a selection of lesson plans that cover a variety subjects and that can be adapted to fit grades K-5.

Themed Package

Black History Month Lessons & Resources

To help you integrate Black History Month into your classroom, we offer a selection of lesson plans that cover a variety subjects and that can be adapted for all grade levels.

Themed Package

Earth Day Curriculum Resources, Grades 6-8

Students in grades 6-8 explore new and review familiar ways to live responsibly with these lessons, projects, activities, and games.

Themed Package

Halloween Lessons, Activities & Resources

Pumpkin carving traditions began in Scotland and Ireland with the carving of turnip lanterns. Make your own turnip lantern, carve a virtual pumpkin, download patterns for state-of-the-art pumpkins, and have fun this Halloween these lessons and activities.

Themed Package

Hurricane Season, Grades 9-12

With these lessons, activities, and multimedia resources for grades 9-12, learn how hurricanes form, how hurricanes are tracked, and how hurricane size and intensity are affected by global warming.

Themed Package

Hurricane Season, Grades K-5

With these lessons, activities, and multimedia resources for grades K-5, learn how hurricanes form, how hurricanes are tracked, and how hurricane size and intensity are affected by global warming.

Themed Package