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Somer Lewis
Teacher-in-Residence
910.962.7669

Watson School of Education
UNCW
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

Course Specific Lesson Plans - Part 1

Quicklinks

General


A to Z Teacher Stuff
http://atozteacherstuff.com/
Teacher-created site that offers lesson plans, tips, forums, worksheets and other resources. Organized by subject.

Challenge County
http://techchallenge.org/
Funded by the Technology Literacy Grant Consortium and consolidates resources to help teachers integrate technology into Language Arts and Mathematics.

Crayola: Lesson Plans
http://www.crayola.com/for-educators.aspx
Long lists of projects for language arts, math, social studies, science, and visual arts. *Must register with website.

Curriculum Archive
http://www.buildingrainbows.com/CA/ca.home.php
A good source for lessons, activities, and tips. Browse lessons by grade level. (extends from Preschool to Undergraduate)

Discovery School
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/index.cfm?campaign=flyout_teachers_lesson
K-12 lesson plan library that’s organized by subject or by grade level.

Education World
http://www.education-world.com/
Lesson plans, articles, and discussion groups on a variety of topics and issues

Educational CyberPlayGround's Database of Educational Resources
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Teachers/GtoZdb.html
Go to "Teachers" section of the main page for a host of links to educational resources in a variety of academic subject areas. Contains a "hotlist" of K-12 Internet schools.

FREE
http://www.free.ed.gov/
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

Funbrain.Com
http://www.funbrain.com
Visit “Teachers” section as a guide to multiple resources.

How to Implement Standards, Curriculum and Assessment
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/NTNY/nychelp/mentorship/support.htm

Know It All
http://www.knowitall.org/
Free online resources for classroom use

Lesson Plan Central
http://lessonplancentral.com/
Free lesson plans, worksheets, clipart and additional student links. Browse lessons by subject or extras like “Fun & Games.”

Lesson Plans Page
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/
Over 2,500 free lesson plans, organized by subject. Site also includes tips and teacher forums.

LessonPlanz
http://lessonplanz.com/
Site lists lesson plan ideas grouped by subject and also includes additional resources for games, family involvement, songs, and poems.

Microsoft Education
http://www.microsoft.com/education/LessonPlans.aspx
Search for lesson plans through Grade/Age Level, Theme, Product, or Learning Area.

New York Times Learning Network
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/
Excellent for grade levels 6-12. Contains a well-organized bank of archived lessons, activities for students, and discussion topics and resources for parents.

PBS TeacherSource
http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/
Integrating curriculum, professional development and community resources

Scholastic Ready-to-Go Resources
http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonplans/
Lesson plans for all grade levels

Standard-Based lesson plan template
http://www.k12.hi.us/~tlcf/marcopolointegration/standardbasetemplate.htm
Provides an outline for creating a lesson plan that address Hawaii state standards. Simply substitute you state’s standards in the appropriate place.

Teachers.Net
http://teachers.net/lessons/
The University of Phoenix’s site for teacher’s to post and share lesson plans for all subjects.

Teaching Tips.Com
http://www.teachingtips.com/articles.html
A list of links to articles/tips/advice.

Web Sites and Resources for Teachers
http://www.sitesforteachers.com/
Archived, annotated collection of sites and curriculum resources organized in nine categories, include lesson plans, instructional materials, online activities and projects, and virtual trips to museums and countries around the world.

Art

Art North Carolina
http://www.ncartmuseum.org/artnc/
This educational resource is designed for educators and students interested in learning form works of art. Special section called “Themes and Lessons” provides lesson plans and examples of how to integrate art into general class instruction.

Art Appreciation
http://www.first-school.ws/theme/artapp.htm
Preschool art activities and crafts

ArtsEdge
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators.aspx
The Kennedy Center's Teaching Materials focus on the national art education standards and provide K-12 teachers with curriculum units, lesson plans, activities and other ideas for integrating the arts into classroom teaching.

Kinder Art
http://www.kinderart.com/
A site dedicated to art education, lists activities, lesson plans, and additional resources.

Geography

My Wonderful World for Educators
http://www.mywonderfulworld.org/index.html
A comprehensive action kit for educators to get started including a Global IQ test.

Country links
http://www.websterschools.org/classrooms/state_library/hirschler.html

The Geography Store
http://www.geographystore.com
This site has a comprehensive selection of classroom maps, globes, and geo-games.

National Geographic: Lesson Plans
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/education/lesson_plans/index.html
Lesson plans sorted by grade and most popular.

Western Hemisphere links
http://geographyworldonline.com


History


" A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans & the U.S. Constitution”
http://americanhistory.si.edu/perfectunion/experience/
Tells the story of Japanese Americans being forced from their homes during WW2

Churchill and the Great Republic
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/churchill/
An online exhibit on Winston Churchill

Federal Court Concepts
http://www.catea.org/grade/legal/intro.html

Great Dates
http://www.fi.edu/qa98/dates/
Links to “This Day in History” and similar sites.

PBS Wide Angle
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/
Offers lesson plans and activities for middle school and high school teachers.

Primary Research: Bringing History Closer to Home
http://www.primaryresearch.org/pr/
Free access to original source documents and databases

The History Channel Teacher Guides
http://www.history.com/classroom/guides.html
Free printable teacher guides to accompany educational programs on the history channel.

Language Arts


EnglishCompanion.Com
http://www.englishcompanion.com/assignments/assessment/rubrics.html
A list of rubrics for homework, projects, presentations, or journals

Graphic Organizers
http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/students/learning/lr1grorg.htm
Graphic organizer templates for different organizers like spider maps, fish maps, compare/contrast matrix, and network trees

Working with Words
http://www.wfu.edu/academics/fourblocks/block4.html
Lesson plan idea on using word blocks and a word wall


Literature

Carol Hurst’ Children’s Literature Site
http://www.carolhurst.com
A collection of reviews of great books for kids as well as ways to incorporate them in the classroom.

Can Teach: Songs and Poems
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems.html


EnglishCompanion.Com
http://www.englishcompanion.com/assignments/assessment/rubrics.html
A list of rubrics for homework, projects, presentations, or journals.

I’m Reading!
http://www.starfall.com/n/level-c/index/load.htm?f
Short stories, Chinese Fables, Greek Myths, and plays for young readers

Questions on Books
http://www.theliterarylink.com/questions_otherbooks.html
Review questions for books commonly taught all grades K-12

Math

AAA Math
http://www.aaamath.com
Feature a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons.

Accelerated Math Program
http://www.renlearn.com/am/
Information on the AM program, and how it works. There is also a link to see how Accelerated Math aligns with your state’s standards.

Annenberg/CPB Learner.org
http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/
A combination site specifically created for science and mathematics. Includes lesson plan activities for geometry and mathematical patterns.

Currency Converter and Exchange Rates
http://www.x-rates.com

Discovery School
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/math.html
Lesson Plan library organized by grade level and subject. Easy to browse.

Explorelearning
http://www.explorelearning.com
ExploreLearning offers a catalog of modular, interactive simulations in math and science for teachers and students in grades 6-12 called Gizmos.

Goals for HS Math Instruction
http://www.math.umd.edu/~jnd/Goals-for-high-school.html

Graphing Calculator
http://www.pacifict.com/

The Math Forum at Drexel “Math Library”
http://mathforum.org/library/
Includes all ranges of mathematical topics. Additional resources available as well as current math education topics.

The Math Forum at Drexel “Teachers’s Place”
http://mathforum.org/teachers/
Lesson plans grouped by elementary, middle, or high school levels.

Math Forum: High School Teacher’s Place
http://mathforum.org/teachers/high/

Math Problem Solving Activities
http://www.rhlschool.com/math.htm

Math Projects and Activities: Global Connection
http://www.globalclassroom.org/authors/florida/math/projects.html

ReviseWise: Math
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/maths/
Activities, worksheets, and tests on math for ages 4-11

Teacher Toolkit
http://www.buildingrainbows.com/CA/ca.home.php
Lesson plans created for middle school math.