Course Specific Lesson Plans - Part
Mojo's Musical Museum
A database of kid's song lyrics.
National Geographic World Music
This site offers videos, downloads, radio, and cds from all over the world and in every musical category.
This Day in Music History
Daily music facts.
Education World: PE
Ideas and activities for planning a themed field day.
PE Preschool Lesson Plans
A long list of PE activities
The Accelerated Reader
Explains the goals of the AR program and provides a link to a book list
Classic Stories Online
MP3 audio books that you read while listening to
Clifford's Interactive Storybook
A phonics game for young readers.
Short stories and plays for young readers
Beatrix Potter stories and pictures
How to form reading/writing centers for kindergarten
Reading in the Content Areas: Strategies for Success
A method of getting students to read through use of oral script reading.
Literacy program improvement plan for low-achieving first graders
Strategies for Teaching Reading in the Middle School
Wired for Books
Online audio books for all reading levels
Working with Words
Lesson plan idea on using word blocks and a word wall
Science activities for select topics like “light” and “space.”
ExploreLearning offers a catalog of modular, interactive simulations in math and science for teachers and students in grades 6-12 called Gizmos.
The Globe Program
GLOBE provides assistance through training at professional development workshops, Teacher’s Guide, “how-to” videos, and other materials.
How Stuff Works
The JASON Project
The JASON Project is dedicated to inspiring a passion for life-long learning in science through innovative, technology-rich middle grade educational programs.
Kid’s Do-It-Yourself Science
Links to great science projects
Kid’s Science Projects
Projects listed by level of difficulty
Chemistry lesson plans based on activities in the kitchen
Middle School Science
A site geared specifically towards Middle School Science Curriculums. Lesson plan subjects range from Chemistry, Physics, Earth, and Life Sciences
Modeling Instruction in High School Physics
Allows students to explore a seafloor observatory geographically or by topic. Learn about seafloor animals, hydrothermal vents, mid-ocean ridges, axial volcano, lava flow, & technology & tools. Operate (remotely) a vehicle that takes you to the seafloor near an active submarine volcano. Explore black smoker vents, new lava flows, & unusual life forms. (NOAA)
NSTA (National Science Teacher’s Association) High School Classroom
Activities, worksheets, and tests for ages 4-11
Science Fair Projects
Project ideas and lists of supplies
Science Preschool Activities and Crafts
Solar System Simulator
A list of science lesson plans and activities in the categories of: general, biology, earth, physics, technology, dinosaurs, scientific method, space and time, weather, and animals.
WISE: Web-based Inquiry Science Environment
Free, inquiry-based set of capstone projects for science 5-12 classes from Berkeley. Sign-in required.
Topics include culture, development, environment, trade, immigration, and international law among others.
Lesson Plans and Resources
A site specifically created for social studies teachers. Includes lesson plan outlines, and additional social studies resources.
State Department for Kids
Resources to teach world foreign affairs.
The World Factbook
Everything you need to know about the world you can find in The World Factbook, from weights and measures to country profiles and flags.
Accelerated Math Program
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.
Back to School Technology Activities
One to One Computing: Lessons Learned and Pitfalls to Avoid
An article on the pros and cons of students and technology
Includes a step-by-step outline on how to create a technology based lesson plan
ABC’s of the Writing Process
A list of links of graphic organizers
Graphic Organizer Makers
Tools to help make and design different organizers like webs, charts, and ven diagrams
Graphic organizer templates for different organizers like spider maps, fish maps, compare/contrast matrix, and network trees
How to Start a Writer’s Workshop
Explains what interactive writing is and how to use it effectively
Write Your Own Life Activity