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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 2

Quicklinks


Music


Mojo's Musical Museum
http://www.kididdles.com/
A database of kid's song lyrics.

National Geographic World Music
http://worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com/worldmusic
This site offers videos, downloads, radio, and cds from all over the world and in every musical category.

This Day in Music History
http://datadragon.com/day/
Daily music facts.

Physical Education



Education World: PE
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/archives/pe.shtml
Ideas and activities for planning a themed field day.

PE Preschool Lesson Plans
http://www.pecentral.org/lessonideas/searchresults.asp?category=50
A long list of PE activities

Reading


The Accelerated Reader
http://dpl.leeschools.net/Accelerated_reader.html
Explains the goals of the AR program and provides a link to a book list

Alphabuddies
http://www.dltk-teach.com/alphabuddies/
Alphabet Activities

Classic Stories Online
http://www.classicreader.com/
MP3 audio books that you read while listening to

Clifford's Interactive Storybook
http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/flash/phonics/index.htm
A phonics game for young readers.

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

Kid’s Corner
http://wiredforbooks.org/kids.htm
Beatrix Potter stories and pictures

Literacy Centers
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/469.html
How to form reading/writing centers for kindergarten

Reading in the Content Areas: Strategies for Success
http://teachingtoday.glencoe.com/howtoarticles/reading-in-the-content-areas-strategies-for-success


Reader's Theater
http://www.readingonline.org/electronic/carrick/
A method of getting students to read through use of oral script reading.

Reading Recovery
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/OR/ConsumerGuides/readrec.html
Literacy program improvement plan for low-achieving first graders

Strategies for Teaching Reading in the Middle School
http://www.myread.org/scaffolding.htm

Wired for Books
http://wiredforbooks.org/
Online audio books for all reading levels

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

Science

Annenberg/CPB Learner.org
http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/
Science activities for select topics like “light” and “space.”

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.

Exploratorium
http://www.exploratorium.edu/

The Globe Program
http://www.globe.gov
GLOBE provides assistance through training at professional development workshops, Teacher’s Guide, “how-to” videos, and other materials.

How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com

The JASON Project
http://www.jasonproject.org/public/home.aspx
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
http://scienceclub.org/kidlink1.html
Links to great science projects

Kid’s Science Projects
http://scienceclub.org/kidproj1.html
Projects listed by level of difficulty

Kitchen Chemistry
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~macinnis/scifun/kitchem.htm
Chemistry lesson plans based on activities in the kitchen

Middle School Science
http://www.middleschoolscience.com/
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
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OERI/ORAD/KAD/expert_panel/modelinstruction.html
Nemo Explorer
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/nemo/explorer.html
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
http://www.nsta.org/highschool

ReviseWise: Science
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/
Activities, worksheets, and tests for ages 4-11

Science Fair Projects
http://www.super-science-fair-projects.com/chemistry-science-fair-projects.html
Project ideas and lists of supplies

Science Preschool Activities and Crafts
http://www.first-school.ws/theme/science.htm

Solar System Simulator
http://space.jpl.nasa.gov/

Teachnet: Science
http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/science/index.html
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
http://wise.berkeley.edu/
Free, inquiry-based set of capstone projects for science 5-12 classes from Berkeley. Sign-in required.

Social Studies

Globalization 101
http://www.globalization101.org/
Topics include culture, development, environment, trade, immigration, and international law among others.

Lesson Plans and Resources
http://www.csun.edu/%7Ehcedu013/
A site specifically created for social studies teachers. Includes lesson plan outlines, and additional social studies resources.

State Department for Kids
http://www.state.gov/youthandeducation/
Resources to teach world foreign affairs.

The World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/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.

Technology

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.

Back to School Technology Activities
http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech141.shtml

One to One Computing: Lessons Learned and Pitfalls to Avoid
http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/tech/tech197.shtml
An article on the pros and cons of students and technology

Standards-Based Instruction
http://www.rmcdenver.com/useguide/lessons/lindex.htm
Includes a step-by-step outline on how to create a technology based lesson plan

Writing


ABC’s of the Writing Process
http://www.angelfire.com/wi/writingprocess/specificgos.html
A list of links of graphic organizers

Graphic Organizer Makers
http://www.bestteachersites.com/web_tools/graphic_org/
Tools to help make and design different organizers like webs, charts, and ven diagrams

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

How to Start a Writer’s Workshop
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/681.html

Interactive Writing
http://www.stanswartz.com/IAW%20excerpt.pdf
Explains what interactive writing is and how to use it effectively

Word Walls
http://www.theschoolbell.com/Links/word_walls/words.html

Write Your Own Life Activity
http://tinyurl.com/ll3a