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Somer Lewis
Teacher-in-Residence
910.962.7669

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

High School Websites

Quicklinks

Teacher Support Networks


High School Teacher’s At Random House
http://www.randomhouse.com/highschool/exam
(Examination copies of books for $3.00)

High School Teaching Resources
http://www.academicinfo.net/edteachhs.html

NSTA (National Science Teacher’s Association) High School Classroom
http://www.nsta.org/highschool

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Transitioning from Middle to High


Helping Middle School Students Make the Transition into High School
http://www.kidsource.com/education/middlehigh.html
An article that discusses transition concerns and activities/methods that help students to transition comfortably


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Art

Art North Carolina
http://artnc.org
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.

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.

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Geography

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.

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.

Western Hemisphere links, a little bit of everything
http://geographyworldonline.com/

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History


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

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

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Math

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

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.

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

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


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Reading/Literature/Writing

Pink Monkey Writing Help
http://www.pinkmonkey.com/core/writing.asp
Multiple writing help topics

Study Questions
http://www.theliterarylink.com/questions_otherbooks.html
Links to study questions on young adult literature as well as young children’s literature

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

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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.

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.

Modeling Instruction in High School Physics
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OERI/ORAD/KAD/expert_panel/modelinstruction.html

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Social Studies

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

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

Social Science Resources for Teaching in High School
http://www.ssrc.org/sept11/essays/teaching_resource/tr_intro.htm


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.

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Technology

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

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

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Writing

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

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



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