- A to Z Teacher Stuff
Click on "Lessons" tab, then click on grade level (preschool through high school)
- Adolescent Literacy (WETA)
Motivating reluctant readers; resources for parents & educators of kids in grades 4-12. Left Sidebar has links to "Classroom strategies" and "For Teachers"
- AMSER (Applied Math and Science Education Repository)
Use the Search Box at the top and enter: Lesson Plans
- Annenberg Classroom
Resources for civics education (secondary level) from the Annenberg Institute. Scroll to bottom to choose either: "PDF Lesson Plans" or "Critical Thinking Lesson Plans" or "Games & Interactives"
- Ben's Guide
Teacher Resources from federal agencies and museums. Select your grade level, then click the last line on the Blackboard "US Govt Website for Kids" to see all of the subject areas.
- Center for Innovation in Engineering & Science Education (CIESE)
Projects for K-12; also click on "Educational Links" and the "Instructional Resources" to discover additional lesson plan resource sites for Math and Science. Notice the link for "Primary Sources" (diaries, letters, photos, maps)
- Discover the Forest
Reconnect with nature via the US Forest Service. The site offers downloadable curriculum & lesson plans (Ages 8-12)
- Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science
Must subscribe (and pay one-time fee of $30 for individuals, NO annual fees) to use. NOTE: Many school districts subscribe, so you will probably have access once you are student teaching or hired. At the site, open the drop-down box for "All Resource Types" and select "Lesson Plans" and use the second drop-down box for Grade Level selection.
- HSI: Historical Scene Investigation
K-12 lesson plans using primary sources. Click "Investigations", then click on one of the Folder Tabs (topic), then click on "Teacher View." Use Historical Inquiry (http://www.historicalinquiry.com/links/index.cfm) to get to databases of primary sources.
- K-12 Science and Health Education (National Library of Medicine)
- Lesson Planet
NEA Members get 20% discount access. Regular prices is $50/year; also offers a free 10 day trial.
Includes lesson plans for: Science of NFL Football, Science of Olympics, Stepping up to Algebra, Smart Skies, etc (PreK-12). Related to NBC Learn (http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn).
- Math Forum
From Drexel University (Pre-K through college). Open "Educators" tab.
- Microsoft Education
Mouse-over "Teacher Resources" tab.
- NARA (National Archives & Records Administration)
K-12 online lesson plans for using primary sources. Scroll to bottom and click "Lesson Plans".
- NEA (National Education Association
Free "Lessons & Activities" (PreK-12)
- Open Culture
200 free kids educational resources: video lessons, apps, books, websites, and more (including Language Lessons for Arabic, Chinese, English and more)
- PBS TeacherSource
Correlates its classroom activities to 46 sets of national and state curriculum standards with more than 1,200 lesson plans. Mouse-over grade level (PreK-12), then select subject; refine by clicking "Media Type" and selecting "Lesson Plan".
- Presidential Classroom - Miller Center (Univ of VA)
Lesson plans from the NCTE- National Council of Teachers of English
- Secrets of the Sequence (SOSQ)
VCU Integrative Life Science Education Project
The American Federation of Teachers' new online community
- SMILE (Science and Math Informal Learning Educators)
Another NEA affiliated site. Offers thousands of lessons for K-12.
- Smithsonian Quests
A program that fosters project-based learning. Students complete a series of online activities and submit their work for review by Smithsonian education experts to earn digital badges. Activities include creative writing, photography, oral histories, and graph-making.
- Strong Men and Women: Excellence in Leadership
Positive role models of African-American men and women in Virginia (SOL connections, K-12). This program is also available via the Library of Virginia's website: www.lva.virginia.gov/public/smw/2014/essay.htm
Ideas for using APPS & mobile devices
- WIDA - Worldclass Instructional Design & Assessment
Educators who work with ELLs can upload and share the lesson plans they've created that incorporate both content and ELD standards, as well as check out lessons that others have created.
- Virginia Department of Education
Includes link to the Virginia SOLs
- --Virginia Communications and Literacy Assesment
VCLA for Educators
- National Standards of Learning
- --No Child Left Behind
U.S. Department of Education Website
- Catholic School Standards