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All of A to Z’s old lesson plans are in the process of being transitioned to the new site, LESSON PLANET. In the mean time, you’ll find links to both the old and new site.
--Click on "Lessons" tab, then click on grade level (preschool through high school)
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)
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 "Lessons & Activities" and use the second drop-down box for Grade Level selection.
"The Historical Scene Investigation Project (HSI) was designed for social studies teachers who need a strong pedagogical mechanism for bringing primary sources into their classroom. With the advent and accessibility of the internet, many libraries, universities and government agencies are housing their historical documents online."
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".
'The Lab is a free, interactive platform for discovering millions of authentic digital resources, creating content with online tools, and sharing in the Smithsonian's expansive community of knowledge and learning."
At the Educators webpage, find the Pre-K-12 box & click "More". Use the green "Find an Activity" box, then select "Activity type" = Lesson Plan. (They also list Activities by topic & grade. All are coordinated with recent exhibits at VMFA.)