Online resources provide teachers with unique ways to teach every subject, making it both fun for students and more effective. Monthly themes, lesson plans, worksheets and tests can all be found online. Online resources also often have multimedia including video or use technology to enhance the lessons.
Social Studies and History
-National Council for the Social Studies offers members free lesson plans and three publications: Social Education for high school teachers, Middle Level Learning for middle school teachers and Social Studies and the Young Learner elementary teachers.
-PBS provides links to teaching resources, sorted by grade level. The organization also hosts many themed activities for all ages.
-HipHughes History is a YouTube channel of video lectures about history for middle school and high school students.
-The National Endowment for the Humanities hosts an Introduction to Advanced Placement U.S. History Lessons and Introduction to Advanced Placement World History Lesson Plans.
-Social Studies for Kids focuses on teaching younger children, with lesson plans, worksheets and activities for grades K-6.
-Teachology has a “Teaching Curriculum for Math” that addresses state guidelines and requirements for all grade levels. Worksheets, activities and lessons plans are included.
-PBS has many math teaching resources, sorted by grade level. The organization also hosts videos and activities for all ages.
-The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics offers a variety of teaching resources for all grade levels.
-Federal Resources for Educational Excellence has resources in many mathematics topics.
-Math Goodies has worksheets, games, crossword puzzles and lesson plans based on common core standards.
Reading and Literature
-Reading Rockets has classroom strategies for teachers of young children and students in early elementary school.
-How to Encourage Student Reading and Literacy has a video, rubrics, worksheets and quizzes for grades K-12.
-Teachnology has a number of worksheets with reading comprehension passages as well as comprehensive literature lesson plans.
-Federal Resources for Education Excellence offers reading and literature resources using data and resources from government agencies.
-Discovery Channel’s Education website has links to many resources for teachers in the language arts.
-Daily Grammar has lesson plans centered around 5 lessons each week and a quiz at the end of the week. These lessons are meant for middle and high school students.
-The National Capital Language Resource Center offers articles and resources on teaching grammar.
-Free Tech 4 Teachers published an article titled “Ten Grammar Games and Lesson Resources.”
-English Grammar and Usage is a page that hosts many grammar worksheets for all grade levels.
-Grammar Gorillas is a game to identify the parts of speech. There are 2 levels, beginner and advanced.
-Writing Fix offers writing prompts and other activities for teaching writing.
-A large list of Writing Lesson Plans is available from Teachnology. They cover various themes and all ages.
-The National Writing Project has information on ways to include writing in all subjects and to teach writing to all grade levels.
-Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab has many resources for students writers, grade 6 through college. It also offers Teaching Resources for using multimedia in the classroom.
-Helpful Resources for Writing Teachers has a list of websites that offer lesson plans for writing instructors.
-Federal Resources for Educational Excellence has hundreds of resources in many science topics. These resources are supplied by various government agencies involved in the sciences.
-PBS hosts lesson plans and teaching resources, sorted by grade level. All worksheets and activities are included.
-Teachnology offers comprehensive teaching resources for science teachers in grades K-12.
-NASA has lesson plans and educational materials for several topics in both math and the sciences.
-Teach the Earth is a portal for geoscience instructors in all grade levels. It is sponsored by The Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College.
-ArtsEdge at the Kennedy Center has resources for teaching art, as well as using art projects to teach other subjects.
-PBS has a plethora of art projects for the classroom, sorted by grade level.
-Federal Resources for Educational Excellence has resources for visual art instructors from many federal agencies.
- Art Project powered by Google allows teachers and students to experience 17 different art museums without ever leaving the classroom.
-7 Good Resources for Art Teachers and Students is an article from Free Tech 4 Teachers.
-Teaching Curriculum For Physical Education is provided by Teachnology. There are activities and games for grades K-12.
-PBS has PE lesson plans and activities, sorted by grade level.
-PE Central has plans and activities for all ages, including lessons for inclusive games with special needs students.
-Federal Resources for Educational Excellence has resources for health and fitness instructors from several federal agencies.
-PE Universe has videos, lesson plans and even a forum for physical education teachers.
-Ready, Set, Music! is a website of music teaching resources sponsored by Road Ready Cases, a company who makes cases for professional musicians.
-PBS has resources on its website for teaching music to all ages. The lesson plans and activities are sorted by grade level and a search is included.
-Federal Resources for Educational Excellence has resources for music teachers, compiled from information from federal agencies.
-Teachnology has many resources for music teachers, including lesson plans and activities.
-K-12 Music has an extensive list of links for music teachers.
-The Teacher’s Guide offers several resources on classroom management strategies.
-TeacherVision has a worksheets and other printables for behavior management.
-Web Quests more than 250, arranged by subject and theme
-Monthly themes for the classroom and accompanying lesson plans are available from Teachnology. Themes are available for all grade levels.
-7 Fantastic Free Social Media Tools for Teachers is an articles published by Mashable.