Sites for Teachers http://www.sitesforteachers.com/index.html

Social Studies
Lesson Plans
Clip Art
and more!

Free Clip Art http://awesomeclipartforeducators.com/

Library of Congress for Teachers http://www.loc.gov/teachers/

The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching.

Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations.

Internet 4 Classroom http://www.internet4classrooms.com/index.htm

Helping you use the Internet effectively.

All Teacher Websites http://www.allteacherwebsites.com/index.php?site=http://worldoftales.com

"All Teacher Websites only provides results from websites geared toward teachers. No need to dig through irrelevant search results anymore - ALL the results are for teachers! " Like Google for Teachers

60 Student-Centered Teaching Strategies The strategies promote students' literacy and critical thinking skills within a respectful classroom climate.

Free Graph Paper http://www.waterproof-paper.com/graph-paper

Different styles of graph paper

Cool Math http://www.coolmath.com

Math and science for all levels.

Resources for Teachers http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat

Students of the World http://www.studentsoftheworld.info/menu_infopays.html

Annotate, Archive, Organize http://diigo.com

Research, share, collaborate

Teacher Reference Center

This index of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books is now also offered free via the EBSCOhost platform. This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

"FREE makes it easier to find teaching and learning resources from the federal government with more than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources included from dozens of federal agencies. New sites added regularly."


"...a freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE will serve as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet. GreenFILE’s initial release will include A&I for more than 600 titles, including comprehensive coverage – from to volume 1, issue 1 to present – for Bioscience (back to 1964), Conservation Biology (back to 1987), i>Journal of Ecology (back to 1913) and Journal of Environmental Planning & Management (back to 1948). The total number of records is approximately 295,000, and full text is provided for more than 4,600 records from open access titles."


PBS Teacher Source


"Teacher lesson plans, online activities, classroom resources, and professional development projects are available at this public PBS education ... " Topics include Arts and Literature, Health and Fitness, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

Helping Teachers Use the Internet Effectively



American Memory-Collection Finder http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/finder.html
The Library of Congress American Memory Collection Finder can be searched by Broad Topics, Time, Place, and Library Division.

Awesome Library http://awesomelibrary.org/
"Awesome Library organizes the Web with 20,000 carefully reviewed resources,
including the top 5 percent in education." Some links included are by subject matter.

The Best on the Web for Teachers http://teachers.teach-nology.com/index.html
From TeAch-nology.com this site includes downloads, games and teacher resources and ideas. Voting takes place on the reliability and quality of each site.



California Dept. of Education http://www.cde.ca.gov/
Home page for CDE with links to teaching , professional development, academic standards, API scores, and more.


Education World http://education-world.com/ 

“This site offers freebies in many areas of education.  They offer lesson plans and curriculum guides for K-12 teachers.”


The Gateway to Educational Materials http://www.thegateway.org/welcome.html
"The Gateway to Educational Materials is a Consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites."
Search by subject, keyword, title, or grade level.

The Invisible Web Revealed

"'If only I had known!"'was the bitter cry of the searcher who relied just on search engines to search the Web. Although many popular search engines boast about their ability to index information on the Web, more of it (dynamically-generated pages, certain file formats, and numerous databases) is becoming invisible to their searching spiders. Much of the Web is hiding information from us, but we can access this hidden content! Learn how you can reveal the secrets of these dark, hiding places."

The Learning Page-American Memory

Lessons plans especially for teachers, with activities and professional development from the Library of Congress American Memory Collection. Primary Sources is an excellent link.


The Mining Company


            “Teacher resources from the Mining Company.  This page has links to various teacher and student resources, as well as information on teaching methods, cooperative learning, and block scheduling.

Teachers First


            “This site offers lesson plans and links to use for research.”

Teachers Planet

Great variety of resources in all subject areas and grade levels. Job Center, Reference Desk, Technology and Grant Information are just some of the links included.

Teacher Vision

Sites to help teachers with lesson planning, educational resources, and tools for the classroom.


WebQuest Page


            “More than a thousand WebQuests devised by educators all over the world are available here.”


WebQuest Tutorial


            “Here’s a brief and nontechnical online tutorial on Webquests written from a teacher’s perspective.”


http://www.uni.edu/becker/ Information in over eight languages. Get helping learning a new language, including English.

California Learning Resources Network

CLRN experts have identified, reviewed and organized hundreds of Electronic Learning Resources (ELRs) in a searchable database that allows you to compare key features of selected resources. The Web Information Links (WILs) let you search or browse hundreds of free primary, secondary and reference resources.




National Endowment for the Humanities Educator Resources



Art Software for Education - www.artsitenet.com



Teaching ELL, ESL, EFL


Language Arts Standards

State of California Language Arts Standards for all grades and language arts subjects.

Activities for ESL/ELL Students

"There are over 1,000 activities on this website to help you study English as a Second Language." Students can take quizzes to study grammar, vocabulary, and idioms. Teachers will find this a great source for their own use as well as to help individual students work independently.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

"In this project the learner will become familiar with and analyze life around Hannibal, Missouri, during the latter half of the nineteenth century using various online and print resources to determine what effects this location had on the writings of Mark Twain."

Cyberguides 9 - 12


A comprehensive list of teacher and student guides to literature for grades 9-12.

Depression Era Lesson Plan

"By examining primary sources, including songs, newspapers, interviews, and photographs of migrant farm workers in California during the Great Depression..." students select various primary documents to learn about the background to such novels as Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men.

Graphic Organizers


As part of the SCORE Language Arts Activity Bank, this page links to a variety of graphic organizers, including Venn Diagram and Storyboard.

The Great Gatsby

"Murder and Mayhem" - The Great Gatsby - facts behind the fiction. From the American Memory Collection.


This Activity Bank from SCORE includes links for Double Entry Journals, Dialectical Journals, Reflective Journals, and Learning Logs.

Literature Activities

As part of the SCORE site, these literature activities include Dialog Jackets, Collaborative Talk and Summarizing.

Making of America

"Making of America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 8,500 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints."


Part of the SCORE Language Arts Teacher Activity Bank, this site has links to rubrics for a variety of assignments, including autobiographical incident and research report.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Excellent lesson plan for teaching To Kill a Mockingbird; includes information of the history and culture of our country in the South.

Writing Resources

Andover Reader
Interested in showcasing student work? Here are examples of tenth grade
student essays. Each essay comes with discussion questions and can be used
as a guide for student writing or as an example of how one might present
student work to an authentic audience.

BBC Get Writing

This BBC site has a wonderful assortment of creative tactics to help
writers with the writing process. Geared towards older students and
BBC Skillswise
Why not make it fun. Try these interactive grammar exercises from the BBC.
This site allows students to have their own private online diary account.
Need writing topics for students? Try this topic generator.
OWL Online writing lab
This website from Purdue University houses all sorts of interactive
grammar exercises.
PBS Poetry resources
Excellent site full of poetry lesson plans and links.
Thesis builder
This site helps essay writers and public speakers work towards a thesis
and outline. It is applicable to all subject areas and the kids love it!
Will's Words
An English teacher's dream to get kids interested in Shakespeare's

World Languages

http://www.uni.edu/becker/ Information in over eight languages. Get helping learning a new language, including English.


Teacher guides and activities, CyberGuides, from the SCORE site. Spanish only with links for Elementary, Middle/High School.

¡ Especially Español!

This web site is based on the "Hot Internet http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/espanol/
Sites in Español" presentation. Various links are followed with suggestions given along the way as to how they can be incorporated into a learning environment. It is divided up into four sections.

Free Translations

"Free Translation.com is an easy-to-use site for rapid translations where you can get the 'gist' of foreign language text and web pages."

Langenberg Translations and References for FL

Langenberg allows the user to choose between a number of translations sites and languages. This site also has links to geographic maps, travel, and routes.


California Math Standards

Link to California Dept. of Education Content Standards for Mathematics.

Euclid's Elements

"Euclid's Elements form one of the most beautiful and influential works of science in the history of humankind. Its beauty lies in its logical development of geometry and other branches of mathematics. This site uses Java Applets to illustrate the concepts."


Math Dictionary

Part of the Math Homework Help site, this beautifully done site covers every term used in the study of mathematics.


Math and Science Resources - http://www.mste.uiuc.ed/resources/index.php?category=2

Physical Education

DiscoverySchool.com Health, PE, Fitness

As a part of discoveryschool.com, the subject access includes Health, Physical Education, and Fitness. Some sites have been given the "Schrock Guide Award."


Bridge Ocean Education Teacher Resource CenterNOAA Education Resources http://www.education.noaa.gov/

OceanLink Teacher Resources http://oceanlink.island.net/teachers.html

Science Content Standards

Link to the California Dept. of Education Content Standards for Science.

DiscoverySchool.com Health, PE, Fitness

As a part of discoveryschool.com, the subject access includes Health, Physical Education, and Fitness. Some sites have been given the "Schrock Guide Award."

Federation of American Scientists

Homepage for Federation of American Scientists provides information and links in the world of science. Also included are government and technology links on science topics.

Ultraviolet Radiation Intro

Ultraviolet Radiation: Friend or Foe? Lesson plan from Quartz Hill High School.

Welcome to Health Teacher.com

"HealthTeacher.com is provided as an alternative approach to improving school-based health education. HealthTeacher.com provides a comprehensive, sequential K-12 health education curriculum that consists of almost 300 lesson guides that meet National Health Education Standard and provide skills-based assessment methods."

Social Studies


Teaching Economics


Free Lesson Plans for teaching economics.



History-Social Science Content Standards

Link to the California Dept. of Education Content Standards for History-Social Science.

Know Child Labor


"Knowchildlabor.org is a resource web site on international child labor issues dedicated to teachers, children and youth."

Historic World Maps

"The best online historic and old maps from around the world."

Index of Maps

Outline maps available. Limited selection.

Making of America

"Making of America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 8,500 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints."

Outline Maps

These maps may be printed and copied for personal or classroom use. To open these files, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or above.

Poster Analysis Worksheet

From the US National Archives & Records Administration at www.archives.gov this worksheet can be used in any class that uses posters as a primary source document.

Powers of Persuasion-Poster Art of World War II

Teaching with documents lesson plans from the National Archives and Records Administration.

Teaching American History

Academic Information, United States History Gateway, Teaching American History has several valuable links to a variety of topics covered in US History classes.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Education, Research, History, Remembrance, and Conscience are the areas covered on this site. There is also information about the museum itself.

World Atlas and World Maps - Maps and Geography of the World

From about.com, this site allows searching of countries, continents, all types of maps, culture and statistical facts for each country.

World Geography, Culture, Maps

This site has listings of countries around the world, and provides maps and factual information on the country and its people.



Primary Sources on the Web http://www.aclibrary.org/teens/default.asp?topic=Teens&cat=PrimarySourcesontheWeb
From the Alameda County Library webpage. "What is a 'primary source' anyway? Historians use the term "primary source" to distinguish original documents or accounts of events from second or third-hand statements about the original event or artifact. A photograph, a memoir or a letter is a primary source, while an essay or a textbook interpreting it is a secondary or tertiary source. Most libraries have very little primary source material in their collections. The Web is increasingly a very good place to find primary sources. "