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Lesson Plans and Materials

The AskERIC Lesson Plan Collection contains more than 1100 unique lesson plans which have been written and submitted to AskERIC by teachers from all over the United States.

This site, developed for classroom use, provides information on current events, especially pertinent to the social studies classroom.

This Economics education Web site provides online lesson plans, datalinks, Web resources, current events and links to standards.

This site features thousands of lesson plans, WebQuests, work sheets,activities, and materials for K-12 teachers.

This site is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and contains hundreds of lesson plans for foreign language, arts and culture, history and social studies areas.

This site, sponsored by the George Lucas Educational Foundation, contains a myriad of resources including lesson plans, interviews with teachers, examples of student work, and online videos. Innovative instructional practices are the featured element here.

ENC provides a searchable database of science and math materials. Chartered by the US Department of Education, ENC publishes a variety of free white papers regarding science and math issues. Of special interest is their Digital Dozen, which features a baker's dozen of exemplary math and science sites every month.

This history Web resource provides short histories of western world events, such as the destruction of Pompeii and the fall of Berlin in 1945.

Produced by the U.S. Department of Education, this Web portal offers links to hundreds of education resources supported by agencies across the U.S.Federal government. The site is divided by subject area and also features a search engine.

iEARN is an international non-profit organization that encourages and facilitates the use of the Internet in collaborative educational projects. The site features information about projects, membership, and professional development.

This Library of Congress site is developed especially for teachers. It contains an exceptionally rich collection of lesson plans, activities, collection links, and professional development information.

This site, sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology, contains information about the field of microbiology. There are also a variety of hands-on activities and resources for students, teachers, and scientists.

McREL maintains a list of hundreds of lesson plan links for a variety of different subject areas. McREL's mission is to make a difference in the quality of education and learning for all through excellence in applied research, product development, and service

The NASA Quest Web site is packed full of free resources for the science classroom. These resources include profiles of NASA experts, live interactions, audio and video clips, lesson plans, Internet projects, a photo database and list of over 3000 faqs.

This site provides a host of resources for teaching social studies and other subject areas in the classroom. With photos, map makers, lesson plans and online activities, teachers can find a variety of teaching ideas and materials.

This site contains over 3,500 lesson plans for core content areas. Many are linked to Web iste and contain online activities.

This science Web site offers a multitude of standards-based lesson plans and resources. Each week, it features a different topical focus that could easily be used in a single class period or adapted for prolonged investigation. The site is very easy-to-use thanks to an elegant and clean interface design.

The Smithsonian is the single largest museum in the world and houses many treasures from the U.S. and abroad. This site contains lesson plans, online resources, and links to images, publications, and music for every subject area.

This site features major initiatives of the veteran non-profit organization designed for teachers, by teachers. Teachers Network offers professional development opportunities and educational resources in the areas of curriculum, leadership, policy, and new media. The site also features lesson plans, project ideas, and online videos demonstrating innovative teaching techniques.

GEM provides educators with a powerful search tool that gives access to educational materials on federal, state, university, nonprofit, and commercial Internet sites. It is operated by the U.S. Department of Education.

This math Web site offers a wide variety of resources for the teaching of K-12 mathematics. From arithmetic to calculus, this site provides lesson plans and materials, weekly math challenges, online discussions, and professional development materials.

This site focuses on providing resources to educators interested in designing and using WebQuests in the classroom. The WebQuest learning model was designed by Bernie Dodge and Tom March in the early days of the Web and has taken off ever since.

This United States Geological Survey (USGS) site delivers a variety of well-designed lessons for the sciences as well as geography.

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