Top Bar

Watchung Hills Regional High School

Off-Canvas

Teacher Resources

Teacher Resources

General Teacher Resources

The Educator's Reference Desk
http://www.eduref.org/index.shtml
---provides 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, a 200+ question archive from AskERIC.

ERIC - Education Resource Information Center
http://www.eric.ed.gov
---provides users with a centralized ERIC site for searching more than 1.1 million ERIC citations from 1996 to the present and includes more than 107,000 non-journal documents issued between 1993 and 2004 that are now available for free.

Education World: The Educator’s Best Friend
http://www.education-world.com

---includes lesson plans, practical information for educators, information on how to integrate technology in the classroom, articles written by education experts, web site reviews, daily features and columns, and teacher and principal profiles.

Edutopia
http://edutopia.org

---provides detailed articles, in-depth case studies, research summaries, instructional modules, short documentary segments, expert interviews, and links to hundreds of relevant teaching and learning resources.

EduHound: Everything for Education K-12
http://www.eduhound.com
---contains an educational directory of information resources for educators, students and parents, and includes clipart, educator templates, and EduHound Espanñol.

FREE - Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
http://www.free.ed.gov/sitemap.cfm

---features links to 40,000+ lesson ideas and instructional materials from web sites; primary documents, science tools, and teaching resources from federal agencies; and online professional development.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide
---provides a categorized list of teaching and learning sites useful for augmenting curriculum and professional growth.

PBS Teachers: Resources For The Classroom
http://www.pbs.org/teachers
---provides high-quality preK-12 educational resources, and includes thousands of lesson plans, teaching activities, and interactive games and simulations that are correlated to state and national educational standards and tied to PBS award-winning on-air and online programs such as NOVA, Nature, Cyberchase, and Between the Lions.
Shmoop
Verizon Thinkfinity
---offers comprehensive teaching and learning resources that are K-12 grade-specific and are aligned with state standards.

English Resources

ReadWriteThink
http://www.readwritethink.org/index.asp
---features lesson plans for K-12 English teachers, standards from the International Reading Association and National Council for Teachers of English, and web resources for both students and teachers.
Shmoop: Literature Learning Guides
---provides a summary, themes, quotes, characters, study questions, and links to web sites for a variety of novels.
Shmoop: Poetry Guides
---provides a summary, analysis, themes, quotes, study questions, and links to web sites for a variety of poems.

Fine Arts Resources

ARTSEDGE: ArtsEdge
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org

---provides lesson plans and web sites for K-12 teachers to promote the use of technology in integrating arts education with other academic subjects.


Math Resources

NCTM : Illuminations
http://illuminations.nctm.org/index.asp

---provides lesson plans for K-12 math teachers, standards set by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics with electronic examples, and web resources.


Music Resources

K-12 Resources For Music Educators
http://www.isd77.k12.mn.us/music/k-12music

---provides links for K-12 band, vocal/choral, orchestra, and classroom music teachers to music web resources.


Science Resources

Science Netlinks
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com

---provides Internet-based activities for K-12 science teachers, interactive activities with suggestions for use in the classroom, reviewed science web sites, and benchmarks for K-12 science literacy developed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


Social Studies Resources

American Memory from the Library of Congress
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html

---chronicles American history through the use of written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music.

NARA | Digital Classroom
http://www.archives.gov/digital_classroom/index.html

---provides teachers with lesson plays to accompany primary source documents.

Digital History
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/index.cfm?

---provides an in-depth view of U.S. history from the first Americans through the present using an online textbook, primary sources, virtual exhibits, historic newspapers, images, maps, speeches, biographies, chronologies, and web links as well as detailed learning modules and lesson plans for teachers.

Divining America: Religion and the National Culture, TeacherServe from the National Humanities Center http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us/tserve/divam.htm
---provides teachers of American history with background information on the role religion has played in different time periods, guides for student discussion, viewpoints of historians, and a message board with answers to questions from experts in the field.

New Deal Network
http://newdeal.feri.org/default.cfm

---provides an extensive research and teaching resource devoted to the public works and arts projects of the New Deal and includes over 20,000 photographs, political cartoons, speeches, letters, and other historic documents gathered from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and other sources.

The History of Jim Crow
http://www.jimcrowhistory.org

---explores the African American experience of segregation from the 1870s to the 1950s and provides comprehensive background information, source materials, and lesson plans focusing on creating, surviving, resisting, escaping, and transcending Jim Crow oppression and discrimination.

Econedlink - A Premier Source of Classroom-Tested, Internet-Based Economic Education Lesson Plans for K-12 Teachers and Their Students
http://www.econedlink.org

---provides lesson plans for teaching economics using the Internet, current economic news and related lesson plans, macroeconomic data, and web links.

Xpeditions: Geography Standards in Your Classroom
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions

---includes K-12 geography lesson plans, interactive activities, maps, and the U.S. National Geography Standards.

Asia for Educators | Columbia University
http://afe.easia.columbia.edu
---includes teaching units, recommended websites, and recommended materials to order for China and Japan in the subject areas of art, language, literature, religion and philosophy, geography, population, society and culture, economics and trade, foreign policy and defense, government and politics, invention/ideas, and history.

Whole Cloth: Discovering Science and Technology Through American History
http://invention.smithsonian.org/centerpieces/whole_cloth

Teacher Resource Center: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/MUS/ED/TRC/trc_home.html

Shmoop: History Resources
---provides a summary and analysis,timeline, people, facts, photos, and links to web sites on a variety of events in hiostory from 1450 to the present.

Technology Resources

techLEARNING
http://www.techlearning.com

---includes contributions from K-12 teachers, technology professionals, administrators, and other experts in the field of educational technology and provides comprehensive, information on technology trends, new products, news, and funding sources for technology programs.


World Languages Resources

Casa de Joanna: Language Learning Resources
http://www.casadejoanna.com/mirror/index.htm

---provides resources for primarily French and Spanish teachers including thematically organized web sites in the target languages, French and Spanish language search engines and portals, art sites in French and Spanish, Internet-based activities, and links to sites on infusing technology into the Foreign Language classroom, journals, professional organizations, and software information.