Lesson Plans

America’s Library
“America’s Story from America’s Library” wants you to have fun with history while learning at the same time!
BBC / History page
Yes . . . the BBC! Think of it as England’s answer to our PBS. Some neat multimedia stuff including WWII oral interviews, interactive maps and how to “do” history
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works & suggests links to other sites for kids
Discovery Channel School
Find hundreds of lesson plans by grade level & subject, all written by teachers
Bridging World History / America’s History in the Making
Find a year’s worth of sequenced plans of K-4 SS Lesson Plans
Teacher-reviewed, standards-aligned, interactive lessons, videos from the University of Wisconsin
Library of Congress Learning Page
Activities, strategies, lesson plans, workshops and more
National Parks are a wealth of curriculum based experiences, aligned with standards of learning. Check out the list for fantastic learning opportunities
Mr. Donn’s Lesson Plans
Tons of great ideas group by category

PBS Teachers
Multimedia resources & professional development for America’s preK-12 educators
Primary Sources and Activities for the Classroom
NARA’s excellent education page
Schools of California Online Resources for Education
Great instructional strategies, helpful lessons & links to literacy resources
Smithsonian’s Educator’s Page
Lesson plans, resources, multimedia and best of all? All of it aligned to your state standards!
aims to encourage critical thinking on issues of the day. Student readings and classroom activities are available for elementary school, middle school, and high school levels. Topics include current domestic & international events, conflict resolution, and intercultural understanding.
Teachers’ Guide for the Professional Cartoonists’ Index

Lesson plans for using editorial cartoons as a teaching tool in Social Sciences, Art, Journalism and English at all levels
Thirteen/Ed Online Timersavers: The Best Lessons
Lesson plans developed by web-savvy teachers that use the rich resources of Thirteen/WNET New York and the Internet

fav 1Edsitement: The Best of the Humanities on the Web
Brings the world’s greatest online humanities resources directly to your classroom

fav 2Stanford History Education Group: Reading Like a Historian
Historical thinking lessons at their finest

fav 3New York Times Education Network
A great way to tie social studies with current events

fav 4Library of Congress Education
100s of lessons searchable by standards and state

fav 5Best of History Web Sites
Links to over 1000 history web sites as well as lesson plans, teacher guides, activities & games