Sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC - a division of the American Library Association), this annual list provides websites across all disciplines for children from birth to age 14.
"PBS LearningMedia™ is the go-to destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more! You can search, save, and share with ease. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia is free for educators." [from the site's homepage]
Geared for Grades 7-12, this site supplements current events that are reported on the PBS Newshour nightly broadcast. Includes lesson plans, correlation to subject areas, videos and a section titled "Student Voices"
A 12-year program that provides elementary and middle school kids with an appreciation of the wonders of exploration of the world in which we all live. Teachers and Kids Zone resources (top navigation bar) are especially user-friendly.
Founded in 1947, The National Art Education Association is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators. Browse their lesson plans for grade-specific art lessons and/or add your own.
Interactive site for mathematics problems, sponsored by NCTM. Features "Ask Dr. Math" where students can pose tough, interesting mathematics problems. This site is divided into a Student Center, a Teacher's Place, the Research Division, and a section for Parents and Citizens.
Wealth of (mostly free) information and resources for K-12 STEM education, this digital library acts as an "aggregator" for partner content. From their website: "Most resources in the library adhere to principles of Open Educational Resource (OER) access, although some resources are restricted to provider site membership, or may have a cost associated with them (indicated in the full record of the resource)."
Content developed for K-12 educators by The Ocean Literacy Network. This group is made up of teachers, scientists, educators, policy makers, and parents, committed to the idea of creating an ocean-literate society.
Content is provided by Baylor University (the page link is a blog post from their graduate degree offerings) with helpful links for engaging K-12 students in action projects in their communities to address why the issue exists in the first place. Additional resources are located at the bottom of the page, along with helpful, free content.
Sponsored by the Council for Economic Education, FFFL "is a comprehensive personal finance curriculum for K-12 students that teaches students how to make thoughtful, well-informed decisions about important aspects of personal finance, such as earning income, spending, saving, borrowing, investing, and managing money." Materials are free and include parent information in both English and Spanish.
Founded in 2009 by former Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O'Conner, "iCivics prepares young Americans to become knowledgeable, engaged 21st century citizens by creating free and innovative educational materials" that focus on student learning about governance in the United States.
Provides links to the Smithsonian's various museums with tours and slide shows of selected exhibits. Click on the Learn and Explore tab at the top and select Educators and Kids to be directed to education-related content.
The Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance materials are free to educators. Since 2002, have sponsored National Mix It Up at Lunch Day to help students explore the issues of social boundaries.