Did you know the U.S Department of Education has a website that links to free teaching and learning resources compiled from dozens and dozens of federal agencies?  From photos, primary sources, animations, videos and more, FREE lets you browse by topic, grade level, time frame, media type and other criteria.  You can even sign up for the RSS feed that will notify you when new resources are added!

Another great resource we may know about but forget exists, is the Library of Congress’ “For Teachers” site that not only demonstrates how primary sources can be integrated into your curriculum, but provides those resources as well.  Aligned to state standards, these materials/resources connect to topics such as U.S. Presidents, “Today in History”, Everyday Science Mysteries, themed lesson plans .. even professional development opportunities..


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  1. Bobbi Capwell said:

    This is a great site that my teachers love. It has information both for the students and the teacher. Its possible to spend hours just exploring it. Thanks for sharing

  2. Robin Talkowski said:

    I’ve just added this site to my LiveBinder of great resources for building background knowledge for reading. Additionally it has some great lesson plans. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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