The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps, and manuscripts in its collections.
Library of Congress Prints & Photographs (Remember - a picture is worth a thousand words and/or every picture tells a story)
Oklahoma Historical Society mission is to collect, preserve, and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people.
Oklahoma Digital Prairie - Oklahoma Digital Prairie provides visitors unique digital content spanning more than 100 years of rich, vibrant history from the 46th State. The resource areas found here include documents, photographs, newspapers, reports, pamphlets, posters, maps and audio/visual content. Content ranges from the late 1800s to the present day.
The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum, education, and research complex. We are a community of learning and the opener of doors. Join us on a voyage of discovery in person or learn and explore online.
Western History Collection of Photographs (University of Oklahoma Library)
Newseum - Primary sources, interactives, videos and lesson plans bring history to life in the classroom.
Oklahoma Newspapers in Education (scroll through numerous topics/lesson plans)
iCivics is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinvigorating civic learning through interactive and engaging learning resources. Our educational resources empower teachers and prepare the next generation of students to become knowledgeable and engaged citizens. iCivics.org was awarded the American Library Association’s Best Websites for Teaching & Learning, which recognizes sites that foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation and collaboration. Explore iCivics today by creating your free account, learning more about our results, or sharing this resource!
EDSITEment - The Best of the Humanities on the Web: EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies. All websites linked to EDSITEment have been reviewed for content, design, and educational impact in the classroom. They cover a wide range of humanities subjects, from American history to literature, world history and culture, language, art, and archaeology, and have been judged by humanities specialists to be of high intellectual quality. EDSITEment is not intended to represent a complete curriculum in the humanities, nor does it prescribe any specific course of study.
Wonderopolis was created in 2010 by the National Center for Families Learning. It is a place where learners of all ages are encouraged to explore and discover topics through exploration and curiosity. Wonderopolis also has a component called Wonder Ground, which was created especially for educators. Wonder Ground promotes high interest, inquiry-based learning and serves as a how-to guide for integrating Wonderopolis into the classroom.
The Oklahoma Library of Digital Resources is an innovative initiative to provide Oklahoma educators with high-quality, interactive teaching resources. It launched in August 2016 with a collection of resources for 10 high school courses so teachers can incorporate digital learning opportunities into their lessons. All resources will be free to teachers via iTunes U.
Open Educational Resources (OER) Commons is a dynamic digital library and network. Explore open education resources and join our network of educators dedicated to curriculum improvement.
CK-12 Foundation provides a library of free online textbooks, videos, exercises, flashcards, and real world applications for over 5,000 concepts from arithmetic to science to an array of other subject matter.
Edutopia is dedicated to transforming K-12 education so that all students can acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives.
The Teaching Channel is a thriving online community where teachers can watch, share, and learn diverse techniques to help every student grow.
TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within TED-Ed’s growing library of lessons, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform. This platform also allows users to take any useful educational video, not just TED’s, and easily create a customized lesson around the video.
Below is a list of three promoted by ASCD:
English Teachers: What Makes a Hero?
Math Teachers: The Infinite Life of Pi
History Teachers: A Digital Reimagining of Gettysburg
The Early Years: Dual Language Learners WIDA FOCUS ON
Early Years Programs: Supporting Dual Language Learners WIDA FOCUS ON
STEM Centers South Carolina Solutions for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics - Resources and Literacy Strategies
Hoagies' Gifted Education Page All things gifted page
Observing Life in a Square - This article/lesson plan talks about how students can experience fieldwork in their own backyards. Great article on the love of inquiry that needs to be embedded in science curriculum.