This Library of Congress American Memory features musical scores, recordings, photographs, and essays on the style of brass band music that flourished in the 1850s in the United States.
This is a field diary of Alaice Cuningham Fletcher who set out in 1881 to study the life of the Sioux women. It includes wonderful folktales and photographs of Native Americans.
Register your class for an online field trip to Colonial Williamsburg! There are seven individual electronic field trips that you may register for or one rate for all field trips. Individual trips for the 2007 - 2008 school year at $120. The set of seven trips is $500. Each field trip incorporates many activities beyond the set date of the electronic field trip. A segment titled Web Adventures is available to your class throughout the year with the paid field trip. It provides web-based interactive activities and videos to extend learning. A special section titled, "In Their Own Words," uses primary sources to teach students more about the period. Each trip has opportunities for students to use email, online voting and a forum to actively participate in the experience. Students may have their individual questions regarding colonial times answered by history experts by posting or emailing questions. Each field trip is aligned to National Standards of Learning in History and a bibiliography are included. A Teacher's Guide, additional internet links, TV broadcast and an online video preview to show prior to the field trip are also included. Field trip dates are scheduled from October through April. The 2007 - 2008 schedule is available at http://www.history.org/History/teaching/eft.cfm. This year's lessons include: Jamestown Unearthed, Emissaries of Peace, Founders or Traitors?, For Ready Money, No Master Over Me, Treasure Keepers, The Industrious Tradesmen. For a small price, your students can truly experience Colonial Williamsburg! Technical support is provided throughout the school year to make your experience a success. Purchase orders are accepted.
This is an interactive website that uses humor and storytelling to help kids ages 8-13 learn about places and cultures around the world through a wide range of subjects, including geography, math, science, music and history.
This site has interactive games for geography.
Learn how to do the basics so you are comfortable teaching with Google Earth. Suitable for Lectures, Presentations, whole class discussions, etc. Also includes mini-lessons - Lesson starters for looking at various topics.
Kidport is an Internet-based educational service designed to help K-8 students excel in school. It provides a unique, multi-step program to create empowered learners, not simply good students.
View lessons and activities by selecting a grade range and topic. Areas covered include Art, Health and Fitness, Math, Reading and Language Arts, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Early Childhood, Library Media and Technology Coordinators.
Power point and animations for teachers to use in their classroom. All content areas included.
This website houses a great collection of ready made power points and interactive activities for many subject matters.
The website states its purpose is to "provide educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction."
It’s an online interactive English dictionary and thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and draw connections to associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it.
"TeachersFirst is a rich collection of lessons, units, and web resources designed to save teachers time by delivering just what they need in a practical, user-friendly, and ad-free format. We offer our own professional and classroom-ready content along with thousands of reviewed web resources, including practical ideas for classroom use and safe classroom use of Web 2.0. Busy teachers, parents, and students can find resources using our subject/grade level search, keyword search, or extensive menus."
Wordia - the authorative online textual dictionary, where you bring words to life through video!