These are educational links that can be used as a helpful resource in the classroom.
Library of Congress:
Lesson Plans, Themed Resources, and Primary Source Sets: www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials
Lesson Plans by Topic: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/lessons/#tab1
Lesson Plans by Title: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/lessons/#tab3
Hidden Treasures Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42D0969AF3AB263A
Professional Development, Training, and Grants: www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment
Center for the Book: http://www.read.gov
Topics in Science Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7D437230CAAB6B9C
American Memory Map Collections at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/mapsSince1960.html: desk sized maps of world regions, countries, and more.
Places in the News Map Collections at http://www.loc.gov/today/placesinthenews/archive/2010.html: newly-released maps of countries and regions that have recently been in the news
Meeting of the Frontiers: Siberia, Alaska, and the American West http://international.loc.gov/intldl/mtfhtml/mfsplash.html
World Digital Library (http://www.wdl.org/en/)
Resources from Multiple Federal Agencies or about Multiple Topics
FREE (Federal Resources for Educational Excellence) http://www.free.ed.gov/index.cfm - materials are organized by subject
Kids.Gov - the official kids' portal for the U.S. government linking kids, parents and teachers to U.S. government information and services on the web from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids. http://kids.usa.gov/teachers/index.shtml
Smithsonian Museum: http://www.si.edu/Educators
National Park Service: http://www.nps.gov/learn/, http://www.nps.gov/anch/forteachers/curriculummaterials.htm
Department of the Interior: http://www.doi.gov/public/teachandlearn.cfm
Social Studies and History
National History Education Clearinghouse (http://teachinghistory.org/spotlight/constitution-day) – Resources about various periods of American history.
C-SPAN for Teachers: http://www.c-spanclassroom.org/ - Primary Source Materials for Social Studies Teachers and More
National Archives and Records Administration: http://www.archives.gov/education/ - Docs Teach online primary sources, lesson plans, etc.
Federal Judicial Center: http://www.fjc.gov/history/home.nsf/page/teaching.html - Teaching Judicial History
Government Printing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/libraries/core_docs.htm - Core Documents of Our Democracy
Department of State: http://www.state.gov/youthandeducation/
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Economics
National Science Foundation: http://www.nsf.gov/news/classroom/ - Classroom resources from Arctic to Physics
Department of the Treasury: http://www.treasury.gov/about/education/Pages/Lesson-Plans-for-Teachers.aspx
Federal Reserve: http://www.federalreserveeducation.org/ - Kids’ Guide to Money, Econ Explorers, etc.
U.S. Geological Survey: http://education.usgs.gov/
Literature, Language Arts, Foreign Languages, Arts, Culture, History
National Endowment for the Humanities: http://edsitement.neh.gov/ - Lesson Plan Library and more
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators.aspx
Alaska Arts Ed Consortium: http://akartsed.org/new/?p=811
U.S. Capitol: http://www.visitthecapitol.gov/education/ - Lessons for Teachers, Activities for Students
U.S. House of Representatives: http://www.house.gov/content/educate/
Agriculture and Nutrition
Department of Homeland Security
Disaster Preparedness: http://www.ready.gov/kids