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Anti-Defamation League: Current Events Classroom

The ADL’s Current Events Classroom is a collection of lesson plans that use current events as a beginning point for classroom discussion.

Seven Resources for Independence Day

As your family preps for 4th of July, the summer’s biggest party, consider adding in a bit of science with a “fireworks in a jar” lesson, or a red, white, and blue art project for your preschooler.

Zinn Education Project

The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country. Based on the lens of history highlighted in Howard Zinn’s best-selling book, “A People’s History of the United States”, the website offers free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme, time period, and reading level.

Middleschool.net

A site dedicated to middle school educators filled with online resources of curricula, reference material, and professional development information.

iCivics

Here students can play games and enter into simulations that teach them civics lessons.

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.

Literacy Council of Montgomery County

The Literacy Council provides lesson plans and other information for educators to be sure that students are not getting left behind in their reading.

The Classroom Kit

Teachers are provided with games, resources, hand outs and more on this website.

World History for Us All

Everything a teacher needs is on World History for All, lesson plans, videos, and other helpful resources.

TimesMachine

As part of the New York Times, students and teachers can use this resource to look back on the news articles of past events.

Teaching with Simplicity

This blog provides a wealth of information about teaching tips, it also has helpful apps to use with students. This particular one provides an app where students can be quizzed on geography.

Teaching History

An easy-to-use resource on teaching history with extensive lesson plans for K-12 education. The site also includes resources for English Language Learners.