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Social and Emotional Learning Activities and Lesson Plans

Free SEL curriculum and lesson plans from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – The following SEL lesson plans for students in elementary school through high school include writing prompts, downloadable posters, worksheets, reading lists, and more. With these activities and social and emotional lessons, you can help students build the skills needed for success in and out of the classroom.

Free Summer Youth Program Activity Downloads

A large assortment of free downloadable summer activities for youth programs, including animals, science, social studies, health, biographies, and more.

Y4Y Summer Learning Planning Tools

Summer Learning Initiative Tools and Webinars from You for Youth – Here you’ll find all the tools you need for developing your Summer Learning Program. Please be sure to visit the corresponding step along the path!


Summer Game Plan Video Series

These videos include key practices, recommendations, and program models for school district and community-based providers looking for guidance on planning fun, engaging, and collaborative summer learning programs. These are all highlights from PCY’s 2021, 2022, and 2023 Summer Game Plan webinar series.

-Relationships Are Keys to Success
-Short Timelines Planning and Changing Models
-Program Planning, Partnership, and Co-Design
-Summer Staffing Solutions
-Effectively Managing Site Operations
-Program Scheduling
-Daily Operations: Tips and Recommendations

Summer Learning Toolkit

The Wallace Foundation’s Summer Learning Toolkit features evidence-based tools and guidance for delivering effective programs.

During the summer, low-income students lose ground compared to their wealthier peers. But summer can also be a time to help level the playing field through high-quality, summer learning programs that research shows produce measurable benefits in math, reading and social and emotional learning.

With more than 50, evidence-based tools and resources—drawn from the work of five urban school districts and their partners, and aligned with research from RAND—the Summer Learning Toolkit helps educators deliver programs that make a real difference.



Free eBooks for Kids

Browse free books for kids and download free eBooks online in a variety of subjects and genres. Choose from over 5,000 free eBooks for kids from Barnes & Noble.

Smithsonian Black History Month Museum Collection

Explore Black History Month with your students using lessons, podcasts, activities, and primary sources curated by Smithsonian History Explorer.

Examine collections of the Museum’s key resources on major themes in American history and social studies teaching. Additional resources can be found in the main search areas of their website.

Discover the Jackie Robinson Ballpark: A Lightning Lesson in African American History

“Separate but equal” laws segregated society and culture in the United States for the first half of the 20th century. After World War II, the tide began to turn and one place where Americans saw a change was in professional sports. In 1946, African American baseball player and military veteran Jackie Robinson became the first black man to play on a white team in a segregated league. With support from his wife and community, he broke that “color barrier” during spring training in Daytona Beach, Florida, at the City Island Ballpark.

Robinson earned the title Rookie of the Year in 1947, played in the World Series in 1955, and was a passionate Civil Rights activist when his athletic career ended. The “City Island Ballpark” is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its association with him and renamed in his honor. This lesson explores Jackie Robinson’s life and the events of 1946, racism and “Jim Crow,” pop culture’s influence on a nation of laws, and the historic beachfront ballpark.

This lesson can be used in U.S. history, social studies, and other curricula that examine African American history and civil rights in the United States following World War II.

Classroom Resources for Black History Month

Commemorate Black History Month in your classroom with lesson plans and resources that cover topics ranging from civil rights events to discussions about race in current events. These lessons are appropriate for history, ELA and social studies classrooms, and include resources for students in middle or high school.

The Scholastic Storyworks archives bring you some of our most beloved stories for Black History Month, from a powerful play about a kid who led a series of sit-down strikes to a gripping nonfiction article about the co-discoverer of the North Pole. We hope you enjoy sharing these Black stories with your students.

Free Printable K-12 Worksheets for Teachers

Edmentum offers 40+ free printable worksheets that cover a variety of curricula for K-12 classrooms. Choose from reading, writing, math, and more subjects in both English and Spanish.

VentureLab Youth Entrepreneurship Resources

Dive into VentureLab’s extensive collection of Youth Entrepreneurship Resources. Whether you’re an educator, parent, or student, discover tools, activities, and guides designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurial thinking in young minds. Explore today and empower the next generation of diverse innovators and changemakers.