Related Online Resources and Portals
Materials about Alaska Native history, education, languages, and cultures.
Includes curriculum materials such as lesson plans and student activities.
Standards-based teaching materials for use in and out of the K-12 classroom,
as well as professional development resources, student materials, and guidelines
for arts-based instruction and assessment. Created by ArtsEdge, a program
of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
C.A.R.T.S. Culture Catalog:
Cultural Arts Resources for Teachers and Students catalog of multimedia
resources available for purchase in folklore, history, culture, and the
arts for integration across the disciplines. An extension of City Lore’s
educational programs and Local Learning: National Network for Folk Arts
Standards-based digital curriculum resources for educators in a variety
of fields, created by teachers for Discovery Education, a division of Discovery
K-12 lesson plans for humanities curricula compiled by the National Endowment
for the Humanities.
The Educator’s Reference Desk:
The Lesson Plan Collection of the Educator’s Reference Desk with
more than 2000 lesson plans written and submitted by teachers from across
the United States.
A National Preserve of Documentary Films about American Roots Cultures
presented in streaming video along with essays, transcriptions, study and
teaching guides, suggested readings, and links to related websites about
American traditional culture.
My Music Class – MENC:
An idea center and lesson plan library on the MENC (The National Association
for Music Education) website, filled with standards-aligned teaching ideas
National Geographic Xpeditions:
Lesson plans, activities, and maps for K-12 education, linked to U.S. national
geography standards for use in the classroom.
Pre-K-12 educational materials, including lesson plans, student activities,
and audio and video resources, drawn from PBS programming and correlated
to local and national standards.
Rock and Roll Library Lesson Plans:
Lesson plans related to the historical, social, and cultural significance
of popular music.
Resources and lesson plans created by Smithsonian staff and compiled by
the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies for use in the
classroom for general audiences, based on the programs and exhibits of
Smithsonian Folkways —Tools for Teaching:
Ideas and resources, including lesson plans and activities, for educators working
with the Smithsonian Folkways website which offers downloadable music from around the world.
The Teachers Page:
Curriculum materials, such as lesson plans, teachers’ guides, student
activities, and other resources designed to bring the Library of Congress’ online
primary sources into the classroom.
Teaching with Historic Places:
Classroom-ready lesson plans for grades 5-12 created by National Park Service
interpreters and educators, using US historic sites to explore American
history and culture.
Lesson plans, activities, and other online resources drawn from a range
of national content partners with discipline-specific, standards-based