The Kennedy Center

Lesson plans sorted by grade levels, subjects, and duration. As an Alaskan teacher, this site is one of my favorites for learning any content paired with critical/creative thinking skills.

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AP US History and AP Gov

Jocz Productions, created and supported by Daniel Jocz, 2016 CA Teacher of the Year. Find all of the APUSH review resources in addition to APGOV materials. This website is used by many students from across the US to successfully pass the APUSH and APGOV tests. I love how creatively Mr. Jocz presents each unit embedding music and graphics to aid memory and learning.

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Big History Project

Common Sense Education describes ‘Big History Project’ as a “Fascinating look at life’s bigger questions with a fresh perspective” and it offers a collection of free, open, and online lessons that are ready to use. There are year-long and semester-long courses available, in addition to professional learning or individual lessons to explore. The Big History Project was started by Bill Gates and David Christian to enable the global teaching of the subject of Big History, which is described as “the attempt to understand, in a unified way, the history of Cosmos, Earth, Life and Humanity.”

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ACTE & Distance Learning Resources

ACTE recognizes the dramatic impact that dealing with COVID-19 is having on your instructional efforts. To this end we are pleased to announce through our online portal, CTE Learn, along with our partner at MaxKnowledge, that we are now offering a selection of free online courses to prepare CTE teachers to teach online. You can find additional free resources on CTE Learn, including Workplace Skills Tutorials and the Career Ed Lounge for communicating with your peers.

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Discovery Education

The easiest grab and go resource here are the ‘Daily DE’ activities, organized by grade band. Dive deeper to explore their virtual learning platform or just search for activities.

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Division for Early Childhood

Draw on high quality information to support your daily interactions with young children and families that include evidence-based practices and resources. All resources are free.