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Education: Curriculum and Lesson Plans for K-12

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Language Arts
Standards
English Language Arts Standards Common Core State Standards

Online Lesson Plans Affiliated with Professional Teachers Associations
Read Write Think - National Council of Teachers of English & the International Reading Association covers literature/language  for K-12
Thinkfinity -  Verizon foundation, teacher's associations, government agencies, and non-profits  covers literature/language for K-12
Online Lesson Plans from Non-Profit Organizations and Government Agencies
Teacher's Page Library of Congress includes  primary sources for literature and poetry for 4-12
PBS Learning Media   includes language arts K-12
Smithsonian Education- from the Smithsonian Center for Education & Museum Studies covers  language arts K-12
Books with Lesson Plans
  • Search URSUS under Keyword with Literacy (lesson plans OR activity)
  • Search URSUS under Keyword with Reading (lesson plans OR activity)
  • Search URSUS under Keyword with Writing (lesson plans OR activity)
  • Search URSUS under Keyword with Children's literature (lesson plans OR activity)
  • Browse the stacks around LB1576 for Literacy lesson plans
  • Browse the stacks around LB1572-LB1580 and LB1632 for Reading lesson plans
  • Browse the stacks around LB1631-LB1632 for Writing lesson plans
  • Browse the stacks around LB1572-LB1580 and LB1632 for Reading lesson plans
  • Browse the stacks around LB1575 for Children's literature lesson plans
Additional Curricular Materials
Curricular Connections in Online Journals - March Issues of Book Links are devoted to Language Arts
Mini Page Founded and edited by Betty Denham includes language arts topics for elementary school grades
Teachers Page  from the Library of Congress provides primary sources to supplement language arts lesson for grades 4-8
Teachingbooks.net -Fogler subscription provides author interviews and book resources
Teaching and Learning Resources from Federal Agencies  from government agencies include language arts topics for K-8
ThinkQuest Library from the Oracle Education foundation includes language arts topics for middle and high school
TumbleBooks & TumbleBookCloud - from Portland Portland Library provides interactive and read-along books for K-12
Professional Associations
National Council of Teachers of English International Reading Association
Science &Technology
Standards
Science & Technology Section of Maine's 2007 Learning Results
Benchmark for Science Literacy 
Online Lesson Plans Affiliated with Professional Teacher Associations
ScienceNet Links from the National Science Teacher Association provides lesson plans and other resources for K-12
Thinkfinity database with K-12 lesson plan & resources from  teacher's associations, government agencies, & non-profits 
Online Lesson Plans from Non-Profit Organizations and Government Agencies
Acadia Learning for Participatory Science -from the Schoodic Institute and the University of Maine  for 9-12
Classroom Resources  from the National Science Foundation  includes general science topics for K-12
Teaching Resources from the Environmental Protection Agency includes environmental topics for K-12
For Educators  from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration  includes space topics for K-12
K-12 Education Curriculum from The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education covers K-12
NOAA Ocean Service Education  from the the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration covers ocean  topics for 5-12
For Teachers from the Department of Energy covers energy topics for K-12.
Online Lesson Plans from Multi-Topic Sites that Include Science
PBS Learning Media includes science K-12
Smithsonian Education from Smithsonian Center for Education & Museum Studies includes science & technology  K-12

Books with Lesson Plans

  • Search URSUS under Keyword with Science (lesson plans OR activity)
  • Browse the stacks around LB1585, and QA181 for Science lesson plans    
Additional Curricular Materials
Curricular Connections in Online Journals - June issues of  Book Links focus on science  for elementary & middle schools
Mini Page -  Founded and edited by Betty Denham includes science and technology topics for elementary school grades
Outstanding Science Trade Books from National Science Teachers Association for K-12
Teaching  and Learning Resources from Federal Agencies  from government agencies include science topics for K-12
ThinkQuest Library from the Oracle Education foundation includes science and technology topics for middle and high school
Associations for Professional Development
Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance National Science Teacher's Association
Mathematics
Standards
Common Core State Standards
Online Plans  Affiliated with Professional Teacher Associations
Illuminatons  from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics covers grades K-12  and aligns with national standards
Thinkfinity -database with K-12 lesson plan & resources from  teacher's associations, government agencies, & non-profits 
Online Lesson Plans from Non-Profit Organizations and Government Agencies
Conceptual Development Units from the National Security Agency Summer Institutes covers grades K-12.
K-12 Education Curriculum from The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education covers K-12
Mathematics Classroom Resources from the National Science Foundation provides lesson plans for grades K-12
Online Lesson Plans from Multi-Topic Sites that Include Mathematics
PBS Learning Media  includes mathematics K-12
Books with Lesson Plans
  • Search URSUS under Keyword with Mathematics (lesson plans OR activity)
  • Browse the stacks around QA11-QA20 for Mathematics lesson plans
Additional Curricular Materials
Teaching & Learning Resources from Federal Agencies  from combined government agencies include math topics for K-12
ThinkQuest Library from the Oracle Education foundation includes math topics for middle and high school
Associations for Professional Development
Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Social Studies
Standards
Social Studies of Maine's 2007 Learning Standards
Online Lesson Plans Affiliated with Professional Teacher Associations
Local Government Lesson from the Maine Council for the Social Studies & the Maine Municipal Assn. local gov.  K-12
Thinkfinity searchable database with K-12 lesson plans from  teacher's associations, government agencies, & non-profits 
Online Lesson Plans from Non-Profit Organizations and Government Agencies
Best of History Web Sites -from EdTechTeaceher.org includes K-12  lessons plans and other resources
Teaching Materials- Reviewed by the National History Education Clearinghouse for K-12
Teacher's Page  from the Library of Congress provides primary sources for social science grades 4-12
Wabanaki People: A Study of Cultural Continuity -from the Abbe Museum aligned with LD 291 for grades 6-9
Wabanaki Studies from the Elizabeth Sky-McIlvain & Wabanaki Committee aligned with LD 291 for grades 6-9
Online Lesson Plans from Multi-Topic Sites that Include Social Studies
PBS Media Learning  includes social studies for K-12
Books with Lesson Plans
  • Search URSUS under Subject with Civics--study and teaching
  • Search URSUS under Subject with Economics--study and teaching
  • Search URSUS under Subject with History--study and teaching
  • Search URSUS under Subject with Geography--study and teaching
  • Browse the stacks around  LB1581-LB1584 for Social Studies lesson plans
Additional Curricular Materials
Classroom Resources from the Chicago Historical Society
Curricular Connections - Book Links, Calliope, Cobble Stone, & Faces  resources for elementary & middle school students
Mini Page -  Founded and edited by Betty Denham includes social science topics for elementary school grades
Notable Trade Books selected by the National Council for the Social Studies and the Children's Book Council for grades K-12
Center for Civic Education includesrgrades K-12
Teaching &Learning Resources from Federal Agencies  from government agencies include social science topics for K-12
ThinkQuest Library from the Oracle Education foundation includes social sciences topics for middle and high school
Associations and Professional Development
Maine Council for the Social Studies National Council for the Social Studies
Visual & Performing Arts
Standards
Visual and Performing Arts Section of Maine's 2007 Learning Results
National Standards for Arts in Education
Online Lesson Plans from Teacher's Associations,  Non-Profit Organizations and Government Agencies
ArtsEdge from the Kennedy Center covers visual and performing arts for K -12
Resources for the Classroom- from  Getty Museum covers art for K -12
Thinkfinity -searchable database with K-12 lesson plans from  teacher's associations, government agencies, & non-profits 
Online Lesson Plans from Multi-Topic Sites that Include Visual & Performing Arts
PBS Learning Media includes visual and performing arts for K-12
Books with Lesson Plans
  • Search URSUS under Keyword with Music "instruction and study"
  • Search URSUS under Subject with Art--study and teaching
  • Browse the stacks around  LB1591 for Creative Thinking (the arts) lesson plans
  • Browse the stacks around MT1 and MT948 for Music lesson plans
  • Browse the stacks around N350 and for Art lesson plans
  • Browse the stacks around PN1701 and for Drama lesson plans
Additional Curricular Materials
ThinkQuest Library from the Oracle Education foundation includes visual and performing arts topics for middle and high school
Associations and Professional Development
Maine Alliance for Arts and Education Maine Music Educators Association
National Art Education Association National Association for Music Education
World Languages
Standards
World Languages Section of Maine's 2007 Learning Results
National Standards for Foreign Language Education
Online Lesson Plans from Teacher's Associations,  Non-Profit Organizations, and Government Agencies
Thinkfinity -searchable database with K-12 lesson plans from  teacher's associations, government agencies, & non-profits 
Associations and Professional Development
Foreign Language Association of MaineAmerican Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

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