Recommended Websites by Subject
Welcome to our Recommended Websites! The links within each subject area offer CONTENT oriented sites. You should be able to find timelines, historical documents, lesson plans, information, tips, and downloadable materials through these sites.
Our purpose in providing these links is to help you wade through the thousands of "educational" websites which do nothing more than list additional sites full of links. Some of these end up in a never ending cycle leaving you with absolutely nothing of value to use in the classroom.
If you know of any other great CONTENT oriented sites that have actual information, unit plans, or teaching strategies, please let us know by submitting a link
Internet Art Resources
This site is THE place to go for Art resources!
Everyday Art for Kids
Great art lesson and project ideas can be found on this site. Although it is merely a sampling, the ideas are great!
The Incredible Art Department
This is the place to go for lesson plans, links to museums, fun art projects, and tons of other art stuff!
Lesson plans and instructions for building all sorts of volcano models!
- National Gallery of Art for Kids
Tons of great activities to help kids learn more about art and art history.
- National Gallery of Art resources
To help teachers connect art to the classroom. This site is a goldmine of information on how to integrate art into any subject area! Check it out!
Segmation is a fun "paint by numbers" website. SegPlay is a fun, free, and challenging interactive artistic puzzle experience which allows you to color in detailed patterns online. It is the largest collection of Paint by Number patterns on the internet. This would be a fun way to introduce a period, theme, or type of painting.
A fun site for elementary students full of coloring pages and more!
Business and Computers
Dr. Jean's Activity of the Month
Dr. Jean writes fun songs to help children learn. On her site she also lists activities for each month. Find some creative and fun activities to do with your students!
This site, developed by a Kindergarten teacher, has tons of great resources for early childhood teachers. It includes sample schedules, curriculum goals, center ideas, family involvement tips, and links.
The Idea Box
Get tons of ideas for songs, activities, crafts, lessons, puzzles. Offers a newsletter and other fantastic resources for teachers!
A great way for children to learn how to read! Great for pre-readers and new readers!
This excellent site is full of songs and stories for kids. Highly recommended!
Learn A Lot
Tons of great links for kids as well as books that help kids learn!
The Learning Page
This site is full of free, downloadable worksheets and lesson plans for teachers to use in grades K-3!
Lots of great resources for both teachers and parents of young children.
Find excellent books to help your students learn how to read.
Online stories in audio, illustrated, and animated format for children of all ages. This link takes you to the free stories available. The site also has articles on reading issues and disabilities to help teachers. Educators can also apply to receive a monthly Story Plus story free.
Vocabulary Can Be Fun
A great way for children to learn and practice new vocabulary and spelling words through interactive games including word search, hangman, matching cards and more.
Carr's Page of I Spy
This site would be fantastic for your ESL students who are learning basic words! The page has a large block of different pictures. Below the pictures, a list of words is given. Students must find the pictures that represent each word. Example: telephone, radio, car, cat
Dave's ESL Cafe Idea Cookbook
There are 23 categories with over 400 activities and suggestions in this teacher exchange!
EFL / ESL Teacher's Room
Tons of classroom activities, lessons, handouts, and workshops!
ESL Conversation Questions
There are over 25 different topics listed, each having lists of good questions for conversations.
ESL Kid Stuff
A site with many resources including worksheets, games, song sheets, flashcards, a job center and more for the ESL teacher.
ESL Teaching Resources
A resource guide of teaching methods for ESL instructors.
Exercises in all aspects of English grammar.
A fantastic site with interactive Spanish games. Definitely a Must See!
This site uses real audio to provide a listening lab for ESL students at all levels.
Mr. Nemeth's ESL Page
This site has some fantastic resources for ESL. There are many different lessons to use with your ESL students as well as tips for your classroom!
A Monthly resource for ESL teachers.
Lots of interactive games, dictionaries, reference materials, and other materials to help teachers and students learning English as a Second Language and English as a Foreign Language. This site also offers formal programs to learn English.
Projects for Teaching ESL
This site shows teachers how to use newspapers, cryptic puzzles, & Star Wars to teach English.
This is an awesome site with games & other activities you can use to help your ESL students! Directions are easy to follow and the activities will motivate your students! Check it out!
To Learn English
Lots of content based resources for ESL/EFL teachers including course information, online tests, and games. A separate page with a quicker load time is available for students.
The Language Menu
Get tons of practice help, worksheets, interactive games and more in over 11 different languages. Great resources for teachers of all lanugages.
California Language Teachers Association
Get internet activities for foreign language classes as well as articles on how to get started utilizing the web for foreign language study.
National K-12 Foreign Language Center
The mission of the National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center is the improvement of student learning of foreign languages at the elementary and secondary school levels.
General Education Sites
Below are a list of links to other great education sites. Most of these web sites are comprehensive with additional links and resources to help teachers.
The Arthurian Legends
Learn more about King Arthur and the Arthurian legends at this site! Encourage your students to delve further into this fascinating story.
Looking for a classic piece of literature? Search this database which contains over 441 classic works!
Creative Writing for Teens
This About.com Guide Site is designed specifically for students and teachers. Students can read both poems and prose, can submit their own writing, and can access a plethora of writing lessons. Definitely worth checking out!
High School English Lesson Plans
Created by a high school teacher, this site has actual lesson plans for various novels and topics in Literature. Also has great first day ideas!
Jan's Language Arts Page
Includes links to comprehensive Language Arts sites, Research links, Books in Print for Teachers, Online storybooks, Children's Literature Resources, and links for students and parents. This page is more of a directory than content oriented, but is helpful for elementary teachers searching for LA ideas.
This site is a wonderful tool for teachers when introducing and journaling with their students. Prompts, Ideas for getting started, illustrations of different journaling styles and more can be found on this site.
The Language Menu
This site offers free tools to make activities for learning and practicing vocabulary and spelling. Activities include crosswords, spirals, bingo boards, word searches and more. Interactive online games are also available for students.
Readers Theater Editions
This site contains scripts for stories appropriate for readers grades 3-9. These scripts have separate parts for each character. Be sure to read "About Reader's Theater Editions" which includes instructions on conducting Reader's Theater in your classroom.
Find excellent books to help your students learn how to read.
Research Paper Help
Brush up on your requirements for various modes of writing, or offer students an online resource to help them with writing a research paper. Online guides are available to answer questions, give guidance, and help with specific aspects of the research paper.
Read the Shakespeare plays and poems online. Complete database.
Virtual Quincy Directory
Virtual dictionaries and encyclopedias.
Vocabulary Can Be Fun
A great way for students to learn and practice new vocabulary and spelling words through interactive games including word search, hangman, matching cards and more.
Includes over 1,000 Web Quests and 6,200 Lesson Plans for science, social studies, mathematics and more!
Educational Resources and Lesson Plans
This is a well-indexed site with lesson plan and resource links as well as some original material.
Includes lesson plans and downloadable worksheets for teachers.
Lesson Plans - search over 30,000 links to lesson plans via Lesson Planet.
Lesson Plans Page
Has a collection of over 450 free lesson plans.
Create lessons online using a template.
The Teacher's Corner
This site contains lesson plans, thematic units, seasonal activities, monthly calendars, and more!
9th Grade Math Test
An online test you can use as a pre-test for your 9th graders.
Flash card, enrichment problems, games: All Math, just for kids!
Games, Quizzes, and Resources for ALL subjects. Use this site with your students, pass it out to parents, or utilize the teacher options.
Geometry from the Land of the Incas
Illustrated geometry concepts with animation to help students understand concepts. The math material is free. Just be sure to watch out for all the Google Ads scattered throughout the site.
Hollywood Stock Exchange
A great way to teach students how the NYSE works!
Internet Math Scavenger Hunt
Students will have fun searching the internet for the answers to these math questions!
MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive
Perfect for middle and high school teachers, this site lists biographies of Mathematicians. Teachers can also find information on the history of mathematics as well as information on Islamic and Greek mathematics.
Math Fact Cafe
A site to help students practice their math skills. Includes flash cards, fact sheets, and a game!
Interactive Math Lessons! Perfect for both teachers and students, you can find a plethora of math resources!
Perfect for elementary and middle school students! Find over 3,000 math word problems at different levels to help your students master their critical thinking skills. Perfect to help refine word problem solving skills for state accountability tests.
Students learn about mathematicians throughout history and the discoveries they made.
Middle School Math Projects
These projects are teacher created and would make a great enrichment for your students!
Middle School Math Puzzle
Students get a new math puzzle each month! What a great way to integrate technology into your classroom!
Stock Market Game
This site explains the stock market and even allows students to experience real-time transactions!
Free online interactive math practice in all skills
That Math Quiz
A free online interactive site with quizzes in all areas of math. Perfect for students to practice their skills online! Teachers can register to have their entire class participate.
WebCalc is a collection of over 300 calculators for math, science, and all areas of life. The calculators help reinforce math skills and helps to apply mathematics in real-world applications. The site can be used by people of all ages, but is geared towards the middle school and higher students. This site also contains some fun online games as well.
Resources For Music Education
Includes resources for band teachers, vocal teachers, orchestra teachers, and classroom music teachers.
Band Director Resources
Resources for elementary and secondary band directors. Includes lessons, help by instrument, and other helpful links.
Music Education Online
A great resource for K-12 music teachers.
A great database full of music sites with opera, classical music, jazz, music education, and much more!
Music Lesson Plans
A database that will help you find various lesson plans for your classes!
An interactive online musical experience! Includes theory history, styles, professions, instruments and games!
How Stuff Works - Health
Get tons of great information on how stuff works on this site. This link takes you to Health topics.
Everything you need to know and want to know about physical education including lesson plans for various sports, dance, archery and other aspects of P.E. We don't feel there's much more we could add!
This fantastic site focuses on physical education, health, coaching, and all related fields. Tons of great resources!
This site is THE place to go for PE teachers! Full of lesson plans, tips on coaching each sport, pen pals, ask the expert, practical links and more!
Learn all about the structure and function of the living cell, tissue, and the human body. This site contains virtual animations and drawings to help further understanding of these body processes.
This fantastic interactive web site gives your students the chemistry knowledge they need!
Harcourt Science Glossary
Shows the word, definition, and a picture. Students can also hear the word pronounced correctly.
Science with Paluso
This site offers fantastic help for students K-12 on Science Fair projects with some especially fantastic resources for younger students. There are also good science resources listed for both students and teachers.
Surfing for Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Perfect for grades 6-8, this web site is a lesson plan for using the internet to learn more about earthquakes and volcanoes.
Volcano Activity / Simulation
This site has several stimulating activities for studying volcanoes!
Want your students to build a model volcano? Check out this site!
The internet's premier source for information about volcanoes!
The Civil War Archive
This is an excellent Civil War site with tons of neat resources to explore. Perfect for your students researching information.
Daily Life in Ancient Civilizations
This site is exactly what it says. Learn all about the daily life of many different Ancient Civilizations.
Perfect for High School teachers. Shows up-to-date standards for economic education. Has online lessons and provides professional development.
Egypt - Guardian's Egypt
Want to know about Egypt? Start your journey here. This web site includes everything you'd ever want to know about Egypt.
A great place for kids to conduct research online! Students can search the Almanac, Dictionary, and Encyclopedia, pick a subject area, or a particular topic. Great for elementary and middle school students.
Library of Congress Photo Archives
Fantastic collection of civil war photographs including famous people, battlefields, major events.
A Nation Divided Timeline
This illustrated timeline is well laid out. Students may jump right to specific events you are studying. Other links are included within the event summaries.
Revolutionary War Timeline
If you are looking for a timeline on the Revolutionary War, this is your page. It has a complete timeline of major events. Also, you can link to the Valley Forge homepage!
The Roman Empire
Explore the different aspect of life in the Roman Empire. Interactive site allows you to choose the areas you are studying!
A fantastic site for teachers of Texas History. This site is a collaboration between many different Texas History research facilities and Texas libraries. The site offers timelines, databases, and a variety of other primary resources to help teachers bring Texas History to life.
World History Timeline
Want a great timeline overview of world history? This site is for you! Just click on a date or event listed in the timeline and quickly get information, pictures, and other neat interactive activities!
This fantastic site has a ton of resources for special education teachers! A must see site!
Get the latest research on inclusion!
A program to help students of all abilities learn to read!
This site is fantastic! Included are: How To make a learning center and lots of ideas for different learning centers. Directions for setting them up & materials needed are included!
Outside the Box
Get tons of helpful hints and links to special education resources. Also included on this page is information about ADHD and encouraging statements to help you get through those tough times!
Special Education Resources on the Internet
A comprehensive list of all Special Education Resources available on the internet.
Study Guides and Testing
Use rubistar to learn all about rubrics, learn how to create rubrics, and create rubrics online.
Study Guides and Strategies
This site offers a plethora of study guide and strategies for studying information in all subject areas.
The Brain Store
For fantastic professional development resources, check out this site! Find tons of brain research materials for your own learning and to use with your students!
An online site with tons of educational games, software, videos, and more.
Great resources to help teach reading skills. These materials are perfect for the busy new teacher. They are fast and easy to use, but also incorporate all the best teaching techniques.
Looking for teaching book resources? This site has a lot of fantastic reviews and recommendations of professional books for teachers.
Oriental Trading Company
If you are looking for goodies to give out as rewards, or treats for the holidays, look no further. This company offers cute trinkets at VERY REASONABLE prices. Most items can be found for under $5.00 (per dozen). Check out their web site for more information.
Scholastic Book Club
If you don't have the Scholastic Book Club catalog, be sure to visit this home page! Everything you'll find in their catalog plus so much more. They have a fantastic section of on line tips and resources for teachers. You can also place your students' orders online!
Looking for teaching supplies? No teacher store close to you? Look no further! Shop online and get delivery right to your home or school.
Get great time saving resources from this site! Created by teachers who understand how precious our time is, you'll find a CD full of ready-to-use forms. Just print and use!
Troll Book Club
If you don't have the Troll Book Club catalog, be sure to visit this home page! Everything you'll find in their catalog plus so much more. You can even place your students' orders online!
Timesavers for Teachers
Timesavers for Teachers.com specializes in often-used, teacher-created, classroom management forms, practical teacher tools, report card comments, worksheets and teacher resources used by teachers of all grades on a regular basis.
This site has many resources for teachers and parents including online games, creating toon books and more!
Get hundreds of classic literature all on one CD! Once you purchase the CD you can print, copy, and use these resources in your classroom.
This unusual site is packed with hundreds of innovative, ready-to-use solutions to turnaround troubled and problem youth and children.
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