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Alaskool Curriculum:
http://www.alaskool.org/ External Link
Materials about Alaska Native history, education, languages, and cultures. Includes curriculum materials such as lesson plans and student activities.

ArtsEdge:
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lessons.aspx External Link
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:
http://www.carts.org/ External Link
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 in Education.

Discovery Education:
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/ External Link
Standards-based digital curriculum resources for educators in a variety of fields, created by teachers for Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, LLC.

EDSitement:
http://edsitement.neh.gov/
K-12 lesson plans for humanities curricula compiled by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Folkstreams:
http://www.folkstreams.net/ External Link
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:
http://www.menc.org/lessons/?search=lesson%20plan External Link
An idea center and lesson plan library on the MENC (The National Association for Music Education) website, filled with standards-aligned teaching ideas and resources.

National Geographic Xpeditions:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/ External Link
Lesson plans, activities, and maps for K-12 education, linked to U.S. national geography standards for use in the classroom.

PBS Teachers:
http://www.pbs.org/teachers/ External Link
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:
http://www.rocklibrary.com/Education/LessonPlans/default.aspx External Link
Lesson plans related to the historical, social, and cultural significance of popular music.

Smithsonian Education:
http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/ External Link
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 the Smithsonian.

Smithsonian Folkways —Tools for Teaching:
http://www.folkways.si.edu/tools_for_teaching/introduction.aspx External Link
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:
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/
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:
http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/
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.

Thinkfinity:
http://www.thinkfinity.org/about.aspx External Link
Lesson plans, activities, and other online resources drawn from a range of national content partners with discipline-specific, standards-based curriculum materials.

 

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