Reference Materials - Education

ADL Curriculum Connections
"Curriculum Connections is a collection of original lesson plans and resources that help K-12 educators integrate multicultural, anti-bias, and social justice themes into their curricula." From the Anti-Defamation League.

ArtsConnectEd
Tools for teaching the arts to K-12.

Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature
Digitized collection of classic children's literature (each available online or printable) from the Department of Special Collections at the University of Florida 's George A. Smathers Libraries. Also listed under English/Writing and Ebooks.

BiosciEdNet (BEN)
"The BEN portal [is] the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Pathway for biological sciences education. The BEN Portal provides access to education resources from BEN Collaborators and is managed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Over 19,298 reviewed resources covering 77 biological sciences topics are available. BEN resources can help you engage student interest, shorten lesson preparation time, provide concept updates, and develop curricula that are in line with national standards for content, use of animals and humans, and student safety."

Children's Picture Book Database at Miami University
Provides abstracts of picture books; no full text access. To give "teachers, librarians, parents, and students a place for designing literature-based thematic units for all subjects."

Connexions
"Sharing knowledge and building communities." A depository for educational materials such as lesson plans, conference papers, and articles, material is then made available for others to view.

Digital Video Library
"[A]n extensive collection of digital video materials supporting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics(STEM) education reform." From the Science Media Group, part of the Science Education Department at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Federal Registry for Educational Excellence (FREE)
A directory of "digital teaching and learning resources created and maintained by the federal government and public and private organizations." From the U.S. Department of Education.

Inspiring Teachers
Helpful ideas, tips, and encouragement for the new teacher as well as teaching strategies.

International Children's Digital Library
Digitized children's books from around the world in multiple languages; can be read online only. Also listed under English/Writing and Ebooks.

Montana Office of Public Instruction

National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
This site's mission is "to promote the nationwide application of active learning techniques to the teaching of science, with a particular emphasis on case studies and problem-based learning."

Native American Heritage Month
Information about Native Americans brought together from several government entities; gateway to educational resources on Native American topics for classrooms. Also listed under Native Americans/American Indians.

Smithsonian Ocean Portal
"[A]ctivities, lessons and educational resources to bring the ocean to life for your students." From the Smithsonian's Ocean Portal.

Opportunity to Learn 50 State Report

Public Education Network Collection
"[D]ocumentation on a variety of issues and policies" created by the Public Education Network.

Teacher Tube
"[A]n online community for sharing instructional videos" for teachers.

Teachers Printables
"449 teachers printables and classroom printables that you can download, customize, and print for free. Choose from attendance charts, grading sheets, lesson planning forms, parent communication forms, office passes, school calendars, and more."

Teaching Channel
"Teaching Channel is a video showcase – on the Internet and TV – of innovative and effective teaching practices in America's schools."

Teaching Tolerance
"A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools."

US Department of Education
The government's education department, with pages for teachers and education reform.

Worldmapper
"[A] collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest."

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