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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Lesson Plans On The Net

How many times has a teacher helped us get through a tough time? I'll bet that creating those lesson plans is not a simple task. I think we'll dedicate this article to helping all the teachers out there.

The following sites offer lesson plans and tons of other teacher-related resources:

The New York Times Learning Network

Created for students and teachers in grades 3 through 12, The Learning Network is a free news service that provides news summaries, quizzes, and even daily lesson plans.

Click this link to visit the NYT Learning Network:


More than 2000 unique lesson plans which have been written and submitted to AskERIC (now called the Educator's Reference Desk) by teachers. If you have a great lesson plan you would like to share with educators all over the world, send it in. A wonderful online resource since 1992.

Click this link to AskEric/EDUREF:


Teachnet offers lesson plans, teaching tools, a daily teacher- oriented cartoon, and email lists for educators. Click this link to visit TeachNet:

Surfing The Net With Kids

Barbara Feldman, syndicated newspaper columnist and mother, shares her vision of what's wonderful and educational on the Web for kids. She welcomes parents, kids, teens, grandparents, K-12 teachers, librarians and the incurably curious.

Click this link to visit the SurfNetKids website:

Lesson Plans and More for US History Teachers

The US History Site provides US History teachers with a good collection of lesson plans, timelines, and images for teaching US History. Teachers will find materials appropriate for use in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. To make finding resources easy, the US History Site has organized all of their resources by eras and topics that you can browse. You can also search for US History lesson plans through the general search box at the top of the site.

Click this link to find Lesson Plans and more at

The File Cabinet

The File Cabinet is a wiki for K-8 teachers. It has links and resources organized by topic and grade level.

If you're a K-8 teacher, you owe it to yourself to check out The File Cabinet:

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