Fabulous and Free Sites!
Literacy Printables http://www.lauracandler.com/filecabinet/literacy/litprintables.php
Graphic Organizers: http://www.teachervision.fen.com/graphic-organizers/printable/56506.html?detoured=1
Certificate Street http://www.certificatestreet.com/templates/education.html
Education template from Microsoft http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/CT001226190.aspx
FREE Resources online:
American Memory http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
Digitized multi-format primary documents spanning 300+ years of American history.
American Treasures, Exploring the Early Americans, and 75 additional exhibits showcasing materials. These exhibits may have interactive sites, multimedia, themes, virtual tours, lesson plans, etc.
Prints and Photographs Online Catalog http://www.loc.gov/pictures/
More than 1 million digitized images in multiple collections, such as cartoon drawings, civil war photographs, Highsmith Archive (landmark buildings), Fine Prints: Japanese pre-1915, posters, graphic arts, and many more.
Many of these prints could be used as a bell ringer or writing prompts to use with students for interpret the meaning or the importance of what they are viewing.
Current legislative information and Congressional documents. Under the teacher link you will find classroom activities, lesson plans, and primary sources
Today in History http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/
Digitized historical materials for every day of the year.
You can view webcast from various topic such as biography, culture, performing arts, government, education, poetry, literature, religion, and science. These are all streaming files and cannot be saved to your computer.
Performing Arts Encyclopediahttp://www.loc.gov/performingarts/
Explore music, theater, and dance
Poetry news, events, webcasts, a poem a day for American high schools, and much more.
American Folk life Center http://www.loc.gov/folklife/
The everyday and intimate creativity that all of us share and pass on to the next generation
If I were marooned on a desert island with a group of kids I had to teach and could have access to one website….I would pick Thinkfinity. Thinkfinity in the past was known as Marco Polo, the site has transformed into a site of multidisciplinary content for all subjects, K-12!
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
~Robert M. Hutchins