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Free Educational Resources

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

Fonts   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.


Exhibitions  http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/

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.


THOMAS  http://thomas.loc.gov/

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.


Webcast   http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/

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 http://www.loc.gov/poetry/

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


Thinkfinity http://thinkfinity.org/

 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