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Faculty Resources (updated 1/2019)

Art, Drama, and Music

         Purpose of promoting and strengthening excellence, access, and education in the theatrical arts for middle and secondary school students and teachers..." 

Books and Journals

  • JSTOR Early Journal Content
    "Early Journal Content includes discourse and scholarship in the arts and humanities, economics and politics, and in mathematics and other sciences. It includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals."
  • OpenCulture
    "The best free cultural & educational media on the web" plus free ebooks.
  • Project Gutenberg
    Over 45,000 free ebooks. Over 100,000 free ebooks are available through our Partners, Affiliates and Resources.
Pedagogy and Lesson Plans                                                                                                                                
  • Assistive Technology and Accessibility
    "... guidance in providing assistive technology and accessible instructional materials to students with disabilities." Many excellent links, too.
  • Adlit
    This site is loaded with information, lesson plans, suggestions, links to other excellent sites, contests for students.  
  • Discovery Education: Lesson Plan Library
    All subjects. Excellent.
  • RMeasilearn
    RM Easilearn is a global online space that provides product resources for teachers and pupils who use our curriculum software titles. Visit to download resources, get the latest product updates, share ideas with other users.
  • Education Week
    Three free articles a month. Thought provoking, informative, instructive.
  • Khan Academy
    Our library of content covers math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history.
  • Keys to Literacy      Specific forms and more
  • "...master the skills and strategies needed to comprehend content reading, build strong vocabularies, and write and communicate effectively..."
  • Purdue Owl - APA and MLA Style Guides
    Clearly explained with examples.
  • ShareMyLesson: Grades 9 - 12 Lesson Plans and Activities
    More than 300,000 lesson plans. Well organized. 
  • Smore
    "Beautiful newsletters in minutes? You bet!"
  • Ted-Ed Lessons Worth Sharing
    Lessons created by educators. You can also share your lesson.
  • TeenTribune
    From Smithsonian. Excellent lesson plans and graphics. Different Lexile levels for each topic.
  • Teacher's Domain
    Media resources, support materials, and tools for classroom lessons, individualized learning programs, and teacher professional learning communities.
  • Think Tutorial
    Free computer tutorials and lessons. Very helpful.
  • Understanding by Design (UBD)
    "The Understanding by Design® framework.. offers a planning process and structure to guide curriculum, assessment, and instruction. Its two key ideas...
  • focus on teaching and assessing for understanding and learning transfer, and design curriculum “backward” from those ends."
  • WISC-Online
    Ever- growing library of high-quality educational teaching materials FREE to educators.  
    Interactive and sophisticated.

English and Literature                                                                                                                                        

Health and Well-being                                                                                                                                            

  • Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health
    Information, photos, interactive games on Global Health concerns: Food for Life, Legacy of War, etc.
  • Genetics Home Reference
    "Genetics Home Reference provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health."
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    Fantastic site with information about anything pertaining to public health including nutrition (charts, photos, guidelines), infectious diseases, health policy and more.
  • PubMed
    "...biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites..."
  • RTL Resources
  • TeenMentalHealth.org
    Background information with loads of links, and the Toolbox offers free online books.
  • TeensHealth
    Well organized and explained.

Life Skills                                                                                                                                                                 

  • Ace Pintura - Art Detective
    "...you play a 1940's noir detective with a degree in art history. A distraught woman asks you to identify the artist who made a painting she found in her grandfather's attic. To do so, you must examine paintings by famous artists from Gauguin to Van Gogh. Each example highlights an art concept such as composition, style or subject..."

  • Math Teaching Resources
    "...free resources, math games, and hands-on math activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics."

  • ToxMystery
    "Toxie the Cat teaches you about hazards in the home." Interactive and includes lesson plans.

  • New York Philharmonic
    Interactive game to learn the musical instruments.

  • Wonderopolis
    Wonder of the day. Excellent for clarification, kickoff ideas and introductory lessons and idea prompts.

  • Tox Town
    "Environmental health concerns and toxic chemicals where you live, work, play." Interactive, exploring town, farm, etc. plus extensive and accessible information about chemicals, disasters and much more. Ever-growing library of high-quality educational teaching materials free to educators. Interactive and sophisticated.

  • Try Science
    STEM Lessons and Resources for Educators includes Lesson Plans and Strategies and Tutorials.

  • Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body
    "Includes online activities and lesson plans...about the anthropometric measuring system, how the blow fly is used in forensic science, the basics of DNA and DNA profiling techniques."

Special Education                                                                                                                                        

Tech Tools and Courses                                                                                                                                  

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