Faculty Resources (updated 1/2019)
Art, Drama, and Music
- Discovery Education: 9 - 12 Fine Arts
Art, drama, and music.
- Ace Pintura - Art Detective
Fun and instructive.
Covers all the arts. Lesson plans for doing and appreciation.
- Incredible @rt Department
Outstanding website. Well organized and complete.
- MA Educational Theater Guild
Purpose of promoting and strengthening excellence, access, and education in the theatrical arts for middle and secondary school students and teachers..."
- TheatreFolk Blog
Lesson plans and good links.
- National Association for Music Education Lessons Archive
Choral and instrumental, about composers, all genres.
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."
"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.
- Assistive Technology and Accessibility
"... guidance in providing assistive technology and accessible instructional materials to students with disabilities." Many excellent links, too.
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.
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.
"Beautiful newsletters in minutes? You bet!"
- Ted-Ed Lessons Worth Sharing
Lessons created by educators. You can also share your lesson.
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."
Ever- growing library of high-quality educational teaching materials FREE to educators.
Interactive and sophisticated.
English and Literature
- BetterLesson High School (9-12) English/Language Arts
Very useful site. Ties in with standards. Excellent.
The lessons offered here are more sophisticated than many I have seen. Check out Every Punctuation Mark Matters looking at Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail."
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.
"...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
Background information with loads of links, and the Toolbox offers free online books.
Well organized and explained.
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."
"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.
Wonder of the day. Excellent for clarification, kickoff ideas and introductory lessons and idea prompts.
Facing History and Ourselves
Core standards and new teaching methodologies, ethics and historical perspectives.
Internet History Sourcebooks Project
"The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use." (Fordham University)
Library of Congress
Collections, background information, enormous amounts of information and links.
Newseum Digital Classroom
Award-winning videos and resources bring news literacy, journalism and history to life.
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library
Teacher Resources offers units of study, lesson plans, Professional Development offered, too.
19 museums, 9 research centers and more. No matter what your discipline of study, you will find something here.
Outstanding website with photographs, political cartoons, videos, articles. For all levels.
|An amusement park of math and more... Lessons and games designed for fun!
math.com The World of Math Online
From decimal numbers to square roots to word problems to linear equations, it's all here. Interactive.
- Algebra Introduction - Topics: Intro, Major Algebra Themes, Key Skills
- Types of Numbers - Types of Numbers Table of Contents
More...here are some examples:
"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.
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."
Tech Tools and Courses
"Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses online." (free or pay for credits)
Desktop Plagiarism Checker
Free. Works with Google, too.
50 Free Tech Tools For Your Classroom
"...enhance your curriculum and improve the learning experience for your students..."
Free Technology 4 Teachers
Fantastic blog by Richard Byrne
Lots of them.
Online courses taught by experts (but inexpensive)
- Contests and Opportunities
- Faculty Resources
- Library Good Reads
- GradPoint (opens in new window)
- NHS Library Seminars (opens in new window)
- Immigrant Groups in the West
- Immigrant Groups in the West Making the Connections
- Immigration Symbols
- Immigration West
- Industrial Revolution Resources List
- Korean War
- Legacy of Jim Crow
- The 60's
- Women and the Industrial Revolution
- Working Women and the Industrial Revolution
- Working Women During the Industrial Revolution
- Against Slavery
- Louis Braille An Exceptional Man
- MLA and APA Style Guides
- Norwood High School Home
- Quick reference
- Research & Instruction
- Summer Work
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