K-12 Resources (Education Library)


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Best Websites for Teaching and Learning: Top 25 Websites and Landmark Websites
The Best Websites for Teaching and Learning honors websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.

Census in Schools
This resource from the U.S. Census Bureau includes State Facts for Students, Teaching Materials, and Reference Materials.

Discovery School
A resource for students, parents and teachers to find educational information on the Web. Focuses on making learning fun.

Classroom tested, Internet-based economic and personal finance lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students.

Education World
A one-stop resource for researching the full spectrum of education issues. Considers diverse topics as teacher development, lesson plans, administration concerns, education in politics, and more.

Educator's Network
This website has lesson plans, rubrics, worksheets, and teacher tools that are easy to sort though and even has a section on e-books for teachers.

Educator's Reference Desk (formerly AskERIC)
A comprehensive education resource directing the user to quality webpages dealing with every aspect of education. Browsable by general topic or searchable with a search tool.

Exploring Leonardo
A site dedicated to investigating Leonardo da Vinci as a man, artist and scientist/inventor and his contributions to society at large.

FREE -- Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
A collection of free web sources managed by over 45 federal government agencies for the benefit of teachers and students studying topics encompassed by these myriad institutions.  Contributing agencies include: NASA, National Endowment for the Arts, National Park Service, the White House, and many others.

Getty Museum Lesson Plans
Newest curricula are listed first. For teachers of elementary and secondary students and adult ESL students.

Great Web Sites for Kids
Produced by the American Libraries Association, GWSK links you to a lot of educational information websites for children. The list of sites includes those on literature, science, history and more.

High School Ace
An online learning center aimed at high school students offering links for exploring the following subjects: English, Foreign Languages, Math, Science and Social Studies.

Home School Legal Defense Association
Resources about homeschooling by state. HSDA is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms.

Homeschooling in the United States: 2003
This report represents the latest survey information from the National Center for Education Statistics on the prevalence of homeschooling in the United States.


Homework Desk-Study Guide
Study guides in many different subjects.

K-12 Instructional Media Center
This online center provides a variety of tools and links to K-12 resources.

Lesson Plan Exchange
A database of class lesson plans from teachers all over the country: browsable and searchable. A database of accredited Master's in Education schools.

PBS Teacher Source
A site offerening illustrative activities on a variety of educational topics.

Peterson's Education Center
A commercial site providing information for researching and selecting academic institutions from high school to graduate level programs.

Picturing America
This National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) initiative "brings masterpieces of American art into classrooms and libraries nationwide." Also includes information about how schools may acquire prints and links to lesson plans.

Smithsonian Education
Resources for educators, parents and students. Educator resources include lesson plans, and information on all state standards.


Teacher's Corner
This website has thematic units, lesson plans, worksheets, and seasonal items among other resources.

Teachers' Education Resources
Ideas and resources for creating lessons on a variety of topics. Managed by

Teachers Guide for Using Professional Cartoons in the Classroom
Helps with using cartoons to illustrate points in teaching and learning.

Teachers Helping Teachers
A cooperative site aimed at allowing teachers to share lesson plan ideas with other teachers.

Teachers Net
An online community of teachers sharing lessons and information about the profession and creating educators' networks.

Teaching with the Web: Language Links
Focuses on Web resources that may act as a supplement to teaching foreign languages and learning about other cultures.

TeachNet Lesson Plans
Lesson plans organized by subject and searchable.

United Nations CyberSchoolBus

"Wikibooks is a Wikimedia community for creating a free library of educational textbooks that anyone can edit." Searchable, or brows by topic, featured book, or other factors. Also includes links to Wikijunior (non-fiction books for children from birth to age 12), textbooks in "simple English," and books in languages other than English.

last updated: 5/18/2012