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10 Free Resources for Educators

Teacher resourcesNEA offers a variety of educational resources to support teachers. Below is a selection of websites where you can find printables, books, instructional videos for you and your students, lesson plans, and other free resources for your classroom.

  • Teaching Channel: Videos That Inspire Teaching
    Find more than 800 videos of effective K-12 teaching practices, which can be searched by keyword or browsed, and filtered by subject, grade, and topic. Registration is free and allows access to downloadable resources.
  • Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution
    This twelve-chapter introduction to the French Revolution provides an archive of some of the Revolution’s most important documents. Find access to texts, images and music. Suitable for European History or French students in grades 9-12.
  • CreatureCast
    This collaborative effort of the Dunn Lab at Brown University and other contributors features text, images, and video focused on zoology. Resources can be used for grades K-12 and can address multiple disciplines.
  • Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms
    A collection of historically significant maps and companion lesson plans correlated to national social studies and geography standards.
  • Sumanas Animation Gallery
    Find animated tutorials in general biology, microbiology, biopsychology & neuroscience, astronomy, molecular biology, general biotechnology, environmental science, and chemistry.
  • Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics
    Resources and tools that can be used as is or modified to teach statistics and probability. Materials can be used to supplement classroom texts.
  • The Paper Project
    The Paper Project explores papermaking, one of the earliest technologies and art forms, and features educational materials as well as images of handmade and mold made paper taken with a scanning-laser confocal microscope.
  • Informed Voter Education in the Classroom
    The following resources have been collected to help guide the lesson as educators begin to instruct students on the struggles that led to the voting rights all are currently afforded.
  • Authentic Assessment Toolbox
    The Authentic Assessment Toolbox is a resource to help K-12 teachers, especially new teachers, create authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning.
  • ReadWriteThink
    ReadWriteThink presents 58 student interactives for grades K-12 that develop skills in organizing and summarizing, inquiry and analysis, writing poetry, writing and publishing prose, and learning about language.
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