Lesson Plans and other Planning Tools for Educators
Dr. H. Jurgen Combs

A Teacher's First Year Survival Guide - provides some useful links to resources for first year teachers.

About abcteach.com This site is a place to get ideas, whether you are a teacher, a soon-to-be teacher, or a student.  Parents, there are ideas for you too.  The purpose of abcteach.com is to provide educationally sound suggestions that help with learning and teaching.  abcteach.com will provide easy, online materials for immediate use by kids, student teachers, teachers, parents and other visitors to the site.  The material can be printed directly from the screen; no downloads necessary

Access Excellence: The Mystery Spot -  Great online and offline activities that allow you and your students to solve mysteries using science.

 AlvaradoCyberExplorers (ACE) Created by a group of teachers at New Haven Unified School District, in Union City,CA, this site is full of fun learning activities and resources for teachers and students.


Amazing Picture Machine - This searchable index of Internet graphics will help you find images for your lessons.

 California Technology Assistance Project - CTAP is a statewide educational technology leadership initiative that provides assistance in integrating technology into teaching and learning.

Carrie's Crazy Quilt Site for Educators This site has numerous links to other educational links.

Cleverapple - Tutoring Resources for tutors as well as teachers and parents, lots of additional links, homework help, educational resources and not to mentions lots of ideas.

Connections+ -  consists of Internet resources--lesson plans, activities, curriculum resources--linked with corresponding subject-area content standards (From Content Knowledge: A Compendium of Standards and Benchmarks for K-12 Education). Also included in these resource packages are other links to assist teachers, such as a direct link to the Lycos search engine. Each month we'll post a few more of these packages, which will help to organize the supplemental online information available to teachers.

CurriculumUnits.com  -  Teachers at Shawsheen Technical High School have created units which integrate technology into the curriculum and  share their ideas.

CyberBee - offers a variety of supporting material to help teachers integrate technology into their instruction.

Education and Government Web Links - offers links to major education and government web sites as well as great resources for teachers.

Education Oasis - a source for teachers to find information useful in the classroom.

Education World - this site offers a variety of lesson plans submitted by teachers.

The Encarta Lesson Collection - The Encarta Lesson Collection is a growing collection of lesson plans and student activity sheets designed by teachers like you. Want to know more? Read about ELC. Looking for a lesson to use in your classroom? Browse the collection here, or search by subject and grade.

The English Room - contains a series of lessons that are designed to take students to various locations on the Internet.  I have tried to align the content and activities with National Standards and Benchmarks for the teaching of English/Language Arts in grades 6-12. The English Room structure has been simplified into 5 basic categories as indicated on the books to the left.  Click on the book titles; they are links.  Every section contains pages for teachers to provide some guidance on teaching the lessons and methods for engaging your students.   Most of these lessons I have used in my own classes.  Others are being designed for fellow teachers to pilot.  You are also invited to make use of the lessons and let me know how they work for you.

ESL Learning Materials - offers a list of free resources for use in ESL

ExplorAsource - Find cross-referenced instructional resource materials and educational standards that meet the needs of your students or children. The educational resources referenced in ExplorAsource include: books, Software (CDs), Videos, and Web sites. MediaSeek has partnered with publishers of software, textbooks, videos and websites to link key materials to standards in this powerful database. Choose either a resource search or a standard search (choosing the standard you need to meet) to find well designed activities and lessons.

Federal Resources for Teaching Excellence - On April 18, 1997, President Clinton asked Federal agencies to determine what "resources you can make available that would enrich the Internet as a tool for teaching and learning."  In response, more than 30 Federal agencies formed a working group to make hundreds of federally supported education resources available at this web site. For an overview of what's here, visit the site map.

Field Trips Online - online field trips in various subjects

Idea Box - Dedicated to the education of young children, this site has ideas, articles, projects, seasonal themes, and printable pages.

Job Openings - right now this site only lists openings in Maine but it is expected that other states will be added.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - according to information provided at the site, it " ... is a classified list of sites on the Internet found to be useful for enhancing curriculum and teacher professional growth. It is updated daily to keep up with the tremendous number of new World Wide Web sites."

Language Arts/Writing - teacher made lesson plans focusing on language arts and writing from simple sentence structure to research papers.

Learn NC  - LEARN North Carolina, a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education, is a statewide network of educators using the power of the Internet to improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Our Web site provides a collection of resources designed by experienced North Carolina educators for classroom teaching and learning and for professional development. We invite you to take a look around or to follow the links below for more information.

Emergency Lesson Plans - emergency lesson plans!, great for filling that bit of time that you can't work a regular lesson in, lots of subjects, easy to download.

Online Directory of ESL Resources - This directory provides an online reference for the most useful ESL resources primarily for teachers and students, though other groups, such as administrators, business people, researchers, and parents, may find them helpful as well.  

Lesson Plans - over 650 free lesson plans for teachers, any subject, any grade level.

New Teachers Corner by Microsoft - Here is a web site with containing brief, carefully selected topics of special interest to new teacher. Included are rule-setting, transitions, post-holiday tips and more

Technology Lesson Plans - Educational Technology Center offers teacher created internet lesson plans that are great, variety of subjects i.e. science, math, social studies (mythology) etc.

The Learning Kingdom - With an online learning center and free mailing lists covering math, science, language arts, and history, this site includes games and three daily features for teachers, students and families: Cool Fact of the Day, Cool Word of the Day, and Today in History.

Learning Strategies Database -  Collected by personnel at Muskingum College over a ten-year period, the learning strategies in this database are organized alphabetically and by content area.

Lesson Plans & Resources for Social Studies

Lesson Plans from Historic Jamestown - We are pleased to share with you the lesson plan packet for Historic Jamestowne. As you know, the important story of Jamestown is part of the history of Virginia and ultimately the United States. It is important to understand the early stories of Jamestown, and to include the most current research brought about through the work of the APVA-Preservation Virginia and their archaeology project, Jamestown Rediscovery.

LiveText (K-12 resource)

Mrs Proctor's Schoolpage -  Hi and welcome to my webpage. I have been teaching elementary education for six years - three years in second grade and three years in third grade. I made this webpage for my students to use in the classroom. Down below you will find many thematic webquests. A webquest is a research tool designed for children to use the internet safely. I also have a link to my classroom in my classpage. On my classpage, you will find weekly objectives, links for teachers, students and parents, school district information, student work and more is yet to come.

National Science and Technology - lesson plans integrating classroom subjects using technology. Great site.

Parent-Teacher Conference Guide - Print out our list of essential questions to make sure you're prepared. The list is intended to help you maximize the time spent in the meeting and assist you in keeping focused on your child as a learner, peer, and member of the class.

Pedagonet - The Service To Locate Learning Resource Material.

Physical Education Lesson Plans - Here are some physical education lesson plans submitted by various individuals. I will add more in the future. If you find one you can use be kind and reciprocate by sharing a physical education lesson plan of your's someone else might could use.

Public Broadcasting System - great link for preschoolers; also great link for parents and teachers who would like to follow through on special programming, lots of  educational information, as well as a teacher resource link.

Quiz Master - Want to Create Interactive Web-Based Quiz Games on the topics of your choice ?
Don't know all that xhtml/dhtml/javascript/stylesheet stuff ! This is the site for You We will turn your Questions and Answers into exciting Web Based Quiz Games you can save to your computer.

Ron MacKinnon's Educational Bookmarks - an interesting collection of bookmarks

Rubistar - RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch

Score - Linking teachers to social studies resources, this site offers age-appropriate Web links categorized by grade level, California standards and frameworks, and more.

Sequenced Lesson Plans - Find a year's worth of lesson plans for a variety of grades and subjects, courtesy of the Georgia Department of Educaiton. The GLC staff is working hard to increase the number of sequences published on the site; keep checking back to see what we've added!

Smithsonian Institution for Educators "Welcome to Smithsonian Education, an area within the Smithsonian Institution's Website designed just for educators . So, if you teach school, work with young people through a community group in your city or town, or educate within a museum or library, this is the place for you! There is information for both educators throughout the Nation and for those who live in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area."

Survival Guide for Teachers -  If you are new to the teaching field--or if you work alongside someone who is--then this site was written for you. In it are the reflections of award-winning first-year teachers who talk candidly about their successes and setbacks, with a particular emphasis on the relationships they formed with their colleagues, university professors, and their students' parents.  An excellent site for new teachers.

Syvum Technologies Online Educational Activities - Math and Language Arts skills can be honed using the online games and activities on this site.

Teachers' Lab- The goal of the Teachers' Lab is to provide teachers and educators with a deeper understanding of commonly taught math and science concepts. Many of the Labs are based upon professional development workshops broadcast on the Annenberg/CPB Channel.

Teacher & Student Resources for Education offers a variety of information on topics such as Social Studies, Science, Language Arts, Math, Art. Included are topics on mythology (under Language Arts), links to various government sites.

Teachers' Pal Home Page For today's educational challenges related to curriculum, assessment, and instructional management, Teacher's Pal has developed packaged and custom solutions including software, resources, and consulting services.

The Teachers Corner - another site offering a variety of lesson plans for teachers.

Teachers Helping Teachers

Teacher Talk

Teachers' Web - With TeacherWeb, you simply type in new homework assignments & special announcements while viewing your website. Then with the click of a button, your updates will be instantly available to your students using any Internet access! Security is built-in -- only you will be able to make updates to your website, using your own password.

Teaching Ideas -  This site is for teachers who teach primary-age children (i.e. age 5 to 11). Although it has been designed with UK teachers in mind, ALL ideas can of course be used by teachers around the world. The ideas, activities and worksheets are organized according to which subject area they relate to. In the UK, the subjects studied in the primary school are: English, Math, Science, Design and Technology (D+T), Information and Communication Technology (I.C.T.), Geography, History, Art, Music, Physical Education (P.E.) and Religious Education (R.E.)

Teaching Resources - contains worksheets and other activities for students; some material comes with membership while other material is free.

Teaching Tools - This website contains Teaching Guides that may be used with or without Phillips Petroleum's educational videos. Produced for MATHCOUNTS, Go Figure looks at how math works in the real world -- impacting every facet of students' lives from music to video games to roller coaster rides.

Teaching Tips - The Teaching and Learning Center at University of Lincoln Nebraska features this current catalog of suggestions for college teachers who are looking for fresh ways of creating the best possible environment for learning. Suggestions were gathered from UNL professors and from college teachers elsewhere.

Teachers' Lab- The goal of the Teachers' Lab is to provide teachers and educators with a deeper understanding of commonly taught math and science concepts. Many of the Labs are based upon professional development workshops broadcast on the Annenberg/CPB Channel.

Teaching Tips - The Teaching and Learning Center at University of Lincoln Nebraska features this current catalog of suggestions for college teachers who are looking for fresh ways of creating the best possible environment for learning. Suggestions were gathered from UNL professors and from college teachers elsewhere.

The Integration of Technology Across the Middle School Curriculum - The following units may be used whole or in part to incorporate technology into the middle school curriculum. Projects range from basic introductions to in depth research units. All of the projects have been "teacher and student tested and approved" by the students and staff at Pine River Middle School. Most include standards and benchmarks from more than one subject area. These units also try to address a wide range of learning abilities and learning styles, including Title I, Special Education, and Gifted and Talented. The goal is to create a learning environment where students are successful and learn according to their abilities, while reinforcing and extending the middle school curriculum into areas of technology.

Timesavers for Teachers - Description: Practical, visually appealing often-used forms, checklists, units, timesaving ideas, and other reproducible worksheets for busy classroom teachers

Tools for Teachers an interesting site with many links to other sites which are particularly useful to teachers.

Virtual Alphabet - Teachers can use this site to review the alphabet with their students. Each letter has an animal character associated with it, an original song with a familiar melody, and links to other pages about that animal.

Virtual Field Trip - Well here we are at the jumping off point to the field trips of your choice. Everything from beaches to volcanoes. To take any field trip, just click its name. Send us a note Tell us what you think about Virtual Field Trips! Also, if you have ideas for a trip you don't see listed, let us know!

Web resources for teachers - an extensive site of web resources for teachers maintained by Professor Bernie Poole at Education Division at the University of Pittsburgh

The Wonderful World of Trees - You will be able to use the site in your role as teachers to familiarize your students with the Internet, while pursuing the learning objectives in the natural sciences program.

 Wordbot Home Page - a robot assistant for looking up translations, definitions, synonyms, antonyms, references, etc. of words appearing in a document; A World-Wide Web site that will translate words on any Web page into or from any of several spoken languages.

The World Lecture Hall (WLH) contains links to pages created by faculty worldwide who are using the Web to deliver class materials. For example, you will find course syllabi, assignments, lecture notes, exams, class calendars, multimedia textbooks, etc.


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last updated on 05 January 2017
H. Jurgen Combs