Lesson/Activity Website

National Constitution Center

This museum in Philadelphia has a great website with lots of educational resources. The interactive constitution lets you read articles and amendments alongside commentary from different historic and legal experts. There is also a collection of videos and lesson plans, and a few other interactive activities and games, plus primary source documents and even some craft ideas.

Storybird

This wonderful, creative website encourages writing through art. Writers (of all ages!) choose artwork to inspire stories and poetry. There are tools for editing, and work can be published on the site or purchased in printed form. There are also how-to guides and courses to help in the writing process. Creating an account (as a teacher or creator) is free, and gives you access to all the writing tools. You can upgrade to a paid account for unlimited word counts and a few extra features.

The Artful Parent

This blog has hundreds of great ideas for doing art with kids. There are a couple of books and online classes available for purchase, as well as some free printable resources. The suggestions of art supplies for different ages are particularly helpful.

Story Starters

This great little tool from Scholastic provides hundreds of writing prompts. Choose a genre, then randomize components to find a prompt that interests you. The interface allows you to choose a format, type your story, and add a picture. Then you can download or print your writing. There are also some teacher resources. A great way to interest kids in writing!

National Archives

The education section of the British National Archives has a nice collection of classroom resources. There are lessons with primary sources from the archives and discussion questions, sets of lessons around various themes, and a few online games. You can search the collection by age level or historical time period. 

LitWits

This company (run by two sisters, one a homeschooler, the other a teacher) provides virtual "kits" for experiencing great books. Each kit contains suggestions for props and hands-on activities for the book, as well as some printable resources for teaching traditional literature concepts and writing tasks. There are many useful links and ideas in each kit. 

Poetry Foundation

This is the organization that publishes Poetry Magazine. The website has lots of great resources including (of course) many poems in written, audio, and video formats. You can search for specific poems or poets, explore collections around many themes, and find teaching guides and articles to help in learning.

Murderous Maths

These books are an offshoot of "Horrible Histories." The stories teach all sorts of interesting math concepts. The website has some tricks and games, and lots of teacher resources. A great tool for getting math avoidant kids more interested in math!

Pages

Subscribe to Lesson/Activity Website