Alberta Health Services: Instructional Methods

A clear, user-friendly site that explains a variety of instructional methods such as small groupwork, role plays, and class discussion. 

Border Crossers: Black History Month for Educators and Families

Lesson plans, curriculum resources, articles, and think pieces. 

Center for Civic Education: Civic Terms

Civic terms to know which relate to concepts found in the Declaration of Independence and the Preamble to the Constitution.

Curriculum 21: Dr. Jacob's Index

A database curated by Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs.  Search under categories such as History, Government, or Social Studies.

Eberly Center: Assessing Student Learning

Provides suggestions and strategies for assessing student learning and performance. 

EDSITEment: Lesson Plans

 Library of humanities lesson plans by subject, theme, and grade level. Find Art and Culture lessons on anthropology, art history, folklore, mythology, religion, and more.   

edutopia: Videos About Assessment

Good source for info on many topics, including assessment.  

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Lots of resources, including primary documents, related to American history.  They also have top-notch professional development opportunities online and in person.

IAUNRC, Journeys Along the Silk Road: Lesson Plans

The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University has some great online lessons and resources about the Silk Road and other topics.

Lesson Plans for Social Studies: Dr. Levine's Index

Dr. Marty Levine has gathered useful online lesson plans and resources for social studies teachers.

National Archives: Cartoon Analysis Worksheet

Cartoon analysis worksheet and links to other worksheets and other resources. 

National Council for the Social Studies: Teaching Activities

Free resources for teachers and students relating to everything about social studies.

National Geographic Society Education: Standards

Geographic learning standards and classroom materials, designed in a modular system which includes activities, lessons, and units.

PBS LearningMedia: Resources

Searchable index of digital social studies resources with filters for grade level and subject.

Smithsonian Education: Learning Labs

Offers resources on art and culture; history and travel; science and technology. From interactive labs to lesson plans to homework help.

Stanford History Education Group: Lessons

Terrific lesson plans and resources for historical thinking skills. 

Timelines: Tools

A set of free tools for teachers to create awesome timelines. Check them out.

World History For Us All: Teaching Units

Powerful, innovative model curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools.