Links to many of the Library of Congress educational resources including teacher's guides, lesson plans, and high-quality digitized materials. In addition to primary source sets, themed resources, and collection connections, the Library of Congress also provides professional development tools for teachers here.
Presented by the Discovery Channel, this resource offers hundreds lesson plans for elementary, middle and high school students developed by teachers. The lesson plans are written by teachers for teachers. Browse this resource by grade or by subject.
Smithsonian lesson plans emphasize inquiry-based learning using primary sources and museum collections. Each plan is printer-friendly and provides you with all the materials you need: photographs, reproductions, handouts, activities, suggested strategies, standards information, and additional online resources.
Annenberg Learner uses media and telecommunications to advance excellent teaching in American schools. This mandate is carried out chiefly by the funding and broad distribution of educational video programs with coordinated Web and print materials for the professional development of K-12 teachers. It is part of The Annenberg Foundation and advances the Foundation's goal of encouraging the development of more effective ways to share ideas and knowledge.
Practice guides provide practical recommendations for educators to help them address the everyday challenges they face in their classrooms and schools. Recommendations, strategies for overcoming potential roadblocks, and an indication of the strength of evidence supporting each recommendation. Links are included to additional research based materials.