Curriculum Resources

These resources are for school leaders and educators who are building e-learning and/or home learning plans for pre-k through 12th grade. Subjects covered are: ELA, Math, Social Studies, Science, and Specials (which includes art, physical fitness, etc.)

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Click to jump to a section: Virtual Field Trips, Early Childhood, Elementary (K-6), Secondary (7-12)

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS K-12

Cincinnati Zoo Home Safaris: Join the Cincinnati Zoo for a Home Safari Facebook Live each day at 3pm EDT where they will highlight one of their amazing animals and include an activity kids can do from home. All videos will be recorded and posted on their webpage and YouTube channel. LINK

Virtual Museum Tours: Online virtual opportunities for students to e-visit 12 famous museums across the world without leaving the couch. LINK

National Parks Tours: Online virtual tours for students to visit national parks across the United States. LINK

Early Childhood Pre-K

English/Language Arts

Sesame Street: Early learning videos. LINK

Starfall: Free, mobile-friendly online activities that are research-based and align with Individual and Common Core State Standards in English language arts. LINK

Math

NAEYC: 20+ math resources for learning math at home, geared towards young children. LINK

PBS Kids: Free early learning online games. Shapes, counting, and other topics. LINK

Erikson Institute’s Big Ideas in Math: Big Ideas map the key math concepts young children need to explore between the ages of 3 and 6. Explanations of activities with video demonstrations. LINK

Centers & Activities

10 Prop Box Ideas – Mini Learning Centers at Home: Ten ideas to replicate at-home versions of “learning centers” (water tables, science center, etc.) often found in pre-k classrooms. LINK

Playdough Power: Easy at-home playdough recipe with ideas for using to to develop math, reading, science and emotional/social skills. LINK

Movement & Play

10 Online Exercise & Yoga Kid Classes: Compilation of fun videos geared toward young children to get the wiggles out and burn some energy. LINK

Washington Post: Parent facing article to help with the balance of learning and play while working from home. LINK

Elementary K-6

English/Language Arts

TIME for Kids: Current events articles written for K-1, Grade 2, Grades 3-4, and Grades 5-6. LINK

Scholastic: Day-by-day activities for Pre-K and Kinder, Grades 1-2, and Grades 3-5.  Includes access to book and accompanying activity and video. LINK

Global Digital Library: Free books for young readers available on browser, mobile, and for print. LINK

WriteReader: An online platform designed for students to create and share books. Includes lesson plans for teachers. LINK

Math

Zearn Math: Free Math lessons for K-5 students with support for teachers. Kids, teachers, parents, and caregivers can directly access online and paper-based materials. LINK

Great Schools/Eureka Math: Great Minds offers the Eureka Math curriculum as PDF downloads for free, non-commercial use. The curriculum is accompanied by a selection of instructional materials and support resources for teachers at no additional cost. LINK

Social Studies

iCivics: Online civics lessons and games. Teacher accounts are free. LINK

Civics 101 Podcast: A podcast refresher course on the basics of how our democracy works. LINK

Science

National Science Teaching Association: Free 30-day membership, providing access to more than 12,000 digital professional learning resources and tools. LINK

Science with Sophie: Upbeat, science comedy series. The videos are brief and could serve as a great intro to a topic. LINK

The Concord Consortium: Free, interactive STEM activities for teachers to use. Activities for Math, Earth & Space,  Engineering, Life Science, Physics and Chemistry. LINK

Generation Genius: Free STEM video lessons with corresponding discussion questions, Kahoot quiz links, and other supplemental items. LINK

Hour of Code: Online one-hour introduction to computer science activities designed to demystify “coding” and show that anyone can learn the basics of coding. LINK

Specials

Chrome Music Lab: Free, interactive activities to make learning music more accessible and fun. LINK

Secondary (7-12)

English/Language Arts

CommonLit: Reading passages for grades 3-12 with assessment and progress tracking tools. Free teacher accounts. LINK

Teach Writing with the New York Times: A flexible program for middle and high schools based on the real-world writing found in newspapers, from editorials and reviews to personal narratives and analysis essays. Access to NYT stories, suggested prompts, and more interactive features. LINK

Math

Khan Academy Math: Free videos and activities to use for lessons or practice for K-12 math. LINK

IXL: Gain fluency and confidence in math! This link provides access to skills at the students pace through fun and interactive questions, built in support, and awards. LINK

Illustrative Mathematics: Illustrative Mathematics is an online problem based core curricula and professional resources site the help teachers and students excel in mathematics. LINK

Desmos: Interactive graphing activities to help students visualize and represent mathematics across mostly secondary topics. LINK

Social Studies

C-SPAN Classroom: Access to thousands of free digital resources, including short current events videos, Lesson Plans and Bell Ringers, Deliberations lessons, plus Constitution Clips and On This Day in History events. Educators and students can access and share these video based materials online. LINK

Econ Lowdown: From the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Econ Lowdown offers free videos, podcasts, and readings on economics and personal finance. Create online classrooms and monitor student progress. LINK

Science

DNA Learning Center Live: Recorded and live lab experiments, with corresponding worksheets. LINK

National Geographic: Access to science resources and Daily Broadcasts at 2pm EST with NatGeo scientists. LINK

IXL: Resources for student to help build lasting critical thinking abilities. Student will analyze data, build new vocabulary, and deepen their understanding of the world around them. LINK

Specials

Broadway Musicals: Open source access to 15+ Broadway Musical to support the Arts during COVID-19. LINK

Foreign Language Resources: An online list of foreign language supports, activities, resources and ideas. LINK

DuoLingo: Free, popular and highly-gamified app for learning languages. Can be used on multiple types of devices. LINK