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Internet Sites:

• GEM — The Gateway to Educational Materials
The GEM Union Catalog provides one-stop, any-stop access to high quality  Internet lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources. Conduct full-text, subject, keyword, or title searches, then select desired grade or education level and submit the search. Retrieved records will link directly to the Internet resources they describe.

• EDSITEment Lesson Plans
Includes lesson plans and activities from EDSITEment, plus links to additional learning activities. Topics covered include: Literature & Language Arts, Foreign Language, Art & Culture, History & Social Studies.

• PBS TeacherSource
A large collection of lesson plans, teacher guides and online student activities correlated to 90 sets of state and national curriculum standards.

• DiscoverySchool Lesson Plans
DiscoverySchool gives access to 400+ free classroom-ready lesson plans and activities for K-12 education, organized by grade level and subject for science, social studies, and literature.

• TeachersFirst Content Matrix
Lesson plan resources organized by subject and grade level (elementary, middle school, high school). Each resource listed on TeachersFirst has been reviewed for quality by a classroom educator.

• Teachers.Net Lesson Plan Exchange
Whenever a teacher comes up with a great idea or concept for teaching, they can share the idea with teachers around the world using this site. Teachers complete a short form including a bit of information about themselves, and then submit either the complete Lesson Plan, or just the URL where others can locate the Lesson Plan.

• Education World – Lesson Planning Center
Includes a collection of lesson plans and links to related articles from Education World.

• The Solution Site – K12 Lesson Plans
Part of the West Virginia Turnkey Solution, U.S. Department of Education Technology Innovation Challenge Grant.  Provides professional development for teachers in the area of technology integration. The Solution Site lesson plan collection can be browsed by subject or searched by keyword.

• Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory — The Library in the Sky Lesson Plans
Includes categories: Across Subjects, Arts, Distance Education, Health, Language Arts, Languages, Math, Multidisciplinary, Other, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, Technology, Vocational Education.

• The New York Times Learning Network On the Web — Lesson Plan Archive
The New York Times Learning Network On the Web Lesson Plan Archive can be searched by keyword, searched by subject, or browsed by subject.
Home Page:  http://www.nytimes.com/learning/
Lesson Plan Archive:  http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/archive.html

• EdHelper
Includes links to over 5000 lesson plans.

• Teachnet.com Lesson Plans

• Apple Computer K-12 Lesson Plan Library
Contains lesson plans written by teachers for teachers.

• Crayola Creativity Center
Lesson plans which utilize crayons, pencils, markers, paint, and modeling compounds will help students to recognize that creative communication involves not only language and visual arts but also social studies, science and math.

• Daryl Cagle’s Professional Cartoonists Index Teacher’s Guide
A large collection of newspaper editorial cartoons and lesson plans for use in social sciences, art, journalism and English at all levels.

• Funbrain.com
A free, non-commercial teaching resource that allows teachers and parents to create quizzes for students online. When the students complete the quiz, the results are emailed to the teacher along with the most frequently missed questions.

• The Lesson Plans Page
Offers lesson plans in a variety of subjects along with an educational links section.