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The following K-12 resources contain links to a Teacher Resources section that provides access to professional literature in Academic Search Elite, ERIC and Professional Development Collection.
Thematic Units and Lesson Plans
Thematic Units incorporating McREL and some Common Core:
- Thematic Unit on Ancient Egypt for Grade 6-9 Social Studies classes (tags: unit plan, lesson plan, history)
- "Growing Up with Crayons" Language Arts Lesson Plan for Upper Elementary and Middle School Level (tags: reading, writing, art)
- Butterflies and Camouflage Lesson Plan is designed for the elementary school classroom, this learning activity encourages students to search for images using EBSCOhostdatabases. (tags: reading, science)
- "The United States as a World Power and Member of the United Nations," for Grade 11 Social Science classes. (tags: lesson plan, unit plan, social studies)
- EBSCOhostPrimary SearchThematic Unit: "Identifying Theme" in readings about caterpillars, moths, and butterflies. (tags: lesson plan, unit plan, science)
- Designed for the middle school classroom, this "Life in Ancient Egypt" learning activity requires students to search the EBSCOhost® Primary Search database for a specific article.
Science Reference Center™ is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, science experiments and other sources. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Science Reference Center also satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.
Annenberg Media provides access to professional development materials for educators. The resources are free, and include video-on-demand, live streaming video events, and other materials available for purchase. The site also provides access to the Annenberg Channel, a free satellite channel for schools, libraries, colleges, universities, and other public access channels.
Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2006 provides access to short video lectures, practice exercises and tools for educators. All resources are available for free. Content is mainly availabe in English but is also available in other languages.