National Geographic’s Education website has a multitude of resources for educators, including multimedia activities, lessons, and units aligned with national standards.
Smithsonian’s History Explorer offers hundreds of free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history. The site is designed for use by K-12 teachers and students, afterschool program providers, families, and individuals interested in lifelong learning.
iCivics is a free online curriculum aimed to prepare young Americans to become knowledgeable, engaged 21st century citizens including 16 educational video games as well as program materials for educators.
Looking for engaging ways to introduce youth reading and writing? Need some age-appropriate book suggestions or rainy day activities? ReadWriteThink has loads of materials for you—all of them created by experts to be fun, educational, and easy to use outside of school.
EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for educators, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.
ExtendED Notes has put together this comprehensive Pinterest Board of STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math – Activities for K-8.
The Role Models Matter Project is a collaborative effort among Techbridge, the Society of Women Engineers, the National Girls Collaborative Project and Girl Scout Councils to bring resources to role models and girl-serving organizations.
The role model guide and toolkit provide suggestions and guidance on planning successful activities and provide resources including sample hands-on activities, icebreaker activities, and agendas.
ArtsEdge is The Kennedy Center’s free digital resource for teaching and learning in, through and about the arts.
PBS LearningMedia is a free resource for in-school and out-of-school time educators to access an abundance of K-12 activities, searchable by subject and by grade level.
Tinkerlab is a creativity + kids blog written by an arts educator and mother. It is updated at least 3 times each week with creativity-boosters, art projects, science experiments, tinkering activities, and any topic related to children and creativity.