Resources to empower
As students move into the upper grades of elementary school, they are required to meet higher expectations both in and out of the classroom. Children in this age band will analyze complex content and express their learning in many ways using a variety of tools. By the end of 6th grade, students should be grade-level competent in both English Language Arts and math. Socially, they will make friends and understand social rules and consequences.
History Guides accompany each curriculum module and are structured as follows: The Thought: An expression of an overarching idea, the thought challenges.
The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching.
1 2 3 4 5 Are you interested in learning about Native American histories? Are you someone with questions or information to share? Are you a teacher looking for curriculum ideas or other resources? Welcome! We believe that teaching Native American histories in a positive way requires both specific, local knowledge and a broad understanding of how colonization manifests across time and space in the Americas and around the world
A checklist to help students and their families set-up organized home space work areas.
PBS SoCal | KCET and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for California teachers like you.
The Backpack Connection Series was created by TACSEI to provide a way for teachers and parents/caregivers to work together to help young children develop social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior. The Backpack Connection Series was created by TACSEI to provide a way for teachers and parents/caregivers to work together to help young children develop social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior.
Resources, training, and support to assist caregivers, teachers, and students as they face new learning challenges.
Parent strategies for improving your child's reading & writing.
The International Thespian Society’s Student Leadership Program is a pathway to leadership at whatever level you choose — troupe, chapter, or international. Participation will give you knowledge you’ll use the rest of your life, whatever career path you choose. Workshops are led by the International Thespian Officers (ITOs).
National History Day, is a year-long educational program for grades 4-12 that encourages students to explore local, state, national, and world history topics that relate to an annual theme.
National History Day®(NHD) is a non-profit education organization engages over half a million middle- and high-school students around the world annually in conducting original research on historical topics of interest.
Science Snacks are hands-on, teacher-tested activities that bring explorations of natural phenomena into the classroom and home. Each activity uses inexpensive, easily-available materials, offers detailed instructions and images, provides a clear explanation of what's going on, and is adaptable to a wide range of curricula, content areas, grade levels, and settings.
The San Bernardino County Museum, in Redlands, California, is a regional museum with exhibits and collections in cultural and natural history. Special exhibits, extensive research collections, and public programs for adults, families, students, and children are all part of the museum experience.
Reading activities for the classroom & at home.
The Harvey Mudd College Homework Hotline is a free over-the-phone math and science tutoring service for students in grades 4 through 12. We’re open five nights per week, Monday through Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m. PST. We’ve always been a free service, and we always will be. Our tutors are all students at Harvey Mudd College, one of the top-ranked STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) schools in the nation, and they’re all selected for their technical expertise AND their superior communication skills. They get extra training to make sure they give you the best possible service!
Math games that build students understanding of mathematical concepts.
Apps and games that encourage mathematical thinking can also be fun!
Here are 6 ideas for parents/guardians to try, and links to many more resources.
A great place for parents to start supporting their children’s mathematics learning is Math at Home, a short parent guide to mathematics education. This booklet, provided by the California Mathematics Council (CMC), was written expressly for parents and guardians of K-12th grade children. This booklet contains straight-forward information, practical suggestions, and resources for families who wish to better understand the importance of mathematics and the role they can play in helping children learn this critical subject.
California's computer science professional development week (the week of June 13-17, 2022). There is something for all educational staff including: elementary and secondary educators, administrators, and counselors. This professional development is free.
Games to practice letter, phonics, decoding, vocabulary, word study, and comprehension.
This site gives students the opportunity to read and answer questions while engaging in the news. Students select the current events they want to learn more about.