Resources to empower
Independent learning, personal motivation, and leadership skills continue to develop in this grade band. Students are encouraged to think independently and express their opinions, maximize their potential and maintain positive relationships. Students in this grade band need to pass Algebra I or Integrated Math by the end of 9th grade. They also will have an increasing awareness and acceptance of differences in people.
History Guides accompany each curriculum module and are structured as follows: The Thought: An expression of an overarching idea, the thought challenges.
The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country. Based on the lens of history highlighted in Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States, the website offers free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme, time period, and reading level.
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.
We are a non-profit organization publishing the world's most read history encyclopedia. Our mission is to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide.
PBS SoCal | KCET and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for California teachers like you.
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 Learning Network is a news site that offers a daily resource to process current events driven. Get your finger on the pulse of the world, this free resource can be a reliable source of activities and ideas for current event discussions.
A Common Sense Selection: Interactive ebooks and web content make reading a social experience. Build collective reading experiences to make challenging texts more approachable and get kids excited about books.
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).
Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition awarding approximately $4 million in prizes each year.
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.
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.
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.