Free Teaching Resources:
African American History & More
African American History Month
Features more than 60 resources related to African American history. See photos and historic places from the civil rights movement. Learn about Frederick Douglass, the Harlem Renaissance, the 369th Infantry, Brown v. Board of Education, Martin Luther King, and Jackie Robinson. Find out about Oberlin, New Philadelphia, and more.
Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits
Presents photos of 100 famous and influential African Americans, from with Frederick Douglass and to Wynton Marsalis. Each portrait includes a brief biography.
Reading, math, earth science and other sciences, volcanoes, foreign languages, starting a business, and John Philip Sousa are among the topics of new resources at FREE, the website that makes teaching resources from federal agencies easier to find: http://www.free.ed.gov/
Arts & Music
March King: John Philip Sousa features printed music, manuscripts, historical recordings of the Sousa Band, programs and press clippings, and photos from the 10,000 items that comprise the Sousa Collection at the Library of Congress. (Library of Congress) http://www.free.ed.gov/resource.cfm?resource_id=1998
Teacher Workshops: Foreign Languages provides presentations and handouts on teaching Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Russian, and Spanish. Topics include assessments, classroom activities, culture, interpersonal communication, journal writing, modern methods for teaching all languages, vocabulary, and more. (Department of Education) http://www.free.ed.gov/resource.cfm?resource_id=2000
Small Business Administration presents brief (30-minute) online courses on how to start a business, develop a business plan, find start-up funding, assess financial needs, manage cash flow, conduct a marketing analysis, build your brand, build a website for e-commerce, ensure computer security, do business internationally, plan for retirement, and more. Some courses require online registration. (Small Business Administration) http://www.free.ed.gov/resource.cfm?resource_id=1997
Teacher Workshops: Math offers presentations and handouts from workshop sessions on teaching algebra, algorithms, computation, data collection, cooperative learning, decimals and fractions, density, geometry, integers, linear equations, multiplication and division, nature and mathematics, polynomials, problem solving in a primary classroom, vocabulary in math, word problems in elementary math, and more. (Department of Education)
Teacher Workshops: Literacy provides presentations and handouts from workshop sessions on teaching reading, comprehension, vocabulary and writing in every classroom, struggling adolescent readers, narrative writing, expository compositions, persuasive writing, reading and writing in math and science, reading and writing for limited English proficient students, literature and the arts, and more. (Department of Education). http://www.free.ed.gov/resource.cfm?resource_id=1999
Kirk Winters is a member of the U.S. Department of Education.#