Friday, March 4, 2011
Library of Congress - FREE Resources for Teachers
If you are looking for quality classroom resources, check out the Library of Congress website for teachers. The url is: http://www.loc.gov/teachers
The layout of the site "keeps it simple" and is easy to navigate.
You will also find classroom material including: lesson plans, themed resources, primary resources, presentations, activities, and the LOC's collection specific resources. The classroom materials for language arts, social studies and library/technology are searchable by topic and era. Lessons are aligned to state standards. I like the searchable lesson database that allows you to choose state, grade and subject.
Teachers are always looking for quality images that are not blocked in schools. You will find that on the LOC site and teachers are allowed to use the materials for their classroom. On the additional resources tab you will find another collection of information for music, science, newspapers, the Veterans History Project, and more...