Inspiring Resources for All Your Lesson Planning Needs

We’ve culled through the vast reaches of the interweb to bring you, savvy educator extraordinaire, only the best. Save yourself the blood, sweat, and tears and take advantage of this treasure trove of over 160 links to thousands of innovative online lesson planning resources from reputable sources.

Helpfully catalogued by subject and educational level, these top-shelf links are guaranteed to lead you to memorable lessons that will spark your interest and keep your students engaged.

Primary Level Lesson Plan Resources

General and Interdisciplinary Resources

  • Thinkfinity is a one-of-a-kind treasure trove of standards-based, classroom-ready resources that combines discipline-specific content from nine partner organizations including the interdisciplinary EDSITEment. The other eight partner organizations are included in the subject-specific links below.
  • Discovery Education: a division of the company that creates the Discovery Channel, also maintains a searchable archive of lesson plans that cover topics ranging from forensics, to weather, and many other concepts pertaining to science and social studies.
  • Houghton Mifflin: maintains a searchable database of classroom resources and activities.
  • The Peace Corps’ World Wise Schools Program : offers numerous lessons about cultures and countries worldwide. Their database is searchable by keyword, subject, geographic region, country, and grade level.
  • The Educator’s Reference Desk : has a searchable lesson plan database with interdisciplinary materials.
  • Thirteen Ed Online: run by the Education Broadcasting Company, offers multidisciplinary resources here.
  • Resource Roundup: guides provided by PBS.org. These helpful .pdfs, targeted by subject and grade-level, will take the guesswork out of how to implement what PBS has to offer your classroom.
  • Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) : maintains a database of interdisciplinary and multicultural lesson plans.
  • The Solution Site: designed to offer K-12 teachers access to lesson plans that emphasize active learning, is the result of a U.S. Department of Education Technology Innovation Challenge Grant.

The Arts

Economics

English and Language Arts

Foreign Language and ESL

Geography

Health and Physical Education

History and Social Studies

Math

Science

Technology

Secondary Level Lesson Plan Resources

General and Interdisciplinary Resources

  • Thinkfinity is a one-of-a-kind treasure trove of standards-based, classroom-ready resources that combines discipline-specific content from nine partner organizations including the interdisciplinary EDSITEment. The other eight partner organizations are included in the subject-specific links below.
  • Discovery Education, a division of the company that creates the Discovery Channel, also maintains a searchable archive of lesson plans that cover topics ranging from forensics, to weather, and many other concepts pertaining to science and social studies.
  • The Peace Corps’ World Wise Schools Program offers numerous lessons about cultures and countries worldwide. Their database is searchable by keyword, subject, geographic region, country, and grade level.
  • Resource Roundup guides provided by PBS.org. These helpful .pdfs, targeted by subject and grade-level, will take the guesswork out of how to implement what PBS has to offer your classroom.
  • The Educator’s Reference Desk has a searchable lesson plan database with interdisciplinary materials.
  • The Solution Site, designed to offer K-12 teachers access to lesson plans that emphasize active learning, is the result of a U.S. Department of Education Technology Innovation Challenge Grant.
  • Thirteen Ed Online, run by the Education Broadcasting Company, offers multidisciplinary resources here.
  • Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) maintains a database of interdisciplinary lesson plans.

The Arts

Civics

Economics

English and Language Arts

Foreign Language and ESL

Geography

Health and Physical Education

History and Social Studies

Math

Science

Technology

Postsecondary Level Lesson Plan Resources

General and Interdisciplinary Resources

  • Thinkfinity is a one-of-a-kind treasure trove of standards-based, classroom-ready resources that combines discipline-specific content from nine partner organizations including the interdisciplinary EDSITEment. Postsecondary Resources are searchable by adult education, community college, higher education, and vocational education.
  • GED-i provides lesson plans that cover a number of subject areas and job skills for students working toward their GEDs.
  • The Educator’s Reference Desk has a lesson plan database with materials for vocational education, adult and continuing education, and higher education.

English and Language Arts

  • Literacy Network, a Thinkfinity partner, has a searchable library. Select “lesson” under “resource type” to browse lesson plans designed to promote literacy development and lifelong learning.

Foreign Language and ESL

Technology

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