There are a wide variety of websites available to assist teachers with their lesson plans.
ARTSEDGE is the classroom component of The Kennedy Center, providing lesson plans and classroom ideas. Topics covered include all classroom levels and specialties, with a focus on the integration of the arts into different subject areas.
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government was created by the Government Printing Office. Students can explore different levels of information about topics in government and social studies, including primary source material and lesson plans for educators. This website also holds a comprehensive list of government websites for students.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) includes educational classroom resources from over fifty federal agencies, including The White House, the National Park Service, the Peace Corps, and the Central Intellgence Agency.
Google in Education provides tips and resources for integrating technology into the classroom. They offer webinars and lesson plans that highlight ways to use Google Apps as a learning tool.
Great Websites for Kids is sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. This website compiles authoritative and interesting websites for students in all major subject areas. It also includes a section for parents and teachers.
The International Reading Association provides literacy lesson plans and recommended reading lists for grades K-12.
KidsHealth in the Classroom is a subsidiary of KidsHealth, an authoritative resource for health information regarding children and adolescents. This website provides lesson plans and worksheets for teachers. The information on this site is especially helpful for science units and health classes.
PBS Teachers includes lesson plans and electronic resources for K-12 teachers in all major subject areas. Many resources include strategies to lesson plans with program segments from PBS.
Recommended Literature Search is a searchable database from the California Department of Education. It allows educators to search for relevant reading materials for students of all grade levels. This is a particularly useful tool for those who are planning lessons regarding diversity and multiculturalism; the database also allows users to search for materials by "culture."
Teachers with Apps is a blog that provides educators with advice and reviews regarding apps in the classroom. Founded by two teachers, the blog aims to promote quality apps, including picture books and hands-on resources.
TED-Ed is a great new resource from the creators of the TED Talks conferences. Browse a variety of short, educator-created videos to find relevant material for your class. You can create quizzes, track student progress, and create videos of your own.