The resources below contain educational content that can be streamed or downloaded for instructional use. If you are looking for images, music, and other media to use in presentations or projects, see the Free Media Files page instead.
» See the Lesson Content List for additional resources, including subject-specific sites «
SnagFilms and their subsite SnagLearning are websites where you can watch full-length documentary films for free. Movies can be embedded in other websites.
WatchKnow.org indexes educational videos from a variety of video-sharing sites, including YouTube.
Khan Academy is a collection of educational videos. Most of the videos are for math and science.
hulu has a lot of educational material for current events, history, science, and technology.
- WorldImages contains approximately 80,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery. Images may be freely used for non-profit educational purposes.
- The NASA Image Exchange is a web-based search engine for searching one or more of NASA's online multimedia collections, which are generally not copyrighted.
- DK Books Art Library
- Educational Technology Clearinghouse - maps, photos, and drawings. Include citation back to ETC.
- Flickr Commons hosts millions of copyright-free images (mostly historical) from museums, libraries, and other institutions.
- Google hosts the entire archive of LIFE magazine photos, which are available for personal, non-commercial use.
The World Digital Library makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.
The Library of Congress provides sets of selected primary sources on specific topics, available as easy-to-print PDFs. Background material and tools to guide student analysis are included.