Reading & Books
Alabama Virtual Library
Huntsville-Madison County Library
Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.
Searching for books with a corresponding Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360® quiz is easy with Accelerated Reader Bookfinder®.
PBS Learning Media
Picturing America was an project of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) that brought masterpieces of American art into classrooms and libraries nationwide. The project concluded in 2009. However, many of the educational materials created for the program are still available for use by students, teachers, and lifelong learners.
Nasa's Space Place
This Web site is brought to you from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the largest library in the world and the nation's library.
Find, organize and share hundreds of thousands of professionally-evaluated, standards-aligned online resources from the Knovation Content Collection.
Lesson plans and student activities- Humanities
At the Exploratorium, designing tools for teaching and learning is something we do everyday—almost all of our exhibits are created and tested here at the museum. The digital tools we create for teaching and learning allow us to push beyond our museum walls and connect with learners and educators everywhere.
MathMovesU and STEM
ReadWorks helps you to mprove your students’ reading comprehension. Access thousands of high-quality, free K-12 articles, and create online assignments with them for your students.
Norton Anthology StudySpace is a free student website helps students understand individual works and appreciate the places, sounds, and sights of literature. The site features a variety of review material, including: more than 50 multiple-choice reading comprehension quizzes on widely-taught individual works, bulleted summaries of the anthology introductions, timelines, literary places, author portrait galleries, audio recordings, and maps.
CommonLit.org delivers high-quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students in grades 3-12. Our resources are:flexible; research-based; aligned to the common core state standards;created by teachers, for teachers.
Kelly Gallagher Article of the Week is a tool to help build his students’ prior knowledge, he assigns them an Article of the Week every Monday morning.
ThemeSpark is a collection of fast, easy K-12 teacher tools to improve student learning with curriculum.
CK-12 provides a library of free online textbooks, videos, exercises, flashcards, and real world applications for over 5000 concepts from arithmetic to history.
SchoolYourself - Experience math in a completely new way with free interactive lessons from award-winning Harvard instructors.
Social Studies Resources
Read Like A Historian - The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features a set of primary documents designed for groups of students with a range of reading skills.
Crash Course in History - exciting and well-produced "crash course" videos on everything from history to science.
The National Archives - engage students with lesson plans and bring history to life with great resources like primary sources, photographs, videos and more from the official record keeper of the United States.
History Reference Center is an EBSCO database that contains full text articles for more than 650 historical encyclopedias and other non-fiction books; for nearly 60 leading history periodicals; 58,000 historical documents; 43,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 12,000 historical photos and maps; and 87 hours of historical film and video.
AccessScience is an authoritative and dynamic online resource that contains incisively written, high-quality reference material that covers all major scientific disciplines. An award-winning gateway to scientific knowledge, it offers links to primary research material, videos and exclusive animations, plus specially designed curriculum maps for teachers.
Fine Arts Resources
Digital Art Served: is an awesome gallery of curated work from leading creatives on online art collective Behance. Here you'll find all manner of projects, from mind-blowing 3D renders to intricate Photoshop and Illustrator illustrations. So, if it's digital art inspiration you're after, look no further.
Computer Arts is the world's leading design magazine and features inspirational design tutorials, tips, advice, interviews and much more. One of Creative Bloq's sister publications, Computer Arts is dedicated to making you a better digital artist and designer, posting regular pro skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects and more.
ArtsEdge:An offshoot of the Kennedy Center, Arts Edge is a free digital resource to help students learn "in, through and about the arts." Educators can browse a plethora of lesson plans that help integrate art into more standard subjects like Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
MoMA Learning: MoMA Learning offers students and teachers tips, resources, and activities for engaging with modern art. The site can be browsed by "theme" or "artist" and features several tools for each category.
Art 21: From PBS, this site provides in-depth video interviews with some of today's most world-renowned artists. While users can browse by artist, the video option also allows a deeper look into certain art themes.