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EDUC 351: Online Resources

Elementary Education Curriculum

Classroom Enhancers

  • ·      Discovery Education-Discovery Education offers a broad range of free classroom resources that complement and extend learning beyond the bell.  Foster deeper engagement and opportunities for students to take charge of their own learning with high quality, engaging, relevant tools designed for today’s busy teachers and parents. Explore our programs and contestsinteractive gamespuzzleslesson plans, videos and more. 


    •    Famous North Carolinians -Listing of famous North Carolinians.


    •    Heartland Truly Moving Pictures  -As a Truly Moving Picture Award-winning film adapted from a book, these movies feature free, downloadable curriculum for those who work with youth and youth groups.


    •    The History Channel  -Explore History shows, watch videos and full episodes, play games and access articles on historical topics.

    •    Learn NC -LEARN NC, a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education, provides lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina.

    •    Library of Congress Teachers Page - Contains ready-to-use materials that bring the Library's primary sources into the classroom.


    ·      North Carolina History Project -An edited, evolving, and free online encyclopedia of North Carolina that also includes commentaries, lesson plans, and a community calendar.


    •    NC Live Video Collection  -Online videos from PBS including Ken Burns', Masterpiece Theater, Scientific American, American Experience, and more.

    •    Project Gutenberg Audio Books  -Project Gutenberg makes audio eBooks available for some of the same great literature available in plain text. The listings are divided into two categories: Human-read and computer-generated audio books. These files can be very large, so are not well suited for people using a modem or other low-speed connection.

    •    Project Gutenberg Books in Spanish  


    •    Questia Free Books  -More than 5,000 fiction and non-fiction titles are available through Questia for free.

    •    Search-Ebooks  -Search EBooks is a service dedicated to helping you find free ebooks. When you find an ebook on Search EBooks you can view a preview of it, download, or grab an embed code without ever leaving the search results page.


    •    Web English Teacher  -One of the best of K-12 English Language Arts teaching resources: this site provides lesson plans for reading, writing, and speaking on all grade levels.

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