Resources for Teachers

Resources for Teachers

The American Information Resource Center collected a set of resources/links that might be useful for teachers. Please feel free to send the staff comments or questions at:


iEARN (International Education and Resource Network)

Education World

Eslgold (Free English teaching and learning resources)

Scholastic (Publisher, education and media company)

Activities for ESL Students

New York Times – Learning Network


National Endowments for the Humanities

EdHelper (US Theme Unit)

Houghton Mifflin (U.S. publisher of  textbooks, instructional technology,
assessments, and other educational materials for teachers and students of every age)

Discovery Education – Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators

National Education Association

American History

Library of Congress

National Park Service: Teaching with Historic Places

Discovery Channel Lessons plans

National Archives – Teaching with documents

National Endowment for the Humanities

Instructor web (Teaching Resources and Tools for Teachers and Special Educators)

Smithsonian (also on art issues)


National Park Service (for Teachers)

Discovery Education – Cities

Discovery Education – North America Cultures

Instructor web

Educator’s Reference Desk

American Government and Civics

Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

Library of Congress Lessons plans

The American Flag – PBS

Native Americans (ProTeacher Community)
EdHelper – American government (game, puzzles)


Martin Luther King Jr
1. National Park Service

2. Instructor Web

Independence Day – 4th of July
1. Teachers Planet


3. Education World

4. Teaching with Historic Places

Winter holidays:
1, Education World

2. Christmas quiz

3. Christmas Tongue Twisters


Thanksgiving (the First Thanksgiving)


Famous speeches – (Full text, audio, and video database
of the 100 most significant American political speeches
of the 20th century and some 190 Hollywood movie speeches)

Randall’s ESL/EFL cyber listening lab – Everyday Conversations with Adult and Children’s Voices (set up in UK although it uses variety of English)

Karin’s ESL PartyLand – The cool way to learn English! – board games, large selection of lessons and lesson plans, some free

Teaching Tolerance in America:  Literary, Historical and Cultural Approaches

Teaching Tolerance Through Literature

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

Tolerance through American History

Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks