Need to teach students about civics? iCivics.com is a fun, interactive website with free resources for teachers, including free curriculum units and lesson plans. You can also set up a virtual classroom that allows you to cultivate online discussions amongst students, assign iCivics games or webquests, and more.
A long time personal favorite, Teaching Tolerance helps teachers develop critical thinking in their students by sharing multiple perspectives, including resources that highlight the voices of the oppressed. They provide free educational materials and rich audio-visual resources for teachers to use in their classrooms.
Smithsonian Education has a free lesson plan database that is searchable by subject and grade, or keyword. Also helpful is that many lesson plans have been rated and reviewed by other educators. They also have free activity sheets for teachers to download and use in their classroom on a wide variety of topics. The 2-page worksheets are good as supplemental activities or substitute lesson plans.
Saudi Aramco publishes a beautiful, informative magazine every other month on topics relevant to Muslims and/or the Middle East. Subscription is free for the print magazine. Click on this link Saudi Aramco World About Us. If requesting a multiple-copy subscription for a classroom please specify the number of copies wanted and the duration of the class. Back issues from 1960 onward can be read on-line, dowloaded and printed at www.saudiaramcoworld.com. Click on “Indexes.” Texts of articles from the magazine may be repreinted without specific permission. Young Reader’s World offers 18 of its most popular feature articles, abridged and adapted for readers aged 9-14. Every issue comes with a classroom guide.
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