List of Links to Great Sites for Teachers and Students
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Student Handouts is not affiliated with the following sites in any way. Links are provided to education websites which you may find interesting and helpful. Lots of more course-specific links are located alongside course content.
1492: An Ongoing Voyage: Library of Congress website looks at the controversies surrounding Columbus and his landing in the Americas.
A Gift for Teaching: This site runs primarily on donations from businesses, and allows teachers in low-income schools to go on monthly shopping sprees.
Adopt-a-Classroom: Online solicitation by teachers for community donations.
African Voices: Image-rich interactive site designed by the Smithsonian.
American Association of University Women (AAUW): Organization works to promote gender equity and women's presence in academia.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): Defender of civil rights.
American Memory: Library of Congress Collection.
American Women's History: A Research Guide: Great source for information and links to resources on American women.
Archaeology Channel: Free videos related to history and social studies.
BBC: British Broadcasting Corporation
Blogger: Create Your Own Blog for Free: Blogs are a great alternative to "notes home" and more.  Click here for our sample blog with ideas and basic info to get you started.
British Library: Vast document and learning resources.
Center on Education Policy (CEP): Private group advocating public education.
Classroom 2.0: Technology information.
Close Up Foundation: Encourages educational class trips to Washington, D.C.
Council for Economic Education: Free economics resources for teachers, including lesson plans, etc., utilizing the CCSS.
Curriki: Teachers share teaching materials
Cybrary: A subsite of, this site offers a large database of information on the Holocaust. Free online dictionary.
Discovery Education: Lots of tools and resources.
Docs Teach: This site, run by the National Archives, allows teachers of all grade levels to create their own interactive learning activities.
Documentary Heaven: Over 1600 documentaries that can be viewed in classrooms and homes.
Donors Choose: Post online requests for teaching supplies.
Easy Bibliography: Students type in what information they have and an accurate bibliography is created.
EdChange: Organization with aims of "diversity, social justice, and community growth."  Free handouts and other teaching materials.
Edsitement: Educational website of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC): Free online education database.
Education Week: Online weekly publication on education.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE): Free teaching and learning resources from United States federal agencies.
Flickr Creative Commons: There are a lot of great pictures here, many of which you are invited to use for your own website, blog, PowerPoints, etc.
Foundation Center: Provides assistance to those who are starting or running socially significant projects by linking them to corporate and private sponsors.
Free Cycle:  People post things they are giving away on, including a lot of things that can be used in a classroom.
Digital Vaults: This project of the U.S. National Archives highlights items in the collections that are most useful for K-12 teachers.
Google Documents: Free file sharing of Excel, .pdf, PowerPoint, Word, etc. files.
Google Drawings: Free app for creating drawings, graphs, etc.
Google Drive: Apps to create documents, sheets, and slides.
Human Rights Campaign: Works to protect the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered Americans.
Internet Archive: You can both store and retrieve things here.
Khan Academy: Non-profit website with thousands of free online video tutorials.  Great homework resource for students.
Labornet: National and international union information.
Library of Congress: Educational resources for K-12 teachers.
Louvre: Musée de Louvre (Louvre Museum), France.
Money As You Grow: Age-appropriate financial lessons developed by the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability.
National Archives (U.S.): Search feature is great for teachers looking for primary sources, etc., on a specific theme or topic.
National Archives of the United Kingdom: Fascinating resource for documents and information related to Great Britain, England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAECY): Supports high-quality educational programs for young children.
National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET): Extensive database of materials and resources for members.
National Dropout Prevention Centers: U.S. Department of Education Ideas that Work.
National Education Association: Vast resources and informative monthly magazine for members.
National Education Association Foundation: Grants for innovative educators.
National Park Service: Great for planning your next field trip or vacation.  The NPS's historical sites' web pages also offer lots of photographs and educational information.
National Science Foundation: Official website.
National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education: Provided by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, this PDF includes benchmarks, knowledge statements, and a glossary.
New York Times - Parent Connections: Great source for parents interested in discussing current events at home.
New York Times - Student Connections: Lots of fun knowledge quizzes. "Word of the Day" offers practical use for vocabulary as it links to use of the term (typically found on ACT/SAT tests) to its use in an article that day.
New York Times - Teacher Connections: Lesson plans linked to current events, updated daily, plus a lot more.
Noble Prize Foundation Website: Truly inspirational!  The organization also provides resources for educators.
Ohio Education Association: Basic resource guide for Ohio educators.
Open Courseware Consortium: Links to free online college-level courses supplied by accredited universities.
Our Documents: This site features 100 milestone documents in the history of the United States.
PBS Teachers: Absolutely loaded with educational resources.
Project Gutenberg: This enormous project is working to publish every public domain work online.  You can read and/or print thousands upon thousands of literary works for free.
Quit Day: Anti-smoking information for K-12 teachers and students Free online reference service.
Sites for Teachers: Hundreds of educational web sites rated by popularity.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date reference work.
State Resources: Nationwide directory of state and local departments of education and more, arranged alphabetically by state. This webpage is part of this Student Handouts website.
Teach for America: Resources for potential teachers.
TeacherTube: This school-friendly alternative to YouTube allows teachers to upload and view educational videos.
Teaching Tips: Just what it says it is!
Teaching Tolerance: This is a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.  Teachers are eligible to receive free teaching kits on various topics dealing with race issues. Free online thesaurus.
U.S. News and World Report Rankings for Best and Worst American Colleges and Universities: This is a great resource for high school students, as well as for teachers seeking to continue their education.
Wikis in Education: Free educational wikis.
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