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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:



The Gateway to Educational Materials Project (GEM) (Education Dept.)
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:
2. Education World
3. Christmas quiz
4. 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

1.  To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Tolerance through American History
Civil Rights Movement
Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks

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