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Lesson Plans

Read, Write, Think – lesson plans for creative writing

Library of Congress: Classroom Materials – Common Core aligned materials for teachers, including lesson plans

DocsTeach – Primary sources and classroom activities presented by the National Archives

Gold Rush! Curriculum Materials – presented by the Oakland Museum

Teaching with Historic Places: Lesson Plans – lesson plans presented by the National Park Service

Public Speaking Activities for 3-5 grades – lesson plans presented by Scholastic

Writing Activities for 3-5 grades – lesson plans presented by Scholastic

Professional Development & Online Educational Resources

American Association of School Librarians (AASL): Best Websites for Teaching & Learning – AASL’s list of recommended websites for educators

Teaching with the Library of Congress – an inspirational and informative blog that devoted to using primary sources available online from Library of Congress in the classroom

Read.gov for Educators and Parents – resources useful for teaching literacy presented by the Library of Congress

National Archives: Teachers’ Resources – teacher resources including professional development opportunites presented by the National Archives

Purdue OWL: grades 7-12 Instructors & Students – information on writing for educators and students

Public Speaking Opportunities – Ideas for incorporating public speaking into elementary school classes from ERIC

Edutopia: 3-5 upper elementary – The George Lucas Educational Foundation

State Standards

Fourth Grade in California Public Schools and the Common Core State Standards – PDF document created by the California Department of Education detailing the new Common Core State Standards for fourth grade students

Fifth Grade in California Public Schools and the Common Core State Standards – PDF document created by the California Department of Education detailing the new Common Core State Standards for fifth grade students

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship – a course in digital citizenship for students and teachers presented by the California School Library  Association

Taking the mystery out of Copyright – Information for kids about copyright law presented by the Library of Congress

Easybib – easily cite sources in MLA format using this free bibliography generator

Evaluating Online Information – learn how to tell if the information you have found is from a quality, reputable source

Avoiding Plagiarism – learn how to use information appropriately and fairly when writing a research paper

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