Curriculum & Lesson Plans: Home
Curriculum: State Resources
Professional Association Curriculum & Standards Sources
- Business Education Standards -- Discussion of standards in each area with links to online organizations and lesson plans site
- Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: Expectations of Excellence -- Introductory sections excerpted from the full-length standards publication. (Expectations of excellence : curriculum standards for social studies available in PSU Library -- LB1584 .E97 1994
- National Science Education Standards -- Online full text edition of the standards
NCATE Constituent Organizations (NCATE) -- The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education is an umbrella organization whose constituent members include many professional educator associations including the subject-related organizations. This list may lead you to an organization's web site and to standards and curriculum developed by that organization.
Compendium of K12 Benchmarks and Standards -- A nice site maintained by the Mid-continent Regional Education Lab
Education World's Links to Standards -- A listing of content areas with links to standards articulated by the subject area
Lesson Plan Websites
EdSitement -- National Endowment for the Humanities K12 curriculum site
Library of Congress Learning Page -- Digital primary source materials linked to classroom activities and lesson plans
Evaluating material found on the web
The web is a fabulous resource for teachers and students. One caution though is that unlike edited publications, you are on your own to decide currency, accuracy, bias, and relevance. Critical evaluation of resources is always important but even more so in the web environment. These resources provide some overviews and checklists for evaluating web resources.
Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial -- An excellent comprehensive tutorial covering search engines, search strategies and content evaluation techniques.
Resources in PSU Library
Find books, journals, government documents, and other holdings in PSU Library
Subject headings for books about teaching and pedagogy in specific subject areas follow this pattern:
specific topic-- study and teaching (educational level)
language arts -- study and teaching -- primary
mathematics -- study and teaching -- elementary
social sciences -- study and teaching -- secondary
biology -- study and teaching -- higher