Curriculum & Lesson Plans: Home


Here you'll find information resources to help with your curriculum and lesson planning.

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Other education research guides that might be helpful as well are:

Education Research Guide

Educational Topics & Research Overview

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Curriculum: State Resources

Professional Association Curriculum & Standards Sources

National Association for Music Education

National Business Education Association

National Council of Teachers of English

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

National Council for the Social Studies

National Art Education Association

National Science Teachers Association

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
national organizations.

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Lesson Plan Websites

Hotchalk's Lesson Plans page

Teachers.Net Lesson Plans

Curricular Resources

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

New York Times Learning Network Teacher Connection


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

PSU Library Catalog

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)

some examples:
language arts -- study and teaching -- primary
mathematics -- study and teaching -- elementary
social sciences -- study and teaching -- secondary
biology -- study and teaching -- higher

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