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Teacher Resources

Primary Sources

American Archive of Public Broadcasting  

Over 13,000 audio and video files from public television and radio programs from last sixty years

Chronicling America 

A collection of over 10 million digitized newspaper pages from across U.S. between 1836 and 1922

Digital Public Libraries of America 

Over 13 million resources from the nation's archives, libraries, univesities, and museums

Digital Vaults -

Interactive site where you can work with photos, documents, and popular media from the National Archives 

Library of Congress

Historic newspapers, digital collections, photographs, veteran histories, and more

Library of Congress Teacher Page

Curated primary sources and resources that students can use to learn


Over 138 million artifacts from the 19 museums and National Zoo that are the Smithsonian

Smithsonian Lab

Create interactive units from Smithsonian museums for your students

World Digital Library

Over 14,000 items from libraries, museums, and other institutions from around the world

Classroom Resources


California parks online resources for teachers and students-  videoconference with park rangers on a variety of science and social studies topics

Ellis Island Interactive Tour 

Great for immigration lessons

Teaching resources for science and nonfiction writing

Education Websites


Great resource for reading 

Teachers First

The best resource for lessons and web resources for the 21st century teacher 

PBS Learning Media

Full of classroom -ready digital resources


Free lesson plans, worksheets, and rubrics for K-12 teachers

National Science Digital Library (NSDL)

Great resource for science, technology, engineering, and math


Great resource for teachers including lesson plans, articles, and scholarships