Teaching Strategy Resource Packages

Using STEAM Strategies
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With STEAM strategies, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics are taught in an interdisciplinary manner using a real world, problem-s...
Using Video and Video Reflection
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Using video in the classroom can be an exceptionally effective tool for enhancing student learning.  Video provides students the opportunity to see so...
Using Presentation and Speech Activities
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Giving students the opportunity to present their learning through presentation and speech activities can be an extremely effective way to inspire stud...
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Using Cross Curricular Approaches
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Cross curricular approaches can be extremely effective ways to inspire student interest in a subject, demonstrate real world connections between subje...
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Using STEM Strategies
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With STEM strategies, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics are taught in an interdisciplinary manner and students have the opportunity to...
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Using Learning Centers
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A learning center is an area within the classroom that provides students with exciting and interesting experiences to practice, enrich, reteach, and e...
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Using Writing Across the Curriculum
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Giving students the opportunity to write in a variety of forms provides a very effective avenue for them to share their learning and understanding in ...
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Using Arts Integration
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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts defines arts integration as “an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstr...
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Using Primary Sources
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Whether it’s for a history report or science project; for better understanding of an historic event, the way a machine works, or a how a mathematician...

Student Tools

Student Tool 65: Journal Entry Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 317: Sharing Your Insights Through A Journal Entry as part of a classroom or homeschool activity.

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Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity.

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Student Tool 68: Vocabulary Interesting to Me Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about vocabulary in any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 320: Vocabulary Interesting to Me as part of a classroom or homeschool activity.

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Student Tool 75: Predict, Reflect, Question Student Worksheet

Have students use this worksheet in conjunction with any video on our Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tools

Teacher Too 658: Presentation/Speech Activities--Sample Lesson Plans

Download this document to find some sample presentation and speech activity ideas and lesson plans you can use with students in a wide variety of subject areas to demonstrate their learning in a wide variety of ways. Current contents include lesson plans on the following:
1. Creating a Political Campaign Ad
2. Presenting a Biographical Speech
3. First Person Presentation as a Buffalo Soldier
4. Sharing Learning Verbally

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Teacher Tool 504: Using Primary Sources Resource Package--Reading and Resource Lists

Download this document to find reading lists that include books, magazines, and online sources related to the topic of Using Primary Sources.

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Teacher Tool 505: Using Primary Sources Resource Package--Writing Activity Ideas

Download this document to find writing activities with printable journal pages and Venn Diagram templates related to the topic of Using Primary Sources.

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Teacher Tool 506: Using Primary Sources Resource Package--Vocabulary

Download this document to find vocabulary words and activities related to the topic of Using Primary Sources.

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Teacher Tool 562: Using Primary Sources Resource Package--Sample Lesson Plans

Download this document to find some sample activity ideas and lesson plans you can use with students as they build their capacity to effectively use primary sources in their learning. Current contents include lesson plans on the following:
1. Conducting Primary Source Interviews
2. Using Primary Sources in an Independent Research Project
3. Understanding Primary Versus Secondary Sources
4. Exploring a Country Through Its Flags and Maps

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Teacher Tool 589: Using Writing Across the Curriculum--Sample Lesson Plans

This document provides a sampling of lesson plans utilizing writing strategies and vocabulary building across the curriculum in a variety of general ways. Additional writing strategy and vocabulary building activity ideas and lesson plans related to specific curriculum areas are available with each of our Curriculum Topic Resource Packages. Writing strategy and vocabulary building lesson plans are also available as a Teacher Tool with many individual videos on our website.

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Teacher Tool 591: Some Ideas for Implementing Arts Integration in Your Classroom

Download this document to read articles by current and retired teachers offering their ideas, experiences, and resources on how to successfully use arts integration strategies in the classroom.

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Teacher Tool 592: Using Arts Integration--Sample Lesson Plans

This document provides a sampling of lesson plans utilizing Arts Integration strategies across the curriculum in a variety of ways. Additional Arts Integration activity ideas and lesson plans related to specific curriculum areas are available with each of our Curriculum Topic Resource Packages. Arts Integration lesson plans are also available as a Teacher Tool with many individual videos on our website.

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Teacher Tool 594: The Value of Primary Sources

Download this document to read articles by current and retired teachers offering their ideas, experiences, and resources on how to successfully use primary sources in the classroom.

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Teacher Tool 595: Using STEM in the Classroom

Download this document to read articles by current and retired teachers offering their ideas, experiences, and resources on how to successfully use STEM strategies in the classroom.

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Teacher Tool 596: Learning Centers in Action

Download this document to read articles by current and retired teachers offering their ideas, experiences, and resources on how to successfully use learning centers in the classroom.

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Teacher Tool 597: Using STEM Strategies--Sample Lesson Plans

This document provides a sampling of lesson plans utilizing STEM strategies in a variety of ways. Additional STEM activity ideas and lesson plans related to specific curriculum areas are available with each of our Curriculum Topic Resource Packages. STEM lesson plans are also available as a Teacher Tool with many individual videos on our website.

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Teacher Tool 643: Using Cross Curricular Approaches--Sample Lesson Plans

Download this document to find some sample cross curricular activity ideas and lesson plans you can use with students in a wide variety of subject areas to demonstrate their learning in a wide variety of ways. Current contents include lesson plans on the following:
1. Create Your Own Timeline--connecting history and media arts to any subject of your or the student's choice
2 Traveling on the River--connecting STEM, physics, and engineering to study of transportation and/or geography
3. Sharing Insights Through a Newspaper Article--connecting student study on any area of your or their choice with writing a newspaper article to demonstrate their learning
4. Linking Music to History--connecting student study of any particular period of history to music of that period
5. Expressing Understanding Through Drama--connecting student study on any area of your or their choice with expressing their understanding of that subject through a dramatic scene
6. Create Your Own "Where is That?" Video--connecting geography, history, and media arts to any subject of your or the student's choice

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Teacher Tool 660: Using Video and Video Reflection--Sample Video Reflection Lesson Plans

Download this document to find lesson plans associated with Student Tools 65, 66, and 68 included in this Teacher Tool Kit.

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Teacher Tool 661: Using STEAM in the Classroom

Download this document to read articles by current and retired teachers offering their ideas, experiences, and resources on how to successfully use STEAM strategies in the classroom.

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