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Locating Lesson Plans: Social Studies - World Languages

Research guide to help education students, both graduate and undergraduate, locate examples of lesson plans for any subject area or discipline.

Technology - World Languages

Social Studies

Children & Youth in History
Educators will find the Teaching Modules section helpful as it provides lesson plans, strategies, and document-based questions on a number of topics, including Ancient China, Age of Consent Laws, and Health in Early Modern England.

European Union Lesson Plans
Readers may begin in either the Grades 9-12 or Grades K-12 sections to find lessons on such compelling topics as Geography of Europe, Cultural Diversity, and Structure of EU Government among others.

Middle Eastern Studies Lesson Plans
In alphabetical order, educators will find such guides as "100 Years in Mesopotamia: A Century of Conflict in Iraq, 1914-2014," "Afghanistan Through Youth Literature," and "All Roads Lead to Istanbul: 1550 World's Fair Simulation," among many others. The lesson plans addresses  complex treatment of historical and cultural subjects.
Many feature PowerPoint presentations, primary sources, or other instructional guides.

POV for Educators
Educators will find more than 100 standards-aligned lesson plans, dozens of discussion guides, and a number of reading lists all assembled to compliment the PBS film series. Lesson plans include an overview of the lesson, objectives, subject areas for which the lesson might be used, and ten film clips, as well as a ten step activity that includes small groups in which students discuss activism in their own communities. 

Teaching UNICEF
Teaching Materials cover grades PK-12, are interdisciplinary, and include lesson plans, stories, online magazines, and multimedia. 


BioTechnology Teacher Resources
A list of online resources, including animation, images, video and audio files to help North Carolina science teachers enhance their lesson plans.

Computer Science Curriculum
The site can be useful for educators who would like to introduce students to coding languages and concepts. For instance, readers will find eight interactive lessons dedicated to HTML Basics, another eight explicating CSS, and a full 36 lessons orbiting the complexities of Python.

Cyber Security Curriculum Resources
Includes lesson plans, tip sheets, activities, and other resources for students of all ages, from kindergarten through higher education.

Digital Learning Lesson Plans 
Lesson plans that incorporate the effective use of technology to strengthen the students' learning experience.

Engineering: Hands-on Activity: Balloons
Lesson plan includes an excellent summary, lists of objectives and materials, and then offers step-by-step instructions that guide educators through the implementation of this exciting activity.

Nanotechnology for K-12
Provides a huge range of resources for high school teachers who are working to introduce students to this fascinating field.

Online Safety Lessons
Teachers will find the resources divided by age group, including sections designed for K-2, 3-5, Middle & High School.

STEM Centre: Technology Resources
Topics are aimed at different age groups beginning in elementary school and ending in high school. Subjects include everything from
engineering to the culinary arts and usually include multiple resources.

STEM Education Resource Center  
PBS offers digital media resources to help students understand concepts, practice new skills and engage in exciting, authentic learning experiences in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Teach Engineering
TeachEngineering is a searchable, web-based digital library collection populated with standards-based engineering curricula for use by K-12 teachers to make applied science and math come alive through engineering design in K-12 settings.