Teacher Resources






All Subjects


Education World: Curriculum - Article about ten sites recommended for middle school teachers.


Teaching Research


South Carolina Streamline  - Thousands of downloadable video clips available for South Carolina educators.  You can search the database according to subject area, grade level, and/or learning standard.  See Mrs. Symborski for the district's passcode.


Source Citation

DISCUS - See Mrs. Symborski for password and username information    

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators:  Renowned site - Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.


The Middle School Webring - This site links together middle schools around the world. 


MiddleSchool.Net - Resources for middle school educators:  lesson plans, curriculum links, reference material, and much more will be found here


MiddleWeb -links to Middle school sites.


National Middle School Association - Provides resources and information for professionals, parents, and others interested in the educational and developmental needs of young adolescents. NMSA is the only national education association dedicated exclusively to the growth of middle level education.


Copyright For Educators - Provides comprehensive information about fair use guidelines and copyright laws








TESOL Online - Professional organization for teachers of English to speakers of other languages.


1-Language.Com ESL site in both English and Korean. It has online worksheets, language games, chat rooms, teaching ideas and links to other ESL sites. This site is well worth a visit.


Grace Lewis ESOL page -   Helpful resources for English Language Educators; Well-organized site


Bilingual lesson plan sites - links to lesson plan sites.


ESL from Education World - Links to lesson plans and ESL web sites.


Super Spanish Resources - This site is mainly for students of Spanish.






Fine Arts        


Art Access -Art education site from the Art Institute of Chicago.


Art 21 - Art in the 21st Century from PBS.


Fine Art Online --Learn about fiber and graphics arts from Harcourt School.


Museums Online --Listing of art museums online.


Art Links --Links for art educators


Arts Ed Net --Site includes art lesson plans


Music Education Online --Includes information for band, chorus, and orchestra classes.


Kelley's World --A collection of valuable links for fine arts teachers.


Web English Teacher - Drama teacher resources






Language Arts


Center for Research on English Learning and Achievement - A wealth of research on effective strategies to teach reading and writing to all middle grades students. CELA is based at SUNY-Albany. The complete texts of most reports are available on-line. Explore!

ASK ERIC Language Arts Lesson Plans - Lots of well-documented lessons.

Lesson Ideas in Language Arts - Plethora of ideas

Language Arts for Middle Schoolers --  Language Arts teaching ideas gathered by a Michigan middle grades teacher.

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site -- Reviews, curriculum ideas, and activities. Reviews are organized by title, author, type of book, and grade level. Some featured books get "the full treatment" -- discussion points, activities, and related books and websites.

Academy of American Poets - English teachers can direct students to this major poetry site where students can listen to poems read by their authors and browse historic and thematic exhibits.


Authors - Resources/Guides on many American and international authors.


The Write Site - Where middle schoolers become journalists.


Big6 Information Literacy Model - Most widely known and widely-used approach in teaching information and technology skills throughout the world.


Online Teacher's Guides - Bibliography of online teacher guides and novel resources


Google Earth Lit Trip:  Using Google Earth with The Brothers' War:  Civil War Voices in Verse by J. Patrick Lewis


Common Core "A Poem for my Librarian, Mrs. Long" by Nikki Giovanni


ELA Common Core State Department Recommended Texts


ELA SDE Exemplar Texts










The Annenberg Teachers' Lab - Experiment with new teaching and learning ideas in math and science -- and identify activities you can use in the classroom. This site features labs based on the professional development series and workshops broadcast on the Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Project Channel. Each Lab combines online activities with background information and interactive polls or worksheets participants can use in their classrooms, plus links to related Web sites.


Middle School Mathematics Sites - Links to lesson plans, games, handouts, etc to enhance your middle school math curriculum


Projects, field trips, and lesson plans for math educators - Plenty of ideas on how to make learning math fun for your students


Great Sites for Math Teachers - Links, resources, games, brain teasers, and historical information to share with your classes.









MiddleSchoolScience.com:   A resource for every middle school science teacher! Lesson plans for Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth Science.


ScienceSpot.net:  The Science Spot is an excellent resource for educators and students. From the Science Classroom to the Kid Zone, everyone is sure to find something to make learning fun!


Middle School Science - Lesson plans and resources


National Science Teacher's Association - Articles, teacher resources, teacher chat


EdQuest Middle School Science - Outstanding science resources for educators, students, and parents


Science Teachers at Home with the Web - Article displays middle school science teachers' personal sites


SDE Science and Math Text Exemplars





Social Studies

Reading Comprehension in the Social Studies -- This page at "ReadingQuest.org (University of Virginia) offers social studies and language arts teachers access to many strategies to help students comprehend non-fiction, fact-filled text.


Primary Source Material from the National Archive -- To encourage teachers of students at all levels to use archival documents in the classroom, the Digital Classroom provides materials from the National Archives and methods for teaching with primary sources. 

All History Is Local -- Want to teach your middle graders how to use primary sources in history and social studies? Here's a model project developed in Arkansas for high school students that can be adapted in any state for Grades 7-8. 

Mr. Kash's History Page -- Jeff Kash, a history teacher at Madison Middle School in North Hollywood CA, designed this page to be used by history students and teachers interested in exploring the Internet as part of their history studies. "The site is frequently updated to highlight the celebrations and events of the month."

Today in History -- Take a peek back in time with this History Channel feature, which brings you several historic events for each day of the year. Curious about your birthday or any other special date? Enter the month and date to jump to its unique history. (Surfin' with Kids review.)


PBS Teacher Source - Teaching ideas and materials for middle school social studies educator