This is a list of the most needed websites for educators. In contains links to everything from dealing with behavior problems to the law to assessments to finding jobs.

Because of the length of the free links they are listed here 

The site was developed by the only teacher in history who has been selected a Reader’s Digest Hero in Education, a NCSS national teacher of the Year, a USA Today All American first team teacher, the winner of the Freedom Foundation medal of honor, and the winner of the International Cherry Award for Great Teachers.

Johnny Appleseed Lessons

John Chapman was born in 1774 on September 26th. He traveled the country palnting apple seeds. This activity gave birth to the Johnny Appleseed legend. Here are some excellent links and lessons based on his life.

A site dedicated to his life.


A large link site to lessons that are mainly primary level.

Apple lessons, but a few on Johnny

An article and primary lessons

Powerpoint presentations about Appleseed


A writing exercise

Large link site to lessons at several levels.

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Rosh Hashanah


Laws about teaching religion in the classroom

A simple explanation of this Jewish holiday.

Food, culture, and FAQ sections.


Traditions about Jewish New Years


A craft and question oriented children’s’ website


A nice explanation of the differences between calendars and why Rosh Hashanah is considered a day of judgment.


Middle grade level lesson plan


A variety of mini-lessons and stories

Global Warming by Alan Haskvitz

Whether or not you believe global warming exists, the teachable moment it represents is a major plus for integrating lessons in math, science, language arts, social studies and economics.  To help, I’ve assembled some quality sites that offer free resources. I also hope you took advantage of the free copy of An Inconvenient Truth that was featured on Reach Every Child earlier this year.  I shared my copy with the entire school.

Information and analysis
Lessons and links
Opinions and rebuttals

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Learning with themes

Themes offer an interesting way to integrate lessons and give students more in-depth opportunities to pursue learning. The following sites contain a variety of ideas, but are best used as a starting place for your own ideas. You should adapt them for your classroom, as some sites are too simple for some learners and overly complicated for others.

They are posted here by topic

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