NYPL Digital Collections. The need for a travel guide specifically tailored to African-Americans arose during the Jim Crow era, when the consequences of entering a "whites only" space ranged from having the door slammed in one's face to being assaulted or even lynched. Victor H. Green, a post office worker, teamed with his contacts in the Postal Workers Union, all around the country, to compile the first edition of The Green Book was published in 1936, the last one in 1966.
Challenger Center. Thirty years after the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, the lesson plans Christa McAuliffe developed for the Teachers In Space program were revived by NASA. Using archival footage, hardware notes and any NASA documents historians could find, NASA reassembled the plans as best as possible and posted YouTube videos that can be used in the classroom today.
New School Archives. This is the companion recording to the lost speech featured in another link. It has equally relevant and insightful information on this important period in our history and the man who worked to make us all equal. Highly recommended.
Amherst College. Recently an archivist was researching materials from WAMF, the Amherst College student radio station. What was found is remarkable: a recording of a speech by Dr. King in 1963 entitled "The Summer of Our Discontent." This was a rebroadcast of the first in a series of 15 lectures on race in the United States given at The New School for Social Research in the spring of 1964, as the American Race Crisis Lecture Series. King's speech, given on February 6 to a full hall, addressed the history and underlying causes of the ongoing civil rights struggles, particularly the eventful summer of 1963, and emphasized the value of nonviolent tactics. Be sure to check out the link with the question/answer session that followed. Highly Recommended
U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. The most comprehensive map of recognized American Indian tribes I have seen, to include a list of tribes without official reservations. This is a must-see for all US history classes.
HomeAdvisor. A wide variety of lesson plans for K - 12 here, all having to do with building. From beaver dams to engineering a big dam, these units help students understand complex issues surrounding building things.
EDSITEment. Even if you don't use Common Core standards for your daily curriculum, these lesson plans dovetail very nicely with TEKS and provide great information and connections for American lit and World lit.
San Jacinto Battlefield and Museum. The PDF contains TEKS-aligned lesson plans for all grades and includes some great images with slideshow capability. These lessons do more than focus on the battle, but explore more of the Texas history story, especially issues dealing with Mexico. Highly recommended.
Documentary. Narrated by Beaumont Newhall, famed curator at the George Eastman House, this film gives rich information about photographer Ansel Adams. It starts with a list of Adam's equipment used in the field, moves to his process for taking pictures, and then demonstrates his darkroom techniques. Highly recommended for any serious photographer.
TED - Ed. This 7 minute video makes good points about modern art and how we view it. This will help answer some of the questions about this art genre that your kids - and their parents - might have.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. Not an art teacher? This great site offers an easy way to share information on art and design principals concerning this iconic painting.
WNET Thirteen. This award-winning game will turn students in grades 5 - 8 into Master History Teachers. Informative and engaging, gamers earn badges as they move through US history. This site is still growing, so current "missions" only include the Ameri