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
Lunar and Planetary Institute. Explanations for what goes on in the universe have been explored by every culture. This page looks at Native American stories.
Museum of Modern Art. The extensive look at the photography collection of Thomas Walther should be a must-read for every photography student. It not only captures the excitement of this period, it shows the amount of information or metadata that goes into describing this collection. Once again, MoMA has done an outstanding job in preservation and discovery of great art.
Library of Congress - The Signal. This is one of be simplest - and best - tutorials I've seen on this topic. If you haven't started digitizing your home photo collection, here are some great things to know first. Highly recommended.
Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas - Austin. The UT Library folks have digitized a priceless treasure for all to see. Niepce's very first photograph, ca. 1826, is the ultimate for photography lovers. Just another reason to be proud of being a Texan!