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!
Texas Parks and Wildlife. Your tax dollars at work and the result is great. The TP&W folks have created a simple-but-informative guide to Native tribes that settled in Texas. The illustrations are black-line drawings which could be printed and colored, but that's not necessary. Teacher tested!
Shadow Mountain Publishers. This site, based on the book of the same name, offers a unique way to learn about our fifty states. Each pin brings up state facts and some downloadable sheets of the state flag and an illustration of the state. A charming addition to your flipped classroom.
Smithsonian National Museum of American History. West Point, the oldest of the five federal service academies, is celebrated in this website. Resources include an extensive bibliography, links to related websites, plus interesting materials for teachers to use in the classroom.