Links to Curriculum Design Resources:  Ed Studies Program, Trinity College

General Search Directories:

The Gateway to Educational Materials:  A Consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites. 

The New York Times Learning Network: The archive contains hundreds of free lesson plans for grades 6-12. You may perform a keyword search to retrieve a lesson, browse the archive by subject, or scroll down the page to view the most recently published lessons

PBS Teacher Source:  

Discovery School: Find hundreds of original lesson plans, all written by teachers for teachers. Use the pull-down menus below to browse by subject, grade, or both. 

Education World: A collection of lesson plans and teacher resources.  

Connecticut State Department of Education Curriculum Resources:

The Connecticut Framework: K-12 Curricular Goals and Standards (1998)
Designed to provide a framework for thinking about the knowledge, skills, and understandings that students should have. Not a state mandate, but intended to provide guidance to local schools and districts that are developing curriculum. 

Connecticut Curriculum Trace Maps: Designed to help curriculum developers and teachers translate Connecticut's K-12 performance standards into objectives and classroom practice. 

CT State Dept of Ed: Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction Homepage. See "Content Areas" for additional links to specific topics. 

BEST: Beginning Educator Support and Training website, including teacher portfolio forms.

Mathematics: A Guide to K-12 Program Development (1999)

Promising Practices in CT Schools Website:

Student Assessment Web Page (Division of Evaluation and Research): CMT and CAPT Handbooks and sample questions

World Languages: A Guide to K-12 Program Development (1999) 

History/Social Studies:

History Matters!

Facing History and Ourselves: Helps students examine history, including its legacy of discrimination, with the hope they'll make responsible decisions throughout their lives.

National Archives and Records Administration - Primary Sources and Activities: This page contains reproducible copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States, teaching activities correlated to the National History Standards and National Standards for Civics and Government, and cross-curricular connections:

National Center for History in the Schools:

National Council for Social Studies:  

Language and Literacy:

National Council of Teachers of English:


BCO Math/Science Hub: A collection of math and science lesson plans along with other resources.

Math Forum at Swarthmore:

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics:

Terri Husted's Homepage: This page was created to give new math teachers ideas and suggestions to help with their teaching:


Biological Sciences Curriculum Study

BCO Math/Science Hub: A collection of math and science lesson plans along with other resources.

Project 2061: Evaluation of Math and Science textbooks:

SciEd: Science and Math Ed Resources:

Social Justice and Multiculturalism:

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee: He offers the ADC's help to school officials, student groups, and others who want films, speakers, or other help in discouraging hate speech, harassment, and other action that is anti-Arab and/or anti-Muslim: 

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network: Fights homophobia in schools by supporting gay and lesbian students and by training administrators and teachers to stop anti-gay harassment

Educators for Social Responsibility: A site which has revised Talking to Children About Violence and Other Sensitive and Complex Issues in the World.  It includes suggestions for when and how to talk to children, ways to respond to revenge and retaliation fantasies, ideas for collective action, anti-Arab sentiment, rage, fear, and more:

NECA/Teaching for Change: A site which has posted key articles and links to web sites for those who want to place this tragedy in its larger historical and contemporary context. Please note that their posting does not imply full endorsement by NECA or NCEA.  Their site also allows you to share lessons, articles, and other resources.

The National Association of School Psychologists: A site which has also posted some useful materials.  Particularly helpful is that some resources have been translated into Arabic, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese:


The Educational Media and Technology:  A countywide consortium developing new kinds of learning environments that harness the power of information technology.


Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, a Summary:

Multiple Intelligences Theory by Howard Gardner: An outline by PBS

Biography of Howard Gardner, developer of Multiple Intelligences Theory 

Classroom Today: A curriculum resource for the classroom – from topics in science, social studies, math, reading, and language arts, to real time learning adventures – all aligned with standards.

Eduhound: A comprehensive collection of curriculum orientated web pages across all areas of study.

Lesson Plans Web Tour:  A collection of web pages containing lesson plans. 

NCREL Pathways to School Improvement Sitemap:

Sites For Teachers: A web page which includes a vast collection of links to other sites containing lesson, plans for a variety of subjects and grade levels.

The Learning Page: A collection of resources, lessons, and activities for students and teachers.

United Nations Cyber School Bus: A vast array of lesson plans all rooted in current UN issues.

Yahoo! Curriculum Sites:

Yahoo! K-12 Lesson Plans:

Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute

Hints for Searching CTW Library Catalog for Curriculum Resources:

When searching for curricular materials in the CTW Library Catalog, link your topic (whether subject or keyword) with the phrase "study and teaching" in the Subject field.


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Last updated January 08, 2008