We’ve curated a list of reputable, entertaining, and useful resources for students, parents and teachers to engage students in at-home remote learning. Use of materials is free, or in some cases comes with a free trial period.
Language, Social Studies Lessons for Students Grades K-12
Online Learning is made fun through language apps, games, virtual tours, book podcasts, and more.
Language Arts / Reading
- Epic Reads from Harper Collins – Young Adult (YA) Books & Books for Teens
- Penguin Books Young Adult (YA) Book Podcast
History, Social Studies, Science & Culture
- Wonderopolis®, a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages. Each day, we pose an intriguing question—the Wonder of the Day®—and explore it in a variety of ways. Wonderopolis was created by the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL)
- The Smithsonian Institute – Free Open Access Content
- Fun Stuff for Kids and Teens – Art, History & Culture
- How to Virtually Explore the Smithsonian from your Living Room
- The White House History
- National Parks Service – Find Your Virtual Park. Virtual tours of our national parks and other activities to do from your own home.
For Grades Pre-K – 6
- Scholastic Learn at Home – Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing.
For All students
- CNET– K-12 online classes and activities to continue school at home during coronavirus Includes links to free Khan academy daily lesson plans, math, writing, reading, mystery science, MarcoPolo learning, Minecraft Education, art, and virtual field trips – all free online learning resources.
- ParentMap – List of Online Education Resources for Families
- The University of Washington Elementary Learning Resources – a free, shared Google doc containing recommended free resources for families.
- American School Counselor Association – School counseling during COVID-19: Lessons and Resources
Curriculum & lesson plans for teachers
- Curriki. General curriculum resource for Grades Pre-K, Grades K-2, 3-5, Middle School, High School, and Career/Technical School. Includes Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, History, Math, and more.
- Top 10 Free Lesson-planning Resources for Teachers
- Scholastic. Recommendations of websites for simplifying lesson-planning, engaging students, and involving families in learning.
- We Are Teachers. Ideas, Inspiration, and Giveaways for Teachers. A growing list of online learning resources that offers a wealth of resources for all ages of students, parents, and teachers.