Help build a school culture that values the will to read.. In Igniting a Passion for Reading award-winning children's book author Steven Layne provides classroom-based solutions interest inventories, book chats, teacher modeling, reading lounges, and author visits to engage kids in all grades. Preview the entire book online!
The Library of Congress Geography and Map Division's 4.5 million treasures have been digitized and are available online (1500 - 2003)
A great selection of interesting documents. There's a teacher's guide and a "primary source Analysis tool" to look at.
Here's a great 5 minute "Gotta Keep Reading" video from Ocoee Middle School
Talk about promoting your program!!
On This Day: Beyond the Headlines
This site features (among other things) one historical event each day; includes what happened, what led up to it, what has happened since; and places the event in today's context including links to the best research on the subject. A great supplement to a current events "spot" in a socials course. The backgound info allows the teacher to "read up on it" before introducing the event to the class.
Here are a number of classic stories, excerpted in comic/graphic novel format.
(Romeo and Juliet, and Frankenstein)
It could make a great jumping off activity for students to create their own versions, or a way to introduce a play or novel.
Study Guides on a variety of topics using the "Library and Archives Canada" collection
Search for Educational Resources
NB: This material is also available in French
(As they are in the process of re-organizing, some of the "collections" listed in search results may not be linked as yet. )
Sheet Music from Canada's past (includes audio files)
label: Library and Archives Canada