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Resources for Teachers and Students

The internet can serve as an excellent teaching aid, enhancing classroom interaction and student participation. Below you will find links to various websites that offer either collections of potential study materials or portals to further info. Links include sites for professional associations and international networking.


  • Crossword Puzzle - Print the page and complete with pen or pencil (from U.S. State Department for Youth)
  • STS-115 Memory Game - from NASA Kids' Club
  • Word Find - Print the page and complete with pen or pencil (from U.S. State Department for Youth)
  • Match the Flag to the Country - Print the page and complete with pen or pencil (from U.S. State Department for Youth)

General Educational Gateways

  • Academic Info - Teaching U.S. History - Directory of online educational resources on teaching American history.
  • Pacificnet - An extensive list of general educational websites from arts resources to special education.
  • - Information on public schools in the United States.
  • TechKids - History and geography for kids on the Web.

Government Resources

Lesson Plans

  • Education World - Ideas and planning resources on the arts, language, history, literature, social science, sports, and more.
  • PBS TeacherSource - 4500+ free lesson plans and activities on arts & literature, health & fitness, math, science, social studies, and more.
  • - Lesson plans on art, music, language arts, science, social studies, seasons, career development, and more.

Networking for Teachers

Publications and Teaching Materials

  • Library of Congress: For Teachers - a gateway to the digital collections, which provides contextual material, search help and evaluate their materials under development.
  • Electronic Journals: Thematic electronic periodicals provide information on U.S. foreign policy, economic perspectives and U.S. society and values. Each issue contains topical articles and sources of additional information.
  • The English Teaching Forum (ETF) is a quarterly journal for teachers of English as a foreign or second language. The journal focuses on the theory and practice of teaching English and includes discussions of methods, techniques and ideas useful in the classroom.
  • Other Online Materials on English as a Foreign Language and Related Topics from the State Department's Office of English Language Programs.


  • eLibraryUSA gives visitors of American Spaces around the world access to resources about learning English, American history and culture, health, business, and more. Contact us to find out how to become a member.