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NIE Institute resources ( These resources are available to teachers by the Newspaper in Education (NIE) program of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, in partnership with the non-profit Newspaper in Education Institute. The webpage provides over 180 free instructional resources.

Resources including many high quality teacher guides, serial stories, student supplements, Project: Solution character education supplements, numerous subject-specific resources, and the extremely popular NIE Instructional Calendar.

These resources address the goals of No Child Left Behind and the research- and standards-based curriculum focus of schools and teachers. There are curriculum materials for every subject area.

Joy2Learn ( The Joy2Learn Foundation was created in 2000 to improve public education by creating and providing high-quality arts content to schools free of charge, via a series of Internet based presentations, using live video and other multimedia elements in an engaging interactive format.  Each e-Presentation is comprised of video clips of the artist who introduces his or her art form, discusses its history, background and specificity, presents personal insights, and performs or demonstrates. Each e- Presentation is supported by interactive multi-media materials such as pictures, maps, text and quiz games.

The Joy2Learn e-Presentations showcase the arts and may be used to illustrate and reinforce basic reading and writing skills as well as the study of social studies, math, science, and English language arts. They are for all ages, and each is accompanied by extensive teacher material including lesson plans, which are designed to support state curriculum standards.  The George Lucas Foundation featured Joy2Learn in a documentary presented to the United States Congress to demonstrate how technology and the Internet are transforming education

 Teen Health and Wellness (  )  This site provides teens with comprehensive curricular support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more. Developed for teens, with their unique concerns and perspective in mind, Teen Health & Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers draws on Rosen's award-winning series, including Coping, Need to Know, and others. Thoroughly updated and revised for online use, all content is reviewed by leading professionals in medicine, mental health, nutrition, guidance, and career counseling.

The Encyclopedia of Arkansas ( is a free, authoritative source of information about the rich history, geography, and culture of Arkansas. It is updated regularly to ensure the people of Arkansas have an accurate and accessible resource to explore our heritage. We invite you to browse our text entries and media galleries to learn more about the people, places, events, legends, and lore of the 25th state. This site is a work in progress. We are continually adding new entries, photographs, maps, videos, and audio files, so check back frequently to see what's new. The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture is a project of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies at the Central Arkansas Library System.

Arkansas Curriculum Building links:

NAA History of NIE:

Kids Healthworks ( from Discovery Health Channel: Site offers information on children's health, from preventing childhood obesity to first aid, including expert advice, online polls, suggestions for after-school activities, and more.

Parade Classroom:

TIME FOR KIDS: TIME magazine features people and events in the news, historical profiles, and online quizzes.

C-SPAN Classroom: C-SPAN (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network) is known for its live, commercial-free and uninterrupted coverage of congressional sessions, Book TV and soon, a new interview series called Q&A. This site is helpful for social studies, government, journalism, and broadcast classes.

Reading Rockets ( is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. The Reading Rockets project is comprised of PBS television programs, available on videotape and DVD; online services, including the web sites and (Spanish Language site); and professional development opportunities. Reading Rockets is an educational initiative of WETA, the flagship public television and radio station in the nation's capital, and is funded by a major grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.

CNN Student News: This site is easy to integrate into any lesson and is close-captioned for use by hearing-impaired or ESOL classes.

Iraq Student Discussion Helps:
Also see these PDFs:


The CAL Learning Strategies Database ( at Muskingum College was developed with students, instructors, tutors, counselors, and advisors in mind. Though intended for use in postsecondary contexts, some strategies are applicable to elementary and secondary education levels while others may be modified to fulfill such needs. In addition, some strategies may be gainfully used by members of the work force.

Various links here present you with General Purpose or Content Area to Specific Learning Strategies. Explore topics of interest to maximize learning in each category. Examples: Reading Comprehension, Writing and Proof Reading, Problem Solving and Critical Thinking.