From ancient history to modern art, there are so many things we can learn about from our own homes—and our partner organizations are with us on this. We’re sharing some of their online resources to make learning (and teaching) from home a little bit easier. Because even when you aren’t traveling with us, we want to help you teach your students about the world.
Designed by experts with educators in mind, here are 10 interdisciplinary teach-from-home tools to help you create engaging lessons for your students:
U.S. Institute of Peace
Developed by teachers for teachers, this curriculum guide supports learning about international conflict management and peacebuilding. For additional lessons, simulations, and activities, visit usip.org
The United Nations
The UN is on a mission to create a brighter future for the world. Encourage students to join this global conversation and have their voices heard by filling out the UN’s 75th anniversary survey at un75.online
Discover nearly three million digital items from the Smithsonian’s museums, research centers, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo with Smithsonian Open Access.
Explore the leadership and legacy of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War with online lesson plans designed to engage and inform your students. Other resources include an oratory program to help students improve their public-speaking skills.
Museum of Modern Art
MoMA’s online courses are designed for K–12 classroom teachers to help students look closely and think critically while engaging with modern and contemporary art.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Looking for ways to integrate art into your classroom? Visit metmuseum.org for high-resolution images, multimedia content, lesson plans, and curriculum guides.
Whether you borrow from the National Archives’ ever-expanding collection of educational activities or create your own, you’ll have access thousands of primary sources—such as letters, photographs, maps, and videos—spanning the course of American history.
The U.S. Capitol offers online lesson plans for educators, covering topics such as The Clean Water Act, Congressional Biography, and The Frieze of American History. Learn more at visitthecapitol.gov
Inspire your students to think critically about the past as they explore the history of the Holocaust and its lasting impact. For teaching guidelines, learning objectives, and lesson materials, visit ushmm.org/teach
From lesson plans to primary source materials, Mount Vernon’s online resources are designed to help teachers and students explore the life and legacies of George Washington.
Whether you’re on the road, at home, or in the classroom, we’ll continue working with our partners to help you and your students learn some new (and inspiring) things about the world