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Almost anything you can think of to assist you in teaching, creating projects for students and lesson plans. Theme units, Flash cards, Activities, certificates, forms, projects and lesson plans.

Lesson Plans, Schedules, Study Questions. Classroom Materials on Branches of the Government, Women's History Month, Black History, Capitol and Senate hearings and so much more.

Cable in the Classroom      (
K-12 Educational cable programming - calendar listings of monthly broadcasts, once there, click on program listings.

CK12 ( Digital Resources
Free digital resources available for students. A wide range of subjects avaialble: Math, History, Physics, English, Astronomy, and so many more. Learning by interactive and multi-media, books, exercises (that give feedback).

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (
Discover exciting ways to teach America's founding principles in your classroom or in the Revolutionary City. Connect with a community of educators and find the tools you need to inspire students to become engaged citizens.

CNN Newsroom     (
Ready-to-use, fully integrated broadcast program and Web site created just for students and teachers.

Discovery Network     (
Discovery Channel - Assignment Discovery
TLC Elementary School Schedules, Curriculum Center, Activities

eMediaVA    (

Edutopia - The George Lucas Educational Foundation    (
"Students must learn new skills to live and work in this digital age. Here you'll discover how innovative schools, skillful educators, and involved communities -- aided by technology -- are renewing public education." 
         Copyright © 2001 The George Lucas Educational Foundation. 

Historical Documents   (
Need to find what the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Supreme Court, Founding Fathers, Articles of Confederation say and what brought them about?  Check out this site.

History Channel
In the Classroom section you see features on This Week In History, Hometown History, Speech Archive, Ideas from Teachers, Ellis Island, Exhibits and much more.

Media History Digital Library     (
A non-profit initiative dedicated to digitizing collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain.

Middle School Vocabulary Videos
Virginia educators demonstrate in three-minute video clips, strategies and activities that can be used in vocabulary instruction in middle school classrooms. The strategies and activities presented are not limited to English class, but can be used for any subject or content area involving vocabulary instruction. A facilitator’s guide (in PowerPoint) provides additional staff development opportunities.

NBC LearnUPDATED    NBC Learn (
Good news! Effective immediately, all Virginia Beach City Public Schools have access to NBC Learn. This subscription provides full access to over 18,000 NBC News video clips, images, articles, and primary source documents, from historic moments to the very latest current events.  The NBC Learn resources are mapped to K-12 curricula as well as correlated to state standards, and the collection is updated Monday-Friday! For more information on how to register, click here.

NTTI      (
National Teacher Training Institute sample lesson plans.

PBS Teacher Source     (
Online links to PBS programming, Teaching Materials, and educational rights

Purchase Discount Software
As a parent of a student enrolled in Virginia Beach City Public Schools or an employee of the school division, you are able to purchase several Microsoft software packages at significant savings through the Microsoft Student Select Program. The Student Select Program enables K-12 students, teachers and staff to buy single user Microsoft products for home use at a discount of up to 85% off commercial retail pricing.

The States and Capitals  
Anything and everything you ever wanted to know or need to find out about any of the 50 states is all compiled here. Just select the state your interested in.

A PowerPoint presentation  "Using Media Resources Effectively to Support Learning"
(Contact Kelly Miller for a copy), the attached handouts, and the DVD, Effective Teaching With Classroom Videos (#004337), can be used by administrators and instructional staff members to assist in the effective implementation of motion media. The DVD may be booked through our online catalog by clicking on the DVD title above. Contact Kelly Miller at the IRC to schedule staff development sessions on this topic.
"Tips for the Effective Use of Media"   Handout
"Impact of Visual Media on Learning"  Handout

Weather Classroom     (
Online resources, classroom materials, activities, and games for students.

WHRO Education Services (
WHRO's TV Schedule.

World Fact Book - (
This book includes a lot of information about individual countries. Each entry includes a map and short description of the country's background. There are seemingly endless details on each country's economy, geography, demography, etc. If you need a quick refresher on a particular country, this is the place to look.

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