Information about the United States
Popular United States References for Teachers
Find facts about the nation’s flag, demographics, state governors, and many, many other popular US references.
Popular Music in the US
Review the most popular songs in the US! Teachers should listen to the songs to review the language before playing for the class.
Sheppard Software – Online Games to Learn US Geography
Follow the tutorial on US capitals, state names, and geographic regions then take the quizzes!
Information about Kentucky
Kentucky’s Official Tourism Website
Learn about Kentucky’s communities, unique history, influential people, and other interesting facts.
University of Kentucky’s “Commonwealth of Kentucky” Website
Learn physical and geographical information about Kentucky – from its position on the map of the United States to the elevation of its highest mountains.
Facts About Kentucky
Interesting facts about Kentucky.
Resources for an International Classroom
Indy Kids Newspaper
Indy Kids: A Free Paper for Free Kids is designed to exposed youth to issues that their peers face across the world every day. Students may learn of the economic crisis in Europe, children working to support their families in Africa, or how human trafficking affects kids in many countries. There are science articles, games, and letters from readers.
Find hundreds of original lesson plans, all written by teachers for teachers.
A wealth of resources for multicultural teacher education courses and K-12 classrooms including background reading, lessons, book lists, and more.
National Endowment for the Humanities website – Excellent cultural lesson plans, especially under the Art & Culture Tab.
Global Exchange produces popular education materials such as pamphlets, books, and videos designed to make the world comprehensible. In addition, Global Exchange coordinates Reality Tours to many parts of the world.
KenGeo – World Map
An interactive map that gives information on every country. Includes games.
National Geographic Xpeditions
Xpeditions is home to the U.S. National Geography Standards—and to thousands of ideas,
tools, and interactive adventures that bring them to life.
What Kids Can Do
The best site for young people and teachers on youth activism. They document the value of young people working with teachers and other adults on projects that combine powerful learning with public purpose for an audience of educators and policy makers, journalists, community members, and students.