Here are some links to various sites and organizations offering FREE lesson plans. Enjoy!
mensaforkids.org -Unit studies arranged by grade level
heifer.org/instructor -Lesson plans dealing with global hunger and poverty
unitstudies.com -scroll down to 'free unit studies' under the Information tab
teachercreated.com/free -over 400 printable lesson plans
mii.org/teacherhelpers.html -This is the website for the National Mineral Information Institue
walden.com/education -lesson plans using movies like Narnia, Nim's Island etc.
essentiallearningproducts.com -scroll all the way down to the FREE section
eclectichomeschool.org/departments -Unit studies
thehomeschoolmom.com -lessons plus much more
homeschoolhelperonline.com -everything contributed by other homeschooling parents
lapbooklessons.com -lessons using the lapbooking/notebooking method
unitstudiesbygwen.com -look for the FREE section
Post-it.com/teachers -Lesson plans using Post-its!
scholastic.com/teachers - Look under 'teaching resources'
amwater125.com - Lesson plans for grades 5-12 all about water
kelsoschoice.com -lessons on conflict management, the free stuff is under the 'bug out' tab
ellisoneducation.com/calendar- lessons organized by month of the school year
elmers.com/teachers/resources - this is the website for Elmer's glue!
cso.org/orchestraexplorers -this is from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Scroll down to 'Sample Materials' for 2 free lessons. The whole program can be purchased for just $10. ( Free to residents of Illinois)
philamuseum.org/education -look under the 'teachers' tab for lessons by the Philadelphia Museum of Art
usmint.gov/educators - lesson plans using the 'America the Beautiful Quarters' program
coned.com/kids- lessons about energy safety, grades 5-8. Click on the 'teachers' exhaust pipe
blueman.com/instrument -lesson plans from the Blue Man Group! (Look under the 'teachers' tab)
americanskin.org -health lessons about your skin, geared towards tweens and teens. "Teachers" tab
estesrockets.com -learn about the science of flight and aerospace. Under 'education' tab
randomhouse.com/teachers/magicth lessons and activities using the Magic Treehouse book series
aopa.org/path -from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, look under 'youth Resources'
randomhouse.com/teachers/dragonfly-look under both 'teacher guides' and 'librarian' for resources using Dragonfly books
themailboxcompanion.com -you have to register on the website (free) but you then have access to a wealth of resources