Explore lesson plans, virtual tours, and multimedia materials to support your curriculum and your classroom, keeping students engaged through in-person or remote learning. 

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The Smithsonian Learning Lab

Resources from museums, archives, libraries, and research centers to support teachers during distance learning

Approaching Civil Rights & Diversity in Your Classroom

Brightspark's webinar featuring industry experts and teachers sharing insights, tips, and best practices for educators of all subjects

Distance Learning Resources

Tips and techniques, and tools for your remote classroom from PBS

Museum of the National Archives

Access to famous documents throughout history

Civil Rights Teaching 

A resource guide for classrooms and communities focusing on "putting the movement back into Civil Rights Teaching" 

Antiracist Resources for 6th to 12th Grade

Multimedia recommendations from EmbraceRace

Race Talk: Anti-Bias Education

Tools and strategies from the Anti-Defamation League to help teachers engage students in conversations about race and racism

A Guide to Equity and Antiracism

Articles, videos, lesson plans, and helpful links to help educators "work for change" in their classrooms, schools, and communities

National Civil Rights Museum

Speaker programs, tools for educators and parents, and community resources from the museum at the Lorraine Motel, site of Dr. King's assassination in Memphis

15 Classroom Resources for Discussing Racism, Policing, and Protest

Article from Education Week with helpful links to lessons and tools for teachers

Teaching about Race, Racism and Police Violence

Collection of resources compiled by Teaching Tolerance

Racial Disparity in the Criminal Justice System

Classroom lesson from Teaching Tolerance

History of Juneteenth

Article with background information and celebrations from

17 Ways to Teach Juneteenth

Tips and tools from We Are Teachers

Browse the Brown Bookshelf

Website showcasing Black authors writing for young audiences

14 Anti-Racist Books for Kids and Teens

List compiled by BIPOC teachers and librarians for The New York Times

12 Books to Help Kids Understand Race, Racism, and Protest

List compiled by the National Museum of African American History and Culture for the Smithsonian Magazine

Anti-Racism Resources for Parents

Article from The Today Show with helpful links for parents

Pew Research Center - Key Facts about Latinos in the US

Article listing 11 facts about the U.S. Latino population by age, geography, and origin group.

NYPL - 2020 Middle School Reads

The librarians of the New York Public Library offer reading suggestions for middle school readers

New York Architecture

Browse famous monuments, skyscrapers, bridges, and more 

Curbed NY - Best New Public Art Installations

Interactive map featuring the city's public art

Central Park Conservancy

Videos of the sprawling urban park by the Conservancy, committed to keeping the park clean & accessible for all

DuSable Museum of African American History

Lesson plans, teacher resources, and virtual exhibits from a cultural institution in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood

National Museum of Mexican Art - Exploring Narratives

Lesson plans from the Nuestras Historias exhibit help students develop critical thinking skills 

Create and Learn with AIC

Lessons plans and activities from the Art Institute of Chicago to get students engaged creatively

At Home with the Auditorium Theatre

Watch musicians and dancers perform from their homes

Experience Chicago Online

List of virtual tours and digital offerings from Choose Chicago

US National Parks

Virtual tours from Google Arts & Culture. 

Yosemite National Park - Virtual Tour

A virtual field trip to exploring the many sites of Yosemite National Park. 

The Ocean Trails Reserve

Virtual hike through this West Coast trail

You Visit - Virtual College Tours 

Online tours of US colleges and universities


Videos and resources covering art and artificts around the world and across the centuries 

Mural Arts Philadelphia

Arts-focused tutorials feature a wide range of skill sets and practices

Teaching Materials from the National Gallery of Art

Resources for teachers, parents, and students of all ages

MoMA Online Courses

"Online classes offered by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Art at Home from the MET

Videos, essays, and more ways to engage with works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

Educator Resources by the MET

Curriculum resources, lesson plans, and more from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

Brooklyn Museum

Virtual tours, online programs, and educational resources for teachers, students, and parents

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Lesson plans and teacher resources to help students explore the collection's objects and themes

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Contemporary art, music collections, gardens and more at Boston's art museum. 

Learn at LACMA

Online classes and teaching resources from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Paul J. Getty Museum

Lesson plans, workshops, tips and tools for teaching the Getty's art collection 

Explore Art While the Getty Galleries Are Closed

A collection of online art, books, and videos from LA's Getty Museum

De Young Museum - San Francisco

Resources such as Discovery Guides and Get Smart with Art prompt discussions and increase visual literacy, historical knowledge, and writing skills 

Virtual SDMA

Tours, lectures, activities, performances, and more from the San Diego Museum of Art

Orlando Museum of Art

Virtual Views, a digital art exhibit by the Thoma Foundation, explores the role of electronic media in contemporary art

What Does Sustainability Mean for the Art World?

Article on creative initiatives in the art world to implement sustainable development techniques.

Draw Disney at Home

Creative activities led by Disney artists teach students to draw famous characters

Disney Recipes

Blog posts featuring Disney Dining magic

Disney on Stage Education

Downloadable PDF activities exploring themes and characters from Disney's hit musicals

The Lion King - Study Guide

Activities and and exercises to bring the hit Disney musical to life

Elements of Poetry

Interactive lesson teaches the use of theme and literary techniques through a close reading of Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"

American Dream Deferred: Analyzing Theme

Analyze the works of Langston Hughes and Lorraine Hansberry to learn how literary elements contribute to a theme or a text. 

Guide to World Music

Database of articles, videos, and musical samples from around the globe 

National Association for Music Education

Virtual learning resources for music teachers and band directors from NAfME

Save the Music

Teaching reasources and virtual concerts for music classes

Kennedy Center Education

Performances, classroom lessons, and digital learning resources for all grade levels

Kennedy Center Digital Stage

A vast collection of performances from the center's stages and beyond, plus special series and original stories/span>

The Lion King Experience: At Home

An immersive arts education program introducing students to theater-making

Broadway Teaching Group

Classes offered by Broadway directors and performers

12 Broadway Dances You Can Learn at Home

Videos of choreographed routines from hit musicals compiled by TodayTix

Disney On Broadway's NEWSIES

Learn the Broadway choreography of "Seize the Day," taught by choreographer Christopher Gattelli.

Lincoln Center Virtual Classes

Streamed live on Facebook each Friday

Lincoln Center at Home

Pop-up classrooms, concerts, and more resources bring music and dance to your classroom or home

Carnegie Hall

Free online classroom and professional development resources for music educators

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Concerts and resources for musicians and music lovers of all ages

Nashville Symphony

Lesson plans and more from the world-class orchestra perfoming at the Schermerhorn Center

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum

Digital archives of photos, recordings, and objects, plus pre-recorded concerts, podcasts, and more

Mars Arts DC

Virtual workshops and performances covering rhythm & motion and dance in DC

The Music Center

Curriculum and professional development resources from the home of the LA Philharmonic

Montreal Symphony Orchestra 

Online classical concerts from Canada's prized symphony orchestra

National Air & Space Museum

One of D.C.'s most popular Smithsonian has fantastic resources for all themes and grades, plus a great STEM-themed lecture archive to browse through.

National Museum of Natural History - Human Evolution

Deepen your knowledge about where humans came from with these resources on early human evolution and culture.

Science at Home with MSI

Videos, games, and more activities from Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry

Boston Museum of Science

Live streams and webinars from MOS

The Franklin Institute

Activities, videos, and exhibits explore force and motion, space, engineering, and more 

Adventure Science Center

DIY activities from Nashville's science museum 

San Diego Natural History Museum

Educational resources, activities, lesson plans, and more from the NAT

OSC at Home

Fun activities curated by the team at the Orlando Science Center

Visit Orlando Virtual STEM Tour

Blog post listing activities, virtual tours, and more resources from Orlando attractions

Imagineering in a Box

"Design a Theme Park" engineering activity from Disney and Khan Academy

Space Education with NASA

Videos, activities, and more resources from the Kennedy Space Center 

NASA eClips 

A catalog of videos answering students' questions about the universe. 

NASA - Solar System Exploration

Interactive tools and featured articles from NASA examine the planets, moons, and comets in our solar system 

Spitzer Space Telescope

Virtual tour of the NASA facility at CalTech 

Spy from Home

Lesson plans, resources, and activities from the International Spy Museum that approach math and technology from a unique perspective

Penn State Public Broadcasting - The Cryptography Files 

Can you crack the code? Use this lesson plan to teach your students about the evaluation of algebraic expressions. 

Museum of Mathematics

Classroom activities and over a dozen brain teasers and puzzles from New York City's MoMath


Dynamic software for algebra, calculus, and geometry lets you play with points, segments, vectors and more.

Association of Zoos and Acquariums

Videos, activities, and more educational resources from institutions across the US

The Bronx Zoo - Digital Resources

Videos, webinars, at-home science activities about animal science, global conservation, and more.

San Diego Zoo Live Cam

Video feeds of hippos, elephants, pandas, and more from San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

NOAA Estuary Education Resources

Lesson plans on estuary and ocean preservation from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 

Ocean Wise Education

Resources to teach about our relationship with oceans and how to be more environmentally conscious

Smithsonian Ocean Portal

Created by the National Museum of Natural History, the Ocean Portal has a variety of lesson plans about microbes, climate, hurricanes, corals, and more.

AXA Ocean Education 

A suite of resources for at-home learning brings the ocean to the classroom. 

New England Aquarium Resources

Lectures, activities, and teaching support for teachers, families, schools, and community groups.

New England Aquarium Virtual Visit

Videos premiering every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Georgia Aquarium

Live webcam feeds, learning videos, and teaching tools let the animals come to you

Archaeological Institute of America

Interactive digs uncovering history and technology

What is Technology?

Lesson plan designed by the National Institutes of Health 

Petersen Automotive Museum

Hands-on activities, puzzles, and games from this Los Angeles STEM attraction

EU Teacher Academy - Addressing the Global Climate Crisis

Lesson plans and projects to help sensitize your students to the climate crisis. 

MIT Blossoms - Video Library

Math and science video lessons for high school students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston 

TED-Ed's Earth School 

30 quests offered by the Earth School to help your students better understand and celebrate our natural world. 

Wow in the World - Take Home Wowsheet

Podcasts and activities for middle school students, covering the newest developments in science, technology, and innovation  

Brains On - Science Podcast for Kids & Curious Adults

A podcast from American Public Media answering all your science questions

BiteScis - Science Lesson Plans

Classroom-tested, scientist-approved lessons plans tied to curriculum standards

Let's Talk Science

Lesson plans, learning strategies, hands-on activities, videos, and more

3M - Science at Home

Simple experiments use common household items to illustrate scientific principles

STEAM Hub - Hands On Activities

Science activities for classroom or at-home learning 

PhET Interactive Simulations

Science and math exercises for all levels from the University of Colorado.

A+ Click Math Problems

Online mathematics quizzes for K-12 groups.

CK-12 Exploration Series

Physics and chemistry simulations, and corresponding worksheets, bring your STEM coursework to life

Penn State Public Broadcasting - The Big Sale Lesson Plan

Activity for 7th grade mathematics challenges learners to solve unit rate problems in real world situations.

Penn State Public Broadcasting - The Function Machine

Activity for 8th grade mathematics helps students identify the patterns of functions with input-output tables.

Penn State Public Broadcasting - What are the Odds? 

TMathematics lesson plan about probabilities offered by Penn State Public Broadcasting. 

Khan Academy - Science

Activities and resources to help students in a wide array of high school and college-level scientific pursuits

ACS - Chemistry for Life 

Chemistry-related questions explained: acids & bases, atomic structure, gases, organic chemistry, and more for your STEM groups.

Ingenium - Women in STEM

Thoughtful lesson plans by Ingenium Canada explore diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM fields 

Ingenium - Science from home

Activities, experiments, recipes and exhibits from three Canadian museums: Agriculture & Food, Aviation & Space and Science & Technology.

Hydro Quebec

Resources for all ages from a North American leader in renewable energy

Biodôme de Montréal

A showcase of the different plants and species at Montreal's Biodôme.

Canadian Wildlife Federation

Activities on natural ecosystems and preservation, from safeguarding Canada's bears to understanding how oceans depend on humans

London Natural History Museum

Films, activities, and lesson plans on our natural world, made available by the British museum to help support distance learning.

Science Museum - London

A collection of classroom resources based on objects from the museum's collections.

Parent & Family Digital Learning Guide

Guidance for parents and educators for encouraging online learning and monitoring progress.

EDpuzzle - Video Maker

Create interactive videos for your classroom with this easy-to-use tool that will have your students engaging with your lessons at their own pace.


Tool to help teachers organize discussions and debates and teach critical thinking in your classroom (requires free registration for educators). 

Tour London's National Gallery

Three virtual tours of the Gallery's collection of masterpieces.

The British Council

Classroom activities explore Shakespeare's master works

Royal College of Music

Online collection of the museum's instruments and artifacts 

Discover Venice

A Google Trek along the streets and canals of The Floating City.

Puccini Museum and Home

App-based tour of Lucca's Piazza Cittadella and the sites connected with the life of composer Giacomo Puccini

The Louvre Museum - Online Tours

A collection of virtual visits provide an overview of the masterpieces on display

Van Gogh Museum - Collection

Online collection of 4200 art works by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh

The Dalí Museum

Lesson plans, activities, and videos on the Surrealist movement

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Workshops and videos highlight the collection's masterpieces (in English and Spanish

An Introduction to Spanish Literature in 10 Writers

Article featuring authors from Spain and their famous works of literature

The Best Animal Rescue Centers & Sanctuaries in Costa Rica

A spotlight on the institutions protecting local wildlife 

Walking Trails Around the World

12 virtual tours from Travel and Leisure