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Special Topics for Your Lessons

Did you know that TeachersFirst has created more than 180 special topics collections? We save you time by curating the best free resources related to specific topics and subjects into lists for you to browse. We’re sharing some of our favorite collections to help as you plan instruction in various content areas. 

Grades K-12

Educational Podcasts for Students

Listening to podcasts offers our students many benefits, including the opportunity to replay content a second time to deepen their understanding. This collection features educational podcasts related to various subject areas for students of all ages.

Grades 5-12

Shakespeare Resources

Explore this collection of information about the works of Shakespeare most commonly encountered in the K-12 curriculum. The reviewed resources in this list are geared toward middle and high school students and include lesson plans, interactives, and more.

Grades K-12


What we once referred to as STEM has evolved into STEAM and STREAM. STEAM includes the original four areas with art integrated into the mix. STREAM takes it further and adds a layer of reading and writing. Find free resources in this collection.

Grades K-12

Human Body Systems - Science Resources

Peruse this collection of reviewed resources to help your students research and learn information about human body systems. Read the descriptions to find out whether a site or activity works for what you want your students to learn.

Grades 1-12

Resources Related to Colonial America

The colonial history of the United States covers the period from 1607 to 1776, the year the thirteen colonies joined together to declare their independence. Bring colonial America to your class with the reviewed resources in this collection.

Grades K-12

Geography Awareness and Exploration Resources

Exploring geography and seeing relationships between natural resources, maps, landforms, climate, and human activity can seem overwhelming. Browse these resources to inspire interest and geography explorations in any classroom and any grade!

Grades K-12

Math Resources for All Grades

Check out this landing page (just updated!) for 20 math collections based on NCTM standards and divided by grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12. Topics include numbers & operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data & probability.

Grades K-12

World Languages Resources

This collection includes resources, lesson plans, video tutorials, and more for world languages (Spanish, German, French, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and others). The resources are suitable for both beginners and more advanced world language speakers.

Grades K-12

Family Consumer Science Resources

Skim these resources related to family and consumer sciences (FCS). Also known as home economics, this subject encompasses many topics, including food science and preparation, human development, personal finance, family finance, and wellness.

Grades K-12

Visual Arts Resources

Try out these resources related to the visual arts, which include painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, video, sculpture, design, and crafts. Find classroom integration ideas within each of the reviews!

Grades K-12

Get up & Moving... Physical Education Resources

Whether used in a physical education class, during movement breaks, or at other times in your lessons, the resources in this curated list will get students moving and learning about sports, dance, exercise, and other forms of movement.

Grades K-12

Instruments and Vocal Music Resources

Technology offers teachers many new opportunities in music and the arts. This collection includes tools such as virtual instruments, video tutorials, vocal instructions, and more. Share these resources in music class or science lessons related to sound.

This Week at TeachersFirst

Join us this week for several free OK2Ask workshops on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Read the details below and register for the sessions you want to attend. We are also sharing a related blog post and kindly ask for your input in our weekly poll.

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Tuesday, 7/25, 6 PM ET

OK2Ask: App Smashing with Wakelet

App Smashing is the process of using multiple apps or tools to create a final product or project. Join us to learn about this concept and how to use Wakelet—a robust curation and digital storytelling tool—in an app smash.

Begin planning to use a Wakelet app smash in an instructional setting »

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Wednesday, 7/26, 6 PM ET

OK2Ask: Scaffolding Inquiry-Based Research

Join this session to explore strategies for scaffolding student research projects. Help students generate questions, seek out answers, and analyze complex problems, then teach them to locate and evaluate information about their intended topic.

Learn strategies for effectively scaffolding inquiry-based research »

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Thursday, 7/27, 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, and 3 PM ET

OK2Ask: Microsoft in Education Day

Join us for Microsoft in Education Day, four free sessions about Microsoft tools you can use without a paid license! Topics include the basics of Clipchamp, Flip, and Forms, and how to use them to enhance assessment. Register for one or all four sessions!

Plan to use free Microsoft tools in your instruction »

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TeachersFirst Special Topics Collections

Learn more about TeachersFirst's special topics collections in this related blog post. Take advantage of these many collections to quickly find the best free resources for your classroom throughout the year.

Read all about our special topics collections »

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Our weekly poll asks, “ What kind of special topics collection would you find most helpful?" Share your reply and view the responses of other educators once you click submit.

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