Miscellaneous Curriculum Resources


Local Organizations

  • Chinese Historical Society of America. The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum is the oldest organization in the country dedicated to the interpretation, promotion, and preservation of the social, cultural and political history and contributions of the Chinese in America.

  • East Bay Meditation Center. Free or donation based online offerings for meditation, sangha and charma talks. Includes online classes specifically for teens ages 14-17.

  • KALW’s TBH Podcast. TBH is made by, about, and for teenagers. And for anybody else who wants to hear what’s on our minds.

  • Kindergarten to College. A K2C college savings account is automatically opened for each SFUSD student entering kindergarten, or a participating program year. K2C is offering bank field trips for groups of up to 22 students, parents, and SFUSD classrooms at a local Citibank branch. On the field trip, students will receive a short financial lesson, tour the bank branch, and will have the opportunity to make a deposit to their K2C college savings account. 

  • Museum of the African Diaspora. The MoAD Education Department prepares Educator Resource Guides to accompany each of our Exhibitions. Our Resource Guides are interdisciplinary and written to align with California State Common Core Standards for grades 3 through 12. Each Resource Guide contains artist background information, lesson plans, and hands-on activities to help students gain a deeper understanding of the artworks featured in each exhibition.

  • Port of San Francisco. The Port of San Francisco's Waterfront Resilience Program has created an excellent page full of activities, live webcams, and videos just for children, youth, and families.

  • San Francisco Giants - Oracle Park. Docents at Oracle Park offer tours for children that incorporate lessons on environmental sustainability, history, math, and geography during the park visit.

  • San Francisco Maritime National Park Association. The Association supports San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and independently operates the World War II submarine museum and memorial USS Pampanito. Also offers fun day programs for children and youth focused on San Francisco history and maritime activities.


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  • 99 Tips for Talking with Your Teenager. For many parents, adolescence brings one of the most baffling experiences of raising a child. The tips on this page were written by Bay Area therapists skilled in helping parents of young people ages 11-19.

  • A to Z Teacher Stuff. Teacher-created site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily. Lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, discussion forums for teachers, downloadable teaching materials & eBooks, printable worksheets and blacklines, emergent reader books, themes, and more.

  • Audiojack. Mindfully engage your imagination in audio-based movies and reduce screen time. No words, no music, and no video. Hundreds of sounds are layered together to create a story, much like a radio show. Listen, create, and take back your imagination.

  • Big History Project. Harness the curiosity and creativity of your middle and high school students with a supercharged social studies curriculum that gets beyond facts. Big History Project is a free, online social studies course that emphasizes skill development as students draw mind-blowing connections between past, present and future.

  • BrainPOP. Online enrichment games featuring a variety of subjects.

  • Build a Fort! Ikea has released six plans for making forts, written and illustrated in the same style as their furniture building instructions.

  • Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities. A wealth of resources focused on making online learning more accessible, engaging, and effective for students with disabilities.

  • Clio. Clio is an educational website and mobile application that guides the public to thousands of historical and cultural sites throughout the United States. Built by scholars for public benefit, each entry includes a concise summary and useful information about a historical site, museum, monument, landmark, or other site of cultural or historical significance

  • Common Sense Education’s List of Best Special Education Apps and Websites. While some of these tools weren't designed specifically for kids with special needs or learning differences, they've been recommended by educators and experts who work with these populations. You'll find apps that address foundational skills, boost social and emotional skills, and help kids with autism follow a schedule. There are also sites that help teachers differentiate learning and access resources for developing language and math literacy.

  • Thousands of teacher-crafted learning activities for Pre-K to 5th grade.

  • Education World. Tons of lesson plans, tools & templates, fun activities, and professional development resources.

  • Resource guides and lesson plans for a variety of subjects.

  • HotChalk. 4,000 free lesson plans created by teachers and proven in the classroom.

  • Kid Activities. Blog with lots of fun arts & crafts and game ideas.

  • Making Learning Fun. Older website with resources for early childhood education (Pre-K to 1st grade).

  • National Summer Learning Association. Organizers of National Summer Learning Week. Website includes tons of information specifically for summer programs, including infographics, advocacy tool kits, tip sheets for parents, event planning guides, and more.

  • PBS LearningMedia. KQED and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more about a wide variety of subjects.

  • Pitara. Multi-cultural, multi-lingual and inclusive content for K-12.

  • Sanford Harmony. Pre-K-6 research-based social emotional learning program, promotes positive peer relations among students through lessons and activities that encourage communication, collaboration, and mutual respect.

  • Sesame Street. The beloved TV show comes to the internet. Videos, games, activities, and, of course, Sing Along with Elmo!

  • Sésamo. Spanish-language version of Sesame Street’s website. Games, videos, activities for children.

  • Sex Education, Homeschool Style. Thanks to credible, online sex education resources, parents are better suited to serve as substitute sex educators than they might think. Visit this list to check out some of the Sex Ed for Social Change team’s favorite online sex ed resources that families can take advantage of right now.

  • Smithsonian Distance Learning. Access to millions of digital resources from across the Smithsonian's museums, research centers, libraries, archives, and more. Pre-packaged collections that contain lessons, activities, and recommended resources made by Smithsonian museum educators and thousands of classroom teachers.

  • Teacher Planet. Lesson plans, worksheets, printable certificates for kids, grant information, and more.

  • TeacherVision. Lesson plans, worksheets, classroom management and teaching strategies. Membership required.

  • Twig Education. Thousands of videos in English and/or Spanish that include lessons, activities, and visuals.

  • The Virtual Vine. Bulletin board, door, and wall display arts & crafts ideas.

  • UNESCO Distance Learning Solutions for Social Care and Interaction. List of educational applications, platforms and resources to help facilitate student learning and provide social care and interaction during periods of school closure. Most of the solutions curated are free and many cater to multiple languages.

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