NICHCY Curriculum Resources
NICHCY is pleased to connect you with curriculum resources. We hope that you find information here that's helpful in addressing your individual concerns. You can also take a look at our other Connections pages, and more will be coming soon.
General Education Curriculum Web Sites
- Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (Free)
Resources from the US government for various age levels and subject areas.
- The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM)
A searchable database of general education curriculum materials sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.
- The Educator's Reference Desk
This database of lesson plans (formerly known as the AskERIC Lesson Plans) is searchable by grade, subject area, and keyword. The lessons are mainly from the general curriculum, but many can be adapted for children with disabilities.
- E-subjects: Curriculum and Lesson Plans
The site is broken into areas for students, parents, and teachers. Some materials can only be accessed with a subscription to the site.
DiscoverySchool.com provides innovative teaching materials for teachers, and is constantly reviewed for educational relevance by practicing classroom teachers in elementary school, middle school, and high school. You can browse lesson plans either by grade or by subject. The Curriculum Center also offers activities, worksheets, puzzles, quizzes and more to help you teach science.
- Sites for Teachers
Sitesforteachers.com provides only links to sites that contain teacher's resource and educational material. Sites are ranked by popularity.
- A to Z for Teachers
A to Z Teacher Stuff provides access to thousands of lesson plans through theme and lesson plan pages, as well as LessonPlanz.com.
- About.com's Links to Special Education Teaching Strategies and Best Practices
- About.com's Links to Mainstreaming/Inclusion Information & Strategies
- Instructional Strategies on the Internet
Links to special education teaching and learning technique sites reviewed by the Washington State Department of Education.
- Intervention Techniques
Special education majors at the UVA review journal articles on teaching techniques for students with disabilities.
- Pre-school Zone: Resources for Early Childhood Special Education
- Teachers Helping Teachers
Special Education lesson plans submitted by teachers.
- TeacherVision.com Search Engine
Searching under the word "Curriculum", "Disabilities" or the phrase "Special Education" brings up a list of articles and web resources on that subject, broken down into subtopics.
- Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Early Childhood Research Institute
The CLAS Early Childhood Research Institute collects and describes early childhood/early intervention resources that have been developed across the U.S. for children with disabilities and their families and the service providers who work with them.
- The Foreign Language Teacher's Guide to Learning Disabilities
Links to sites and articles with information pertaining to teaching foreign languages to students with various disabilities. Some information is specifically on curriculum, adaptations, and activities, but most of the information is on general resources.
- NCELA, the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs
NCELA provides links to state-by state policies and resources as well as compiled information on meeting the educational needs of linguistically and culturally diverse students in the U.S. Curriculum standards, information on accommodations for state-wide assessments, and state policy information available in foreign languages, are linked to if available.
- Foreign Language Lesson Plans and Resources
Links to many pages of lesson plans for teaching foreign languages. The lessons are designed for regular education classes, but can be adapted for special education.
- You may find it helpful to visit our Connections page on Disability Publishers. Many of these offer curricular materials especially designed for working with students with disabilities.
Reprinted with the permission of the National Dissemination Center.
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