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Materials & Resources provides a way to locate standards-aligned content through a targeted search. Locate educational resources by Keyword, Subject Area/Grade Level, Course, or by one or more specific Content Types. Please select from the appropriate filters. The Standards Aligned System includes content from several outstanding community, cultural, and educational institutions.

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The Standards Aligned System includes content from several outstanding community, cultural, and educational institutions. The keywords below (in italics) can be used in a Materials & Resources search to preview offerings from some of these organizations. Click on these terms to begin searching.

Content Collections
Keyword: BrainPOP
Content Collections: BrainPOP, BrainPOP Jr., and BrainPOP Español
Description: This keyword accesses animated, curriculum-based video content that spans a variety of subject areas and topics across grades K-12
Keyword: CMOH
Content Collections: Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
Description: Medal of Honor: Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice is a resource designed by teachers to provide students with opportunities to explore the important concepts of courage, commitment, sacrifice, patriotism, integrity, and citizenship and how these values can be exemplified in daily life.
Keyword: EVERFI
Content Collections: EVERFI, Inc.
Description: Financial education is more than being able to add dollars and cents. It’s about building better spending habits, instilling confidence, and equipping the next generation with the skills to pursue big financial goals with minimal risk. EVERFI partners with sponsors nationwide to offer interactive, online financial literacy resources to K-12 schools free of charge.
Keyword: Exploratorium
Content Collections: Exploratorium – The museum of science, art and human perception
Description: This keyword accesses all the content from the Exploratorium museum of science, art, and human perception. These are a series of “low-tech” and “hands-on” science activities that could be classroombased or used in after-school programs
Content Collections: Junior Achievement
Description: Junior Achievement (JA) provides programs to local schools from the early stages of Pre-K through 12th grade in financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and career readiness. JA programs offer interactive and engaging experiences that empower students to excel in the real world. By focusing on developing essential life skills, these programs lay a solid foundation for their future success. Through JA, students learn the importance of financial responsibility and how to manage money effectively. Additionally, JA equips students with the necessary tools and knowledge to make informed decisions about their future careers and helps them develop the skills and confidence needed to succeed in the workforce. Moreover, students are exposed to the world of entrepreneurship, learning about innovation, problem-solving, and critical thinking.
Keyword: Karpeles
Content Collections: Dr. David Karpeles
Description: The Karpeles Manuscript Library, the world’s largest private collection of important original documents and manuscripts. This keyword accesses the interactive primary source documents from Dr. David Karpeles’ collection.
Keyword: Lanternfish
Content Collections: Lanternfish ESL
Description: Lanternfish ESL, formerly Boggles World ESL, is maintained by a group of ESL teachers in Asia and North America. This keyword accesses the instructional content, including worksheets, lesson plans, activities, and flashcards for the ESL and TEFL Teacher
Keyword: Hippocampus
Content Collections: Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE)
Description: The goal of HippoCampus is to provide high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge.
Keyword: Holocaust
Content Collections: Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Violations Education (Act 70)
Description: National, state and regional leaders in Holocaust, genocide, and human rights violations education have worked together to assemble a comprehensive listing of vetted resources to support instruction in this complex topic.
Keyword: mathopenref
Content Collections: Math Open Reference
Description: Math Open Reference is a free interactive math textbook. This keyword accesses the instructional content covering high-school geometry. Using interactive tools and compelling animations, the resources provide an engaging way to learn and explore the subject.
Content Collections: PDE/Bureau of Career and Technical Education
Description: T-Charts bridge the gap between CTE and math and can be used by both math and CTE teachers. T-Charts have three components: a T-Chart, a script, and practice problems. Each T-Chart demonstrates how a CTE teacher teaches the concept covered by the PA Math Core Standard and how a math teacher teaches the same concept.
Keyword: ELA CTE T-Charts
Content Collections: PDE/Bureau of Career and Technical Education
Description: T-Charts bridge the gap between CTE and ELA and can be used by both ELA and CTE teachers. Each T-Chart demonstrates how a CTE teacher teaches the concept covered by the PA ELA Core Standard and how an ELA teacher teaches the same concept.
Keyword: Starfall
Content Collections: Starfall
Description: These keywords access web-based games and printer friendly activities that help prepare students to read and inspire a love of reading and writing.
Keyword: LDC
Content Collections: The Literacy Design Collaborative
Description: The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) develops teaching tasks that require students to read, analyze and comprehend written materials and then write cogent arguments, explanations or narratives in the subjects they are studying. The tasks integrate literacy and content standards in a rigorous, authentic classroom experience.

To access additional nationally rated LDC tasks and modules created by Pennsylvania educators, see LDC Core Tool - Library.

Keyword: MDC
Content Collections: The Mathematics Design Collaborative
Description: The Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC) provides teachers with formative assessment lessons (FALs) to engage students in a productive struggle that builds fluency with their procedural skills, and deepens mathematical reasoning and understanding.
Keyword: NARA
Content Collections: The National Archives and Records Administration
Description: This keyword accesses the content from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Many of these documents were equipped with an interactive tool for viewing historical documents.
Keyword: PBS
Content Collections: PBS
Description: PBS has curated free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for teachers Classroom resources are available in science, social studies, math, English Language Arts, Engineering & Technology, Health & Physical Education, Arts, and World Languages.
Keyword: PHMC
Content Collections: The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Description: This keyword accesses resources from the PHMC, which is the official history agent of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Created in 1945, the agency is responsible for the collection, conservation, and interpretation of Pennsylvania’s historic heritage.
Keyword: PHET
Content Collections: The Physics Education Technology (PhET) project at the University of Colorado
Description: This keyword accesses the science simulations from the PhET project which includes fun, interactive simulations of physical phenomena that make bridges to the real world.
Keyword: Shodor
Content Collections: The Shodor Foundation
Description: The Shodor Foundation is a non-profit research and education organization dedicated to the advancement of science and math education, specifically through the use of modeling and simulation technologies. This keyword accesses the interactive math manipulatives from the Shodor Foundation.
Keyword: Simcoach
Content Collections: Simcoach©
Description: The Simcoach® games are designed to interactively engage players in content for career awareness and exploration, readiness, soft skills, skill building, or even assessment. The games are designed to be active learning experiences - promoting goals, participation, trial and error, practice, skill building, feedback, and consequences. In practice, knowledge is used immediately, cementing each new idea through application. Subsequently, the games provide clear and relevant feedback and consequences – making progress visible while keeping players accountable
Keyword: VNEP
Content Collections: Veterans National Education Program
Description: The Veterans National Education Program is committed to assisting educators in teaching U.S. modern history through the understanding of the humanistic and cultural aspects of America’s military conflicts and how they have influenced the fabric of our global society.
Content Collections: The Vietnam Veteran Experience
Description: The U.S. Vietnam War Commemoration is a national anniversary commemoration authorized by Congress, established under the Secretary of Defense and launched by President Barack Obama in 2012 consisting of four branches. The History and Legacy Branch has provided these materials to help the American public better understand and appreciate the service of U.S. Vietnam veterans and the history of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.
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