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Classroom Resources for Gifted/Talented & Enrichment
Units for grades K-6 from the NYC Department of Education.
Nigeria: A Case Study
A 3rd-grade unit from the above resource.
Seagrave's Quest Class and Thematic Units
activities, online activities, and units from this long-time teacher of elementary gifted and talented students.
Egypt Thematic Unit
One of the 13 instructional units from the
MENSA for Kids
An excellent resource. See their
The Power of Invention
Lesson plans for gifted and talented students from
MENSA for Kids.
I Need a Hero
A high school lesson plan from
MENSA for Kids.
Done Now, What Can I Do?"
A 4th grade social studies unit from
Core Knowledge in which students develop skills to become self-directed
learners. See also
Not Just for Gods and Goddesses for a 2nd-grade unit from Core
Sample lesson plans and other resources to "support differentiated
A Different Place
Materials and links for differentiating instruction for high-ability
and gifted students.
or Fiction: Learning About Worms Using Diary of a Worm
Though this K-2 lesson plan from Read/Write/Think
isn't only for GT students, it requires the use of higher-level thinking
A lesson plan for grades 2-5 designed to
" use the basic objectives of creativity,
to provide for the basic needs of gifted children . . ."
Talented and Gifted
Two lesson plans for elementary gifted students
involving online research regarding astronomy.
A unit for fourth and fifth-grade
students in the talented and gifted program.
A lesson plan from Lincoln/Net. Scroll
down to the "Notes for the Instructor" for information on adapting the
lesson to higher-functioning students.
and the Depression
A lesson plan from the New Deal Network
Classroom that is suitable for gifted or advanced-placement students
at middle school or high school level. See also A Comparison with
Children in Modern Times.
To Be or Not to Be
A high school lesson plan from the Holocaust Teacher
Resource Center in which students read, analyze, discuss, and write
about the poem "To the Little Polish Boy Standing with His Arms
This in Your Community
An interview project for grades 3-4
Similarities and Differences
Between the Revolutionary War and the American Civil War Worth
a Thousand Words: The Photography Essay
lesson plan for 5th-graders or 4th-grade students who are high
Fiction and the Future
A unit designed to be used
in conjunction with the future studies that are a part of the curriculum
for seventh grade Talented and Gifted students .
A project for grades 7-8
A lesson plan for academically-gifted 4th/5th-grade-students from
Shackles: Linking Students to Written Text
This middle-grade esson from Learn NC is not specifically for gifted
students, but looks like an excellent way to teach students to read text
Design and Housing Makeover Project
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 that includes extensions
for gifted students.
U.S. History Lessons
Many lesson plans from EDSITEment.
English Language and Composition Home
Scroll down the page to find lesson
plans and teaching strategies. See other similar
pages for a variety of subjects.
Beyond the Book Report
A list of ideas from a middle-grade of gifted students.
lesson plan, but rather a list of five ideas for students who finish their
work very quickly. See also
Smart and Bored.
Teaching Children Philosophy
A website designed to help adults "conduct philosophical discussions"
with elementary-grade children.
Higher Order Thinking
Uses Bloom's Cognitive
Free Online High
School Courses & Curriculum Materials
From Hoagie's Gifted Education Page.
Emergency Substitute Plans for Gifted Classrooms
From Suite 101.
An activity designed to promote "collaboration,
innovation and creativity."
Gifted . . . Now What?
A WebQuest to promote self-discovery.
the Iditarod: The Last Great Race on Earth
Another Webquest for
elementary gifted students.
Collections of High Quality Lessons (but not necessarily
specifically for GT students)
from the National Endowment for the Humanities offers many high quality
and challenging lesson plans.
A program of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, ArtsEdge
offers high-quality, standards-based, interdisciplinary lesson
Cyber School Bus
A great source for high quality
curricula on topics such as poverty, human rights, women's rights, and
Wonderful lesson plans
for art, language arts, science, and social studies. Most could
easily be adapted to the needs of GT students .
Teaching activities and lesson plans based
on primary documents in the national Archives. Lessons are correlated to national
standards for history, civics, and government.
Library of Congress
Many wonderful lesson plans using primary sources.
Teaching with Historic Places
From the National Registry
of Historic Places. Click here for a
chronological index of available lesson plans.
Lesson plans from the National Council of Teachers of English
Many lesson plans, activities. and units.
from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
high-interest lesson plans for a variety of subjects and grade
Created by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics,
this site offers multi-media mathematics investigations, reflections on
teaching, links to the best panel-reviewed mathematics web resources and
Internet-based lesson plans all linked to the updated NCTM Principles
and Standards for School Mathematics .
SMILE Program Lesson
Nearly 200 lesson plans from IIT organized by the
following categories: Geometry and Measurement, Patterns and logic,
Probability and Statistics, Recreational and Creative Math, Practical
and Applied Math, Arithmetic, Graphs and Visuals, Algebra and
Trigonometry, and Miscellaneous. See also their lessons for
Science Lesson Plans
Elementary science lesson ideas; most are
Social Science Education
Lesson plans for both the elementary and
secondary levels from the NCSS.
National Organizations and Centers
National Association for Gifted
The home page of the NAGC.
national nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting profoundly
18 and under."
National Society for the Gifted and
A relatively new organization.
Center for Gifted Education
William and Mary Center for Gifted
Includes information on the
William and Mary
Neag Center for Gifted Education
& Talent Development
From the University of Connecticut,
this page includes information about and links to graduate programs in
gifted education, a mentor connection, and various models for gifted
National Research Center on Gifted and Talented Education
from the University of
ERIC EC Digests on Gifted
Links to many articles on gifted education from the
National Association for Gifted Children
Information and Resources
Position papers, hot topics, glossary of terms, ERIC archives, etc.
Many articles from the NSGT.
Articles from SENG.
Unwrapping the Gifted
A blog from Education Week.
Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children
From Kid Source
Education as a Whole School Model
This article from
Education World summarizes Joseph Renzulli's
Links to articles and resources.
excellent article with strategies to reverse patterns of
underachievement and resources for students.
Mathematics to Gifted Students in a Mixed-Ability Classroom
Another excellent article.
Students in the Regular Classroom
Degree and Certificate Programs in Gifted
The Gifted Education Resource
Institute at Purdue University (GERI)
masters and doctoral degrees with a specialization in gifted
for Gifted Education at William and Mary
Offers doctoral degrees
in Gifted Education.
Curry School of Education (U. of Virginia)
Offers master's and
doctoral degrees in educational psychology with an emphasis in gifted
M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. degrees with
concentrations in education of gifted students.
Offers a master of arts degree in gifted education.
of South Florida
Entirely online, fully accredited master's
degree programs in gifted education.
Another online master's degree with a focus in
Offer both campus and online master's degree in gifted education.
Offers certificates for teachers in gifted
The U of M's certificate in talent development and
gifted education is a 12-credit program preparing teachers,
administrators, and other professionals to develop, implement, and
supervise programs to teach gifted and talented students in K-12 and
postsecondary schools and other settings.
Other Resources for Teachers,
Parents, and Students
Hoagie's Gifted Education Page
An award-winning resource
for teachers, parents, and students. Be sure to see Gifted 101 and Gifted 102.
Glossary of Gifted Terms
Information from Hoagie's Gifted Education Page.
Challenge Gifted Students
Ideas from Teachnology.
A site designed to "help schools and especially
teachers facilitate learning opportunities for gifted students in the
general education classroom."
MENSA for Kids
See their resources
Characteristics or Giftedness,
questions about gifted youth,
Is My Child Bright?
Information regarding Johns
Hopkins SET program.
Education Program for Gifted
courses from Stanford University.
Gifted Kids' Bill of
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