Multi-Subject Lesson Plan Sites

The sites listed below offer lesson plans for many subjects and grade levels. I have listed a variety of sites, some of which offer thousands of lesson plans and others that include smaller, but interesting, collections of lessons. See also my index page, Educational Resources and Lesson Plans.

All links on this page were checked and updated on October 21, 2019.

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Many interesting lesson plans in a variety of areas from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Library of Congress

Many high-quality lesson plans for a variety of subjects.

Education World
Another large, searchable site with  a great deal of original content including many lesson plans, ideas for integrating technology, informative articles, and a search engine for education Web sites only.

NEA Lesson Ideas
A searchable collection of lesson plans for all subjects and grade levels.

Discovery Education
Many high-quality lesson plans.

Many high-quality, language arts-related lesson plans for all grade levels.

Thousands of free lesson plans for a variety of subjects.

A program of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, ArtsEdge offers high-quality, standards-based, interdisciplinary lesson plans.

NY Times Learning Network
Teach with lesson plans connecting to content from the NY Times.

Education at the Getty
Search units and lesson plans lesson plans available from the J. Paul Getty Museum.

National Archives and Records: Teaching with Documents Lesson Plans
Teaching activities and lesson plans based on primary documents in the Archives. Lessons are correlated to national standards for history, civics, and government. 

Teaching with Historic Places
From the National Registry of Historic Places. Click on Lesson Plans to browse their collection.


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 Plans
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.

Smithsonian Learning Lab
Create a free account to access their great lesson plans and resources..

Social Science Education Consortium
Lesson plans for both the elementary and secondary levels from the NCSS.

National Geographic Education
Activities, lesson plans and units aligned with national standards.

Yale-New Haven Teacher's Institute
This site contains units developed by Fellows participating in the Institute's seminars. These units are intended primarily for use by Fellows and their colleagues who teach in the New Haven Public Schools, but they also provide concrete examples of ways in which teachers have drawn material from Institute seminars for use in their own school courses. The units are indexed both alphabetically and by year of development.

Teachers-First Classroom Resources and Lesson Plans
Lesson plans and links organized by grade level and subject (from A and E Network).

Share My Lesson
Lesson plans aligned with the Common Core.
Perhaps the best privately-maintained education site on the Net with lesson plans in most subject areas.

Lesson Plans from the National Core Knowledge Conferences
A good collection of lesson plans organized by grade level. Many appear to be cross-disciplinary and constructivist in nature.

An excellent site from Utah State University with lesson plans and units on Africa, celebrations (including holiday lesson plans), famous persons, NASA instructional units, and many social studies units and lessons.

Lesson Plans Page
Another large collection of lesson plans categorized by subject.

Utah Education Network
Hundreds of units organized by subject area and grade level.

TeachNet: Lesson Ideas
Still another great source for lesson plans.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Digital Classroom
Classroom resources, lesson plans, and videos.

A to Z Lesson Plans
Lesson plans for all grades. See also Teacher Stuff A to Z: Theme Pages.

Education Place Lesson Plans.
An excellent source for locating lesson plans by topic (e.g. pets, weather , etc.).

Kodak Lesson Plans
Lesson plans for a variety of subjects and levels which use photography.

Awesome Library
Annotated lesson plan links by subject.

Crayola Lesson Plans
Many lesson plans for grades PreK - 12.

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