Grade 6

Instructions:

Below you will find resources and materials for this grade level. The content is divided into subject area, and then into categories. Each category is described when you click on it. All of the resources are searchable within each category.

Engagement Activities

Activities and resources available in this tab are all designed to engage students with quick, fun, and/or interesting activities. The types of activities you may see are games, apps, flash cards, etc.

TitleDescriptionTags
IXLIXL is an online site where students work through problems that get progressively more rigorous as students progress. Math
EverfiThis digital resource provides standalone, digital lessons on various topics.Math
WatchKnowLearnThis is a curated collection of educational videos.fractions decimals percents, fractions, decimals, percent, convert fractions to decimals, convert, convert decimals to fractions, convert decimals to percents, convert percents to decimals, convert fractions to percents, convert percents to fractions, game
WatchKnowLearnThis is a curated collection of educational videos.ratio, proportion, ratio and proportion, interactive game, game, 6.rp, 6.rp.a.1, 6.rp.a.2, 6.rp.a.3, 7.rp, 7.rp.a.1
PBS Learning MediaPBS learning media for Tennesseeinteractive, ratio, proportions, scale, ratio and proportion, ratios and proportions
PBS Learning MediaA collection of interactive lessons from PBS.interactive, game, equivalent expressions, distributive property
PBS Learning MediaPBS interactive lessonsdistributive property, games, game, interactive, video, distributive property with variables, algebra tiles
PBS Learning MediaPBS Learning Media interactive lessons and videosgames, interactive, prime factors, prime factorization, factor, factors, patterns of factors
A+ ClickA collection of math and logic problems to develop logical reasoning and problem solving skills.geometry, add, subtract, operations, measurement, interactive

Practice Activities

Digital

The activities and resources available in this tab are all designed to give students abundant practice in a subject or on a skill. Examples of the resources in this tab are IXL or Khan Academy.

TitleDescriptionTags
IXLIXL is an online site where students work through problems that get progressively more rigorous as students progress. Math
PBS Learning MediaPBS learning media for Tennesseeinteractive, ratio, proportions, scale, ratio and proportion, ratios and proportions
PBS Learning MediaA collection of interactive lessons from PBS.interactive, game, equivalent expressions, distributive property
PBS Learning MediaPBS interactive lessonsdistributive property, games, game, interactive, video, distributive property with variables, algebra tiles
PBS Learning MediaPBS Learning Media interactive lessons and videosgames, interactive, prime factors, prime factorization, factor, factors, patterns of factors
A+ ClickA collection of math and logic problems to develop logical reasoning and problem solving skills.geometry, add, subtract, operations, measurement, interactive

Print

The activities and resources in this tab are all printable for teachers and districts that want to create packets.

TitleDescriptionTags
Coming SoonWe are working to find content for this area. Please check back.Math
Great Minds: Eureka MathThis open-source site offers math curriculum for grades K through 8, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and Pre-Calculus. The curriculum is broken into module folders. Each module folder is broken contains a teacher edition, student edition with practice, sprint and fluency practice, exit tickets, parent tip sheets (in both English and Spanish), and some module folders contain math games. All this material is in PDF form, so it is easily printable. Some modules also have available videos to help instruct students and help parents with their students' instruction.6.ee.a.1, 6.ee.a,2, 6.ee.a.2a, 6.ee.a.2b, 6.ee.a.2c, 6.ee.a.3, 6.ee.a.4, 6.ee.b.5, 6.ee.b.7, 6.ee.b.6, 6.ee.b.8, 6.ee.c.9, 6.ee.c.9a, 6.ee.c.9b, equation, equivalent expressions, exponent, exponential notation, expression, expressions, linear expression, linear expressions, number sentence, numerical expression, solution, solution of an equation, truth values, truth value, true value, true values, value, value of a numerical expression, variable, unknown, distribute, distribution, distributive, distributive property, factor, factors
PBS Learning MediaPBS learning media for Tennesseeinteractive, ratio, proportions, scale, ratio and proportion, ratios and proportions
PBS Learning MediaA collection of interactive lessons from PBS.interactive, game, equivalent expressions, distributive property
PBS Learning MediaPBS interactive lessonsdistributive property, games, game, interactive, video, distributive property with variables, algebra tiles
PBS Learning MediaPBS Learning Media interactive lessons and videosgames, interactive, prime factors, prime factorization, factor, factors, patterns of factors

Videos

Teacher Videos

This tab provides teachers with videos to help them with grade and subject specific instruction and distance and blended learning.

TitleDescriptionTags
WonderopolisThis site contains many videos covering many subjects. The content is framed as explanations to "Wonders."Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts

Student Videos

This tab provides teachers with videos to show and/or assign to students.

TitleDescriptionTags
WonderopolisThis site contains many videos covering many subjects. The content is framed as explanations to "Wonders."Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts
Great Minds: Eureka MathThis open-source site offers math curriculum for grades K through 8, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and Pre-Calculus. The curriculum is broken into module folders. Each module folder is broken contains a teacher edition, student edition with practice, sprint and fluency practice, exit tickets, parent tip sheets (in both English and Spanish), and some module folders contain math games. All this material is in PDF form, so it is easily printable. Some modules also have available videos to help instruct students and help parents with their students' instruction.6.ee.a.1, 6.ee.a,2, 6.ee.a.2a, 6.ee.a.2b, 6.ee.a.2c, 6.ee.a.3, 6.ee.a.4, 6.ee.b.5, 6.ee.b.7, 6.ee.b.6, 6.ee.b.8, 6.ee.c.9, 6.ee.c.9a, 6.ee.c.9b, equation, equivalent expressions, exponent, exponential notation, expression, expressions, linear expression, linear expressions, number sentence, numerical expression, solution, solution of an equation, truth values, truth value, true value, true values, value, value of a numerical expression, variable, unknown, distribute, distribution, distributive, distributive property, factor, factors
WatchKnowLearnThis is a curated collection of educational videos.fractions decimals percents, fractions, decimals, percent, convert fractions to decimals, convert, convert decimals to fractions, convert decimals to percents, convert percents to decimals, convert fractions to percents, convert percents to fractions, game
WatchKnowLearnThis is a curated collection of educational videos.ratio, proportion, ratio and proportion, interactive game, game, 6.rp, 6.rp.a.1, 6.rp.a.2, 6.rp.a.3, 7.rp, 7.rp.a.1
PBS Learning MediaPBS learning media for Tennesseeinteractive, ratio, proportions, scale, ratio and proportion, ratios and proportions
PBS Learning MediaA collection of interactive lessons from PBS.interactive, game, equivalent expressions, distributive property
PBS Learning MediaPBS interactive lessonsdistributive property, games, game, interactive, video, distributive property with variables, algebra tiles
PBS Learning MediaPBS Learning Media interactive lessons and videosgames, interactive, prime factors, prime factorization, factor, factors, patterns of factors
PBS Learning MediaThis is a collection of math videos.GCF, Greatest Common Factor, Common Factor, factor, gcf, greatest common factor, find the greatest common factor, finding the greatest common factor, find the gcf, finding the gcf, 6.ns.b.4, 6.ns, 6.ns.b, number sense
PBS Learning MediaThis is a collection of videos and interactive lessons with support materials.equations, one variable equations, one-variable equations, solve equations, solving equations, fractions in equations, equations with fractions, video, 6.ee, 6.ee.b.5, model, variable, numerical expression, algebraic equation
LearnZillionA collection of math instructional videos by grade, domain and standardvideos, geometry, operations, arithmetic, fractions, measurement, statistics, algebra, algebraic thinking, ratio, proportion, reasoning, ratio and proportion, number systems, numbers base ten, numbers fractions
Math Anticsmath videosvideos, place value, decimal place value, rounding, numeracy, arithmetic, order of operations, distributive property, factoring, prime, prime factors, prime factorization, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimal, fractions, part, common denominators, common denominators, adding fractions, subtracting fractions, multiplying fractions, dividing fractions, mixed numbers, percent, percentage, equivalent fractions, percent of a number, ratio, rate, ratios, proportions, proportion, points, lines, plane, angle, angles, degrees, polygon, polygons, triangles, quadrilaterals, perimeter, area, circles, pi, circumference, area, volume, Pythagorean Theorem, mean, median, mode, range, statistics, geometry, measurement, metric system, metric, distance, exponents, square root, scientific notation, algebra, solve equations, solving equations, law of exponents, polynomials, graph, graphing, coordinate plane, function, functions, linear function, linear functions, linear, slope, line, line, graph a line, graphing lines

Teacher Toolbox

The contents of this tab are resources and materials that help teachers build capacity and provide students with strong online and/or distance learning.

TitleDescriptionTags
EverfiThis digital resource provides standalone, digital lessons on various topics.Math
McGraw-Hill Teacher ResourcesVarious digital resources and guidance across grade levels and content areas to support teachers to implement remote teaching and learning strategies.Math
Great Minds: Eureka MathThis open-source site offers math curriculum for grades K through 8, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and Pre-Calculus. The curriculum is broken into module folders. Each module folder is broken contains a teacher edition, student edition with practice, sprint and fluency practice, exit tickets, parent tip sheets (in both English and Spanish), and some module folders contain math games. All this material is in PDF form, so it is easily printable. Some modules also have available videos to help instruct students and help parents with their students' instruction.6.ee.a.1, 6.ee.a,2, 6.ee.a.2a, 6.ee.a.2b, 6.ee.a.2c, 6.ee.a.3, 6.ee.a.4, 6.ee.b.5, 6.ee.b.7, 6.ee.b.6, 6.ee.b.8, 6.ee.c.9, 6.ee.c.9a, 6.ee.c.9b, equation, equivalent expressions, exponent, exponential notation, expression, expressions, linear expression, linear expressions, number sentence, numerical expression, solution, solution of an equation, truth values, truth value, true value, true values, value, value of a numerical expression, variable, unknown, distribute, distribution, distributive, distributive property, factor, factors
PBS Learning MediaPBS learning media for Tennesseeinteractive, ratio, proportions, scale, ratio and proportion, ratios and proportions
PBS Learning MediaA collection of interactive lessons from PBS.interactive, game, equivalent expressions, distributive property
PBS Learning MediaPBS interactive lessonsdistributive property, games, game, interactive, video, distributive property with variables, algebra tiles
PBS Learning MediaPBS Learning Media interactive lessons and videosgames, interactive, prime factors, prime factorization, factor, factors, patterns of factors

Engagement Activities

Activities and resources available in this tab are all designed to engage students with quick, fun, and/or interesting activities. The types of activities you may see are games, apps, flash cards, etc.

TitleDescriptionTags
IXLIXL is an online site where students work through problems that get progressively more rigorous as students progress. ELA

Practice Activities

Digital

The activities and resources available in this tab are all designed to give students abundant practice in a subject or on a skill. Examples of the resources in this tab are IXL or Khan Academy.

TitleDescriptionTags
IXLIXL is an online site where students work through problems that get progressively more rigorous as students progress. ELA

Print

The activities and resources in this tab are all printable for teachers and districts that want to create packets.

TitleDescriptionTags
I-Ready At-HomeThis library of K-8 printable at-home activity packs is designed to reinforce key concepts and provide students with valuable self-directed exercises and practice during extended absences from school. The at-home activity packs are of high quality and aligned to academic standards.ELA

Videos

Teacher Videos

This tab provides teachers with videos to help them with grade and subject specific instruction and distance and blended learning.

TitleDescriptionTags
WonderopolisThis site contains many videos covering many subjects. The content is framed as explanations to "Wonders."Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts

Student Videos

This tab provides teachers with videos to show and/or assign to students.

TitleDescriptionTags
WonderopolisThis site contains many videos covering many subjects. The content is framed as explanations to "Wonders."Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts

Teacher Toolbox

The contents of this tab are resources and materials that help teachers build capacity and provide students with strong online and/or distance learning.

TitleDescriptionTags
I-Ready At-HomeThis library of K-8 printable at-home activity packs is designed to reinforce key concepts and provide students with valuable self-directed exercises and practice during extended absences from school. The at-home activity packs are of high quality and aligned to academic standards.ELA

Engagement Activities

Activities and resources available in this tab are all designed to engage students with quick, fun, and/or interesting activities. The types of activities you may see are games, apps, flash cards, etc.

TitleDescriptionTags
IXLIXL is an online site where students work through problems that get progressively more rigorous as students progress. Science
GRC Lesson Ideas - Dye in Motion6-8 physical science investigation where learners use the gather, reason, communicate framework and their own questions and investigate what causes food coloring to move differently in containers of water of different temperatures. Science, investigations, GRC, physical science, matter, energy, cause, effect, questions
GRC Lesson Ideas - Where's the Nucleus!6-8 life science investigation where learners develop a model of the relationship between the structure of cells and the function of the cells in an organism, initally exploring red blood cells. Science, investigations, GRC, life science, cells, organelles, structure, function, models, explanations
GRC Lesson Ideas - Pathways of Change6-8 earth science investigation where learners use the gather, reason, communicate framework and present arguments that use evidence to explain why older and newer sidewalks appear different from each other. Science, investigations, GRC, earth science, cause, effect, change, weathering, arguments, explanations
NSTA Daily Do ActivitiesDaily Dos are science activities where students can engage in a sensemaking task for teachers and families. Activities are developed specifically for elementary, middle, or high school. A new Daily Do activity is released each weekday. NSTA is offering free 30-day memberships to access these actvities. (https://learningcenter.nsta.org/freemonth/)Science, investigations, families, at-home, collections, NSTA
ecoXPT - immersive ecosystem simulationecoXPT is an simulated environment where students learn how ecosystems function. In addition to being able to interact within the ecosystem, ecoXPT includes guided "thinking moves" activities within the simulated ecosystem where students can focus on science practices such as deep seeing, pattern seeking, analyzing causality, constructing explanations. YouTube video lessons included. 6-8 life science, HS biologyScience, investigations, simulations, patterns, cause effect, explanations, arguments

Practice Activities

Digital

The activities and resources available in this tab are all designed to give students abundant practice in a subject or on a skill. Examples of the resources in this tab are IXL or Khan Academy.

TitleDescriptionTags
IXLIXL is an online site where students work through problems that get progressively more rigorous as students progress. Science
ecoXPT - immersive ecosystem simulationecoXPT is an simulated environment where students learn how ecosystems function. In addition to being able to interact within the ecosystem, ecoXPT includes guided "thinking moves" activities within the simulated ecosystem where students can focus on science practices such as deep seeing, pattern seeking, analyzing causality, constructing explanations. YouTube video lessons included. 6-8 life science, HS biologyScience, investigations, simulations, patterns, cause effect, explanations, arguments

Print

The activities and resources in this tab are all printable for teachers and districts that want to create packets.

TitleDescriptionTags
Coming SoonWe are working to find content for this area. Please check back.Science

Videos

Teacher Videos

This tab provides teachers with videos to help them with grade and subject specific instruction and distance and blended learning.

TitleDescriptionTags
Smithsonian Institute Learning Institute VideoThe Smithsonian Institute's Learning Lab has a variety of videos that can be used to enhance learning.Science, Social Studies
WonderopolisThis site contains many videos covering many subjects. The content is framed as explanations to "Wonders."Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts
Science NetlinksLiteracy opportunities in both Math and ScienceScience

Student Videos

This tab provides teachers with videos to show and/or assign to students.

TitleDescriptionTags
Smithsonian Institute Learning Institute VideoThe Smithsonian Institute's Learning Lab has a variety of videos that can be used to enhance learning.Science, Social Studies
WonderopolisThis site contains many videos covering many subjects. The content is framed as explanations to "Wonders."Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts

Teacher Toolbox

The contents of this tab are resources and materials that help teachers build capacity and provide students with strong online and/or distance learning.

TitleDescriptionTags
McGraw-Hill ScienceVarious digital resources and guidance across grade levels and content areas to support teachers to implement remote teaching and learning strategies.Science
How can families support student science learning at home?An easy-to-read list of things to consider - home-based learning is unique and should not try to recreate school - as well as recommended actions families can take - focus on science in everyday life.Science, families, investigations, at-home, support
Teacher Guide: Investigations Beyond the ClassroomThis document is the anchor document for the GRC investigations compiled in the TDOE online resource toolkit and includes strategies for engaging with learners, recognizing that there is a range of factors influencing interactions with students. The document is framed around two conclusions from the 2019 report Science and Engineering for Grades 6-12: Investigation and Design at the Center. 1) Investigation is a more effective way of teaching, and 2) Students are inherently curious.Science, GRC, teachers, investigations, at-home, support
Leveraging Science in the News (NSTA blog)This post addresses how to use current events in 3D lessond design. The article was specifically written to be relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic and emphasizes the importance of an awareness of understanding the motivation of student questions and understanding both student ideas and feelings about potentailly sensitive issues.Science, teachers, discourse, at-home, support
Teach Anywhere (Stanford)The Teach Anywhere website is appropriate for districts and teachers equipped with technology that permits engagement with students. There is guidance around best practices that includes tips for both synchronous and asynchronous delivery of instruction and discussion facilitation. This website is intended for a post-secondary audience, but K-12 systems will still find valuable information.Science, teachers, discourse, at-home, support
Teaching Effectively During Times of DisruptionThis document contains many "how to" guides for delivering lessons in synchronous and asynchronous formats. It includes specific guidance for using CANVAS and well as pedagogical recommendations.Science, teachers, discourse, at-home, support, howto
Supports for Students - Stemteachingtools.orgThis one-pager is intended for students and addresses the importance of their well-being and emotional state, as well as the unique opportunities that come with learning at home - the opportunity to explore what matters to them. Science, students, at-home, support, families, teachers
Selecting Anchoring Phenomenon for Equitable 3D Teaching And AssessmentThis is the anchor page for an OER training that covers the selection of phenomenon that promote equitable science instruction. All slides are available to be downloaded and modified, and speaker notes are present. The selection of strong anchoring phenomenon is essential to using the storyline instructional model. These resources are especially useful for teachers asked to lead PD for their schools/districts.teachers, support, PD, districts

Engagement Activities

Activities and resources available in this tab are all designed to engage students with quick, fun, and/or interesting activities. The types of activities you may see are games, apps, flash cards, etc.

TitleDescriptionTags
IXLIXL is an online site where students work through problems that get progressively more rigorous as students progress. Social Studies
iCivicsThis website has many self-guided games designed to facilitate students' understanding of U.S. government structures and levels as well as how citizens operate within them. (Requires users to create a free account.) Social Studies
Ben's GuideThis page has games designed to help students understand the structure and function of branches of the U. S. Government and U. S. geography. Social Studies
Ben's GuideThis website primarily consists of self-guided readings for students focused on government structures and foundational U. S. History.Social Studies
Teaching CivicsThis website has curated lists of resources—ranging from complete lessons to activities such as games, podcasts, and videos—filtered by grade band. Users can also filter by topic and teaching strategy. (Depending on the resource selected, users may be required to create an account.)Social Studies
Discovery EducationAn online collection of resources that is free to affected schools and districts through the end of the school year.Social Studies

Practice Activities

Digital

The activities and resources available in this tab are all designed to give students abundant practice in a subject or on a skill. Examples of the resources in this tab are IXL or Khan Academy.

TitleDescriptionTags
IXLIXL is an online site where students work through problems that get progressively more rigorous as students progress. Social Studies
iCivicsThis website includes complete unit/lesson plans, tips for teachers (including a full page on facilitating remote learning), and links to suggested student games. Most units are designed to help students understand the structure and levels of U.S. Government and how citizens operate within them but instructional resources are also available for topics such as "International Affairs" and "Persuasive Writing." Units include instructional options and resources tailored to the needs of middle school and high school students. Most materials are available for download and easily printed. (Requires users to create a free account.)Social Studies
Ben's GuideThis website primarily consists of self-guided readings for students focused on government structures and foundational U. S. History.Social Studies
Civics Renewal NetworkThis is a hub that easily allows teachers to search for lesson plans and materials relevant to a a particular grade level (teachers can filter by grades K–12) or civics-focused topic. Resource type (e.g,. video, reading, presentations) varies by lesson. (Depending on the resource selected, users may be required to create a free account.)Social Studies
Teaching CivicsThis website has curated lists of resources—ranging from complete lessons to activities such as games, podcasts, and videos—filtered by grade band. Users can also filter by topic and teaching strategy. (Depending on the resource selected, users may be required to create an account.)Social Studies
Florida Joint Center for CitizenshipThe website has civics-based lessons and short activities for grades K–12 tailored for each grade band. They are broken up by Florida standards but include a content description, so it is easy to find relevant resources. Social Studies
Tennessee Secretary of StateThis website has grade-banded, civics-focused lesson plans and resources created by Tennessee teachers for Tennessee teachers.Social Studies

Print

The activities and resources in this tab are all printable for teachers and districts that want to create packets.

TitleDescriptionTags
iCivicsThis website includes complete unit/lesson plans, tips for teachers (including a full page on facilitating remote learning), and links to suggested student games. Most units are designed to help students understand the structure and levels of U.S. Government and how citizens operate within them but instructional resources are also available for topics such as "International Affairs" and "Persuasive Writing." Units include instructional options and resources tailored to the needs of middle school and high school students. Most materials are available for download and easily printed. (Requires users to create a free account.)Social Studies
Ben's GuideThis website primarily consists of self-guided readings for students focused on government structures and foundational U. S. History.Social Studies
Civics Renewal NetworkThis is a hub that easily allows teachers to search for lesson plans and materials relevant to a a particular grade level (teachers can filter by grades K–12) or civics-focused topic. Resource type (e.g,. video, reading, presentations) varies by lesson. (Depending on the resource selected, users may be required to create a free account.)Social Studies
Teaching CivicsThis website has curated lists of resources—ranging from complete lessons to activities such as games, podcasts, and videos—filtered by grade band. Users can also filter by topic and teaching strategy. (Depending on the resource selected, users may be required to create an account.)Social Studies
Florida Joint Center for CitizenshipThe website has civics-based lessons and short activities for grades K–12 tailored for each grade band. They are broken up by Florida standards but include a content description, so it is easy to find relevant resources. Social Studies
Tennessee Secretary of StateThis website has grade-banded, civics-focused lesson plans and resources created by Tennessee teachers for Tennessee teachers.Social Studies

Videos

Teacher Videos

This tab provides teachers with videos to help them with grade and subject specific instruction and distance and blended learning.

TitleDescriptionTags
Smithsonian Institute Learning Institute VideoThe Smithsonian Institute's Learning Lab has a variety of videos that can be used to enhance learning.Science, Social Studies
Khan Academy - Arts and HumanitiesKhan Academy's Arts and Humanities site features information on many social studies courses, AP courses, and arts courses.Social Studies, Fine Arts
WonderopolisThis site contains many videos covering many subjects. The content is framed as explanations to "Wonders."Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts

Student Videos

This tab provides teachers with videos to show and/or assign to students.

TitleDescriptionTags
Smithsonian Institute Learning Institute VideoThe Smithsonian Institute's Learning Lab has a variety of videos that can be used to enhance learning.Science, Social Studies
Khan Academy - Arts and HumanitiesKhan Academy's Arts and Humanities site features information on many social studies courses, AP courses, and arts courses.Social Studies, Fine Arts
WonderopolisThis site contains many videos covering many subjects. The content is framed as explanations to "Wonders."Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts
Center On Representative GovernmentThe Center on Representative Government is a non-partisan educational institution that develops and provides materials on civics and government at no-cost to students and educators. Includes student and teacher specific components. Students may engage with democracy by: exploring our interactives, challenging yourself with our games and apps; reflecting upon our thought-provoking videos; and making your voice heard by contacting your representatives at one of our web links. Designed by Indiana University, which may be limiting to state specific content in some areas. Social Studies

Teacher Toolbox

The contents of this tab are resources and materials that help teachers build capacity and provide students with strong online and/or distance learning.

TitleDescriptionTags
iCivicsThis website includes complete unit/lesson plans, tips for teachers (including a full page on facilitating remote learning), and links to suggested student games. Most units are designed to help students understand the structure and levels of U.S. Government and how citizens operate within them but instructional resources are also available for topics such as "International Affairs" and "Persuasive Writing." Units include instructional options and resources tailored to the needs of middle school and high school students. Most materials are available for download and easily printed. (Requires users to create a free account.)Social Studies
Civics Renewal NetworkThis is a hub that easily allows teachers to search for lesson plans and materials relevant to a a particular grade level (teachers can filter by grades K–12) or civics-focused topic. Resource type (e.g,. video, reading, presentations) varies by lesson. (Depending on the resource selected, users may be required to create a free account.)Social Studies
Florida Joint Center for CitizenshipThe website has civics-based lessons and short activities for grades K–12 tailored for each grade band. They are broken up by Florida standards but include a content description, so it is easy to find relevant resources. Social Studies
Tennessee Secretary of StateThis website has grade-banded, civics-focused lesson plans and resources created by Tennessee teachers for Tennessee teachers.Social Studies
McGraw-Hill Social StudiesVarious digital resources and guidance across grade levels and content areas to support teachers to implement remote teaching and learning strategies.Social Studies

Engagement Activities

Activities and resources available in this tab are all designed to engage students with quick, fun, and/or interesting activities. The types of activities you may see are games, apps, flash cards, etc.

TitleDescriptionTags
PBS: DanceThis resource from PBS contains videos that encourage and explore the participation, analysis, appreciation, and history of dance from a variety of time periods and cultures. Students can create diagrams to compare different styles of dance, from clogging to stomping to ballet.Fine Arts, Dance, Videos
Kennedy Center Classroom ResourcesFor educators looking to infuse the arts into their educational practices, The Kennedy Center has developed a robust collection of hundreds of free digital learning resources: lessons, articles, performance guides, how-tos and much more.Fine Arts, Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Lessons, Articles, Performance Guides, Arts Integration
SEADAE Arts Instructional ResourcesState Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) repository of instructional resources for the arts education field. The links within this page continue to be updated.Fine Arts, Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Repository
The Art Career ProjectThis resource encourages career exploration in the arts and provides students the ability to explore and research relevant careers, education/certification programs, and jobs.Fine Arts, Media Arts, Visual Arts, Career Exploration
Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert HallThe Berlin Philharmonic is offering their web- and app-based digital concert hall featuring videos of concerts. Redeem the voucher code BERLINPHIL to receive free access to all concerts and films in the Digital Concert Hall.Fine Arts, Music
PBS: MusicThis resource from PBS contains videos to encourage students to perform, analyze, and appreciate music and include resources that explore music from various time periods and cultures.Fine Arts, Music
Quaver MusicThis site is offering free access to general music activities and curriculum, most best accessed digitally, for all schools and students impacted by COVID-19 closures. Teachers may need to set up accounts for students to use.Fine Arts, Music
Sight-Reading FactoryExercises, designed to be viewed on electronic devices (mobile and desktop), support sight-reading and sight-singing practice. Exercises may also be printed.Fine Arts, Music
SmartMusicThis site offers free access through June 30 to a suite of web-based music education tools, including access to music method books, literature/sheet music, practice/application, and assessment. Teachers may need to set up student accounts.Fine Arts, Music
Beat by Beat PressBeat by Beat Press offers a number of resources for elementary, middle, and high school theatre programs. The organization has assembled a guide with a growing number of free tools and resources for distance learning in theatre/drama.Fine Arts, Theatre
Broadway EducatorsThis site offers free materials to schools, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about a specific Broadway show, the professional theatre or the theatre as a communicative art form.Fine Arts, Theatre
PBS: TheatreThis resource from PBS contains videos that explore the world of theatre with lesson plans, videos, interactive activities, and more.Fine Arts, Theatre
Art for Kids HubStudent, parent, and family activities for art making. New art lessons are uploaded M-F every week.Fine Arts, Visual Arts
Davis ArtThrough June 30, teachers have open access to a library of 25,000 fine art images as well as full use of student books and teacher editions. Most resources are best viewed online.Fine Arts, Visual Arts
PBS: Visual ArtsThis resource from PBS contains videos exploring the many forms of visual art with resources that encourage analysis, research, and practice.Fine Arts, Visual Arts
Travel and Leisure MagazineThis article links to museums around te world offering virtual tours and online exhibits.Fine Arts, Visual Arts, Virtual Field Trips
Save the Music FoundationThe VH1 Save the Music Foundation has curated an extensive collection of high quality educational resources with music teachers and schools, including remote teaching & learning support, online resources, virtual concerts and tours, and other resources. Fine Arts, Music
COVID-19 Instrument Cleaning GuidelinesThe NFHS, NAfME and the NAMM Foundation recommend the following guidelines for handling musical instruments during the COVID-19 school shutdown period.Music, Guidance

Practice Activities

Digital

The activities and resources available in this tab are all designed to give students abundant practice in a subject or on a skill. Examples of the resources in this tab are IXL or Khan Academy.

TitleDescriptionTags
SEADAE Arts Instructional ResourcesState Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) repository of instructional resources for the arts education field. The links within this page continue to be updated.Fine Arts, Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Repository
Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert HallThe Berlin Philharmonic is offering their web- and app-based digital concert hall featuring videos of concerts. Redeem the voucher code BERLINPHIL to receive free access to all concerts and films in the Digital Concert Hall.Fine Arts, Music
PBS: MusicThis resource from PBS contains videos to encourage students to perform, analyze, and appreciate music and include resources that explore music from various time periods and cultures.Fine Arts, Music
Quaver MusicThis site is offering free access to general music activities and curriculum, most best accessed digitally, for all schools and students impacted by COVID-19 closures. Teachers may need to set up accounts for students to use.Fine Arts, Music
Sight-Reading FactoryExercises, designed to be viewed on electronic devices (mobile and desktop), support sight-reading and sight-singing practice. Exercises may also be printed.Fine Arts, Music
SmartMusicThis site offers free access through June 30 to a suite of web-based music education tools, including access to music method books, literature/sheet music, practice/application, and assessment. Teachers may need to set up student accounts.Fine Arts, Music
Beat by Beat PressBeat by Beat Press offers a number of resources for elementary, middle, and high school theatre programs. The organization has assembled a guide with a growing number of free tools and resources for distance learning in theatre/drama.Fine Arts, Theatre
Broadway EducatorsThis site offers free materials to schools, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about a specific Broadway show, the professional theatre or the theatre as a communicative art form.Fine Arts, Theatre
PBS: TheatreThis resource from PBS contains videos that explore the world of theatre with lesson plans, videos, interactive activities, and more.Fine Arts, Theatre
COVID-19 Instrument Cleaning GuidelinesThe NFHS, NAfME and the NAMM Foundation recommend the following guidelines for handling musical instruments during the COVID-19 school shutdown period.Music, Guidance

Print

The activities and resources in this tab are all printable for teachers and districts that want to create packets.

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Georgia Department of Education Fine Arts ResourcesThe GA-DOE instructional resources for fine arts teachers include instructional frameworks in all arts content areas. The downloadable word documents contain links to pacing guides, unit plans, lesson plans, assessments, and other instructional resources. Teachers electing to use these resources should first align the materials for use with the Tennessee Academic Standards for Fine Arts.Fine Arts, Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Unit Plans, Lesson Plans, Assessments, Pacing Guides
SEADAE Arts Instructional ResourcesState Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) repository of instructional resources for the arts education field. The links within this page continue to be updated.Fine Arts, Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Repository
Quaver MusicThis site is offering free access to general music activities and curriculum, most best accessed digitally, for all schools and students impacted by COVID-19 closures. Teachers may need to set up accounts for students to use.Fine Arts, Music
Sight-Reading FactoryExercises, designed to be viewed on electronic devices (mobile and desktop), support sight-reading and sight-singing practice. Exercises may also be printed.Fine Arts, Music
Davis ArtThrough June 30, teachers have open access to a library of 25,000 fine art images as well as full use of student books and teacher editions. Most resources are best viewed online.Fine Arts, Visual Arts
COVID-19 Instrument Cleaning GuidelinesThe NFHS, NAfME and the NAMM Foundation recommend the following guidelines for handling musical instruments during the COVID-19 school shutdown period.Music, Guidance

Videos

Teacher Videos

This tab provides teachers with videos to help them with grade and subject specific instruction and distance and blended learning.

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Khan Academy - Arts and HumanitiesKhan Academy's Arts and Humanities site features information on many social studies courses, AP courses, and arts courses.Social Studies, Fine Arts
WonderopolisThis site contains many videos covering many subjects. The content is framed as explanations to "Wonders."Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts
PBS: DanceThis resource from PBS contains videos that encourage and explore the participation, analysis, appreciation, and history of dance from a variety of time periods and cultures. Students can create diagrams to compare different styles of dance, from clogging to stomping to ballet.Fine Arts, Dance, Videos
Georgia Department of Education Fine Arts ResourcesThe GA-DOE instructional resources for fine arts teachers include instructional frameworks in all arts content areas. The downloadable word documents contain links to pacing guides, unit plans, lesson plans, assessments, and other instructional resources. Teachers electing to use these resources should first align the materials for use with the Tennessee Academic Standards for Fine Arts.Fine Arts, Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Unit Plans, Lesson Plans, Assessments, Pacing Guides
Kennedy Center Classroom ResourcesFor educators looking to infuse the arts into their educational practices, The Kennedy Center has developed a robust collection of hundreds of free digital learning resources: lessons, articles, performance guides, how-tos and much more.Fine Arts, Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Lessons, Articles, Performance Guides, Arts Integration
SEADAE Arts Instructional ResourcesState Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) repository of instructional resources for the arts education field. The links within this page continue to be updated.Fine Arts, Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Repository
Teaching ChannelCollection of teaching videos including lesson demos and instructional ideas in the arts. (Filter videos by subject: "Arts" or search videos by keyword)Fine Arts, Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts
Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert HallThe Berlin Philharmonic is offering their web- and app-based digital concert hall featuring videos of concerts. Redeem the voucher code BERLINPHIL to receive free access to all concerts and films in the Digital Concert Hall.Fine Arts, Music
PBS: MusicThis resource from PBS contains videos to encourage students to perform, analyze, and appreciate music and include resources that explore music from various time periods and cultures.Fine Arts, Music
Broadway EducatorsThis site offers free materials to schools, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about a specific Broadway show, the professional theatre or the theatre as a communicative art form.Fine Arts, Theatre
PBS: TheatreThis resource from PBS contains videos that explore the world of theatre with lesson plans, videos, interactive activities, and more.Fine Arts, Theatre
Texas Thespians Teaching ResourcesThis resource site contains multiple resources compiled by the Texas EdTA Chapter, including links to only resources, podcasts, Google sites, and videos focused on theatre.Fine Arts, Theatre, Professional Organization
Art of Education UniversityArticles, videos, instructional ideas, and professional development opportunities for arts educators.Fine Arts, Visual Arts, Professional Development
PBS: Visual ArtsThis resource from PBS contains videos exploring the many forms of visual art with resources that encourage analysis, research, and practice.Fine Arts, Visual Arts

Student Videos

This tab provides teachers with videos to show and/or assign to students.

TitleDescriptionTags
Khan Academy - Arts and HumanitiesKhan Academy's Arts and Humanities site features information on many social studies courses, AP courses, and arts courses.Social Studies, Fine Arts
WonderopolisThis site contains many videos covering many subjects. The content is framed as explanations to "Wonders."Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts
PBS: DanceThis resource from PBS contains videos that encourage and explore the participation, analysis, appreciation, and history of dance from a variety of time periods and cultures. Students can create diagrams to compare different styles of dance, from clogging to stomping to ballet.Fine Arts, Dance, Videos
Kennedy Center Classroom ResourcesFor educators looking to infuse the arts into their educational practices, The Kennedy Center has developed a robust collection of hundreds of free digital learning resources: lessons, articles, performance guides, how-tos and much more.Fine Arts, Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Lessons, Articles, Performance Guides, Arts Integration
SEADAE Arts Instructional ResourcesState Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) repository of instructional resources for the arts education field. The links within this page continue to be updated.Fine Arts, Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Repository
Teaching ChannelCollection of teaching videos including lesson demos and instructional ideas in the arts. (Filter videos by subject: "Arts" or search videos by keyword)Fine Arts, Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts
Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert HallThe Berlin Philharmonic is offering their web- and app-based digital concert hall featuring videos of concerts. Redeem the voucher code BERLINPHIL to receive free access to all concerts and films in the Digital Concert Hall.Fine Arts, Music
PBS: MusicThis resource from PBS contains videos to encourage students to perform, analyze, and appreciate music and include resources that explore music from various time periods and cultures.Fine Arts, Music
Broadway EducatorsThis site offers free materials to schools, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about a specific Broadway show, the professional theatre or the theatre as a communicative art form.Fine Arts, Theatre
PBS: TheatreThis resource from PBS contains videos that explore the world of theatre with lesson plans, videos, interactive activities, and more.Fine Arts, Theatre
Art for Kids HubStudent, parent, and family activities for art making. New art lessons are uploaded M-F every week.Fine Arts, Visual Arts
PBS: Visual ArtsThis resource from PBS contains videos exploring the many forms of visual art with resources that encourage analysis, research, and practice.Fine Arts, Visual Arts

Teacher Toolbox

The contents of this tab are resources and materials that help teachers build capacity and provide students with strong online and/or distance learning.

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National Dance Education OrganizationThe National Dance Education Organization offers a variety of resources for dance educators. There are a number of specific resources and guidance for teaching dance online.Fine Arts, Dance, Professional Organization
PBS: DanceThis resource from PBS contains videos that encourage and explore the participation, analysis, appreciation, and history of dance from a variety of time periods and cultures. Students can create diagrams to compare different styles of dance, from clogging to stomping to ballet.Fine Arts, Dance, Videos
Georgia Department of Education Fine Arts ResourcesThe GA-DOE instructional resources for fine arts teachers include instructional frameworks in all arts content areas. The downloadable word documents contain links to pacing guides, unit plans, lesson plans, assessments, and other instructional resources. Teachers electing to use these resources should first align the materials for use with the Tennessee Academic Standards for Fine Arts.Fine Arts, Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Unit Plans, Lesson Plans, Assessments, Pacing Guides
Kennedy Center Classroom ResourcesFor educators looking to infuse the arts into their educational practices, The Kennedy Center has developed a robust collection of hundreds of free digital learning resources: lessons, articles, performance guides, how-tos and much more.Fine Arts, Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Lessons, Articles, Performance Guides, Arts Integration
NCAS Model Cornerstone AssessmentsExample/model cornerstone assessments in all arts disciplines for a variety of grades and courses. While these example assessments are not explicitly linked to Tennessee Standards, the Tennessee Fine Arts Standards were developed using the National Core Art Standards as a foundational framework. Navigate to: Model Cornerstone Assessments > Choose Discipline. Fine Arts, Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Assessments
SEADAE Arts Instructional ResourcesState Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) repository of instructional resources for the arts education field. The links within this page continue to be updated.Fine Arts, Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Repository
Teaching ChannelCollection of teaching videos including lesson demos and instructional ideas in the arts. (Filter videos by subject: "Arts" or search videos by keyword)Fine Arts, Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts
Media Literacy NowMedia Literacy Now offers resources and tools for teachers, parents, and students. Fine Arts, Media Arts
The Art Career ProjectThis resource encourages career exploration in the arts and provides students the ability to explore and research relevant careers, education/certification programs, and jobs.Fine Arts, Media Arts, Visual Arts, Career Exploration
Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert HallThe Berlin Philharmonic is offering their web- and app-based digital concert hall featuring videos of concerts. Redeem the voucher code BERLINPHIL to receive free access to all concerts and films in the Digital Concert Hall.Fine Arts, Music
PBS: MusicThis resource from PBS contains videos to encourage students to perform, analyze, and appreciate music and include resources that explore music from various time periods and cultures.Fine Arts, Music
Quaver MusicThis site is offering free access to general music activities and curriculum, most best accessed digitally, for all schools and students impacted by COVID-19 closures. Teachers may need to set up accounts for students to use.Fine Arts, Music
Sight-Reading FactoryExercises, designed to be viewed on electronic devices (mobile and desktop), support sight-reading and sight-singing practice. Exercises may also be printed.Fine Arts, Music
SmartMusicThis site offers free access through June 30 to a suite of web-based music education tools, including access to music method books, literature/sheet music, practice/application, and assessment. Teachers may need to set up student accounts.Fine Arts, Music
Beat by Beat PressBeat by Beat Press offers a number of resources for elementary, middle, and high school theatre programs. The organization has assembled a guide with a growing number of free tools and resources for distance learning in theatre/drama.Fine Arts, Theatre
Broadway EducatorsThis site offers free materials to schools, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about a specific Broadway show, the professional theatre or the theatre as a communicative art form.Fine Arts, Theatre
PBS: TheatreThis resource from PBS contains videos that explore the world of theatre with lesson plans, videos, interactive activities, and more.Fine Arts, Theatre
Texas Thespians Teaching ResourcesThis resource site contains multiple resources compiled by the Texas EdTA Chapter, including links to only resources, podcasts, Google sites, and videos focused on theatre.Fine Arts, Theatre, Professional Organization
Art of Education UniversityArticles, videos, instructional ideas, and professional development opportunities for arts educators.Fine Arts, Visual Arts, Professional Development
Davis ArtThrough June 30, teachers have open access to a library of 25,000 fine art images as well as full use of student books and teacher editions. Most resources are best viewed online.Fine Arts, Visual Arts
PBS: Visual ArtsThis resource from PBS contains videos exploring the many forms of visual art with resources that encourage analysis, research, and practice.Fine Arts, Visual Arts
Scholastic Art and WritingThe Scholastic Art and Writing Educator Guides help educators facilitate discussions about art and writing and provide critical thinking activities.Fine Arts, Visual Arta
Travel and Leisure MagazineThis article links to museums around te world offering virtual tours and online exhibits.Fine Arts, Visual Arts, Virtual Field Trips
Save the Music FoundationThe VH1 Save the Music Foundation has curated an extensive collection of high quality educational resources with music teachers and schools, including remote teaching & learning support, online resources, virtual concerts and tours, and other resources. Fine Arts, Music
COVID-19 Instrument Cleaning GuidelinesThe NFHS, NAfME and the NAMM Foundation recommend the following guidelines for handling musical instruments during the COVID-19 school shutdown period.Music, Guidance

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