Education Resources

A sampling of resources for bringing heritage, humanities, and environmental issues directly into the classroom. Each website has lesson plans, activities, and essays. Please note that the listing of these web sites is for informational use only, and does not constitute endorsement.

Heritage/History Education

Lackawanna Heritage Valley Historic Site Curriculum Guides
In partnership with the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit #19, LHVA worked with heritage sites to create a series of curriculum guides each focusing on a specific aspect of the Lackawanna Valley’s rich history. Curriculum guides are available below. Click on the site or program name to download.

Note: Some of these file sizes are large. If you have any problems downloading the file, please contact LHVA at (570) 963-6730 x8200 to have a CD or hard copy mailed to you.

Explore PA.com
The Explore PA History website is a virtual gateway to Pennsylvania both past and present. Use it to explore the rich heritage of the Keystone State. www.explorepahistory.com/.

American Heritage Education Foundation, Inc.
This nonprofit corporation is dedicated to the understanding and teaching of America’s history and heritage.
www.americanheritage.org

American History
“History Now” is a quarterly online journal of American history from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History with extensive resources, lesson plans, and essays. www.historynow.org.

Online Humanities Resources
EDSITEment is a collection of valuable humanities resources from some of the world’s great museums, libraries, and cultural institutions. Featuring English, history, art history, foreign languages and more, it has a powerful search engine and many lesson plans. www.edsitement.neh.gov/.

Save Our History
Save our History is a national education and preservation initiative that raises awareness and support for preserving local heritage. www.saveourhistory.com 

US Department of Education
The Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) website has educational materials from more than 30 federal agencies. www.ed.gov/free/index.html.

Environmental Education

PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources’ Online Classroom
Resources to help students (both young and old) observe and interpret the science that is all around them and to use nature’s clues to understand the history of the earth. www.dcnr.state.pa.us/topogeo/classroom/index.aspx

EE-Link – Environmental Education on the Internet
A resource for K-12 students, teachers and professionals. A wealth of information and links on Environmental Education! www.eelink.net

EnviroLink Network
A non-profit organization which has been providing access to thousands of online environmental resources since 1991. www.envirolink.org

Environmental Education Directory
EnviroEducation.com has the fastest direct links to environmental education related web sites and email. www.environeducation.com

EPA – Environmental Education
Describes U.S. government programs, including grant opportunities, in environmental education, and lists links to EPA websites for teachers and kids. www.epa.gov/enviroed/

EPA – For Teachers
Background information on environmental concepts, environmental curriculum resources and activities, workshops and conferences. www.epa.gov/teachers/

North American Association of Environmental Educators
Lots of resources. www.naaee.org

Project WILD
Information about and sample materials from an interactive, interdisciplinary wildlife conservation and environmental education curriculum. www.projectwild.org