Lesson Planet is a teachers’ helps website with over 150,000 lesson plans and 75,000 worksheets by teachers, for teachers. There are lesson plans in every curriculum area, not just the core subjects, and for all grade levels.
You can browse the available lesson plans by subject, theme (such as holidays), or by the calendar (more about that in a minute). Worksheets are organized by subject and theme, and there are also links to applicable worksheets within the lesson plans themselves.
You can browse state standards in the various subject areas–this can come in handy if you live in a state where you have to come up with a curriculum plan complete with educational jargon to submit to the powers that be.
There are also tools at the site to enable you to create and share lesson plans and create newsletters.
Lesson Planet is a membership-based site, so to see the lesson plans themselves (not just names and descriptions in a list), you need a membership. If you want to take a look at the contents of the site, check out the free 10-day trial membership. After that, membership is $39.95 a year.
The site calendar is a useful free feature. The calendar displays the current month, with some event from history for each day, plus a link to relevant lessons.
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Disclaimer: Members of the TOS Crew were given free member access to the Lesson Planet website for the purpose of writing reviews.
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