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Thinkfinity Resources

Verizon Foundation proudly partners with some of the country’s top educational organizations to provide you with the latest topics, tools and trends in education. Content Partner resources are aligned to state standards and the common core.

Resources

The Arts and Arts Integration

ARTSEDGE, from the Kennedy Center, supports teaching and learning in, through and about the arts, including interdisciplinary curricula that integrate the arts with other academic subjects.

  • Engage with a group of highly motivated educators who advocate the creative use of technology and placement of the arts at the center of the curriculum.

  • The Arts

    Learn about the African American experience through the arts and discover the contributions of African Americans to the history and culture of the United States.

Economics and Finance

EconEdLink, developed by the Council for Economic Education, provides classroom-tested digital resources based upon timely economic and personal finance topics and real-time economics data.

  • Participate in lively exchanges with other 21st century educators who are incorporating economics and personal finance themes into their instruction.

  • The Sweet Success of Milton Hershey

    Learn about the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship through a biographical sketch of Milton S. Hershey, who experienced many bitter disappointments and sweet successes.

Geography, Social Studies, and Science

Digital resources from National Geographic Education incorporate the past 125 years of iconic media, research and exploration, as well as exciting new findings.

  • Join other adventurous educators in a global conversation about student-centered geographic education and related topics in science and social studies.

  • MapMaker Interactive

    Explore the world with this interactive map, customize it with rich layers of information and drawing tools, then print and share it!

Reading and Language Arts

ReadWriteThink, created by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English, provides instructional practices and digital resources that support effective reading and language arts instruction for all learners.

  • Dialog with educators who are committed to high levels of literacy achievement for their students and their own ongoing professional growth through collaboration with each other.

  • Comic Creator

    Students from kindergarten through high school use this versatile tool to compose their own comic strips for rewriting, pre- and post-reading activities and response to literature.

Humanities

Presented by the National Endowment for the Humanities, EDSITEment features a series of classroom resources, including a themed calendar, and is a gateway to the best humanities sites on the Web.

  • Connect with other Spanish language educators, and those who teach about the rich Hispanic culture, in this bilingual group.

  • It Came From Greek Mythology

    What meanings did myths about gods, goddesses, and heroes have for the ancient Greeks? What meanings do the Greek myths have for us today? Find out in this teachersí choice lesson plan.

Mathematics

Developed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Illuminations provides digital resources for K-12 including Calculation Nation , a suite of one- and two-player math strategy games.

  • Collaborate with other educators to provide students with engaging experiences that build math skills and foster an understanding of the beauty and value of mathematics in their everyday lives.

  • Turtle Pond

    Learners use computer commands to avoid obstacles as they guide a turtle to a pond and make a splash when they arrive!

Science

Developed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science NetLinks provides resources for science and technology discovery that are matched to the Project 2061 Benchmarks for Science Literacy.

  • Engage in timely discussions and resource-sharing on a host of topics for your 21st century science class with the team from Science NetLinks and other tuned-in educators.

  • Celebrating Space Exploration

    With this collection of lessons, tools, interactive games and podcasts, students will discover the history and future of space travel, along with NASAís role to explore beyond our planet.

American History

The Smithsonianís History Explorer, designed and developed by the Smithsonianís National Museum of American History, brings history to life through artifacts, primary sources and online tools.

  • Share resources and best practices for using todayís digital tools to get students excited about the past with other educators, including those from the History Explorer project.

  • Tracking the Buffalo: Stories From a Buffalo Hide

    Explore the role buffaloes played in the lives of Native Americans of the Northern Plains through this interactive website, which includes a host of resources for teachers and learners.

Parents and Families

Wonderopolis was created by the National Center for Family Literacy to foster discovery, creativity and imagination for learners of all ages through themed "Wonders of the Day."

  • Share your own strategies and join the discussion to help inspire families who are pursuing education and learning together.

Thinkfinity Resources

About Thinkfinity Standards Alignment

Resources created by our Content Partners are aligned to current state standards, including state versions of the Common Core, by EdGate Correlation Services. To view a specific state's current status in implementing the Common Core Standards, use EdGate’s map tool here.