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Now that you have your state standards and curriculum units in a sequential order you can start your daily lesson plans for each unit.  You will design the specific activities to get students to understand and apply what they have learned. Because you will have a diverse body of students with different academic and personal experiences this collection of lesson plans will help you differentiate your delivery.

“Teaching is the highest form of understanding.” Aristotle


Assessment Resources

Lesson Planning Resources




Social Studies


Physical Education

Foreign Language

Varied Discipline

Career & Technical Education (CTE)

Education & Career Action Plans (ECAP)


Teaching Online

Incarcerated Students

Military Students



Lesson Plan Resources Galore

Assessment Resources

See Cindy’s Assessment Page

Align Assessments with Objectives

Interactive Notebook

How Different Types of Knowledge Are Assessed

Formative Assessments

Video on Writing Multiple Choice Questions


Test Taking Strategies for Students

Create a Study Plan

Study Smart Before Exams

Take Effective Notes

Manage Your Stress

Test Taking Strategies on Exam Day


Lesson Planning Resources

Be Sure to Vary Instructional Strategies in your Lesson Plan Delivery


Terminology of Learning Standards

How to Write Lesson Plans

Lesson Plan Format

Common Core Lesson Plans

Five Common Mistakes in Writing Lesson Plans

Strategies for Effective Lesson Planning

The Importance of Lesson Planning

Using Media Education

Collection of Graphic Organizers

EEI Lesson Plan Template with Instructions

GCU Video on the COE Lesson Plan Template


Don’t Forget to Differentiate

Pieces of Learning Products

Academic Diversity

What is Differentiated Instruction

Cultural Diversity in Math

Differentiate Math Instruction


Every lesson plan starts with your state standards.  Ensure the activities you chose align to your standards, measurable objectives and assessments.



Reading and Writing Ability

Grammar with an Attitude

Woodward English

Great Audiobooks

Virginia English & Reading

Guide to Grammar and Writing

How to Write a 5 Paragraph Essay

Literacy in the Digital Age

Analyze Characters

Autobiography, Biography

American Rhetoric

Introduction to Poetry

Poetry Devices

Poetic Devices in Poetry

Poetry Lesson Plans

Music is Poetry

Music, Songs & Lyrics – Great for poetry

Popular Music to Teach Poetry Devices

Rap Genius Rhyme Types

Remembering Maya Angelou

Interactive Raven

Edgar Allan Poe Lesson Plans

Movie Based English Literature

Shakespeare is Hip Hop

The Importance of Shakespeare

Scarlett Letter & Several Novels

Greek & Latin Root Word Games

National Center of Literacy in Education

Teach English with Technology



Research on Reading Instruction

Grouping for Students with Learning Disabilities

Grouping Students that Struggle

Essential Reading Strategies

A Reading Program that Reaches all Students

Teaching Well Rounded Readers

Reading Quest

Reading Comprehension that Works

Tactile Approach to Motivating Students to Read & Write

Frayor Model

Reading Text Online

Reading Comprehension

Vocabulary Word Lesson Ideas

Vocabulary Worksheets

10 Vocabulary Lesson Plans

Ideas for Greek & Latin Words

Comprehension Strategies

The Effects of Teacher Read Aloud

Reading with High School Students

Scavenger Hunt for Students


Interdisciplinary lessons with English

Booker T Washington

Lincoln & Douglass

Reading Comprehension on Douglass

Douglass – From Slave to Abolitionist

Perspective on Leadership from Lincoln & Douglass

Documenting the American South

Frederick Douglass

Arizona Math & English Instructional Resources


Social Studies

National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies

Integrate Technology in the History Classroom

Modifications & Accommodations in Social Studies

Interactive Maps

Maps of the World

Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century

More Interactive Maps

How to Use Interactive Notebooks in Social Studies

Foldables and Graphic Organizers

History for Kids

Social Studies’ Teacher Website

Regions of the U.S.

Geography Unit Plan

Tax History Museum

History of American Agriculture

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Teach US History


WW2 Map of Europe

Arizona PBS Learning Media

Social Study Lesson Plans

Strategies for Reading Comprehension in Social Studies

Facing History

History Chalk Talk

Smithsonian History and Culture


Economics – Possibly taught in social studies or business classes

Best Practices in Teaching Economics

Economic Lesson Plans


Social Studies Assessments

How to Assess in History



Math Resources for Students and a Math Teacher’s Toolbox



Science Spot

Classify That!

Interactive Physics

The Science of Football – Great math formulas too

STEM Teacher Center

Try Engineering

Engineering Games & Projects

Electricity for Kids

Strategic Science Teaching

National Science Teaching Association

Interactive Science Notebook

Teaching Science Vocabulary

Science Vocabulary


Physical Education

K-12 PE Unit and Lesson Plans (K-12)

Math Through Nutrition

Classroom PE Games


Foreign Language


Calico Spanish


Varied Disciplines

K-12 Core Lesson Plans

Alabama Learning Exchange – Lesson plans for all subjects.

Teacher Vision Lesson Plans

Several Subject Area Lesson Plans

Government Information for Kids


Classroom Video Projects

Common Core Lesson Plans – Math, Science & English


Career & Technical Education

All content areas should integrate career & college relevancy in every lesson plan.


Multiple CTE Programs

Texas CTE Resources

Interdisciplinary CTE & Academic

Integrating Academic Standards with CTE Standards

Performance Assessment in CTE

Math in CTE

Math in CTE Strategies

Integrating the Pythagorean Theorem in Construction

STEM Building and Construction

Math in the Workplace

Culinary Arts Teaching Guide

Culinary Curriculum Guides


Business & Finance

Financial Education

Financial Life Hacks for High Schoolers

Personal Finance lesson plans

Money and Finance Lessons

Financial Literacy Skills

Practical Money Skills (Lesson Plans)

Practical Money Skills (Games)

Fiscal Tiger

Tips to Protect Online Finances   

Pigly – Emergency Savings

Math and Business Activities

Real Estate, Math and Financial Literacy

Business Management Curriculum

National Business Education Association

International Business Education

Virtual Enterprise International

Tonya Skinner Business Education

40 Shop & Retail Lessons

How to Write Business Letters

Guide to Starting a High School Business

Marketing Essentials

Marketing Mix

Marketing Lesson Plans

Understanding Taxes

Why Contracts and Laws are Important

Money and Goals

Guide Student’s Credit Future

Check your Child’s Credit Score


Education & Career Action Plans (ECAP)

Career & College Ready Starts HERE

Please see Cindy’s College & Career Readiness Webpage

Arizona ECAP

Understanding Taxes

Sample Resumes

Career Test

Nontraditional Careers

Fifty Standard Interview Questions

CTE Lesson Plans

Resume with Little Experience

Teach Students how to be Organized


Technology & Cyber Security

A List of Technology Resources

iTalk Recorder


Favorite Tech Tools for Social Studies

Cyber Security Lab

Digital Footprint

Bad Netiquette Stinks

Security & Your Phone

Types of Cyberbullying


Teaching Online

One Drive Personal Storage

Faculty Focus

Motivating and Engaging Students

Professional Development to Support Online Learning

Learning Roadmap for New Online Instructors

Personality Matters When Teaching Online

Things to Consider When Adding Multimedia to Elearning Projects

Big Data’s Arrival

Make Yourself Clear with a Digital Whiteboard


Incarcerated Student Resources Yes education continues while incarcerated which includes those being charged as adults.

Merging Two Worlds

Ideas that Work

Background Checks on Job Searches

How Felons Get Jobs

37 Jobs for Felons

Best Careers for Felons

Financial Aid for Felons

Higher Education after Incarceration

Incarcerating Special Education Students

Supporting Disabilities in Corrections

Correctional Education Juvenile Justice

Break Free Education


Military Life for Students

Military Kids Connect





Updated 3/20/2023

Email Address:         Cindy.Barnes@my.gcu.edu or barnes.gcu@gmail.com
Phone Number:       (480) 685-0116
Postal Address:         Grand Canyon University