World Language Websites

World Language Organizations

ACTFL World Readiness Standards (here)

KSDE World Language Standards (here)

Kansas World Language Association (here)

World Languages 21st Century Skills (here)

Instructional Resources

Annenberg Learner PD Lesson Plans Resources Videos

French Text Resources (here)

German Text Resources (here)

KSDE World Language Resources (here)

Martina Bex The Comprehensible Classroom (here)

Ohio Dept of Education World Language Resources (here)

University of Minnesota World Language Resources (here)

Spanish Authentic Text Resources (here)

ThoughtCo Language Lessons (here)

World Language Teaching Checklist (here)

Lesson Planning

KSWLA Presentation Folder (here)

Picture Talk for Compelling Comprehensible Culture (here)

OERs and Text Sets

Newsela Spanish Text Sets (here)

KU Open Language Resource Center (here)

Acesso (here)

Rincones (here)

Spanish for Native Speakers Resources


UT Resource Center

UCLA Resource Center

PTA Resources

Ohio State Education Curriculum

CAL SNS Brochure

WIDA Standards


Enrichment Credit

Enrichment Credit

Enrichment Credit is an opportunity to engage your community in new and exciting ways.  It is a chance for you to see your city and to develop a better appreciation for its cultural offerings and experiences.  In order to reward you for venturing into the city, you will earn extra credit for the class.

You can do two projects per semester. You can earn up to three percent extra credit for two projects. Projects are due the Monday of the last week of the semester.


*Visit an ethnic restaurant, an art house movie theater, a museum/gallery, or a live theater in the city

*Write 500 word review of your experience

*Balance the review with objective and subjective information

*Put us in the place – Develop strong verbs and imagery to paint pictures of the experience

*Evaluate the experience – Document with examples

*Include 2 photos – capture the experience and capture you at the experience

*Share the Google Doc – Format as a review with headline and byline and two embedded photos – Maybe include some kind of rating system

Professional Review Examples

Feast Magazine

Los Angeles Times

New York Times

Pitch Weekly


Social Studies Websites


C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards (here)

Cross-Curricular ELA and Social Studies Planning (here)

KSDE Social Studies Resources (here)

KSDE Social Studies Skills (here)

Kansas Assessment Program – Grade 11 (resources) (sample)

Kansas Assessment Program – Grade 8 (resources) (sample)

National Center for History in the Schools (here)


Association of American Geographers (here)

American Historical Association (here)

Center for Civic Education (here)

Council for Economic Education (here)

Dole Archives (here)

Kansas Bar Law Wise (here)

Kansas City Social Studies Consortium (here)

Kansas Council for Economic Education (here)

Kansas State Historical Society (here)

National Council for History Education (here)

National Council for the Social Studies (here)

National Geographic Alliance (here)

Lesson Plan Ideas

Annenberg Classroom for Civics Education (here)

APA Psychology Teaching Resources (here)

ASA Sociology Teaching Resources (here)

Digital Public Public Library of America Source Sets (here)

Foundation for Teaching Economics Lesson Plans (here)

History Channel Topics (here)

IXL Social Studies Concepts (here)

National Geographic Lesson Plans (here)

New York Times Social Studies Lesson Plans (here)

New York Times Teenagers in the Times (here)

PBS NewsHour Lesson Plans (here)

Social Studies Central (here)

Smithsonian Education (here)

Smithsonian Tween Tribune Lesson Plans (here)

Stanford Education History Group Lesson Plans (here)

Teaching History (here)

US History in a Global Context (here)

Voting Resources (here)

Content and Sources

C3 Teachers (here)

Econ Lowdown Online Learning (here)

Federal Reserve Resources (here)

Library of Congress Primary Source Sets (here)

Merlot Social Sciences Resources (here)

National Archives Document Analysis Worksheets (here)

National Archives Educator Resources (here)

National Archives Primary Sources (here)

National Archives Teaching with Documents (here)

OER Commons Resources (here)

Read Inquire Write (here)

Teaching Tolerance Resources (here)

US Government Open Data (here)

Text Sets

Common Lit



Kansas Museums

KS State Historical Society:;;

Brown v Board Museum:

Dwight D. Eisenhower Museum:

Eisenhower Library:

Medicine Lodge Stockade Museum:

National Geographic:

Encyclopedia Brittanica:

Amelia Earhart Museum:

Old Cowtown Museum:

Boot Hill Museum:;

Documentary of Underground RR in KS (from Kstate):

Civil War: Conflict between Ks and Mo:

Strawberry Hill and Cultural Center:

Kansas Oil Museum:

National Park Service–Ft.Larned, KS:

Johnson County History:

Riley County, KS:

Smokey Hill Museum:



ELA Websites

Text Sets

Newsela (here)

Listenwise (here)

Common Lit (here)


Adolescent Literacy Resources (here)

Read Write Think (here)


National Writing Project (here)

New York Times Teaching Argumentation (here)

Pixar in a Box – The Art of Storytelling (here)


Kathy Schrock’s Assessments and Rubrics (here)

Lesson Planning

Common Core Lesson Plans (here)

Cross-Curricular ELA and Social Studies Planning (here)

IXL Language Arts Concepts (here)

MIT Literature Open Source Courses (here)

New York Times Lesson Plans (here)

New York Times Teenagers in the Times (here)

PBS NewsHour Lesson Plans (here)

Smithsonian Tween Tribune Lesson Plans (here)




Instructional Practices

SMSD Instructional Playbook

SMSD Instructional Playbook (here)

CITW Instructional Strategies Graphic (here)

Broad Instructional Practices

Assessment Capable Visible Learning Resources (here)

Blended Learning (here)

Civic Engagement (here) (here) (here)

Classroom Design (here)

Cross-Curricular ELA and Social Studies Planning (here)

Culturally Responsive Teaching (here) (here)

Feedback (here) (here)

Graphic Organizers (reading) (studying) (summarizing) (various)

Motivation and Engagement (here) (here)

Priority Standards (here)

The Third Teacher (here)

Specific Instructional Practices

Fishbowl (here)

Four Corners (here)

Jigsaw (here)

Literature Circles / Note Taking (here)

Socratic Seminar (here) (here) (here) (rubric)

Station Rotation (here)

Tabletop Twitter (here)

Think Pair Share (here)