Directories of authors and artists who do school visits:
- CreativeGround: Directory of New England writers, artists, and creative businesses.
- Author School Visits by State: Children’s book author Kim Norman has created a state-by-state listing of authors who do school visits.
- ALAN Online Speakers Bureau for Writers of YA Books
- Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Speakers Bureau: Directory of authors and illustrators who will speak to school groups from pre-school to high school, and to adult audiences as well. Searchable by region and topic.
History websites and online lesson plans:
Connecticut Historical Resource Guide: Links to many Connecticut history sites, including a list of Connecticut history sites for kids.
Connecticut History, Facts, and Quotes: Links to Connecticut history museums and websites.
Digital Blackboard: A collection of Web-based American history assignments.
The Library of Congress: The ultimate American history site! The Library of Congress has lesson plans, online collections of photographs and documents, and much, much more.
National Archives: Lesson plans in American history using primary documents from the National Archives collections.
National Humanities Center Toolbox Library: A collection of lesson plans incorporating primary resources in US History and Literature.
Old Sturbridge Village: Lesson plans on a variety of topics pertaining to early-19th-century American history, from education to the abolition movement to Native Americans, tailored to elementary, middle, or high-school students from one of the country’s premier living history museums. Co-ordinate your lesson plan with a field trip to Old Sturbridge Village!
Teaching with Historic Places: The National Park Service has created a fabulous state-by-state collection of lesson plans using historic sites to teach history. Have a historic site in your hometown you’d like to use for a class project? This site also has step-by-step guides for developing lesson plans around historic places. A great way to help organize field trips!