Bring nature and culture from around the world to your students—and skip the costs. The Virtual Field Trips collection offers apps, videos, and Multi-Touch books from places like MoMA, the Smithsonian, the Met, the Palace of Versailles, the Grand Canyon, the U.S. National Archives, the Library of Congress, and the Royal Opera House. Whether you’re teaching the arts, history, or the sciences, these resources present opportunities for interactive activities in almost any lesson.
"Brother, can you spare a dime?"- This source gives a full history unit on teaching The Great Depression to students in 6-8. I think this is a great source to help "jumpstart" what lesson planning (not copying the lessons exactly, but seeing how teachers have taught this topic to our grade level before).
Tammy Duckworth - She lost her legs piloting a Blackhawk helicopter through an insurgent attack in Iraq. In January, using prosthetic legs, she will step onto the floor of the US House of Representatives as the first combat-injured female member of Congress