Okay, listen up, you'll like today's free educational find if you are teaching to the elementary grades. Lesson Pathways used to be a subscription site, but on February 24th they decided to switch to offering their valuable site for 100% free, no catches at all. They say they're hoping to, like Twitter and Facebook, monetize the site through high traffic and ads. Thankfully, the site isn't full of ads at all. But I'm sure it will be full of high traffic, once the word gets out!
What is Lesson Pathways?
Here is their description of the site: "We've found the very best online lessons, projects, games, and activities for K-5 students and we've assembled them into ready-to-teach, weekly topic units. [We offer over] 900 FREE weekly topic units; pre-screened, high quality, online resources; and an easy-to-use Planner, allowing you to customize your child's curriculum or supplement."
My favorite thing about the site is that planner. I have each student set up in the planner so that I can create a custom curriculum and assignments just for that child.
You can use Lesson Pathways to create your own homeschool or classroom curriculum. You may choose to assign a weeklong unit to one student, or assign a 36-week learning plan on a core subject (for example, math) for an entire classroom grade level (eg. Science 4).
You do need to register, but, if you want to, you can register with your Facebook account so that you're not giving out any other information. Or you can register with your email address, like I did. It's quick easy, and spam-free to register.
See what you think by visiting Lesson Pathways. The following are a few of the testimonials from the Lesson Pathways site:
KimberlyC says: "I have been searching high and low for ideas without having to buy a "boxed" curriculum. So far I am liking what I am seeing."
jollygreengiant93 says: "Thank you! I have had such trouble finding quality science information for my 1st grader. This is exactly what I was looking for!"
bmw29 says: "This really takes the headache away from planning fun yet educational activities to go along with our lesson plans."
Katy says: "This is such an unbelievably wonderful program. I have everything I need to start."
"Finally, the exact curriculum I wanted with the same type of
activities and resources, but it's already been pulled together for me!
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