Lesson Plans

Finding Lesson Plans in Library Databases

The databases available through LVCCLD are not only a handy way to have  information from thousands of books, magazines, and newspapers at your fingertips 24/7; many also have lesson plans provided!

Take a look at the wide assortment of lesson plans that use online databases and vetted websites! Visit the Teacher’s Toolbox.

All Grades

Introduction to Online Databases Grades 7-12
Gale Databases Lesson Plans
CultureGrams (Click Teaching Activities (PDF) at the bottom of the page); also see their Teachers Page for additional lesson plans, handouts and training videos.
Science Online has experiments for most areas of science (click Experiments)
SIRS Knowledge Source (click Educators’ Resources at top of page)
WorldBook Student (Educator Tools)

Grades K-5

Black History Month Grades K-5 – Kids InfoBits
Kids WorldBook Online a large list of activities in a variety of subject areas – Think It, Be It, Make It and Teach It – the last one is tied to Nevada State Teaching Standards.
WorldBook Kids (activities)
WorldBook Kids (Lesson Plans)

eBooks Online
Fast Ideas For Busy Teachers: Math Grade 1
Fast Ideas For Busy Teachers: Math Grade 2
Fast Ideas For Busy Teachers: Math Grade 3
Fast Ideas for Busy Teachers: Language  Arts 1
Fast Ideas for Busy Teachers: Language  Arts 2
Fast Ideas for Busy Teachers: Language  Arts 3

Boys and Girls Learn Differently A guide for Teachers and Parents by Michael Gurian

Grades 6-12

American Revolution Digital Archive (click About)

Civil War Digital Archive (click About)

Discovery Guides by ProQuest –Discovery Guides brief you in the basics of a subject and offer recent insights, while providing the technological tools to enhance your understanding. Each Discovery Guide has an overview, links to key articles and images and current news summaries.

Slavery in America Digital Archive (click About)

Historical Newspapers by ProQuest – lesson plans, handouts and guides are available at ProQuest’s Historical Newspapers site.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context

Science In Context

SIRS Knowledge Resource – lesson plans, handouts and videos for using this database.

WorldBook PathFinders are lesson plans focusing on a topic. Use the ones created by WorldBook staff or other teachers or make your own.  The title list is categorized by topic. New pathfinders are added regularly; check back for updates.

Please note to access the databases you will need to have a LVCCLD library card or you can come to any branch of LVCCLD and access them through the library’s computers.

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