We've gathered a variety of resources that include off-line activities, printables, lesson plans, etc. You'll find them grouped according to the subject-matter areas of instruction for Hickman Charter students. As we uncover new resources, we'll update the information below.
Shel Silverstein --in case you missed Poetry Month!
Institute for Excellence in Writing 3-week free digitized ELA program grades 3-12
ReadWriteThink Though they may not realize it, families at Hickman Charter have likely used materials from ReadWriteThink without even realizing it, as they are often utilized by our ECs in various classes and activities. Their mission is to provide educators, parents, and after-school professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.
+Plus Magazine Not all math resources originate in the USA. This one comes from Cambridge University
NRich Math Another source from the UK; very well designed so that users can locate suitable content for specific student levels from their large collection of resources.
Exploratorium Well-known science stop in San Francisco, the destination for our GATE kids early this spring!
American Museum of Natural History, New York
NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (requires installation of app)
UC Berkeley Museum of Paleontology
Lawrence Hall of Science Just over the hills to the west—the Lawrence Hall of Science at the U.C. Berkeley campus offers many science options for home learning. And it's a great destination when it reopens!
California Academy of Sciences From the well-known place in Golden Gate Park, organized by grade level, includes lesson plans and printable resources
Science (Publishers and Organizations)
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids There is something here for every kid: weather, astronomy, animals, even jokes!
Scholastic Publications "Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing"
National Geographic Kids "games, videos, animals, explorations"
World Wildlife Fund huge collection of resources including weekly activity plans for upper elementary and middle school students
Art, Music, Drama
The Lion King Experience
We're still gathering sources of information for this content area, but while we do so, check both sections below.
PBS Learning grade-level resources organized by subject, includes media, interactives, galleries, lesson plans, printables, etc.
Ranger Rick (National Wildlife Federation) free digital subscriptions through June 2020
National Parks Resources related to our National Parks, including virtual visits, park activities, web cams, activities for kids, live events, games and challenges…
Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt Publishers large election of free resources, sorted by grade and subject
MLB Kids Activities Page contains a large collection of resources for various ages and subjects., including team-specific activities. Be sure to scroll down through the page to explore all that is included. Even though Star Wars Day, Earth Day and Jackie Robinson Day have passed, the resources are still worthy of a look!
East Coast Historical Trip References
For many years, Hickman Charter families visited the East Coast to travel through time, starting at Jamestowne, the first permanent English settlement in America, all the way to present-day Washington DC. Each website listed below has detailed information about the various places on the path of our nation's development. (Look closely at the photo collage--if you've been around Hickman Charter for awhile, you just might recognize someone!)
Jamestown-Yorktown two points on the "historic triangle" marking the origins of our nation
Historic Jamestowne original site of the first permanent English settlement in America.
Colonial Williamsburg the third point on the "historic triangle": teacher resources, electronic field trips, even music lessons!
Monticello Learn all about Thomas Jefferson's home!
Gettysburg Visit Gettysburg from home with the virtual tour assembled by the National Park Service
Fort Washington Visible across the Potomac from George Washington's back porch at Mt. Vernon.
Mt. Vernon George Washington's home and farm on the Potomac River
National Archives Resources from the National Archives for home learning
Smithsonian Museums Resources from the Smithsonian Museums--there ARE more than one!!!
Arlington National Cemetery Visit Arlington from “home”! And after you finish your "visit", continue to explore the website where you'll learn about the famous graves, the Tomb of the Unknown, and Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial.