Finding Lesson Plans in GALILEO

The start of school is still some time away, but if you’re already looking for ideas and resources for next school year, here are a few places in GALILEO to find lesson plans to use in your media center or to share with your teachers.

Professional Development Collection from EBSCO offers thousands of lesson plans for teachers. Just search for the topic of interest along with the terms lesson plan, lesson planning, or activity to see these.

ERIC (@EBSCOhost) and ERIC ( provide access to the education literature in the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC). To find lesson plans as well as articles on best practices in lesson planning, just search for the term “lesson plans” (you won’t need the quotation marks) along with your topic.  Note that the Advanced Search in each database will let you limit by grade level if needed. Remember to check both versions of ERIC when you’re searching because the full text may appear in one but not the other.

Remember that you can use search alerts in the EBSCO resources, such as Professional Development Collection and ERIC, to receive emails when a new lesson plan has been added to the database.

The National Science Digital Library’s section for K-12 Teachers is a great sources of teacher resources for science at all grade levels. It offers lesson plans, activities, websites, and more.

The Learning Materials section of Encyclopædia Britannica includes many activities and lessons for students. The Teachers’ Resources section also offers guides and other resources to assist in lesson planning. Britannica resources are also correlated with the Georgia Performance Standards and the Common Core Standards. To find this tool, click on the orange Curriculum Standards button in Teachers’ Resources and choose your grade level and subject and then choose Georgia or click the Common Core Standards link.

You can find these resources an more in the Education Research, K-12 Curriculum, or Science and Math Education sections of GALILEO High School, or check out our previous GLMA blog post on Professional Resources in GALILEO.

If you have questions or comments or need to report a problem, please Contact Us.

Courtney McGough
GALILEO Support Services
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

Express Links for Databases Mentioned in this Post:

Professional Development Collection


Encyclopædia Britannica School Edition

Encyclopædia Britannica High School

Compton’s by Britannica (for middle school)

Britannica Elementary

National Science Digital Library: Resources for K-12 Teachers

Find All Your Express Links (what’s this?)


Posted on June 27, 2011, in GALILEO and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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