Running head: TEACHER RESOURCES
Grand Canyon University
May 10, 2009
From lesson plans to educational standards there are resources a plenty available to assist instructors new and seasoned succeed in their jobs. The scope of this paper is to investigate and report comprehensively of four separate resources. The sources considered here were selected at random based on a few criteria. Fist they had to be free for use by anyone, they also had to be from a verifiable reputable source for educational material. Lastly these sources had to have available multiple types of resources in order to provide the greatest flexibility. In no particular order the resources chosen for the purpose of this study are U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE), The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Resources website for Scholastic Inc. As diverse as these selections are it may be noted that some do maintain a certain theme towards science. Since this author plans on specializing in teaching science the selections were determined to enhance instruction in that field.
The DOI was selected since it provides a wide range of stuff in several scientific fields. Historically the DOI was instituted to fill a broad gap of all the nations’ internal affairs. This gap included things like the construction the water system in Washington DC, regulating the governments of the territories, managing universities, hospitals, public lands and exploring the wilderness of the west. The annual projected budget for the DOI in 2010 is about 12 billion dollars. A portion of the money is to create educational opportunities for children by expanding educational activities dealing with environmental issues (White House, 2009, p. 1). At the DOI webpage under the link of teacher resources one can locate a number of educational resources....