March 2011 Issue
February 17, 2011

Freebies: Honoring women

Source: NYSUT United

Honoring women

NYSUT celebrates Women's History Month — March — with a free poster highlighting Sandra Feldman, whose career began as a second-grade elementary school teacher in New York City and ended as president of the 1.3-million-member American Federation of Teachers, one of NYSUT's national affiliates. Download printable posters at or order yours via e-mail at Reference Project No. 516/11 and include your name and mailing address.

Measuring up

Educators can get a free set of six-inch wood rulers for students from, a graphing calculator rental company. Just fill out the form at

Military music

Every branch of military services has a band, and most of them record and distribute free CDs and tapes.Bands provide these recordings — containing all different kinds of music — free to schools and libraries on request, based on availability. Get all the details at

Link to the network

The Learning Network at the New York Times offers daily lesson plans, quizzes, puzzles and other classroom-related features based on what's going on in the world. Check out the Learning Network at

Curriculum calendar

A0KTeacher Stuff is a website with a number of different resources for teachers and other educators, including a monthly calendar of events.

The calendar outlines the month's special days and events in history, with links to sites that can help in preparing to discuss and teach about these events.

Go to for details.