New From Smithsonian: TweenTribune, A Free K-12 Resource for Teachers

Join more than 200,000 registered teachers who are already putting these free Smithsonian Teacher tools to use in their classrooms.

  • Daily AP news articles
  • Lexile® leveled for K-12
  • Self-scoring quizzes customized by Lexile® level
  • Critical thinking questions
  • Student commenting
  • Espanol AP articles
  • Weekly lesson plans
  • Weekly video
  • Weekend "Monday Morning Ready" newsletter as prep for the week ahead
Lesson Plans

Lesson Planning Made Easy
Our lesson plans refresh themselves with new stories, questions and quizzes posted everyday. Each also includes links to the Common Core standards that apply and are aligned with Texas STAAR and Virginia SOL.

Assign Stories

Assign stories with a single click — from your phone
Use your smart phone to assign readings to your students. Assigning class and homework has never been easier!

User Dashboards

Consolidated and exportable dashboards
Track quizzes and writing assignments from a single location: your own individual dashboard. Exporting and printing your results is easy!

Monday Morning Ready

Jumpstart your week with the "Monday Morning Ready" newsletter
Each weekend we deliver an article on a trending news topic, complete with four different Lexile levels, quizzes, and custom lessons plans for multiple grade levels.

Weekly Videos

Weekly Videos
Each week TeenTribune we'll add a new video from Ask Smithsonian. You ask the questions — a Smithsonian expert answers!

TweenTribune Spanish

TweenTribune Español
TweenTribune is also available in Spanish. New articles and quizzes are available several times a week.

Teacher Area

New! Teacher Area
Our brand new area for teachers is filled with great resources to help you every day! You will find lesson plans filtered by topic, grade level and CCSS, Smithsonian resources, and news stories about issues that impact educators.