Scholastic Art & Writing Awards - The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the largest and longest-running recognition programs for young people in the United States. Students from every state in the nation submit work in sixteen visual art categories and nine writing categories. Each year, The Awards receive 250,000 works of art and writing by students in grades seven through twelve.
The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), funded by the Freeman Foundation, is a multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about East Asia in elementary and secondary schools nationwide.
Poetry Foundation (www.poetryfoundation.org) has a wealth of resources: articles and essays, a searchable database of poems (you can search by title, by poet and by topic), recordings of poems, podcasts about poetry, and a learning lab that includes articles written specifically for teachers and students, lesson plans, etc.
Academy of American Poets (www.poets.org) also has a wide range of resources: a poem of the day email subscription, a searchable database of poems and poets, materials for teachers (including lesson plans, essays, a glossary of poetic terms), books and other materials.
Favorite Poem Project (www.favoritepoem.org) is a site developed by Robert Pinsky during his two terms as U.S. Poet Laureate. This site features videos of people, famous and not, reading and talking about their favorite poems.
PBS Poetry Everywhere (www.pbs.org/wgbh/poetryeverywhere/) features videos of poets reading/performing their own poems.