As part of the TOS Crew (our year is winding down, by the way), we were asked to review Lesson Planet. The site is a compilation of links to lesson plans, worksheets and much more in a searchable system. The links are to more than 225,000 plans and worksheets which have been reviewed by teachers.
While I think this is a terrific resource for classroom teachers and homeschool families teaching several children or a co-op class, it didn’t really help us enough here in our one student homeschool to justify the cost. My favorite part of Lesson Planet is the monthly calendar with something interesting (like Shakespeare’s birthday) included daily, with links to applicable lessons. Very cool, but not a critical thing for us. The links are all redirects to outside sites – Lesson Planet essentially does the searching and weeding out for you, something that would without a doubt be worth the cost if I were teaching in a classroom or had multiple students. For those of you homeschooling several, you should check out the homeschooling guide. It holds a wealth of interesting information.
The good news is that you can decide for yourself. Lesson Planet offers a 10-day free trail. After the free trial, membership is $39.95 per year.
Also check out a You Tube video here, for more details about the site.
We were given a free trial of the site for review purposes. My opinions are my own.