Public Domain Images

4FreePhotos is another site that offers quite a few artistic high quality images. Many of these would be great for backgrounds. Supporting Units: transportation, food, landforms, geography, art, aircraft, plants, penguins, spring

Florida’s Educational Technology Clipart Clearinghouse is a true clipart and line drawing gold mine. You definitely want to tag this site as over 46,000 images are in the database. Supporting units: mythology, math diagrams, money, fairy tales, alphabets, animals, historical figures

Karen Whimsey Public Domain Images
is a phenomenal public domain gem of clipart, diagrams, sketches, and more for the classroom. Supporting units: ancient civilizations, world religions, musical instruments, art, silhouettes, vintage fashion, fairy tales, folk tales, Native Americans, explorers, Civil War, geography, food, alphabet, Spanish, art, architecture, Shakespeare, plants, holidays

Library of Congress Photo Archives is a site every teacher should bookmark. With over 1.2 millions images in this database, your students can certainly gather a wide variety of images for their history projects. Each image has different licensing, so look closely. Supporting units: famous Americans, presidents, civil rights, wars, inventors, authors, and just about any historical American event

NOAA Public Image Library is a wonderful resource for science themed drawings, maps, graphics, diagrams, and photos. The database is extensive. Supporting units: animals, volcanoes, weather, biomes, landforms, oceans
PD Photo is another great image site and does offer a wide variety of images. Supporting units: geography, landforms, food, space, plants, ocean, grammar, animals

Photos8 is one of my favorite public domain image sites. The images are high quality, high resolution, and offer an artistic approach. I use many of these for backgrounds in Glogsters and PowerPoints. Supporting units: geography, landforms, world religions, art, food, insects, plants, grammar (using images to represent parts of speech)

Pics4Learning is a great website full of photographs donated by amateur photographers and teachers to help all of us improve our curriculum. Supporting units: biomes, animals, art, food, world religions, fractals, holidays, space, landforms, geography, Native Americans, colonial America, Civil War, ancient civilizations, mythology, presidents, World War I, World War II

Public Domain Photos offers a vast collection of clipart images and high resolution photos. Supporting units: geography, landforms, US regions, flags from around the world, animals, space, ocean, plants, insects, food, vehicles, and desert

Images for Education offers over 500 hours of film clip and 56.000 photos. Supporting units: history, social sciences including politics, economics, education and the environment, science, engineering, technology, art and creative industries including images of buildings and works of art, geography emphasizing exploration and the changing world

Public Domain Sounds

MusOpen offers free mp3 files of classical instrumental and vocal music. Definitely bookmark this one. Supporting units: music, composers, history, and background sounds for multimedia projects

PublicDomain4U is full of vintage recordings. Supporting units: jazz, blues, country, folk songs, World War I

Sound Jay has become very popular in our district this spring for our video and podcast projects. With a well designed layout and excellent choices of sound and music, you can’t go wrong. Supporting Units: weather, business, FACS, and backgrounds for podcast projects

Soungle has an amazing amount of sound effects for student projects. These save as .wav files, which work great in most audio and video software such as Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, Audacity, and Garage Band. Supporting units: weather, emotions, dance, animals, water, and special effect sounds for podcasts

Some would suggest but their licensing does not allow the use of their music used in podcasts or on blogs without a prior agreement.

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