Frequently Asked Questions

Our FAQs are an easy way for you to get to learn a bit more about Lesson Planet. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Success team.

Lesson Planet enables teachers to access high-quality, professionally curated educational resources and activities using intuitive search, lesson-building, and delivery tools.

Hundreds of thousands of resources― including videos, articles, ebooks, lesson plans, simulations, activities, printables and more―are easily searched and filtered by subject, grade, resource type, learning standards and keywords―to find just the right materials and resources.

Lesson Planet gives teachers the ability to create resource collections and lessons with an easy drag-and-drop builder. Collections and lessons can be:

  • shared with students in the classroom
  • assigned as homework
  • leveraged for small group instruction
  • used to prep substitute teachers & new teachers
  • used to support student enrichment and remediation.

Google searches return unfiltered results based on keywords only and aren’t designed for educational purposes. Lesson Planet’s search meets the needs of teachers and students, as resources are tagged and can be searched by subject, grade level, learning standards, resource type, instructional strategy, and more.

Lesson Planet resources are curated and reviewed by trained, credentialed teachers, and can be assembled into reusable lessons with a simple drag-and-drop lesson builder and delivered to students in an intuitive slideshow-like player.

Not only can you quickly search and discover educational resources with Lesson Planet, you can put those resources to work immediately.

Lesson Planet emphasizes student engagement using high-quality resources and activities. Lesson Planet provides only resources from reputable educational sources such as non-profit educational organizations, publishers, foundations, universities, museums, institutions, primary sources, and government collections.

The Lesson Planet curation team comprises trained, credentialed K-12 teachers who evaluate, summarize, review and rate each resource. In addition to Lesson Planet-curated resources, Lesson Planet features educational resources from ACT and more than 2 million ad-free, comment-free educational videos from more than 300 providers such as SciShow, MinuteEarth, PBS, Smithsonian and TED-Ed.

Lesson Planet is more than just instructional content: As resources are selected, they can be added to lessons and collections, enhanced with documents, images and other media, and shared with students in a slideshow-like player in the classroom or via a learning management system.

Lesson Planet is also cost effective. In some cases, a monthly membership costs less than a single resource purchased from other sites.

Lesson Planet’s resources originate from a range of educational sources, including non-profit educational organizations, collaboratives, publishers, universities, museums, institutions and government collections. In addition to resources curated by the Lesson Planet team, the site includes high-quality educational resources curated by ACT and an extensive ad-free and content-free library of ad-free and comment-free educational videos.

The Lesson Planet curation team selects and reviews educational content from only reputable education sources with an eye toward rigor, quality and student engagement.

Resources are in the public domain, are unrestricted, and permit access, adaptation and reuse.

Lesson Planet includes resources for the core academic subjects (ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies) plus Career and Technical Education (CTE), Social Emotional Learning (SEL), STEM, project-based learning, health and wellness, physical education, visual and performing arts, and world languages.

Many resources are aligned to the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. For alignments to your specific state standards, learn more about our district and school version of Lesson Planet (called Learning Explorer) by contacting our Member Success team at or (888) 909-9035 (M-F 8:00-4:30pm Pacific Time).

The Lesson Planet curation team comprises trained, credentialed K-12 teachers with extensive curriculum expertise.

The curation team evaluates each resource and provides a summary description and rating. ACT and the Boclips video library are curated by their respective highly qualified curation teams.

Account & Membership

We offer teachers a 10-Day Free Trial that provides full access to the Lesson Planet site and resources.

To sign up for a free trial, click the green “Try It Free” button at the top of the homepage.

To start your free trial, sign up using your credit card. You may cancel at any time during the 10-day period and your credit card will not be charged.

If you wish to continue using Lesson Planet and do not cancel during the 10-day period, we will charge your card for a one-year subscription following the 10-day period.

Lesson Planet memberships start at $4 per month and are invoiced annually, beginning one day after your 10-Day Free Trial concludes. You may cancel at any time during the 10-day period.

Find more information about our membership levels, prices and benefits by clicking “Try It Free.”

Yes, we do offer a version of Lesson Planet for schools and districts, called “Learning Explorer.” To find out more, contact our Member Success team at or (888) 909-9035 (M-F 8:00-5:00pm Pacific Time).

Your membership will renew annually. We will send you an email
reminder 30 days in advance.

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