You join the website for free. Upon joining, you have access to "pathways" in every subject (science, history, reading/phonics, language arts, math), grades K-5. Let's say you are looking for a curricular pathway for first grade history. You go to that pathway and then access 36 weeks worth of lesson plans and links. Tons of hands-on projects, links to readings, games, and videos... Here's a summary from the site:
A Guided Journey is a 36 week learning plan in one of the core subject areas, for a specific year or grade level (ie. Year 1 Science). A Guided Journey is made of individual Pathways. You may follow our recommended Guided Journeys or mix and match Pathways to create your own 36 week course.They are doing this for free with the hopes that revenue will come from ad related links. I am very impressed with the navigation/layout and am amazed that this is all available for free. The site allows you to customize the pathways using a planner that's also free on the site. You can add multiple students with individual planners for each. Totally flexible. Lots of hands-on, "living" material. Seriously, check this out. You have to see it to believe it!
A Pathway is a single unit on a given topic. (ie. Animal Life Cycles) Each Pathway contains content for one week of instruction, depending on how often you teach a given subject. Each Pathway is made of multiple Stepping Stones.
A Stepping Stone is a single resource. This may be a lesson, video, worksheet, hands-on project, ebook, online game, or other activity. (ie. Create a Spider Life Cycle Poster). Multiple Stepping Stones make up a Pathway.