Education Resources Guide (4th to 8th Grade)

Lesson Plans

USA.gov – Resources for Teachers, https://www.usa.gov/lesson-plans

Kids in the House – Teacher Resources, https://kids-clerk.house.gov/teaching-resources.html

NASA, https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/menu/parents-and-educators/

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, https://kids.niehs.nih.gov/lessons/index.htm

Library of Congress, Read.gov, http://www.read.gov/educators/

Environmental Protection Agency, https://www.epa.gov/students/lesson-plans-teacher-guides-and-online-environmental-resources-educators

Service Learning Curriculum, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Dept. of Agriculture, https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/resources/pests-diseases/hungry-pests/usda-efforts/educator-tools

Ben’s Guide, https://bensguide.gpo.gov/.

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has partnered with the Government Publishing Office (GPO) in developing lesson plans specifically designed for the Apprentice, Journeyperson, and Master levels of Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government.

Apprentice (ages 4-8):

Activities/Material for Children

U.S. Mint Kids site, https://www.usmint.gov/learn/kids

National Parks Services, Junior Ranger, https://www.nps.gov/subjects/fishing/junior-ranger-fishing.htm

NASA, https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/menu/activities/

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, https://kids.niehs.nih.gov/activities/index.htm

Docs Teach, National Archives, https://www.docsteach.org/tools

Games for Kids

U.S. Mint Kids games, https://www.usmint.gov/learn/kids/games

Ben’s Guide games, https://bensguide.gpo.gov/games

Department of Agriculture, Choose My Plate games, https://www.choosemyplate.gov/games

Department of Homeland Security, Ready games, https://www.ready.gov/kids/games

FBI Kids, https://www.fbi.gov/fbi-kids

NASA Space Place, https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/menu/play/

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, https://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/index.htm

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), https://www.cia.gov/kids-page/games

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, https://games.noaa.gov/

My American Farm, http://www.myamericanfarm.org/classroom/games

Treasury Direct, Department of Treasury, https://www.treasurydirect.gov/kids/games/games.htm

Other/Offer Information for Teachers & Kids

Kids in the House, https://kids-clerk.house.gov/

National Gallery of Art (NGA) Kids Art Zone, https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html

US Patent and Trade Offices, https://www.uspto.gov/kids/parents.html

George W. Bush Presidential Library, Kids, http://www.georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu/Kids.aspx

America’s Story, America’s Library, http://www.americaslibrary.gov/about/welcome.html

American Presidency, https://americanhistory.si.edu/presidency/home.html, from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History has activities, resources, and teaching materials on the lives of the U.S. Presidents.

Children’s Books and Web Sites about the U.S. Government, https://www.senate.gov/reference/bibliography/kids/kids.shtml, from the U.S. Senate includes Web sites and books for kids and young adults on congress, the Constitution, elections, how Government works, the Presidency, and more.