Education Resources Guide (4th to 8th Grade)
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
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
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
Statistics in School, U.S. Census Bureau, https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/sis/resources/games.html
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.
FDLP Academy, Government Media for Children webinar, https://www.fdlp.gov/government-media-for-children, learn where to look for Government media appropriate for children, including podcasts, oral histories, and STEM materials that can be incorporated into websites and the classroom (55 min).