Education Resources Guide (4th to 8th Grade)

Lesson Plans – Resources for Teachers,

Kids in the House – Teacher Resources,


National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences,

Library of Congress,,

Environmental Protection Agency,

Service Learning Curriculum, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Dept. of Agriculture,

Ben’s Guide,

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,

National Parks Services, Junior Ranger,


National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences,

Docs Teach, National Archives,

Games for Kids

U.S. Mint Kids games,

Ben’s Guide games,

Department of Agriculture, Choose My Plate games,

Department of Homeland Security, Ready games,

FBI Kids,

NASA Space Place,

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences,

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,

My American Farm,

Treasury Direct, Department of Treasury,

Statistics in School, U.S. Census Bureau,

Other/Offer Information for Teachers & Kids

Kids in the House,

National Gallery of Art (NGA) Kids Art Zone,

US Patent and Trade Offices,

George W. Bush Presidential Library, Kids,

America’s Story, America’s Library,

American Presidency,, 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,, 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,, 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).