"Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government, a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government, which issues the publications and information products disseminated by the GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program."
Contains annotated links to over 1000 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.
General History Resources -- Ancient/Biblical History -- American History -- European History -- Modern History -- Military History -- Oral History -- Art History
"The principal goals of the Center's programs are to help students develop (1) an increased understanding of the institutions of constitutional democracy and the fundamental principles and values upon which they are founded, (2) the skills necessary to participate as competent and responsible citizens, and (3) the willingness to use democratic procedures for making decisions and managing conflict."
Anatomy & Physiology -- Astronomy -- Big History -- Biology -- Chemistry -- Computer Science -- Ecology -- Economics -- Film History -- Games -- Intellectual Property -- Literature -- Mythology -- Philosophy -- Physics -- Psychology -- Sociology -- Study Skills -- U.S. Government & Politics -- U.S. History -- World History
provides free resources for teachers, parents & students, including lesson plans for K-5, 6-8, 9-12 for science, technology, social studies, math, and language arts.
Virtual Field Trips: Science & Engineering -- Social Studies -- Literacy -- Math
"The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is the nation’s leading American history organization dedicated to K–12 education. The Institute’s mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources."
"HippoCampus.org is a free, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content--videos, animations, and simulations--on general education subjects to middle-school and high-school teachers and college professors, and their students, free of charge." Math: Arithmetic -- Algebra & Geometry -- Calculus & Advanced Math -- Statistics & Probability | Natural Science: Biology -- Chemistry -- Physics -- Earth Science | Social Science: Economics -- History & Government -- Sociology | Humanities: English -- Religion
"Teachers project HippoCampus content during classroom learning and assign it for computer labs and homework. Students use the site in the evenings for study and exam prep. Users do not need to register or log in to use the site."
"Designed for high school and college teachers and students of U.S. history survey courses, this site serves as a gateway to web resources and offers unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents, and guides to analyzing historical evidence."
"Our classroom materials are designed in a modular system, with activities as the base unit. An activity will fill one class period, while a lesson (a collection of activities) can fill up to a week of class time. Units (collections of lessons) are designed for longer periods of time."
We invite all Americans to participate in a series of events and programs to get us thinking, talking and teaching about the rights and responsibilities of citizens in our democracy. At the heart of this initiative are 100 milestone documents of American history. These documents reflect our diversity and our unity, our past and our future, and mostly our commitment as a nation to continue to strive to “form a more perfect union.”
"A wealth of digital tools support inquiry-based learning and active engagement to spark creativity and curiosity. The Smithsonian Learning Lab allows you to create personal collections and individualized educational experiences. The digital Game Center of the Smithsonian Science Education Center offers fun experiences for the young STEM learner. Smithsonian's History Explorer offers hundreds of free, innovative resources for learning about American history."
"Our mission is to reduce prejudice, improve intergroup relations and support equitable school experiences for our nation’s children. We believe that schools must educate all students for full participation in a diverse democracy."
American History Toolkits -- Exhibits on the American Founding -- Exhibits on American History -- We The Teachers blog -- Lesson Plans -- Presidential Academy -- Homeschool Resources -- Standards-Based Search Tool -- Multimedia Resources