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Open Source Initiative - Online Teacher Resources

Federal Government Resources

Many Federal departments and agencies have Teacher Resource Websites covering many academic areas and grade levels. Included are sites for the White House, both houses of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court along with many cabinet level departments and other agencies.

The White House website has current event and historical information.
The White House Historical Association website has a classroom section with materials on the building, presidents, art and music.
The U.S. Senate website has historical, current events and art/culture information on the Senate.
The U.S. House of Representatives website has an education resources page with many useful links.
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society web site has an education resources page on the federal legislature and the Capitol building.
The U.S. Supreme Court website has no education section but the Supreme Court Historical Association site does.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture website has a resource section for students and teachers.
The U.S. Department of Education resource site has teacher resource.
The U.S. Department of Energy education site has materials on energy conservation and science related materials.
The U.S Department of Health and Human Services Website does not have a dedicated Teacher Resource Page but entering “Teacher Resources” into the SEARCH box will yield over 5000 sites, some of which are listed below.
National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIH) Teacher Resource Page.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIH) Teacher Resource 
National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (NIH) Star Sleeper Teacher Resource Page.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Small Steps for Kids Website
The U.S. Department of the Interior has a teacher site with many materials dealing with maps, ecological materials, life and earth science and many others.
The U.S. Department of Labor website has a research library online with materials dealing with the history of the labor movement.
The U.S. Department of Transportation education/research site has materials for classes based on transportation themes.
The U.S. Treasury Department website has a section for teachers and kids with information on money and other economic topics.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Teachers Page has lessons and other materials on veterans and patriotism.
The Environmental Protection Agency Education Resources Webpage has useful links for students and teachers.
The CIA World Fact Book is an online resource that can be accessed with up to date information and maps about any nation in the world.
The U.S. Geological Service (USGS) website has an education page with links to many earth science resources.
The National Parks website has an education page dealing with interpretation and education including science, history, art and culture.
The Bureau of Land Management has an education page for teachers and students dealing with energy, resource and outdoor issues.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service education website has many teaching resources dealing with environmental issues.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) education website has educational materials and lesson plans broken down by grade level.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) website has links to their library and many websites dealing with oceans and meteorology. The Federal After School Website is an interagency site with many resources for teachers and students. Some of the subject area links are listed below because the site is not always intuitive.
Science Websites
Reading/Language Arts Websites.
Math Websites.
History/Culture Websites.
Health/Safety Education Websites (teachers).
Health/Safety Websites (kids).
Civics & Government Websites.
Arts Websites.
Bullying/Youth Violence Prevention Websites.
At-Risk, Homeless Education Websites.
Internet Safety Websites.
Technology for Education Websites.
Museum/Learning Websites.
Nature & Wildlife Websites.
Science & Technology Websites.
Government for Kids Websites.
World & Culture Websites.
Money & Mathematics Websites.
Websites en Espanol.

FirstGov is the Federal Government’s portal to many resources.