Check out these online resources that will enhance the learning experience. This will become an exhaustive list, and we will work to organize them better by category as time permits. In the meantime, we know that you will be able to find great lessons in here that will both prepare your child with information and activities that will encourage active and engaged learning, and provide a plethora of “follow-up” activities when we return!
Additionally, keep coming here. As we find new resources we’ll add them to make this a value-added place to find and use the web for instruction and lesson ideas!
Talk about engaged learning! Have your college student spend some time INVOLVED as an intern in Washington DC! Check out this link that gives information about how the program works https://huizenga.house.gov/ (from Holland, MI Rep. Bill Huizenga’s website).
Middle/Secondary Student Links:
Gettysburg Experience-A complete curriculum resource-can be accessed and downloaded at the EDventours website by clicking here: gettysburgCurriculum
National Archives http://www.archives.gov/education/
Constitution Workshop: http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/constitution-workshop/
Gerald R. Ford: http://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/museum/EduCenter09/education_index.html
Holocaust Museum: http://www.ushmm.org/education/foreducators
Abraham Lincoln: History Channel-Lincoln (1/2015)
Gettysburg Battlefield: http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org/visit-educators.htm
Vietnam War Memorial: http://thewall-usa.com/
National Crime & Punishment (museum): http://www.crimemuseum.org/Curriculum.html
Constitutional Law (high school course-HSLDA): http://conlaw.hslda.org/cms/
Iwo Jima: http://www.iwojima.com/
Elementary Student Links
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government
Learn how your U.S. Government works, about its history and your civic responsibilities by reading these pages and playing the games on this site.
Kids in the House: The Official Kids’ Page of the U.S. House of Representatives
Learn about the legislative process and its effect on you. Experience the exciting world of government like you never have before.
Visit the White House’s official page for kids and learn about the President, his responsibilities and the history of the office.
First Gov for Kids
The federal government’s portal for fun, educational and safe sites for kids.
CIA’s Homepage for Kids
Learn what it takes to be a spy, read about the history of the CIA and try on spy disguises.
NASA Just for Kids
Learn about our missions to space, new technologies and the history of our space program.
National Children’s Museum
Take a tour of the National Children’s Museum.
Smithsonian Kids’ Castle
The Smithsonian’s official site for kids includes games and learning material about the things that kids are interested in.
The Congressional Award
The Congressional Award is a public partnership created by Congress to promote and recognize achievement, initiative, and service in America’s youth. The Congressional Award provides a unique opportunity for young people to set and achieve personally challenging goals that build character and foster community service, personal development, and citizenship.
Congress for Kids
A kid friendly introduction to everything you need to know about the House of Representatives.