US Federal Resources and Lesson Plans - Social Studies
Great Websites for Kids, History and Biography, is a compilation of exemplary websites aimed at children from birth to 14, and is sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
iCivics provides students with the tools they need for active participation and democratic action, and teachers with the materials and support to achieve this.
Great Websites for Kids, Social Sciences, is a compilation of exemplary websites aimed at children from birth to 14, and is sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
Admongo teaches kids how to identify advertising and understand both their explicit and implicit meanings and influences. The Federal Trade Commission aims to educate kids ages 8 to 12 about advertising so they can become more discerning consumers of information.
Classroom Materials created by teachers for teachers, these ready-to-use materials provide easy ways to incorporate the Library’s unparalleled primary sources into instruction.
Primary Sources are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects which were created at the time under study.
Lesson Plans: Teacher-created, classroom-tested lesson plans using primary sources from the Library of Congress.
Presentations and Activities look across the American Memory collections to investigate curricular themes. They include historical background, helping to tell the story behind the theme.