Are federal agency websites required to post kids' pages?
In 1997 President Bill Clinton issued a memo, Expanding Access to Internet-Based Educational Resources for Children, Teachers, and Parents, directing federal agencies to develop and share online educational resources for students, teachers, and parents. Creating an agency kids' page would be one way to fulfill this requirement, and could be considered a best practice, but there are other ways to present resources for young audiences—such as a portal for teachers and parents. Many agencies have responded positively to the memo, and now there are many websites for children or resources for teachers. Also, the Department of Education chaired an interagency working group for education and developed Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) as a portal for educational resources hosted or sponsored by federal agencies. This site identifies provides links to curricula and lesson plans retrieved from various organizations, state government sites, learning resources (such as encyclopedias) and will be appropriate for use by teachers, parents, and youth.
American Memory Collections: Performing Arts includes dance manuals and folk music
Natural History Museum Among the collections are several Hands-on exhibits.
Let's Move! The official site to help improve the physical fitness of youth.
Library of Congress The Library of Congress, in addition to its vast print collection, has several websites with educational resources, or kid-friendly pages.
Words and Deeds in American History One of the Library of Congress Memory collections. Includes ninety representative documents from the fifteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. Included are the papers of presidents, cabinet ministers, members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, military officers and diplomats, reformers and political activists, artists and writers, scientists and inventors, and other prominent Americans whose lives reflect our country's evolution. Each of several themes is the focus of a separate essay containing links to digital reproductions of selected documents.
National Archives Explore our nation’s history through documents, photos and records.
Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government Ben's Guide has been around for a long time, offering information and webpages for students in 3 school age divisions, teaching materials, and help for parents. It now includes games and puzzles and adventures. (Ben's Guide logo)
Core Documents of U.S. Democracy Essential primary documents to teach and learn about our government. Links include scanned images of originals.