At Federal Resources for Educational Excellence you’ll find a host of teaching and learning resources from federal agencies. Arts and Music, Health and Physical Education, History and Social Studies, Language Arts, Math and Science are located in the Subject Map. Some animations include a view of the night sky, a tour of a cell, a view of cancer and much more.
The videos include space, before and after the great earthquake in San Francisco and on and on.
Historical photos are available with links to the websites where they can be found.
You can review Primary Documents from the Library of Congress and other sources that includes:
A Date Which Will Live in Infamy
shows the typewritten draft of the December 8, 1941, speech in which Franklin Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan. The draft shows Roosevelt’s hand-written edits, including his change of the phrase “a date which will live in world history …
The Zimmermann Telegram
is lesson plan aims to help students understand the causes of World War I and why the U.S. intervened. In January of 1917, British cryptographers deciphered a telegram from German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmermann to the German Minister to Mexico, von Eckhardt, offering …
The Homestead Act of 1862
recounts efforts to improve homesteading laws and make land ownership possible for more settlers. The distribution of government lands had been an issue since the Revolutionary War. “Preemption” — settling the land first and paying for it later — became national policy; however, supporting legislation…
George Washington: First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen
consists of three lessons examining George Washington’s leadership in the French and Indian War, at the Federal Convention, and as chief executive. They are based on primary source documents from the George Washington Papers, 1741-1799. The lessons are intended for secondary students, grades 8-12. The documents from Washington’s Letterbooks include focus questions that may be used in Socratic seminars and in cooperative learning groups. (Library of Congress).