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Extended list of websites for K-12 students, parents, teachers,

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Make or break a code at National Security Agency: http://www.nsa.gov/kids/
Try a disguise at Central Intelligence Agency: https://www.cia.gov/cia/ciakids/games/index.shtml
Test your memory at Defense Intelligence Agency: http://www.dia.mil/kids/interfacemx.html
Discover cool, scary, and beautiful things at the Smithsonian: http://smithsonianeducation.org/students/index.html
Meet amazing Americans and make a cartoon? Hurry-up, get in into a back-time machine for America’s story: http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi
How well do you know Kansas History? Check out Kansas State Historical Society http://www.kshs.org/kids/
Learn about the US government, constitution, and symbols. Lean about http://bensguide.gpo.gov/index.html
Make a medal, and draw a capitol at VA kids http://www.va.gov/kids/k-/index.asp?intSiteID=2
Thinking about inventing something? Explore Patents and Trademarks: http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/ahrpa/opa/kids/special/kidtwink.html
You can find anything to your liking in this list of coloring books organized by the Evergreen State College: http://www.evergreen.edu/library/govdocs/coloringbooks.html
Wondering about what is out there? Sing a space song while making a satellite at National Reconnaissance Office: http://www.nrojr.gov./NROjr/index.htm
Would you like to become an earthquake scientist, marine biologist, or park ranger? Choose what you like doing at the US Department of Interior: http://www.doi.gov/kids/
Prepare for any kinds of disasters: tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis at FEMA kid’s page: http://www.fema.gov/kids/ 
Join Environmental Kids Club at Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov/kids/
Brainteasers, games, songs, jokes, and many other resources at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/home.htm
Explore the whole world of science at Agricultural Research Service http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/kids/index.html

6-12 grades:

Fun & Cool
A great list of web sites on science, environment, health, jobs and many other areas of knowledge:
Looking for arts, history, science or fun stuff? You can find anything to your liking at the official kids’ portal for the U.S. Government: http://www.kids.gov/
Please follow Ben to guide you through the US government, constitution, and symbols http://bensguide.gpo.gov/index.html
Planning for college? www.students.gov
Explore possible careers at the Bureau of Labor statistics: http://www.bls.gov/k12/
Become an ambassador or a diplomat http://www.state.gov/youthandeducation/
How about a career as an intelligence officer at CIA https://www.cia.gov/cia/ciakids/index.shtml
Exploring business opportunities? Check US Small Business Administration http://www.sba.gov/teens/
Environment & Science
Everything you want to know about environment: http://epa.gov/highschool/
Everything you want to know about space: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/home/index.html 
Find fascinating images of Earth from space:
Discover alternative energy resources at the Department of Energy
Engage in several games, quizzes and skill building about math, probability, graphing, and mathematicians http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/index.asp
.eere.energy.gov/kids/http://www1.eere.energy.gov/kids/he U.S. government
Sing, hear, and see America’s past from the Library of Congress: http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi
Meet the founding fathers and sign a declaration at the National Archives: http://www.archives.gov/education/
Everyday mysteries, the nations of the world, places in the news at the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/families/


Family reading time:http://www.rif.org/parents/
Choosing a school, financing your child’s education, learning about bullying and school lunches, looking for homework help and many other education issues at USA.gov:
Expecting parents, adoptive parents, parents of teens, grandparents, and all other parents can find helpful information in parenting resources www.parents.gov
For grandparents raising grandchildren:
Play with your child using resources organized by the Library of Congress
Tips, tool kit for Hispanic families, federal student aid, news, and helping your child series at the Department of Education http://www.ed.gov/parents/landing.jhtml?src=pn
Planning a trip to Washington, DC? Make the best of it with Smithsonian guide to parents and grandparents: http://smithsonianeducation.org/families/index.html
Helpful resources, tools and skills for parents of teens at http://www.4parents.gov/
Need some monitoring tips? Please check parents’ place at Federal Communications Commission http://www.fcc.gov/parents/
What parents need to know about drugs and youth http://www.nida.nih.gov/parent-teacher.html
Parent’s guide to Internet safety http://www.fbi.gov/publications/pguide/pguidee.htm


Find great resources aligned to your state educational standards:
Looking for teaching and learning resources from various federal agencies?
Check Federal Resources for Educational Excellence with links to large collections of government or government-supported sites with eclectic educational material, grouped by subject (math, science, history, language, arts) http://www.free.ed.gov/
Find valuable web sites at the US government’s official portal in English http://www.usa.gov/ or Spanish http://www.usa.gov/gobiernousa/index.shtml

10 million primary sources and lesson plans for teachers at the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/teachers  

Territorial Kansas lesson plans from Kansas Historical Society
Inspiring lesson plans from the National Gallery of Art http://www.nga.gov/education/classroom/
Engaging teaching tools from the National Park Service http://www.cr.nps.gov/teachers.htm 
Looking to incorporate primary historical documents into your classes? Please visit the National Archives http://www.archives.gov/education/ and The National Archives-Central Plains Region (Kansas City) education page http://www.archives.gov/central-plains/kansas-city/education/  
Teaching about weather? Invite your students to go to an Online School for Weather from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at:
Looking for maps? Discover maps and educational resources about mapping at the Department of the Interior http://nationalatlas.gov/ 
Agriculture-related hot links for teachers: http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/kids/teachers/hot%26cool.html
Teaching about environment? Check Environment Protection Agency’s teaching
Resources on Science education from US Geological Survey http://education.usgs.gov/


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