Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Teachers, Parents, and Students --
FREE makes it easy to find learning resources from more than 35 federal organizations. Resources include teaching ideas, learning activities, photos, maps, primary documents, data, paintings, sound recordings, and more -- on thousands of topics...
The Constitution, photosynthesis, probability, American writers, women's suffrage, the Renaissance, the Great Depression, Thomas Jefferson, epidemiology, the human genome, geology, cells, sun-earth connections, the Civil War, African-American history, jazz, aerospace careers, genealogy, immigration, poetry, calculus, water in Africa, and more.
FREE is among the federal government's most popular education Web sites because it offers one-stop access to learning resources developed by...
• Library of Congress
• National Archives and Records Administration
• National Endowment for the Humanities
• National Gallery of Art
• National Park Service
• National Science Foundation
• Peace Corps
• Smithsonian Institution
• And other federal agencies and organizations.
Each week day, you'll find a new resource featured on the FREE home page, such as. . .
- School-Home Links, part of the Compact for Reading, provides 400 activities for strengthening children's reading and writing skills in grades K-3.
- Valley of the Shadow looks at the Civil War through soldiers' letters, news articles, and other information from two communities separated by the Mason-Dixon line.
- The Math Forum highlights a Problem of the Week, Ask Dr. Math, Web units, and more.
- Constitutional Community presents lessons around images of the American Revolution, Civil War, and 33 other topics.
- Find Out Why explains why baseballs fly off bats, what makes playground slides slippery, and why hurricanes happen.
- Art for the Nation examines the works, techniques, and lives of more than a dozen famous artists.
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