Federal Resources

The Library of Congress provides free primary resources that can be used in the classroom to engage students, develop critical thinking skills, and construct knowledge. Click the links below for:

The Library of Congress also has articles and other historical materials from all over the United States. This link leads to the artifacts that pertain to the state of Connecticut.

The National Archives Experience
ffers many services including:

  • Docs Teach: Creates interactive activities using primary sources
  • Digital Vaults: On-line interactive exhibit where teachers can create and use educational tools
  • Online Workshops: Video conferences with a National Archives educator

Smithsonian Education
The Smithsonian Institute offers lesson plans, resources, and educational tools that align with state standards of learning.

Federal Resources for Education Excellence: Provides teaching resources from various federal agencies in every subject.

Federal Reserve EducationThe Federal Reserve offers publications, games, and simulations dealing with finance, banking, and economics.

State Resources

The State Department of Education provides the latest news and updates on the Connecticut education system and facts and figures for public schools. It is a great source of information for teachers, administrators, students, and parents. The website also contains important forms that you may need to fill out for school.

The State Education Resource Center provides a lot of information on studies, employment, online learning, and the best teaching practices. SERC also has an online library catalogue that is convenient for teachers and families.