Government Documents for Kids
Our Mission: To promote government information in order to engage K-12 students in learning about the arts, literature, history, culture, science, technology, and government through games and other interactive activities; to assist teachers and school librarians with locating teaching aids, lesson plans, and exciting tools to enhance students' learning; and to provide librarians with a collection of free government resources to advance their reference interview and collection development decisions.
Our Vision: To be an authoritative source for government resources and information for children, specifically in grades K - 12 by providing resources and lesson plans for students, classroom teachers, and librarians in the subjects of the Arts, Language Arts, Social Studies, and STEM.
World Digital Library
The WDL makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from all countries and cultures.
Smithsonian Online Virtual Archives
The Smithsonian Online Virtual Archives (SOVA) provides integrated access to descriptions and detailed inventories of thousands of primary resource collections maintained by archival units across the Smithsonian.
Digital Public Library of America
The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.
The New York Public Library Digital Collections
This site is a living database with new materials added every day, featuring prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video, and more.
American Archive of Public Broadcasting
Discover historic programs of publicly funded radio and television across America. Watch and listen.
An online tool for users to access thousands of primary sources such as letters, photographs, speeches, posters, maps and videos throughout American history.
An online tool for users to access photos, documents, and popular media on endless U.S. historic topics and themes.
This site offers access to 1,500+ video narratives of survivors and witnesses to the Holocaust and other genocides.
copyright/royalty free music/Sounds & Photos
Soundzabound Music Library is the ONLY royalty free music library which meets all the licensing and technology requirements needed for education! Soundzabound Music Library offers a wide variety of music, audio themes and sound effects for grades K -12 and universities that ensures your copyright safety. Perfect for podcasts, PowerPoint™, videos, news shows, video yearbooks, digital storytelling, presentations, TV broadcasts, web design and more!