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Lesson Plan Sites from Government Agencies

Alphabetical List of Lesson Plan Sites



Agriculture in the Classroom (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Classroom and Curricula) )
Grade Levels: K-12, Higher education
TEKS: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

Argonne National Laboratory (Education Program/U.S. Dept. of Energy)
Grade Levels: 6-8
TEKS: Science

Carlsbad Caverns National Park. High School Geology Curriculum Guide
Grade Levels: 9-12
TEKS: Science

Changing the Face of Medicine. Lesson Plans (National Library of Medicine. National Institutes of Health)
Grade Levels: K-2, 3-4, 5-8, 9-12
TEKS: Health Education; Health Science Technology Education

ChooseMyPlate.Gov (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Grade Levels: PreK-12
TEKS: Health Education

Coverdell World Wise Schools Lesson Plans (Peace Corps)
Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-9, 10-12
TEKS: English Language Arts & Reading; Science; Social Studies

Curricula and Lesson Plans (U.S. Department of Agriculture)   
Grade Levels: K-12
TEKS: Health Education; Science

Curriculum Supplement Series (Office of Science Education. National Institutes of Health)
Grade Levels: 1-2, 6-8, 9-12
TEKS: Career Orientation; English Language Arts & Reading; Health Education; Health Science Technology Education; Mathematics; Science; Social Studies; Technology Applications

Econ Ed and the Fed Online (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)
Grade Levels: 9-12
TEKS: Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits; Social Studies

EDSITEment! (“The Best of the Humanities on the Web”) (National Endowment for the Humanities and National Trust for the Humanities)
Grade Levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
TEKS: English Language Arts & Reading; Fine Arts; Languages Other Than English; Social Studies; Spanish Language Arts & Reading

Education. High School (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
Grade Levels: 9-12
TEKS: Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits

Education. National Ocean Service (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Grade Levels: 5-12
TEKS: Science

Educational Outreach (U.S. Courts. The Federal Judiciary)
Grade Levels: 9-12
TEKS: Social Studies

Educational Resources: Curriculum Materials (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)
Grade Levels: 1-12
TEKS: Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits; History; Social Studies

Educational Resources at the Census Bureau (U.S. Bureau of the Census)
Grade Levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12
TEKS: English Language Arts & Reading; Mathematics; Social Studies

Energy Kids (U.S. Energy Information Administration. U.S. Dept. of Energy)
Grade Levels: K-12
TEKS: Science

Federal Reserve Education
Grade Levels: K-12
TEKS: Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits; History; Social Studies

Financial Literacy (H.I.P. Pocket Change. The U.S. Mint)
Grade Levels: K-12
TEKS: English Language Arts & Reading; Mathematics; Science; Social Studies; Technology Applications

For Educators. Capitol Visitors Center (Texas State Preservation Board)
Grade Levels: K-8
TEKS: Social Studies

Fossil Energy (Office of Fossil Energy/U.S. Department of Energy)
Grade Levels: 1-12
TEKS: Science

From Stargazers to Starships. Lesson Plans for Teachers (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Grade Levels: 9-12
TEKS: Mathematics; Science

The Harnessed Atom (Office of Nuclear Energy/U.S. Department of Energy)
Grade Levels: 6-8
TEKS: Engineering, Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Imagine the Universe Lesson Plans (Teachers’ Corner. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Grade Levels: 6-8, 6-9, 6-10, 7-12, 9-12, 11-12
TEKS: Mathematics; Science

JPL (NASA) Lesson Plans  (Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA)
Grade Levels: K-12
TEKS: Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Science

K-12 Resources. Lesson Plans for Soil and Conservation (National Resources Conservation Service. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)
Grade Levels: K-12
TEKS: Science

K-12 Resources on Invasive Species (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Grade Levels: K-12
TEKS: Science

Lesson Plans  (The Library of Congress)
Grade Levels: 3-12
TEKS: English Language Arts & Reading; Social Studies

Lesson Plans (H.I.P. Pocket Change. The U.S. Mint)
Grade Levels: K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
TEKS: English Language Arts & Reading; Mathematics; Science; Social Studies; Technology Applications

Lesson Plans & Activities (USGS)
Grade Levels: K-3, 4-6, 4-8, 5-8, 7-12
TEKS: Science; Social Studies

Lesson Plans for Teachers (Texas Dept. of State Health Services)
Grade Levels: K-5
TEKS: Health Education; Science; Spanish Language Arts & Reading

Lesson Plans from TES (Teaching Environmental Sciences) (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality)
Grade Levels: K-12
TEKS: English Language Arts & Reading; Mathematics; Science; Social Studies

MyMoney.Gov (Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission)
Grade Levels: K-12
TEKS: English Language Arts & Reading; Mathematics; Science; Social Studies; Technology Applications

NASA STEM Engagement
Grade Levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12, Higher Education
TEKS: Career Orientation; Mathematics; Science; Technology Applications

NASA Quest (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Grade Levels: K-12
TEKS: Mathematics; Science; Technology Applications

 

National Park Service (U.S. Department of the Interior)
Grade Levels: PreK-12
TEKS: [Literacy and Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies]

NGA Classroom for Teachers and Students (National Gallery of Art)
Grade Levels: K-12
TEKS: English Language Arts & Reading; Fine Arts; Mathematics; Science; Social Studies

Nutrition Education: Resources for Elementary School (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Grade Levels: 1-6
TEKS: Health Education

Nutrition Education: Resources for Middle and High School (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Grade Levels: 7-12
TEKS: Health Education

Ocean Explorer/Education. Lesson Plans (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Grade Levels: 5-12 (5-6, 7-8, 9-12)
TEKS: Science

Resources for Teachers (USA.gov)
Grade Levels: 3-12
TEKS: [Comprehensive site]

Resources on Sustainability for Educators (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Classroom and Curricula)
Grade Levels: K-12, College
TEKS: Science

Smithsonian Lesson Plans (Educators. Smithsonian Education)
Grade Levels: PreK-3, 4-8, 9-12
TEKS: English Language Arts & Reading; Fine Arts; Science; Social Studies; Technology Applications

Soil Education (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service)
Grade Levels: K-12, College
TEKS: Science

STEM Rising (Education Toolbox. U.S. Dept. of Energy)
Grade Levels: K-12, Higher education
TEKS: Science

Sustainable Agriculture (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Grade Levels: K-12, College
TEKS: Science

TEA Curriculum, Assessment, & Rules (Texas Education Agency)
Grade Levels: PreK-12
TEKS: [Comprehensive site]

Information on curriculum, assessment, and rules. Also available; contact information, an English mailing list, and links to TEKS.

Teacher Toolkit: Activities and Lesson Plans (Texas Parks & Wildlife)
Grade Levels: K-12
TEKS: English Language Arts & Reading; Science

Teacher Toolkit: Activities and Lesson Plans (Texas Parks & Wildlife)
Grade Levels:K-12
TEKS: English Language Arts & Reading; Science

Teachers (U.S. National Park Service)
Grade Levels: 
PreK-12
TEKS: 
 [Literacy and Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies]

Teaching with Historic Places (National Park Service. National Register of Historic Places)
Grade Levels: 5-12
TEKS: Social Studies

Understanding Taxes. Lesson Plans (Teacher Home. Internal Revenue Service. U.S. Dept. of the Treasury)
Grade Levels: 9-12
TEKS: Mathematics; Social Studies


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