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This page includes links to web sites from government agencies that contain lesson plans for use by teachers, home schoolers, and independent learners. It is not an exhaustive list and will be updated periodically. Each entry includes the grade levels and possible subject areas in Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) covered by the lesson plans. It is your responsibility to confirm compliance with TEKS and/or other federal and state codes regarding education.



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

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

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

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

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

H.I.P. Pocket Change™ Lesson Plans (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

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 & Activities for Primary Grades (USGS)
Grade Levels: K-6
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

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

NASA Educational Materials
Grade Levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12
TEKS: English Language Arts & Reading; Mathematics; Science; Technology Applications

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

NGA Lessons & Activities (National Gallery of Art)
Grade Levels: K-12
TEKS: English Language Arts & Reading; Fine Arts; Mathematics; Science; Social Studies

National Park Service
Grade Levels: PreK-12
TEKS: Literacy and Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies

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

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]

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]


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Updated May 2017: Kimberly Wirth, Coordinator of Information Literacy/Research Librarian.