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Native American Technology and Art
Have fun with NativeTech's online games like Virtual Wampun Belt and the Ojibwe Language Game.

Kids.Gov
The U.S. government interagency Kids' Portal maintained by the Federal Citizen Information Center. It provides links to Federal kids' sites along with some of the best kids' sites from other organizations, all grouped by subject.

Have Fun: Kid Links

Check out the games, activities, and information on the below pages to learn more about Native American cultures and have fun!

Cool Sites for Kids

Discovery Kids
The Discovery Network’s official site for kids includes fan sites, games, and exploration.

Disney
Disney Online has information about their TV shows and fun activities, games and music.

How Stuff Works
Reliable explanations of how everything around us works. Lots of information on computer, auto, electronics, science, home, health, money, people and travel “stuff."

IPL Kids
Kid's space at the Internet Public Library

Nickelodeon
Links and games about the Nickelodeon network’s popular shows.

PBS Kids
Activities and games about PBS shows along with parent and teacher resources.

Yahoo! Kids
Yahoo’s web guide for kids.

Invent Now
A world of ideas, imagination and inventions for kids; jointly developed by the Ad Council, InventNow, the National Inventors Hall of Fame® Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Fun Government Sites

Kids.Gov
The U.S. government interagency Kids' Portal maintained by the Federal Citizen Information Center. This site provides links to Federal kids' sites along with some of the best kids' sites from other organizations all grouped by subject.

Let's Move! in Indian Country
The goal of Let's Move! in Indian Country is to end obesity among Native youth by engaging tribes, federal agencies, schools and communities promoting healthy lifestyle choices.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids is a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access, and how one can use GPO Access to carry out their civic responsibilities.

FDA Kids
The Federal Drug Administration website provides information and games on food safety, vaccines, and other programs.

FEMA for Kids
This site, supported by the Federal Energy Management Agency, teaches kids how to be prepared for disasters and how to prevent disaster damage. Kids can also learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories and become a Disaster Action Kid.

U.S. Department of Treasury Kids Zone
This site is supported by the Treasury Department, and includes links to the U.S. Mint and Bureau of Printing and Engraving sites, games, and other great information.

NOAA Education Primarily for Students
A site for kids supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that includes fun activities and learning about the planet’s weather, climate, oceans, satellites and space.

CIA's Homepage for Kids
The site provides information on the Central Intelligence Agency, including general history, the Canine Corps, Games, Say No To Drugs, and Spy-Fi Archives.

FBI Kids
Provides information about the Federal Bureau of Investigation, safety, links to games, and terrific information on working dogs. The site for older kids adds investigative information, such as following a case through an FBI laboratory.

Environmental Kids Club
The Environmental Protection Agency’s website allows kids to explore the environment and learn about neat things to do to protect it.

Basic Readings in U.S. Democracy
This site consists of documents related to the history of the U.S. democracy, including the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, as well as letters, essays, surrender speeches and even poems.

ArtsEdge
ArtsEdge, the National Arts and Education Network supports teachers with an arts curriculum and offers an interactive section for kids to explore the arts. See the Cherokee storyteller and other Native American highlights.

VA for Kids
The Department of Veterans Affairs has three Web sites for kids of all age groups. These sites include games, fun facts, history, links and volunteer opportunities, as well as teacher resources.

White House website
White House news for kids, games, history, patriotism and lots of information on the residents of the White House – including pictures of the First Family’s pets!

America’s Library
This Web site is brought to you from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the largest library in the world and the nation's library.

Kids in the House
The Kids in the House Web site is a public service provided by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Its mission is to provide educational and entertaining information about the legislative branch of the United States government to students of all age levels.

National Agricultural Library
The USDA’s page for kids and teens provides links to a variety of Agriculture-related websites and activities.  Find ideas for science fair projects, play games, learn about working in agriculture, and even find out about space agriculture!

Web Rangers
This is the National Park Service's on-line Junior Ranger program for kids of all ages. Play more than 50 games and learn about your National Parks, Monuments and Historic Sites.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Kids Pages
Whether you are an inventor or just want to know more about inventors and intellectual property - patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets - you'll find lots of interesting information here, and perhaps some fun, too.

U.S. Census Bureau Kid’s Corner
Learn about the U.S. Census, get facts about your state, and have fun with quiz questions.

United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change™ Web site
Find out all sorts of interesting information about coins and medals.  Play games, watch cartoons, learn the latest news, and join the Collector’s Club.

NASA Playground
A Web site for kids and educators, featuring games, photos, homework help, and other fun activities.

Help With Homework

ReadWriteThink
On ReadWriteThink, visitors can find materials and activities for reading and language arts. This resource was created by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English.

Homework Center: Homework Central
Information Please has been providing authoritative answers to all kinds of factual questions since 1938 first as a popular radio quiz show, then starting in 1947 as an annual almanac, and since 1998 on the Internet at www.infoplease.com.

CyberSleuth - Kids
Homework help via an online search engine and guide for the K-12 student created by teachers and volunteers.

Discovery Education Homework Help
The site is part of Discovery Communications, Inc. and contains over 700 links to sites that will help you with your homework.

Online Games

Chinook Checkers
Play checkers against the Chinook computer at the University of Alberta in Canada.

Pass the Stone
A Native American children's game that encourages cooperative play and math-skill development.

Native American Technology and Art
The NativeTech site offers a variety of free Native American games to play online.

Crayola
Crayola games online!

Looney Toons
Play online games with your favorite characters!

Legos
A series of action, strategy, and adventure games.

IXL Learning
Fun educational games for kids.

Online Magazines Just for Kids

Club Notes
Hear about what other kids from Native communities are doing.

Highlights Magazine
Articles and activities for kids.

Time for Kids
Keep up on current events and fun features.

Sports Illustrated for Kids
Read all about what's new in sports, try the trivia challenge, and much more.

National Geographic Kids
Learn about the world, animals and lots of other cool stuff. (Grades 3 – 6)

Weekly Reader
Weekly Reader publishes sections for kids and teens, providing current events, science, health, and other news.

American Writes for Kids
Find out about your favorite authors on this site.

New York Public Library
The New York Public Library's On-Lion for Kids site provides book reviews, helps find books, and links to other resources.

Around the World

Flags and Maps of the World
View national flags and maps for countries of the world.

Castles of the World
Reference for castles, palaces and monasteries including: castle tours, medieval architecture, hotels, travel, plans, weddings, castles for sale, souvenirs, books, directory, site of the week, and history of castles.

CyberSleuth Kids - Geography
Links to resources about countries around the world.

IPL Kidspace
On the Internet Public Library (IPL) site you can learn about religions, languages, geography and culture around the world.

What the World Eats
Find out what's on family dinner tables around the globe.

Weird Science

Amusement Park Physics
Learn about the science behind amusement park rides and design your own roller coaster.

The U.S. Geological Survey and Science Education
This site is supported by the U.S. Geological Survey of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Discover how to find your way with a compass and map, go on electronic field trips, learn why volcanoes erupt, send questions to a professional geologist, and tons more. The site includes project ideas for K-12th graders.

Bill Nye, the Science Guy
Nye Labs is an interactive site that provides general information, questions & answers, a guide to the TV series, and home experiments.

Cool Science for Curious Kids
The activities in "Cool Science for Curious Kids" were developed by five museums with the objective to make science fun, practical, and realistic. Some of the activities are entirely electronic. They are designed for kids in kindergarten through second or third grade.

Earth Science Enterprise
Site supported by NASA, provides information on people, land, water, air, and natural hazards. There are also links to games, Frequently Asked Questions, and other NASA educational sites.

Sci4Kids
This site is supported by the Agricultural Research Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is responsible for finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day, from field to table, such as protecting crops, nutrition, soil and natural resources. The Sci4Kids site provides information, links to resources, and experiments for kids.

Space Kids
Supported by NASA, the site provides space-related science for kids along with links to resources and games.

Science News for Kids
Science News for Kids is devoted to science news for children, ages 9 to 13. A section of the Science News for Kids Web site is devoted to particular interests and includes: brainteasers, logic and memory games, entertaining science-fiction composition exercises, hands-on exercises, and weekly science fair profiles and tips. The GameZone contains a small selection of logic and memory games.

Kids' Science News
Sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the purpose of the site is to help girls and boys of all racial and ethnic backgrounds imagine themselves as science and engineering faculty and innovators.

Adventures in Science & Knowledge
Sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories and Lockheed Martin, the site includes information about education outreach programs for students, teachers, volunteers, and anyone else excited about science.

Have Fun: Native Youth Organizations

Are you interested in reaching out to other Native American youth? Check out these organizations and see if you can connect to others through a Boys & Girls Club, a common cause or sports event.

Running Strong
Running Strong for American Indian Youth, began in 1986, when Christian Relief Services formed a partnership with Olympic Gold medalist, Billy Mills (Oglala Lakota, Sioux). Running Strong helps Native Americans meet their immediate survival needs while also providing programs designed to promote self sufficiency and self-esteem. The programs provided include food distribution and nutrition, water wells, youth programs, cultural and language preservation, and housing assistance.

The Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3)
NB3 was founded by Notah Begay, a Native American (Navajo/Pueblo) professional golfer, and his father. This organization reaches out to Native Americans by providing youth sports programs in Native American communities.

Boys & Girls Club in Indian Country
With over 200 Clubs in Native American communities across the country, Alaska and Hawaii, it may be easier than you think to become part of all the after school fun going on every day in sports, education, health, arts, character building and much more!

United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY)
Members of UNITY are taking charge of their lives by serving others. These Native American youth are making a difference in the areas of community service, heritage, healthy lifestyles and the environment. Learn how you can foster your spiritual, mental, physical and social development and join with others like you.

Native American Sports Council (NASC)
NASC conducts community based multi-sport programs and athlete development programs which enable emerging elite athletes to be identified and developed for national, international and Olympic competition. Find out more about their sports programs and events schedule.

Wings of America
Like to run? In partnership with Native communities, Wings runs clinics, camps and national competitions and uses running as a catalyst to empower American Indian and Alaskan Native youth to take pride in themselves and their cultural identity, leading to increased self esteem, health and wellness, leadership and hope, balance and harmony. 

The National Indian Youth Project (NIYLP)
The NIYLP has been empowering the lives of Native American youth for over 25 years. Through year-round adventure-based learning in mid-schools, Project Venture seeks to foster youth leaders who are culturally sensitive and promote healthy lifestyles as an example for future generations.

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Native American Mentoring Initiative
Big Brothers Big Sisters recognizes how important it is for Native American children to have positive role models in their lives—volunteers that understand their circumstances and can help guide them toward a more positive future. The Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Native American Mentoring Initiative is designed to both encourage and recruit greater numbers of Native American children and adults to participate.

Indian Youth of America (IYA)
On a national level, IYA serves Indian youth and families through its summer youth camp program, resource center, newsletter, scholarship assistance and sponsorship of Indian students to leadership programs and sporting events.  IYA has sponsored Indian students to participate in leadership and exchange programs.

Have Fun: Volunteer Opportunities

There are many local, national and global ways to make a difference and help others. Below are some links to organizations and causes that may interest you to create a local fundraiser or even travel to the other side of the world!

Red Feather Development Group
An organization that employs volunteer humanitarian action to empower American Indian communities, foster cultural sensitivity and understanding, and contribute grassroots solutions to the enormous challenge of improving the dire housing conditions facing many of our nation's reservations.

Adopt a Native Elder Program
The program provides food, simple medicines, clothing, fabric and yarns to help Navajo Elders live on the Land in their traditional lifestyle.

National Service Learning Clearinghouse for Tribal Communities
Resources for the Native American service-learning community.

AmeriCorps in Native American Communities
Serving with national and community nonprofit organizations, faith-based groups, schools, and local agencies, these service participants tutor and mentor children, coordinate after-school programs, build homes, conduct neighborhood patrols, respond to disasters, and recruit and manage volunteers.

The International Partnership for Service Learning and Leadership
A non-profit organization that serves students, colleges, universities, service agencies and related organizations around the world by fostering programs that link volunteer service to the community and academic study.

Global Volunteers
Choose to assist North and Central America volunteer programs. Live and work with local people on life-affirming community development projects for one - three weeks. Volunteer teams support some 90 host communities on six continents.

Corporation for National and Community Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service provides opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to serve their communities and country through three programs: Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America.

Youth Service America
A resource center that partners with thousands of organizations committed to increasing the quality and quantity of volunteer opportunities for young people in America, ages 5-25, to serve locally, nationally, and globally.

Peace Corps Kids World
Join Traveler as she explores the globe and learns about making a difference. Come on in to the home of adventure and service - Peace Corps Kids World!

Youth as Resources (YAR) Program
Community-based YAR programs, governed by a board of youth and adults, provide grants to young people to design and carry out service projects.

Boys & Girls Clubs in Indian Country AmeriCorps VISTA Project
The partnership between the Corporation for National and Community Service and Boys & Girls Clubs in Indian Country, Inc. works to place full-time volunteers in local Native American Boys & Girls Clubs across the U.S.

United We Serve
Serve.gov is your online resource for not only finding volunteer opportunities in your community, but also creating your own. Use Serve.gov to help do your part. America’s foundation will be built one community at a time – and it starts with you.

Citizen Corps
Citizen Corps was created to help coordinate volunteer activities that will make our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to any emergency situation. It provides opportunities for people to participate in a range of measures to make their families, their homes, and their communities safer from the threats of crime, terrorism, and disasters of all kinds.

National Society for American Indian Elderly (NSAIE)
The NSAIE works with Tribes, tribal organizations and Native non-profits in locations across the United States to improve the quality of life for under-served American Indian, Alaska Native and Pacific American Elders.


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