Government Websites for Kids

General Homework Help

  • At Ask Jeeves - kids can type in a question and have it answered. This site also lists a multitude of other reference materials that are useful study tools.
  • Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
  • B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helpers - This site includes hundreds of links to information to help kids with their homework.
  • Discovery School - provides a number of links to homework helpers, as well as fun and games.
  • Free e-newsletter by Barbara Feldman - pre-screens web sites suitable for kids and bundles them by subject. Topics have included space, dinosaurs, the Civil War, spelling helpers, math flashcards, crossword puzzles, reference materials, etc. Subscribe to this free HTML newsletter at their site.
  • Jefferson Academics - provides private education services worldwide to include test preparation, language instruction, academic tutoring, college consulting, and support for students with learning differences.
  • Puzzlemaker - Teachers, students, and parents can use the puzzlemaker tool to create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your word lists. This site is published by and is part of the Discovery Channel.
  • Scholastic’s Homework Hub

Resources for Help with Math

  • U.S. Department of Education - This site offers a wealth of information for parents on helping their children succeed in school as well as learning and planning resources for students.
  • AAAMath - This interactive math instruction site presents exercises and games for practicing math objectives for students in grades K-8.
  • Academic Education Learning Resources - This site offers lists of links to helpful web sites, organized by topics such as reference and homework help; science, technology and how things work; English, literature, art and music; foreign languages, mathematics and more.
  • A Plus Math - This is an interactive web site to help elementary students develop their math skills interactively through games, puzzles, flashcards, worksheets, word finds, and homework helpers.
  • Ask Dr. Math - Dr. Math is a question and answer service for math students. A searchable archive is available by level and topic as well as a summary of frequently asked questions.
  • - This site, sponsored by the publishers of Astronomy magazine, offers educational articles and information on astronomy for kids and adults.
  • Figure This! - Figure This! provides interesting math challenges that middle school students can do at home with their families. Additionally, it offers a Family Corner that provides support for parents to help them work with their child.
  • Kid Info - A well organized, homework resource site offering homework help, reference resources, search engines and other fun websites for kids.
  • The Math League - The Math League is a helpful resource for students in grades four through eight. It specializes in math contests, books and computer software designed to stimulate interest and confidence in mathematics.
  • SOS Mathematics - SOS Mathematics is a study site for high school students. It focuses on advanced math, offering explanations, review, practice exams and homework help.

General Resource

WISER DC – Washington Independent Service for Educational Resources: WISER’s goals are to improve educational services and promote child advocacy by providing comprehensive resources to children and parents in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and suburban Maryland. WISER members are seasoned professionals and experts in their fields.

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