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Commerce Department Honors Teacher Appreciation Week Providing Teachers Valuable Online Resources


Ever wanted to take a virtual tour of the ocean, learn about the role of a hurricane hunter, be a part of a superhero “Measurement League," or collect cards on famous inventors? Are you looking to educate your students about the importance of being counted in the Decennial Census?

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we celebrate the impact teachers have on our kids including all the teachers who have worked tirelessly with students and families over the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic. To continue to support our teachers, we have put together a list of valuable online resources Commerce Department agencies offer to educate K-12 students on topics such as our Nation’s economy, our oceans, weather forecasts, notable inventions, and the importance of Census data to their everyday lives. These educational resources come from important Commerce Department agencies including the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Find below a list of these educational resources for teachers, parents, and elementary, middle, and high school students. The links below include interactive lessons, hands-on home activities, colorful maps, entertaining videos, virtual tours, tutorials, and mobile apps.