CIA.gov Kids' Page Provides a Unique Look Inside the Agency
Have you ever wanted to decipher a secret message or analyze imagery? Do you have a soft spot for dogs? Perhaps you just want to learn more about the Central Intelligence Agency’s history and mission. Maybe you want to pursue career possibilities at the CIA. All this—and much more—can be found on the Kids’ Page of the CIA Web site.
The Kids’ Page is divided into three different fun-filled sections geared toward children (of any age), including:
- K-5th Grade – In this section, kids (and all visitors) will learn about the CIA seal, the CIA K-9 Corps and the history of the Agency. For example, did you know that pigeons were used to take secret pictures? They took pictures to help gather intelligence.
- 6-12th Grade – Here, we provide a detailed look at the Agency’s history, our mission, the intelligence cycle, and how to get a job working at the CIA. Visit the CIA Hall of Fame in our Operation History section to learn about some of the historical heroes who played a role in early American intelligence, such as Benjamin Franklin. He was not only one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, but also a spy during the Revolutionary War. Franklin recruited and trained spies to gather intelligence about the British military.
- Games – This page offers many games at a variety of skills levels, including puzzles, a word find, codes, and aerial and photo analysis challenges. See how quickly you can assemble the CIA seal. Find the secret words hidden within the safe. Break the code and discover a special fact about the CIA.
We provide informational resources for parents and teachers, too. Resources include:
- Internet Safety – Tips for keeping your children safe on the Internet.
- Teacher Resources – Suggested lesson plans using the CIA Web site.
- Help Kids Say No to Drugs – Learn how to help your children avoid drug abuse.
Whether you’re 9 or 90, there’s something fun, educational and interactive awaiting you on the Kids’ Page.