Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids This site from the U.S. Government Printing Office provides learning tools for K-12 students and teachers. The resources will teach how our government works and the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access. Of particular value is information on Symbols of the U.S. Government for K-4 teachers and information on the Constitution for grades 4- high school. It also links to other government educational sites.
The CIA World Fact Book Lists population, government, military, and economic information for nations recognized by the United States.
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
A resource for teachers as well as students. Many links!
Kids Voting, Arizona Register your class for Kids Voting and find lessons designed for Arizona voting. You can also connect to Kids Voting, USA for K-12 instructional materials to be used throughout the school year. Students learn about democracy; their rights and responsibilities as citizens; how voting empowers citizens; and how they can get involved and participate.
LawForKids.org Law-related information and sources for elementary students.
The Library of Congress Designed to help educators use the American Memory Collections to teach history and culture. It offers tips and tricks, definitions and rationale for using primary sources, activities, discussions, lesson plans and suggestions for using the collections in classroom curriculum.
The National Archives Lessons and information about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
PBS Kids - The Democracy Project Lessons and activities for grades 3-6 on the structure and duties of local, state and federal government; how government affects our everyday lives; the duties of the U.S. president; and the history of voting rights in America.
WorldImages This site provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It contains over 60,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery. WorldImages is accessible anywhere and its images may be freely used for non-profit educational purposes.
iCivics (formerly Our Courts) is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. iCivics is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who is concerned that students are not getting the information and tools they need for civic participation, and that civics teachers need better materials and support.
Located on Independence Mall, the National Constitution Center brings the U.S. Constitution to life for the whole family through multimedia exhibitions, live performances, timely public programs and dynamic educational resources. As America's first and only nonpartisan, nonprofit institution devoted to the Constitution, the Center illuminates constitutional ideals and inspires acts of citizenship, so that "We the People" may better secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.
Learning about the federal government doesn't have to be boring. Congress for Kids gives you access to interactive, fun-filled experiences designed to help you learn about the foundation of our federal government and how its actions affect you. Although designed for students in grades fourth through high school, other students, teachers, parents, and interested citizens will find helpful, engaging activities, too.
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