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American Civics Resources
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Visit the Center for Civic Education for educational resources and programs for students, educators and citizens. Here you will find a treasure trove of civic programs, school curriculum, community resources and a bookstore featuring their Foundations of Democracy K-12 books, CD’s and teacher’s guides.
WhiteHouse.gov is your source for everything related to the executive branch of American Government such as latest news, interactive tours, history, issues, the President’s cabinet, weekly address, and daily posts of the President and Vice-president’s schedules. In addition, book a White House tour, apply for an internship, and much more.
The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA is “civic education headquarters” dedicated to constitutional education and debate. The website features lesson plans and games as well as an overview of each section of the constitution and it’s amendments.
Learn about the United States: Quick Civics Lessons for the Naturalization Test is a handbook published by US Citizenship and Immigration Services which provides a concise overview of basic civics concepts for test-takers or those looking to brush up on US Government.
The Smithsonian Institution: The largest research and museum complex in the world
The National Park Service features their “Parks as Classrooms” program with curriculum materials, field trip planning, guest speakers and “traveling trunks” of tactile materials and lesson plans. This fascinating website allows you to explore national park history as well as find parks in your area.
The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) prepares students for college, career, and civic life.
PBS Learning Media is an online resource for the classroom. Over 30,000 videos, interactives, audio, documents, and lesson plans are entirely free to registered users.
50States.com provides educational tools for all 50 states, including learning maps, state facts and community resources.
“In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate – look to his character. . . .” Noah Webster, Letters to a Young Gentleman Commencing His Education (New Haven: S. Converse, 1823)
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