Top Civics/Government Web Sites
- Bens Guide - Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids is brought to the World Wide Web as a service of the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access, and how one can use GPO Access to carry out their civic responsibilities.
- The Three Little Pigs Go to Mediation - This cute video teaches what mediation is using this classic story.
- Bens Guide to US Elections: Grades K-2 - Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids is a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). This site provides learning tools for early elementary students, parents, and teachers.
- Primary Document Resource - Contains 100 milestone documents in government, an educators' sourcebook for how to use primary resources in the classroom, lots of lesson plans
- Voting: The Machinery of Democracy - Looks at the history & variety of voting methods in the U.S. Voting reforms are described and innovative design improvements are shown.
- MI Center for Civic Education - Your We the People, Project Citizen, Mock Trial resource. Info on conferences, good links
- Activities on Elections
Adventures of Cyberbee - A variety of election lessons and links at the elementary level.
Electing a President - A variety of activities and links at the elementary level.
Congress for Kids - Good information site on how Congress works and gets elected.
Kids Konnect - Good site for information about elections and presidents with links to other sites.
Bens Guide to US Elections: Grades 3-5 - Ben's Guide is a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers.
Scholastic News-Countdown to Election 2008 - Information, activites, reports from the campaign trail, etc.
PBS by the People: The Democracy Project - Information about voting and elections, past and present. Students can create and print out a "future voters' card" which states the two issues most important to them and how they think they should be handled.
Kids Voting USA! - Students learn about democracy through a combination of classroom activities, an authentic voting experience and family dialogue. Instructional materials provide K-12 teachers with valuable civic learning tools to be used throughout the school year, every year. In addition to classroom activities about voting and elections, students also explore the right to vote, democracy and active citizenship.
- Project Vote Smart - VoteSmart has developed the CivicsMatters curriculum,available as a set of four lessons One of the lessons is designed to introduce students to the availability of the vast store ofinformation on the Vote Smart Web site. Additional lessons challenge students to move through the information on the site to answer essential questions. Each lesson contains a listing of the backgroundinformation necessary for students, teacher instructions, additional activities (usually a worksheet), a list of materials and suggestions for classroom discussion.