• Top Civics/Government Web Sites

    If you have other sites you would like to see added, contact David Hales at halesd@resa.net or 734-334-1311.
  • Citizenship Participation, Public Discourse & Decision Making

  • Current Events and Editorial Cartoons

  • Service-Learning Resources & Clarification

    Please contact David Hales at Halesd@resa.net if you have additional resources you would like to share with others.
  • How Elections Work

    United States Presidential Elections - This covers information on the history of different elections, info on the voting process, and current stories on elections.
    PBS-By the People-Elections - Contains a glossary of election terms, information on parties, issues, and candidates.
    Elections and Voting-Subject Resource Guide - Tons of links, very well organized.
    Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement - LOTS of information, charts, tables, reports, etc
    US Census Bureau-Voting and Registration - Detailed tables on reported voting and registration by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics.
    CRF Election Central: Lessons - Readings and activities the provide historical background and raise issues about democracy and the electoral process in the United States and worldwide. These resources are arranged under three categories: U.S. History, World History, and Government.
  • Election Related Web Sites

    Desktop Democracy - This is an instructional resource that takes advantage of two award-winning interactive political simulations (Election Day and Virtual Congress) to capture your students' attention and draw them into the political process.
    eLECTIONS: Your Adventure in Politics - Students can be part of a virtual political campaign with this interactive, nonpartisan game from Cable in the Classroom. Kids choose a party, develop a platform, and decide how to respond to roadblocks, raise and spend funds, and cultivate a voter base.
    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.
    National Mock Election - The National Student/Parent Mock Election is pleased to announce that the 2008 Mock Election will be carried out with the collaboration of Google. We are honored to have been selected as a recipient of a Google grant and to be able to work with Google volunteers and Google, Inc. in this year's Mock Election.
    The Road to the Capitol Game - This free game is for use by students, parents, and teachers. The content covered in the game is intended for educational purposes only, and the publisher has tried to keep it free from political or historical bias.
  • Analyzing Political Advertisements, Cartoons, and News

  • Propaganda Techniques - Explores common techniques used to advance a position and also provides examples.
    Dissect an Ad - From PBS, this site is an exercise developed by the Center for media Literacy, which challenges visitors to critically analyze campaign commercials.
    Washington Post Political Ads - This is their data base of over 400 political ads dating from 2006-08. It is searchable many different ways.