Civics at Work
Links to Civics at Work Related Web Sites
- Civics Primer
- Includes abundant information on political leaders, current events,
campaigning, quotes on current issues, addresses, etc.
- Offers links to resources including the U.S. Constitution, the
Bill of Rights, Supreme Court Decisions, the Federalist Papers,
- Inaugural Addresses
of the Presidents
- Includes the inaugural address from every president since George
- State of the
- Offers the full text of State of the Union Addresses.
Presidents of the United States
- Provides a brief biographical sketch of each of the Presidents.
- Provides a vote-tracking site allowing you to follow specific
votes by member of Congress, zip code and all other kinds of variations.
- The Civic Network
- The Civic Network is an evolving collection of online resources
dedicated to supporting civic life and citizen participation.
- The Library
- Extensive collection of library resources with easy search capabilities.
- U.S. House of Representatives
- Includes news about the House, the legislative process, House
committees, legislative schedules, organization of the House, and
a directory of Representatives by name and state with e-mail addresses.
- U.S. Senate Home Page
- Includes news about the Senate, Senate Committees, Senate history,
and a directory of Senators by name and state with e-mail addresses.
- White House Home Page
- Includes information on the President and Vice President, guides
to various government services, a library of documents, speeches,
etc., and news updates.
- Guide to Law Online
- Annotated guide to sources of information on government and law
- U.S. Government
- Provides links to both Executive and Independent U.S. Government
- Bureau of Justice Statistics
- Offers information on crime, justice, law enforcement, and the
courts from U.S. Department of Justice.
- Federal Citizen Information
- Answers to questions about Federal programs, benefits, and services.
- The Heritage Foundation
- Organization is a conservative leader in both the political and
communications revolutions. Resources include commentary on news,
current issues, and links to other sites.
Science Resources on the Web
- Political information maintained by the University of Michigan
which contains news resources, periodicals, and specific areas of
- The Brookings Institution
- Organization is recognized as the liberal leader in political
analysis. Resources include commentary on news, current issues,
and links to other sites.
- The Washington Times
- Provides a daily overview of political events from inside the
Nation's capital. Link includes daily front page and additional
links to most other sections of the newspaper.
- Contains demographic information collected from various government
- U.S. Census Bureau
- Has extensive demographic resources including maps and reports
and statistics on economics and population and housing.
- The Gallup Organization
- Provides information on polling and the Gallup organization.
- Internet Legal Resource Guide
- Provides links to many Internet legal resources. Excellent search
for legal issues and many good links.
- FindLaw LawCrawler
- Legal Web and database search to retrieve information geared towards
the specific needs of legal professionals.
- Congressional Quarterly
- Web-based legislative tracking service that integrates CQ¹s exclusive
news and analysis with key federal documents and transcripts.
- U.S. House of Representatives
- Enables students to comment on issues directly to their representatives,
take a tour of Capitol Hill, track the legislative process, and
- U.S. Senate
- Provides opportunities for virtual tours of the Senate and Capitol,
direct access to Senators (through constituent e-mail addresses),
on-line inspection of art and historical artifact housed at the
Senate, and many other activities.
Current with the Courts
- Empowers students with access to free "current awareness" services
including summaries of important court decisions within hours of
Science Resources Class Assignments
- Gives teachers and students a gateway to numerous current issue
case studies and assignments used by the nations leading schools.
- U.S. Census
Bureau Just For Fun
- Gives "hands-on" opportunity for using data and geographic information
to learn about demographic statistics and use tools to process data.
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