Government Resources Sampler
USA.gov provides a portal to a wide range of resources, organized by topic.
This site by PBS allows students to create their own campaign poster, see what it's like to vote, and explains "Why do we need government?".
The Education section at USA.gov provides a range of resources for students and educators, ranging from Child Care and Exchange Students to Financial Aid and Resources for Teachers.
This web site provides convenient one-stop access to the websites of thousands of state agencies and city and county governments.
The site has some serious formatting issues at the moment, but it can still be a great resource for that next Webquest.
While the current White House web site does not have an area specifically designed for students, many parts of the web site will be of interest.
This example talks about the history of the White House and has a trivia section. What would you do if you had to deal with 35 bathrooms?
The Internet is not only ideally suitable for gathering data but also for learning and transmitting policy suggestions. The environment, after all, is not bounded by local and state borders.
If your students discover some important findings, they can express their outcomes and interpretations for all to see.
Other Areas To Check Out...
• Major Networks for Educators
• Microsoft Office Alternatives
• U.S. Department of Education Resources
• Safe Web Searching
• Corporate Resources
• National, State, and Regional Education Networks Sampler