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Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
Annotated u.s. government technology resources
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  • 1. U.S. G-1United States Government Standard 1:Students explain the fundamental principles and moral values of American democracy asexpressed in the U.S. Constitution and other essential documents of Americandemocracy.WEBSITE: http://www.law.ou.edu/hist/ANNOTATION: This site is a repository for historical documents that are easilyaccessed by the user. These key documents represent U.S. political and diplomatichistory from pre-colonial times to the present.WEBPAGE:
  • 2. U.S. G-2United States Government Standard 1:Students explain the fundamental principles and moral values of American democracy asexpressed in the U.S. Constitution and other essential documents of Americandemocracy.WEBSITE: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/coredocs.htmlANNOTATION: This site is a repository for all primary documents of U.S. Democracy.Documents from the Bill of Rights to Supreme Court decisions can be viewed ordownloaded from this site.WEBPAGE:
  • 3. U.S. G-3United States Government Standard 1:Students explain the fundamental principles and moral values of American democracy asexpressed in the U.S. Constitution and other essential documents of Americandemocracy.WEBSITE: http://eca.state.gov/education/engteaching/pubs/AmLnC/brTOC.htmANNOTATION: This site is a repository primary source documents of Americandemocracy. The table of contents is organized by historical period.WEBPAGE:
  • 4. U.S. G-4United States Government Standard 1:Students explain the fundamental principles and moral values of American democracy asexpressed in the U.S. Constitution and other essential documents of Americandemocracy.WEBSITE: http://www.rain.org/~karpeles/ANNOTATION: This site is a virtual tour of the Karpeles Manuscript LibraryMuseums. It is the world’s largest private holding of manuscripts and documents fromliterature, science, religion, history and art. It has a large repository of primary sourcedocuments essential to American democracy.WEBPAGE:
  • 5. U.S. G-5United States Government Standard 2:Students evaluate and take and defend positions on the scope and limits of rights andobligations as democratic citizens, the relationships among them, and how they aresecured.WEBSITE: http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/ANNOTATION: This site provides current government publications, consumer actionalerts and current events. A section for teachers gives lesson plans on the constitution.WEBPAGE:
  • 6. U.S. G-6United States Government Standard 2:Students evaluate and take and defend positions on the scope and limits of rights andobligations as democratic citizens, the relationships among them, and how they aresecured.WEBSITE: http://factfinder.census.gov/home/en/kids/kids.htmlANNOTATION: This kid friendly site presents statistics from the U.S. census and howit influences the decisions made on a state level.WEBPAGE:
  • 7. U.S. G-7United States Government Standard 3:Students evaluate and take and defend positions on what the fundamental values andprinciples of civil society are (i.e., the autonomous sphere of voluntary personal, social,and economic relations that are not part of government), their interdependence, and themeaning and importance of those values and principles for a free society.WEBSITE: http://future.state.gov/ANNOTATION: This site is the U.S. State Departments website for youth. It offerslesson plans on terrorism, Vietnam, and the Cuban Missile Crisis and information aboutmore than 50 international issues. "Careers Representing America," games, and "Meet theSecretary of State" are among the features. Links are provided for learning about currentevents, geography, and the environment.WEBPAGE:
  • 8. U.S. G-8United States Government Standard 3:Students evaluate and take and defend positions on what the fundamental values andprinciples of civil society are (i.e., the autonomous sphere of voluntary personal, social,and economic relations that are not part of government), their interdependence, and themeaning and importance of those values and principles for a free society.WEBSITE: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/diplomacy/index.htmlANNOTATION: This Library of Congress site opens a window into the lives ofAmerican diplomats and U.S. foreign policy. It explains how diplomacy is formulated inWashington and implemented at our embassies abroad. Transcripts of more than 1,300interviews with U.S. diplomatic personnel capture their experiences, motivations,personal analyses, and private thoughts.WEBPAGE:
  • 9. U.S. G-9United States Government Standard 4:Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches ofgovernment as established by the U.S. Constitution.WEBSITE: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/ANNOTATION: This site offers an interactive tour of the white house, biography of thepresidents and the history of the executive office. Links include a closer look at the FirstLadies, the Oval Office and every facet of the executive branch of government.WEBPAGE:
  • 10. U.S. G-10United States Government Standard 4:Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches ofgovernment as established by the U.S. Constitution.WEBSITE: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/white-house-101/ANNOTATION: This site is kid friendly and explores every aspect of the executiveoffice, the white house and even, the presidential pets. This site may be helpful tostruggling learners.WEBPAGE:
  • 11. U.S. G-11United States Government Standard 4:Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches ofgovernment as established by the U.S. Constitution.WEBSITE: http://americanhistory.si.edu/PRESIDENCY/home.htmlANNOTATION: This site explores the history and operation of the Americanpresidency. The exhibit displays more than 375 images of documents, paintings,photographs, buttons, posters, paraphernalia, and objects along with short textsexplaining their significance.WEBPAGE:
  • 12. U.S. G-12United States Government Standard 4:Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches ofgovernment as established by the U.S. Constitution.WEBSITE: http://www.firstladies.org/curriculum/curriculum.aspx?Curriculum=974ANNOTATION: This site honors the First Ladies and their contribution and support ofthe executive branch. The global impact of the First Ladies is addressed.WEBPAGE:
  • 13. U.S. G-13United States Government Standard 4:Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches ofgovernment as established by the U.S. Constitution.WEBSITE: http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-governmentANNOTATION: This site describes how the federal government works. Topics includethe three branches (executive, legislative, judicial), the Constitution, federal agencies andcommissions, elections and voting, and state and local governments.WEBPAGE:
  • 14. U.S. G-14United States Government Standard 4:Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches ofgovernment as established by the U.S. Constitution.WEBSITE: http://oralhistory.clerk.house.gov/ANNOTATION: This site contains an oral history of the U.S. House of Representatives.This oral history project includes interviews with a wide variety of House employeessuch as Member aides, committee staff, support staff, technical assistants, and family ofMembers. Select former Representatives also are interviewed.WEBPAGE:
  • 15. U.S. G-15United States Government Standard 4:Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches ofgovernment as established by the U.S. Constitution.WEBSITE: http://thomas.loc.gov/ANNOTATION: This site is a searchable database of summary versions of legislation,the status of congressional bills, the text and digest of the Congressional Record,committee information, hearings schedules, related calendars, information about howlaws are made and enacted, and historical documents.WEBPAGE:
  • 16. U.S. G-16United States Government Standard 5:Students summarize landmark U.S. Supreme Court interpretations of the Constitutionand its amendments.WEBSITE: http://www.oyez.org/ANNOTATION: This site features abstracts and other materials on Constitutional lawcases decided by the United States Supreme Court. Visitors can learn about the Court,search case law, listen to recordings of the Court in session, and order recordings ofConstitutional law arguments and decisions.WEBPAGE:
  • 17. U.S. G-17United States Government Standard 5:Students summarize landmark U.S. Supreme Court interpretations of the Constitutionand its amendments.WEBSITE: http://www.supremecourt.gov/ANNOTATION: This site provides information on the High Courts docket, calendarand schedule, opinions and orders, and visitation schedule. It offers advice on how to filea case with the court, court rules, and links to related websites.WEBPAGE:
  • 18. U.S. G-18United States Government Standard 5:Students summarize landmark U.S. Supreme Court interpretations of the Constitutionand its amendments.WEBSITE: http://www.fjc.gov/public/home.nsfANNOTATION: This site is the education and research agency for the federal courts.Information is provided on how the various courts work, are organized, and fit into theU.S. system of government. Histories are available on the Supreme Court, courts ofappeals, district courts, circuit courts, and other courts. There are also units for teachingabout notable federal trials.WEBPAGE:
  • 19. U.S. G-19United States Government Standard 5:Students summarize landmark U.S. Supreme Court interpretations of the Constitutionand its amendments.WEBSITE: http://www.uscourts.gov/EducationalResources.aspxANNOTATION: This site helps students learn about the federal court system. Teacherscan use the site to connect court-related issues to students everyday lives. Visitors canlearn about the "Open Doors of Justice Program," and use a lesson plan on the differencesbetween civil and criminal cases.WEBPAGE:
  • 20. U.S. G-20United States Government Standard 5:Students summarize landmark U.S. Supreme Court interpretations of the Constitutionand its amendments.WEBSITE: http://www.ncjrs.gov/ANNOTATION: This site provides information and statistics on drugs and crime, lawenforcement, juvenile justice, school safety, courts, and other topics related to criminaljustice.WEBPAGE:
  • 21. U.S. G-21United States Government Standard 6:Students evaluate issues regarding campaigns for national, state, and local electiveoffices.WEBSITE: http://government.hippocampus.org/ANNOTATION: This site can be accessed through Ed1 stop on the Contra CostaCounty Office of education website or at the above web address. Short narrated videosprovide targeted lessons on the essential concepts of U.S. Government. A module onpolitical parties and elections covers the topic of national, state and local campaigns.WEBPAGE:
  • 22. U.S. G-22United States Government Standard 6:Students evaluate issues regarding campaigns for national, state, and local electiveoffices.WEBSITE: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/links2.htmlANNOTATION: This site provides information about the election process. Maps, theelectoral college, registering to vote, campaign finance, opinion polls, historical electionresults, and state elections are other topics addressed by this portal.WEBPAGE:
  • 23. U.S. G-23United States Government Standard 6:Students evaluate issues regarding campaigns for national, state, and local electiveoffices.WEBSITE: http://americanhistory.si.edu/vote/ANNOTATION: This site looks at the history and variety of voting methods in the U.S.-- the voice vote, "party ticket" (paper ballots listing candidates from just one party),Australian ballot, gear and lever machine, and others. Voting reforms of the early 1900s,when the U.S. electorate doubled, are described. Kinds of voting equipment used incounties across the U.S. are shown on a map.WEBPAGE:
  • 24. U.S. G-24United States Government Standard 6:Students evaluate issues regarding campaigns for national, state, and local electiveoffices.WEBSITE: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/themes/elections/ANNOTATION: This Library of Congress site explores elections and the electoralprocess, the voting franchise, and campaign materials as well as first ladies andpresidential inaugurations. Lesson plans, primary source materials and classroomactivities are included.WEBPAGE:
  • 25. U.S. G-25United States Government Standard 7:Students analyze and compare the powers and procedures of the national, state, tribal,and local governments.WEBSITE: http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/government/federalism2.htmlANNOTATION: This site is geared to young people and gives comprehensible input ontopics in U.S. government. This particular web page addresses the federal vs. statepowers.WEBPAGE:
  • 26. U.S. G-26United States Government Standard 8:Students evaluate and take and defend positions on the influence of the media onAmerican political life.WEBSITE: http://www.getsmartaboutdrugs.com/identify/digital_monitoring.htmlANNOTATION: This site addresses security concerns regarding internet safety practices. It is a usefulguide for teachers, parents and students on safety practices and digital monitoring.WEBPAGE:
  • 27. U.S. G-27United States Government Standard 8:Students evaluate and take and defend positions on the influence of the media onAmerican political life.WEBSITE: http://www.justice.gov/criminal/cybercrime/rules/kidinternet.htmANNOTATION:This site addresses cyberspace safety rules, hacking and ethics. It is sponsored by theU.S. Department of Justice.WEBPAGE:
  • 28. U.S. G-28United States Government Standard 8:Students evaluate and take and defend positions on the influence of the media onAmerican political life.WEBSITE: http://www.healthfinder.gov/ANNOTATION:This site is maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.Healthfinder.gov is one of the best places to find government-related health and humanservices information on the Web. Over 1500 health-related organizations are representedhere. The use of technology to coordinate and disperse health information is a positiveinfluence of media on society.WEBPAGE:
  • 29. U.S. G-29United States Government Standard 8:Students evaluate and take and defend positions on the influence of the media onAmerican political life.WEBSITE: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/index.htmlANNOTATION:This site has resources for students and teachers including podcasts, news shows andlesson plans. It has both U.S. and international current events on political topics as wellas science, economics, health and art.WEBPAGE:
  • 30. U.S. G-30United States Government Standard 9:Students analyze the origins, characteristics, and development of different politicalsystems across time, with emphasis on the quest for political democracy, its advances,and its obstacles.WEBSITE: http://www.govspot.com/categories/worldgovernment.htmANNOTATION: This site has state, national and world government resources. Itincludes current events, data and resources to analyze the origins, characteristics anddevelopment of political systems.WEBPAGE:
  • 31. U.S. G-31United States Government Standard 9:Students analyze the origins, characteristics, and development of different politicalsystems across time, with emphasis on the quest for political democracy, its advances,and its obstacles.WEBSITE: http://www.geocurrents.info/ANNOTATION: Geocurrents offers brief, map-illustrated analyses of current events,both major and minor, from all reaches of the world. The blog is based on the propositionthat geographical and historical background information can greatly enhance ourunderstanding of what is happening in the world.WEBPAGE:
  • 32. U.S. G-32United States Government Standard 10:Students formulate questions about and defend their analyses of tensions within ourconstitutional democracy and the importance of maintaining a balance between thefollowing concepts: majority rule and individual rights; liberty and equality; state andnational authority in a federal system; civil disobedience and the rule of law; freedom ofthe press and the right to a fair trial; the relationship of religion and government.WEBSITE: http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/ftrials.htmANNOTATION: This site depicts famous trials. Most of these include backgroundinformation on the case, biographies and photographs of trial participants, trial transcriptexcerpt and articles from newspapers that covered the trial.WEBPAGE:
  • 33. U.S. G-33United States Government Standard 10:Students formulate questions about and defend their analyses of tensions within ourconstitutional democracy and the importance of maintaining a balance between thefollowing concepts: majority rule and individual rights; liberty and equality; state andnational authority in a federal system; civil disobedience and the rule of law; freedom ofthe press and the right to a fair trial; the relationship of religion and government.WEBSITE: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ANNOTATION: This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from1860-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for theHumanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital NewspaperProgram (NDNP).WEBPAGE:
  • 34. U.S. G-34United States Government Standard 10:Students formulate questions about and defend their analyses of tensions within ourconstitutional democracy and the importance of maintaining a balance between thefollowing concepts: majority rule and individual rights; liberty and equality; state andnational authority in a federal system; civil disobedience and the rule of law; freedom ofthe press and the right to a fair trial; the relationship of religion and government.WEBSITE: http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/ANNOTATION: This CNN student site addresses current events in U.S. and nationalpolitics. The broadcasts are current and a means of generating opinions on a variety ofissues in the political spectrum.WEBPAGE:

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