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Kevin Kaeser

The ReDistricting Game - 36 views

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    a game that shows the power of gerrymandering
Margaret Moore-Taylor

Explore the Constitution - National Constitution Center - 39 views

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    The Constitution Center offers a free interactive U.S. Constitution with lesson plans, activities, games, videos, and historical documents. Students can explore the Constitution by article, amendment, or specific issue
Stacy Olson

E-Learning Module: The Dynamic Legislative Process | The Center On Congress at Indiana ... - 2 views

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    The typical textbook description of the legislative process, though technically valid in some respects, is woefully inadequate in describing the fascinating, vibrant, often "messy" reality of how a bill becomes law. This module allows you to compare the typical textbook process with the more realistic "dynamic" process, and you will see how our untidy process has produced solid results.
Siri Anderson

kernelsoftruth [licensed for non-commercial use only] / FrontPage - 1 views

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    A web site built by the amazing students in a Social Studies Methods class at Bemidji State University to help teachers facilitate lessons on themes related to The Omnivore's Dilemma. Lesson plans, materials, games, videos. A great tool for a teacher who wants to jigsaw student learning and is looking for accessible content.
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    Check this out!
Kyle Kauffman

Current Bills in Congress | Votetocracy - 64 views

  • Votetocracy was created by regular citizens who decided it was time for Americans to have a better, actionable and measurable way to interact with Congress. This is not just a blog with commenting forums. We are about action. By providing Americans the ability to vote on bills in Congress we create a measurable repository of citizens sentiment towards each bill. That's good for all Americans and good for Congress. Truth is - Congress wants to hear from you.
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    Votetocracy was created by regular citizens who decided it was time for Americans to have a better, actionable and measurable way to interact with Congress. This is not just a blog with commenting forums. We are about action. By providing Americans the ability to vote on bills in Congress we create a measurable repository of citizens sentiment towards each bill. That's good for all Americans and good for Congress. Truth is - Congress wants to hear from you.
Kevin Kaeser

WIRTH_US_FLAG.jpg (1650×1068) - 0 views

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    great infographic on the us flag
Kevin Kaeser

Carl '60 Cent' Kasell And The Debt Ceiling : It's All Politics : NPR - 24 views

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    Carl Kasell raps about the debt ceiling!
Kevin Kaeser

howlawsmadeWIRTH2.jpg (3215×1584) - 88 views

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    great info graphic on how a bill becomes a law
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    This is a great graphic for government classes and Constitution Day overview.
Kevin Kaeser

Home Page for Real-Life Arkansas - 33 views

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    shows the students jobs they could have for the stuff they want
ronhustvedt

Charters of Freedom - The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, The Bill of Ri... - 44 views

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    A mandatory website for 8th graders but a good one for any topic related to Constitutional debate/diplomacy as well as any connection to the foundation of our nation.
Marc Patton

iCivics | Free Lesson Plans and Games for Learning Civics - 55 views

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    iCivics is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. iCivics is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who is concerned that students are not getting the information and tools they need for civic participation, and that civics teachers need better materials and support.
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    iCivics prepares young Americans to become knowledgeable, engaged 21st century citizens by creating free and innovative educational materials.
Liz Dodds

Our Courts - Homepage - 6 views

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    A free computer game for teenagers created with the help of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has made its online debut. "Supreme Decision," the first of several planned web-based games, went online in August as part of a project called Our Courts. In it, students can play a Supreme Court law clerk helping a justice with a tie-breaking vote over a First Amendment case. Backed by the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and Georgetown University, the Our Courts project is designed to teach middle school students about the Constitution and the courts. O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, has said more people can name an "American Idol" judge than the three branches of government. Besides teaching about civics, she hopes the Our Courts project will help students learn how to analyze problems and develop arguments. In "Supreme Decision," students play a law clerk and must help fictional Justice Irene Waters write the majority opinion on whether a school can ban students from wearing music band T-shirts. Another game, called "Do I Have a Right," will be released soon. In that game, students will play the director of a constitutional law firm who must decide which amendment resolves a problem posed by a client.
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