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Political Science


Political science sites offer information and resources related to the study of politics and government. The sites provide information about past and current elections, public policy, international relations, and current affairs, as well as photographs, historically important papers, and audio/video clips. INCLUDED: Included: More than a dozen sites for increasing students' understanding of politics.


Many important issues -- the war on terror, the global economy, international relations -- require informed decisions from ordinary citizens. Political science sites offer teachers, students, and the general public information and resources for increasing awareness and understanding of politics and political issues. Teachers will find lesson plans, primary documents, data sets, articles, and other information that will be helpful in teaching students about how the government works, the structure of the judicial system, and the election process. The up-to-date information these sites provide will help prepare students to make informed choices about the issues that face society.

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government
Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government describes how the government works and explains how to use the primary resources of the Government Printing Office. Each section contains age-appropriate information, as well as games and activities. An image map of the United States gives students access to quick facts about each state, as well as information about the nation's capital.

History and Politics Out Loud
History and Politics Out Loud (HPOL) is a searchable archive of politically significant audio materials. The files feature such 20th century events as Franklin D. Roosevelt asking Congress to declare war on Japan, John F. Kennedy's inaugural address, Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, Winston Churchill's words on the "sinews of peace," and more.

Justice Learning
Justice Learning brings civics education into the real world and gives students a first-hand look at democracy. The site explores current issues that directly affect students' lives. Current featured issues include affirmative action, gun control, and zero tolerance. Each issue is supported with standards-based lessons, primary source information, summaries, articles, editorials, and oral debates.

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Last updated 9/18/2016