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Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

This site is a service of the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office. It includes resources for teachers, students, and parents to learn how the U.S. government works.

The simple design and layout of this site underplay the importance of the material found here.

Image map links from the splash page will take the user to each section of the site. There is also an alphabetized site map with the appropriate grade level for each link and a navigation bar at the bottom of the pages.

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government explains how the government works and how to use the primary resources of the Government Printing Office. The site is divided into sections for grades K through 2, 3 through 5, 6 through 8, and 9 through 12. Each section contains age-appropriate information, including 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. The site also provides a glossary and links to other U.S. government Web sites for kids.