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Inequality.org

http://www.inequality.org/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The Inequality Organization is a resource for information and expertise on income and wealth distribution data for the United States. They advocate for better distribution of income for the poor. Standards 12.10 civics and 12.4.3 economics

Comments: This is a good site for general information on employment stats and inequality in distribution of wealth in America.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1728

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

http://www.privacyrights.org/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse has useful information on how to protect your privacy rights. It provides links to other privacy rights organizations. Standard 12.10 civics

Comments: Good links for this growing problem of privacy in the Information Age.

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2525

The Religious Freedom Page

http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is an index of religion-related Supreme Court decisions, religious references in the Constitution and Bill of Rights and other links and references to material showing the relationship between America's democratic society and religion. Standard 11.3.5 and 12.10 civics

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3078

Unitary Executive Doctrine

http://writ.news.findlaw.com/commentary/20060109_bergen.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Bush has used presidential "signing statements" - statements issued by the President upon signing a bill into law -- to expand his power. Each of his signing statements says that he will interpret the law in question "in a manner consistent with his constitutional authority to supervise the unitary executive branch." This article by journalist Jennifer Van Bergen interprets the results of this increase in executive power as damaging to the constitutional check on abuse of power that results from separating the three branches of government. Standards 12.1.5, 12.4.0, and 12.7.1

Comments: This site is part of FindLaw Legal News and Commentary.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3677

Waco: The Inside Story

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/waco/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Designed to augment a PBS Frontline documentary, this web site contains readings, interviews, a chronology, and biographies to help students' understanding of the Waco tragedy. Standard 11.11.7 and 12.10

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3394

The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, 1639

http://www.answers.com/topic/fundamental-orders-of-connecticut?cat=biz-fin

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This About.com site provides an introduction and a link to a copy of the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut that served as the basic law of the Connecticut colony from 1639 to 1662. Thomas Hooker, John Haynes, and Roger Ludlow were most influential in framing this early experiment in constitutional government in the Americas. Standards 5.4.7, 8.1.2, and 12.1.1

Comments: The reading level is pretty difficult so teachers may need to be selective in the sections of the document to emphasize with younger students.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 959

Virginia Declaration of Rights

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/virginia.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This list of sixteen natural rights was drafted by George Mason in 1776 and was adopted unanimously June 12 of that year by the Virginia Convention of Delegates. Compare these rights with the U.S. Bill of Rights. Standards 8.2.3, 8.2.5, 11.1.2, and 12,1,4

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3632

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