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Congress Track

http://www.vote-smart.org/issue_week.php?month=2&year=2006&day=22

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This Project Vote Smart site provides all you would ever want to know about Congress. Included are the texts of the bills, committee membership, floor schedules, and the status of each piece of legislation. Standards 12.4.1 and 12.4.3 civics

Comments: Find out about the legislative policies of both Democrat and Republican law makers.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 789

Congress.Org

http://congress.org/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Congress.Org bills itself as the "one stop center for legislative information." It is an effective means of providing information about Congress and links to related Internet resources. Standards 12.4.1 and 12.4.3 civics

Comments: Excellent web resource for the current Congress.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 790

Find your Federal, State or Local Representatives in a Flash

http://www.vote-smart.org/index.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is a quick way to locate your local , state and national representatives using your zip code. Standards 12.4.1 and 12.4.3 civics

Comments: Project Vote Smart is a nonpartisan political website that posts information from all types of special interest groups. Students enter the zip code of their school or home to find the name of their representative.

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1223

United States House of Representatives

http://www.house.gov/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site provides public access to legislative information as well as information about members, committees and organizations of the House. Standards 12.4.1 and 12.4.3 civics

Comments: One stop shopping center for those interested in the House of Representatives.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3302

United States Senate

http://www.senate.gov/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This homepage of the U.S. Senate has links to legislative actions and records, committees, Senators and Senate leadership, Senate history and procedures, and frequently asked questions. Standards 12.4.1 and 12.4.3 civics

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3305

Virtual Congress

http://www.ohioroundtable.org/vcongress/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This project was an Internet-based dialog among high school government classes through the U.S. about priorities of government, as expressed in the Federal budget. Students advocated and negotiated just as Congress does, only online. Look for new rounds of the activity in the Virtual Project and Fieldtrips section of SCORE. Standards 12.4.1 civics; 12.3.1, 12.3.2 and 12.3.3 economics

Resource Type: Other.

Resource ID: 3358

17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Direct Election of U.S. Senators (1913)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=58

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Passed by Congress May 13, 1912, and ratified April 8, 1913, the 17th amendment modified Article I, section 3, of the Constitution by allowing voters to cast direct votes for U.S. Senators. Prior to its passage, Senators were chosen by state legislatures. Late in the 19th century, some state legislatures deadlocked over the election of a senator when different parties controlled different houses, and Senate vacancies could last months or years. Standards 11.2.9 and 12.4.1

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 10

American Bar Association Legislative Advocacy

http://www.abanet.org/poladv/summary/home.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The ABA maintains a page on legislation under consideration by Congress on a wide range of topics affecting the law community. Standard 12.4.1, 12.4.3 and 12.7.6

Comments: Excellent site for keeping up with legislation in Congress relating to law topics as well as nominations to the federal courts.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 179

An Introduction to the U.S. Government

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/government/branches.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is a really good overview of the executive and legislative branches of government. Standard 12.4.1 and 12.4.4 civics

Comments: Project Vote-Smart information about our government.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 217

Project Geo Sim

http://geosim.cs.vt.edu/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site has downloadable simulations for human population, U.S. Congressional apportionment and global migration/immigration. Standard 11.11.7, 12.4.1 and 12.4.4 civics and 12.4.4 economics

Comments: To get the full benefit of this site, the user needs a fairly sophisticated level of technical knowledge and computer software. The simulation itself is pretty advanced.

Resource Type: Maps.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2540

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