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Showing Grade 4, Unit 5, Local, State, and National Government
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Congress for Kids

http://www.congressforkids.net/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Learn about how the federal government works, especially Congress. This website takes you through writing the Constitution and the Great Compromise that made the Senate represent the states and the House of Representatives represent the people. Learn how laws are made. Standards 3.4.4, 4.5.1 and 5.7.4

Comments: The text is a bit wordy in the Congress.org site, but the content is good.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 788

Constitution for Kids

http://www.usconstitution.net/constkids4.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is basic information written for students in grades 4-7 about the Constitution including the key concepts and history of its development. The place of women and the issue of slavery in the Constitution are also discussed. Lastly, there is a section on how the government works, separation of powers, checks and balances, how a bill becomes a law, and the cabinet. Standards 4.5.1, 5.7.3, and 5.7.4

Comments: Higher graphic content would make this clearly written site more appealing for students.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 797

Constitution for Kids

http://www.usconstitution.net/constkids4.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is basic information written for students in grades 8-11 about the Constitution including the key concepts and history of its development. The place of women and the issue of slavery in the Constitution are also discussed. Lastly, there is a section on how the government works, separation of powers, checks and balances, how a bill becomes a law, and the cabinet. Standards 8.2.2, 8.2.6

Comments: Higher graphic content would make this clearly written site more appealing for students.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 798

Explore Washington D.C. - The Federal City

http://www.exploredc.org/index.php?id=55

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Explore the American capital city of Washington. Look at the workings of the federal government as well as explore the symbolism behind the city and the buildings that are the homes of American democracy. See the capitol, the White House, the Supreme Court, the National Archives and the Library of Congress at this graphicaly rich site. Standard 3.4.3 and for the federal government in standard 4.5.3

Comments: This site was developed by WETA, the Public Broadcasting Station in Washington DC

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1156

How Ideas Become Laws

http://www.assembly.ca.gov/kids/kids1/kids1.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Students learn the steps in turning ideas into laws as they as they become active participants in the process. This site is operated by the California Assembly. Standards 2.3.1, 3.4.1, 3.4.5, and 4.5.3

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1644

Life Cycle of a Bill

http://capitolmuseum.ca.gov/english/citizens/lifecycle/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The Legislature functions to create laws that represent the best interests of the citizens within each legislative district. Proposals for new laws are called bills. To become a law, a bill must successfully pass through a number of steps. Use your mouse to explore the image and learn more about each step in the lifecycle of a bill. Standards 4.5.4 and 12.7.6

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3662

Senator Barbara Boxer's Kid's Corner

http://boxer.senate.gov/kids/index.cfm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Learn about the U.S. Senate and what a Senator does. Find out the answers to some frequently asked questions such as: What is the difference between a State Senator and a U.S. Senator? Between a Representative and a Senator? How does a bill become a law? Standards 4.5.1, 4.5.3 and 12.7.2

Comments: Students may e-mail questions to Senator Boxer.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2745

White House for Kids

http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Take a tour of the White House with Spotty! Learn about the rooms in the Whitehouse, what they are used for and the history of this famous building. Through Barney's Historical White House ABCs learn about past presidents and changes to the building. Standards K.2, 1.3.3, 2.5., 3.4.3 and 4.5.3

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3455

Your Government - California Courts

http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: View the structure of California courts, visit each type, read Court of Appeals and Supreme Court opinions at this site. Standards 4.5.3 and 12.7.7 civics

Comments: This site leads to easy to understand information about the courts in California.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3571

Assembly Historic Room Tour

http://www.assembly.ca.gov/tours/tour1/tour1.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This is a tour of the restored offices of Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Governor of the State of California. Standards 3.3.2 and 4.3.5, and 4.5.4

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 325

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