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Public Policy Resource Sites for Teachers & Students

Government
Office Kids' Portal for the US Government
National Conference of State Legislatures
State Legislative Websites Directory
State and Local Government on the Net (Directory of official state, county, and city government websites)
THOMAS (Library of Congress)
 
Health
American Public Health Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Institutes of Health
US Department of Health and Human Services
United States National Library of Medicine
Kids Health
Teen Health

Environment
Earth 911
Energy Information Administration
Conservation Fund
US Environmental Protection Agency
US Geological Survey

Animal Control and Treatment
Born Free USA
Animal Rights FAQ
Humane Society of the United States
National Animal Control Association
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

School Curriculum/Standards
National Art Education Association
National Association of State Boards of Education
National Center for Education Statistics
National Education Association
International Society for Technology in Education

Afterschool Youth Activities
Afterschool Alliance
Afterschool.gov
Afterschool.org

Community Improvement, Local Activism, and Engagement
Graffiti Hurts
Art Crimes
Everyday Democracy, Ideas and Tools for Community Change

Safety
Keep Schools Safe
National Safety Council
National School Safety Center
US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Alcohol, Drug, and Substance Abuse
Century Council
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
What's Driving You

Gun Use/Control
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Gun Owners of America
National Rifle Association

Voting and Elections
Kids Voting USA

Think Tanks

A think tank is an organization, institute, corporation, or group that conducts research and engages in advocacy in areas such as social policy, political strategy, science or technology issues, industrial or business policies, or military advice. Because they are private sector organizations, think tanks are freer to propose and debate controversial ideas than people within government agencies.

Brookings Institution
CATO
Heartland Institute
Heritage Foundation
Institute for Policy Studies
Progressive Policy Institute
RAND Corporation
Urban Institute

Resource Sites for Teachers

Authentic Assessment
Character Education Partnership: Assessment Index
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse: Classroom Assessment
Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
TeAchnology.com (Rubrics and Rubric Makers)

Civic Education Organizations
American Bar Association Division for Public Education
Character Education Partnership
Constitutional Rights Foundation
United Nationals Cyber School Bus

General
Education Week
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
US Government Information, by Topic
Internet Public Library
Library of Congress
SocialStudies.com: Government and Law
Teachers First

Historical Documents
The Avalon Project
The Constitution Society
National Archives and Records Administration
THOMAS Historical Documents
US Constitution Online

Lesson Plans
AskERIC Lesson Plans: Social Studies/Civics
High School Curriculum on the Judiciary: An Educational Service of the American Judicature Society
Social Science Education Consortium

National Standards
National Standards for Civics and Government
National Council for the Social Studies
US Department of Education Sites Offering Academic and Skill Standards

Public Policy
National Conference of State Legislatures
Public Agenda Online
On the Issues
THOMAS (Library of Congress)

Website Evaluation
Cornell Library
Cyberbee

Disclaimer: The links on this page lead to other websites that do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center for Civic Education. These links do not constitute an endorsement of other sites, not do they guarantee the accuracy or age-appropriateness of information presented on other sites.