Student Resources for High School Government

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High School U.S. Government

America’s federal, state and local governments affect nearly every aspect of our lives, and understanding how they work is important. Use the High School U.S. Government Web Guide to find engaging government resources for students, teachers and parents.

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Student Resources for High School Government

Investigate your local and national government, find original documents written by historical figures and discover presidential biographies. Student resources for high school government can be found easily on the Web.

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  • When researching the U.S. government, the credibility of your sources is crucial. If you’re going to use sites not included in this Web guide, try to stick to official government sites. Government Web addresses always end with “.gov.”
  • All three branches of American government maintain superb Web sites. These are great places to start any research into the House of Representatives, the Senate, the White House and the Supreme Court. At each of these sites you’ll find news, history, important documents and even virtual tours of the buildings.

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Teaching Resources for High School Government

There are so many fantastic social studies resources online that, as a teacher, your biggest problem may be choosing which to use in your classroom. Whether you’re teaching the three branches of government or following the election process, you’ll find great teaching resources for high school government using the sites below.

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  • Don’t get fooled into paying for resources. Although some pay sites offer dependable content, you’re just as likely to find great stuff somewhere else for free. Museums, government entities and universities all offer excellent resources at no charge, and are often more engaging than pay-site material.
  • Many popular news publications and networks, such as Time and CNN, offer online content designed for students. Their Web sites provide lesson plans, activities and worksheets for teachers based on current articles. Some sites even describe alignment with content standards.
  • There are many resources throughout that can greatly enrich the social studies experience in your classroom. Our Beyond the Headlines section puts the day’s news in a broader context. The Politics Web Guide highlights the best Web sites for political news, history and activism, and houses individual Web guides to each branch of government.

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Parent Resources for High School Government

In high school, students broaden their ideas about citizenship as they learn the workings of their national and local governments. The parent resources for high school government can help you understand what your teens should be learning, and help you stay engaged in their education as they mature into productive members of society.

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  • One of the best ways to help your teen is to ask the teacher what the class is studying and supplement those subjects at home with help from the sites recommended below.
  • High school is a great time to participate politically with your teenagers as they gain a greater understanding of how your national, state and local governments work. For ideas on how to become more active and put their newfound knowledge into practice, browse the findingDulcinea Political Activism Web Guide.
  • If you’re homeschooling your children, you may find the “Teaching Resources for High School Government” section of this Web guide more relevant. For many more Web sites that can help you with homeschooling in a variety of ways, see our findingDulcinea Homeschooling Web Guide.

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