Adventist Office of Legislative Affairs
Religious liberty information for Adventist US citizens from the Seventh-day Adventist Office of Legistlative Affairs website includes: how best to contact elected representative in congress; how to arrange to visit your elected representative; brief analysis...
America's Story from America's Library
Grade 4-Grade 12
Discover the stories of the United States of America's past with quality interactive online learning organized in 5 sections: Meet Amazing Americans, Jump Back in Time, Explore the States, Join America at Play, and See, Hear, and Sing. Multimedia, amazing...
American Bar Association Resources for Education
ABA promoted public understanding of law and its role in society. This site provides resources for teachers and students, including information about legal careers, pioneers in the legal profession, the constitution, how courts work, legal vocabulary, programs...
Asia Society is a group dedicated to education of and strengthening of ties with Asia and the Pacific. Lesson plans can be found in the "Resources for Schools" section. Games and other activities can be found in the "For Students" section....
Back to Civics
How to help students celebrate and understand the Constitution. 1987, the Bicentennial of the Philadelphia Convention, offers a long-term civics lesson. Commercialization, prophetic interpretation, and lack of a bill of rights are deterrents to Bicentennial...
Bill of Rights Institute - Free Classroom Resources
Grade 9-Grade 12
"The Bill of Rights Institute offers a variety of educational resources free of charge. Weekly eLessons offer 20-minute discussion guides for middle and high school history and government teachers. Each eLesson includes a lively background reading, discussion...
Grade 1-Grade 12
This dictionary includes more than 27,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day. The dictionary can be searched by names, birth years, death years, positions held, professions, literary and artistic works, miscellaneous...
"BrainPOP creates animated, curricular content that engages students, supports teachers, and bolsters achievement – in classrooms, at home, and on mobile devices." It utilizes interactive online learning with quizzes, game play, and activities in many subjects.
C-SPAN Classroom - US Government & Civics
Free resources for teaching civics and USA government. Teachers/students can also track the issues and candidates in the 2012 USA presidential campaign from this website.
Center for Civic Education
Grade 5-Grade 12
Access US national standards for civic education, teacher seminars and instructional materials for US civics and government classes. "The Center specializes in civic/citizenship education, law-related education, and international educational exchange...
Civics & Government Unit - Identifying Rules and Laws and Why They Exist
Grade 1-Grade 2
This integrated thematic unit is designed to help students identify rules and laws and why they exist. The Biblical perspective on order and interrelationships is woven through active learning experiences in Bible, Handwriting, Spelling, Math, Fine Arts, Social...
CNN's website includes information on the latest news around the world, sports, weather, etc. Also available are Asia and Europe editions.
Researching US government? Search for congresspeople by zip code or state. You may search for a bill by number or title. You can look for committees, write your representative or senator, or research a candidates voting record.
David Pendleton - Dialogue with an Adventist in the Hawaii House of Representatives
David Pendleton answers questions regarding his life and career in politics - What interested you in becoming an attorney and eventually an elected official? How would you encourage other Christians to get involved? How do you balance your work as a legislator...
Educating for Citizenship - Social Studies in Contemporary Education
Land provides an overview of the purpose of and methods for biblically integrated social studies in North American Adventist K-12 curriculum. Emphasizing citizenship education, he concludes, "social studies aims to help children and young people understand...
"A virtual resource center for U.S. citizens, students, educators, business people, government employees and anyone exploring the Web for government information, GovSpot.com makes it easy to find the best government Web sites and documents, facts and...
Hannu Takkula - Dialogue with an Adventist member of the European Parliament
In addition to an interview with Hannu Takkula, this article also briefly outlines his journey to Adventistism.
Grade 1-Grade 12
A great tool for Social Studies teachers.
In 1803 the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory for $15 million. In 1848, the US forced Mexico to cede California and the New Mexico Territory for another $15 million. Tucson would still be a part...
Joan Coggin - Dialogue with an international health-care ambassador
Joan Coggin answers questions regarding her career and faith - What has been the impact of the heart team? Did you always want to be a cardiologist? What influence has your Christian faith had on your professional career?
Lest We Forget . . . The Total Historical Picture
Grade 7-Grade 12
"Much has happened over the last 160 years in our church and in our country. Since 1848, our church and our country have seen many changes and many firsts. Many events have challenged our very existence, but other events have shaped us in to what we are today."