Congress for Kids 8-18

December 16th, 2010 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

 

Hi!  It’s Thursday, December 16th, 2010 and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
CongressForKids.com

Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 4-12)

This website claims, “Learning about the federal government doesn’t have to be boring. Congress for Kids gives you access to interactive, fun-filled experiences designed to help you learn about the foundation of our federal government and how its actions affect you.”

I totally agree. You’ll find terrific content written in engaging text accompanied by colorful illustrations, along with informative sidebars, facts, trivia, and suggested activities to further learning.

When you get to the website, use the menu to explore your options that include:

*Quizzes – Find out what you do or don’t know about the U.S. government.

*Independence – Learn about democracy, autocracy, the original 13 colonies, the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation.

*Constitution – Take a trip back in time to discover how the Constitution was written, who signed it, and find out about the “Great Compromise.” Learn about the Bill of Rights, and Amendments to the Constitution.

*Legislative Branch – Explore the House of Representatives and the Senate and learn how laws are made and enacted.

*Executive Branch – Learn about the president’s job, the presidential cabinet, the president and Congress, impeachment, and even how the president has fun.

*Judicial Branch – Get help demystifying the role of the Supreme Court in government, and learn how the Justices are selected.
 
*Elections – Find out about the election process, voting, political parties, candidates, conventions, campaigning, the Electoral College, and more.

*Citizenship – Consider the actions and attitudes that constitute good citizenship.

When you’re done exploring these sections, try taking the quizzes again and see how much you retained.

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