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Federal Government

Presidents Day!

Presidents Day is a holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. It is a day when Americans honor the leaders who have served as President of the United States.

Thanksgiving: A National Holiday

Getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving? In addition to giving thanks, use this holiday as an opportunity for civic learning.

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a civic learning opportunity. Explore explore history, civics, reading and writing, 21st century content and more. Here are a few great resources!

Election 2016 Candidate Debates

Video links, activities and resources for watching debates!

I Have a Dream…

Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) worked to advance civil rights in the United States and around the world.That was MLK's dream. What's yours? Here's an easy and meaningful activity for school or home

Resource Toolkit

Looking for a lesson plan, image, video, text, resource, or idea for civic learning? Search the resource toolkit.

Office of the President

What is the President's job? How does the President get elected?

Government for Kids

Government 101 for kids

Posters

Free posters about government

What happens after the election is over?

Election Day's not the end of your role as an active citizen...it is the beginning!

Checking facts

Check the facts like an expert!

Issue: National Security and Surveillance

Students deliberate issues of national security and surveillance in this activity from CSPAN. Includes lesson plan, DBQ, news and video clips, and more.

How the government pays its debt

How does the government pay its debt? Check out this simple graphic.

Issue: Voter ID

In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly created and voted to approve new legislation about voting laws. In 2016, federal courts ruled that NC's Voter ID law is discriminatory.

Founders Online

Find the correspondence and other writings of 6 founders of the United States.

Finding information about government

Looking for government websites?

Finding legislation online - a student’s guide

A student shares her tips on how to find legislation online

Three Branches of Government (for kids)

3 branches of government for kids

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