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Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

This site is a great resource for both educators and students in regards to teaching and learning about the U.S Government. The site includes a variety of historical documents such as the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. In addition, the site is divided into grade levels in response to documents, to corresponding issues like how laws are made, and to interactive games.... Show More


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Victoria Calhoun
Victoria Calhoun (Faculty)
16 years ago
This site has very accurate information about topics involving historical documents, the three branches of government, how laws are made, and voting rights. It includes a glossary for vocabulary terms and quizes and games at the end of lessons. This site is very useful as a review for Civics and Economics.
Heather Ahern Huish
21 years ago
I spent about 15 minutes playing with this site, and I had to force myself to
stop. I gave it only a cursory look but I was quite impressed with the content
and presentation. I think it's best use would be to motivate underachievers to
become interested in U.S. government.

Technical Remarks:

It doesn't seem to require too many plug-ins, and doesn't require tons of
download time.
Blesi (Student)
19 years ago
I actually used this site in my teaching-learning activities. I found it to be
extremely helpful, interactive, visually stimulating, and age-appropriate for my
5th grade students.
The materials accurately presented the concepts of U.S. government and its 3
branches. Tis activity presented the material better than any textbook or
worksheet. Using this website will enhance any learning or teaching of these
concepts. It is government-owned (reliable). This site was easy to use.
Used in course? Yes