Kids Voting Central Ohio

 A program of the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio

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 Columbus, OH 43219

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About the Presidency and the Executive Branch . . .


American President/An Online Reference Resource

http://millercenter.org/academic/americanpresident

A comprehensive collection of material about the Presidents of the United States and the history of the presidency. This web site features essays about the President's life before, during, and after each presidential term, and provides information about the First Lady and cabinet officials of each administration. In addition, site provides lesson plans on various Presidents and the Presidency.


Ben's Guide to US Government for Kids

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/

Ben's Guide (part of the U.S. Government Printing Office site) is designed to help young people K-12 learn about the branches of the government through age appropriate materials. 


​Dave Leip's Atlas of US Presidential Elections

http://www.uselectionatlas.org/

The Atlas is a free Internet resource providing results of U.S. Presidential Electons, as well as results of U.S. Senate and House and governorships from 1789 to present. Data is collected from many official sources and presented here in one convenient location.


US Department of State Youth and Education Pages/Discover Diplomacy

http://diplomacy.state.gov/discoverdiplomacy/

Information about diplomacy, the embassies and the mission the Department of State, including issues, hot spots and more. 


US Environmental Protection Education Pages

http://www.epa.gov/students/

Extensive resources and activities for student K-12 covering virtually every aspect of the environment, with special areas for teachers, young students and high schools students.


GovSpot

http://www.govspot.com

GovSpot.com is a nonpartisan government information portal designed to simplify the search for the most relevant government information online. This resource offers a collection of top government and civic resources selected by GovSpot editors. It contains links for all three branches of the federal government, podcasts by key federal lawmakers, links to locate government documents, issue resources and much more.


US Government Printing Office/Access

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/

The U.S. Government Printing Office disseminates official information from all three branches of the Federal Government. Provides links to current issues as well as links to core historical documents, such as the articles of Confederation, the Bill of Rights, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Federalist Papers, the Gettysburg Address, Supreme Court decisions, and much more.


Kids.gov: The Official Kids Portal for the US Government

http://www.kids.gov/

This site has a wealth of age appropriate information, links and activities for students and teachers in grades K-5 and 6-8, including original documents, activities, and other resources.


US National Archives and Records Administration

http://www.archives.gov/education/

Student may view scanned original versions of important historical documents such as the Constitution and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Print versions and background information also provided. Teacher will find the "Our Documents" and the "Digital Vaults" sections a valuable resource for original documents and numerous lesson plans.


Newseum: History of the "News"

http://newseum.org/education/teacher-resources/lesson-plans/index.html

This website is dedicated to the history of the "News." Resources for teachers and students on this website include primary document posters with lesson plans. During Presidential Election years the site posts an exhibit that explores how media coverage of presidential campaigns have changed from 1896 to the present. 


Presidential Inaugural Addresses

http://www.bartleby.com/124/index.html

Read inaugural addresses from George Washington to Barack Obama and the text of the the Executive Oath of Office.


Vincent Voice Library: U.S. Presidents of the 20th Century

http://www.lib.msu.edu/cs/branches/vvl/presidents/

A great resource for voice recordings of the U.S. presidents, this site even includes a sound bite from President Benjamin Harrison that was originally recorded on an Edison wax cylinder. 


The White House

http://www.whitehouse.gov/

President Obama's official site, including policy initiatives and briefing materials, speeches, links to cabinet offices, and much more. 


White House Internships

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships/selection/

This site has information and an application form for students interested in applying to become a White House Intern. Interns must be U.S. citizens at least 18 years of age and committed to public service.