Grade 8 Internet Resources


Unit One – Intro to Civics
 Unit Two – Political Parties / Voting

 Unit Three–Early Documents

 Unit Four-Articles of Confederation/Constitution

 Unit Five-Legislative Branch

 Unit Six–Executive Branch

 Unit Seven-Judicial Branch
 Unit Eight- Economics

 Unit Nine–American Economics

   

 


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Unit One – Intro to Civics

 

Ben’s Guide to Becoming an American Citizen (CE.3d)

Background on citizenship

 

Ben’s Guide to the Duties and Responsibilities of a Citizen (CE.3d)

Citizenship and Responsibilities

 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CE.3d)

The above address is for a multi-link page of resources dealing with immigration.  This is an Immigration and Naturalization Service site.

 

 

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Unit Two – Political Parties/Voting

 

Republican National Committee (CE.5a)

The above address is for the Republican Party’s Homepage

 

Democratic National Committee (CE.5a)

The Homepage of the Democratic Party

 

Democratic Party issues from the 2000 election (CE.5a)

The Democratic Party stands on the issues in the 2000 election.

 

Republican Party issues from the 2000 election (CE.5a)

The Republican Party’s stands on the issues in the 2000 election.

 

Campaign Finance (CE.5d)

The Hoover Institute page on campaign finance, there are six topics dealing with campaign finance.

 

Voter Registration by State (CE.5e)

Information dealing with voter registration in each state can be found on this site.

 

Henrico County Voter Registration (CE.5e)

This site provides Information about Henrico County Voter Registration & Elections. There are many links from this page.

 

Federal Elections Commission (CE.5e)

The Federal Elections Commission multi link site dealing with Elections and Voting.

 

Project Vote Smart (CE.5e)

An overview of elections from Project Vote Smart

 

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Unit Three –Early Documents

 

Magna Carta (CE.2b-1)

The above address gives you an overview of the Magna Carta with a link to a view of the whole manuscript.

 

English Bill of Rights (CE.2b-2)

An overview of the English Bill of Rights of 1689 is provided.

 

First Charter of Virginia (CE.2b-2)

The text of the first charter of Virginia

 

Mayflower Compact (CE.2b-2)

The above address is a link to The Mayflower Compact.

 

Virginia Declaration of Rights (CE.2b-2)

The text of the Virginia Declaration of Rights

 

Virginia Stature for Religious Freedom (CE.2b-2)

Back ground and text of the Virginia Stature of Religious Freedom

 

History of the Declaration of Independence (CE.2b-2)

An introduction to the Declaration of Independence

 

Declaration of Independence (CE.2b-2)

The text of the Declaration of Independence is found here.

 

 

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Unit Four – Articles of Confederation/Constitution

Ben’s Guide to the Articles of Confederation (CE.2b-2)

Overview of the Articles with links to history of the Articles and text.

 

Articles of Confederation (CE.2b-2)

Text of the Articles of Confederation

 

 

Ben’s Guide to the Constitution (CE.2c)

Overview of the Constitution with three links 1) About the Constitution, 2) History of the Constitution, and 3) Text of the Constitution.

 

The Constitution Explained (CE.2b-2)

An overview of the Constitution with links.

 

Anti-Federalist Papers (CE.2b-2)

Anti Federalist writing

 

The Creation of the Constitution (CE.2a)

This is an article dealing with the history of the creation of our Constitution. A More Perfect Union: The Creation of the U.S.

Constitution.

 

Federalism (CE.2a)

Federalism is explained and the types of powers are discussed.

 

U.S. Constitution Quiz (CE.2a)

Take a quiz on the Constitution that you can score.

 

Amending the Constitution (CE.6d)

The amending processes and links dealing with amendments

 

Bill of Rights (CE.2b-2)

The above address is to the text of the first ten Amendments to the Constitution

 

First Amendment (CE.3b)

The above address deals with the first amendment.  This link states what is in the first amendment and has an outline of the amendment with links to each topic.

 

Due Process (CE.3b)

An explanation of due process and the 5th and 14th amendments are covered.

 

Amendments 11 to 27 (CE.3b)

The above address is to the text of Amendments 11-27

 

U.S. Constitution Online (CE.2a)

The above address provides an outline of the Constitution and each part of the outline is a link to the text of that section of the Constitution.

 

U.S. Constitution Explained (CE.2a)

The above address provides a quick reference for the Constitution.

 

 

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Unit Five –Legislative Branch

Ben’s Guide to the Legislative Branch (CE.7a)

Overview of Congress with 3 links: The powers of Congress, The House of Representatives, and The Senate.

 

U.S. Congress (CE.7b-3)

The above address is listed as the legislative branch Internet resources. 

 

Your Congress (CE.7b-3)

The above address has links dealing with Congress under six headings.  Latest, Cast of characters, Inside Congress, Your Congress U, Your money, and I have power.

 

C-Span (CE.7a)

The above address has live radio and TV of the house and senate.  The site also has a video archive section.

 

Ben’s Guide to How a Bill Becomes a Law (CE.7a)

How laws are made.

 

Ben’s Guide to the House of Representatives (CE.7a)

A quick overview of The House

 

House of Representatives Home Page  (CE.7a)

The home page for the House of Representatives.  A more detailed look at the House.

 

Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Senate (CE.7a)

Overview of the Senate is given.

 

U.S. Senate Home Page (CE.7a)

The homepage of the Senate.  A more detailed look at the Senate.

 

How a Bill Becomes a Law from the Congressional Quarterly (CE.7a)

The following site deal with how a bill in Congress becomes law.

 

Legislative Process Flow Chart  (CE.7a)

A graphic version of how a bill becomes law is provided.

 

House of Representatives-Legislative Process (CE.7a)

The following sites deal with how a bill in Congress becomes law.

 

Virtual Tour of the Virginia State Capital (CE.6b-2)

A tour of the state capital can be found here.

 

Virginia House of Delegates Home Page (CE.6b-2)

A list of all delegates and their district can be found here.

 

Virginia State Senate Home Page (CE.6b-2)

An overview of the Senate and its leadership is found here.

 

How a Bill Becomes a Law in Virginia (CE.6b-2)

The following site deal with how a bill becomes law in Virginia.

 

Catholic Herald-How a Bill Becomes a Law in Virginia (CE.6b-2)

The following site deal with how a bill becomes law in Virginia.

 

Governmental Services-How a Bill Becomes a Law in Virginia (CE.6b-2)

The following site deals with how a bill becomes law in Virginia.

 

Board of Supervisors Home Page (CE.6b-1)

A multi link page dealing with government in Henrico County.

 

Tips on Lobbying Congress (CE.7d)

Tips on how to lobby Congress.

 

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Unit Six –Executive Branch

 Ben’s Guide to the Executive Branch (CE.7b)

An overview of the executive branch plus links to pages.  1.  The powers of the Presidents, 2.  The President’s Cabinet, and 3. Presidential Succession, and, 4, the Presidents budget.

 

White House Home Page (CE.7b)

The above address is the official White House web page.  There are many links from this page to other government sites.  This page also has audio and video links  (need real player).

 

Official U.S. Executive Branch Web Sties (CE.7b)

The above address is for the “Official US Executive Branch Web Sites.”

 

The American Presidency (CE.7b)

The above address deals with the Presidency in Action and the Presidency in History.

 

Roles of the President (CE.7b)

A PowerPoint on the 7 roles of the President. This presentation may be downloaded for classroom use. Please give credit to the author, George Cassutto, North Hagerstown high school, MD

 

The Cabinet (CE.7b)

The members of President’s Cabinet.

 

Frequently Asked Questions About the Electoral College (CE.7b)

The above address deals with frequently asked questions about the Electoral College

 

Official Web Site of the Governor of Virginia (CE.6b-2)

The official web site of the Governor of Virginia.

 

Executive Branch of the Virginia State Government (CE.6b-2)

The Executive Branch of Virginia

 

Henrico County Board of Supervisors (CE.6b-1)

Henrico County Board of Supervisors and County Manager’s Office

 

 

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Unit Seven – Judicial Branch

Ben’s Guide to the Judicial Branch (CE.8a-2)

The above address provides a judicial branch overview with a link to The Supreme Court.  The Supreme Court page has an overview of the court and links.

 

U.S. Supreme Court Database (CE.8a-2)

The above address is for a U S Supreme Court Multimedia Database from Northwestern University.  It is a multi link site. The site has links to the current Supreme Court Justices (lower right hand side of the page).  

 

Virtual Tour of the U. S. Supreme Court (CE.8a-2)

Virtual tour of the Supreme Court building

 

American Bar Association-Criminal Law (CE.8c)

The above address deals with criminal law.

 

American Bar Association-How Courts Work (CE.8c)

How courts work

 

American Bar Association-How a Trial Works (CE.8c)

How courts work, steps in a trial for criminal and civil cases

 

Marbury v. Madison (CE.8b)

A multi link page deal with this famous case.

 

A Federal Prosecutor’s Job (CE.8c)          

The above address is for a site that deals with A Federal Prosecutor’s Job:

The Role of the Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Justice System.

 

American Bar Association-Courts and Legal Procedures (CE.8c)

The above address is a site that deals with how courts work.

 

Virginia State Judicial System (CE.8c)

The above address deals with the Judicial Branch of Virginia.  There are links to the different courts.

 

 Juvenile Justice (CE.8c)

The Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice

 

 Virginia Justice System (CE.8a-1)

 Home Page for Virginia's Judicial System. Multi link.

 

Young People and the Courts (CE.8c)

 A multi link site dealing with young people and the courts.  Real-world connections between the lives of young people and the law, human rights, and democratic values.”

 

 

 

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Unit Eight – Economics

Glossary of Terms developed by the State Department (CE.9a)

A glossary of economic terms is provided.

 

Glossary of Economic Terms (CE.9a)

A second glossary of economic terms is provided

 

Glossary of Economic Terms (CE.9a)

Another glossary of economic terms is provided.

 

Supply and Demand (CE.9a)

A lesson on supply and demand form EconEdLink.

 

Resources in Production (CE.9a)

 

Lesson on Opportunity Cost of a Lifetime (CE.9a)

Lesson on Opportunity Cost from EconEdLink

 

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Unit Nine – American Economy

Outline of the United States Economy (CE.9c)

The above address is for an outline of the U.S. Economy.  Each topic of the outline is a link that deals with that topic.     

 

Adam Smith (CE.9a)

Background on Adam Smith

 

Free Enterprise (CE.9a)

Free enterprise defined

 

Federal Reserve Today (CE.10c)

Multi-media site dealing with the Federal Reserve.  Click on Fed 101 at a glance

 

Federal Reserve System-Interactive Site (CE.10c)

What is the FDIC?

 

Amendment 16 (CE.9a)

The text of the 16th Amendment is found here.

 

“Financial Smarts for Students” (CE.9a)

12 Principles that every young person should know

 

Role of Government in the Economy (CE.9c)

What is the role of government in the economy?

 

 

 

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