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U.S. Government: Executive Branch
Learn about the executive branch of the United States Government. Topics include the American president, the presidential cabinet, executive agencies, and presidential history. Includes audio of radio addresses and virtual tours of the White House. Also has information on Camp David and Air Force One. eThemes Resources on the legislative branch, judicial branch, U.S. Constitution, U.S. Presidents, and elections are linked.
This Web site is another page that allows you to take a tour of the White House. The site requires Macromedia Flash to view, but allows users to click and view an animated version of the President's home. NOTE: This site contains ads.
This fun and interactive game allows students to play the role of a newly inaugurated president. In the game, the new president (you) customizes his/her Oval Office with a number of different decorations. During the game, the user is given facts about the history of the Oval Office, and at the end of the game, the Washington Post critiques your arrangement.
These sites cover the history of the Constitution of the United States. Includes information about the Constitution's signers and the Articles of Confederation, a document that some consider the original constitution. Classroom activity ideas are included. There are links to eThemes Resources on the branches of government and the Bill of Rights.
In this eThemes Resource, learn about the role of the Supreme Court and the judicial branch of government. Includes information on the justices, explanations of court proceedings, summaries of landmark cases, and a Webquest.
In this eThemes Resource, learn all about the U.S. Congress and how it operates. Other topics include how laws are made, how to write a bill, and how to contact your elected official. Includes an interactive virtual tour of the U.S. Capitol.
These sites for younger students explain how primaries, caucuses, and general elections work. Find out the reason why people vote and learn how a single vote can make a difference. There are links to eThemes Resources on the executive branch, U.S. presidents, and citizenship.
Here you will find sites about the presidents of the United States. Includes biographies of these men and their wives. There is also information on election trivia, debates, and inaugural speeches. There are also online games. An eThemes Resource on the executive branch is linked.