Democracy: Citizenship and Community Responsibility
These sites provide information about democracy. Learn about origin of democracy, the rights and responsibilities of government and citizens, and democracy process. Ideas for classroom activities, images, video clips, and audios are included. There are links to eThemes Resources on U.S. Presidents, Elections for Elementary Students, Elections for Upper Grades, Government: Democratic and Communist, and Jury Duty.
This is an interactive site that helps students to learn about about the meaning of democracy, democracy process the United States, and impacts of democracy. NOTE: Flash player is requited for this site.
Find out if the Greeks should be given the title and credit for being the 'founders' of democracy by answering questions and reading information from the Internet resources provided in the site. Note: This site has links to external websites.
This site provides an interactive exhibition to show an evolution of voting methods in the United States. Click "Launch the Flash Interactive Exhibition" for the interactive mode. Images of ballots related equipments and voting scenarios are included.
Learn about jury duty through these sites. Find out how the jury system was developed in America and about new reforms in court trials and jury duty. Includes lesson plans, quizzes, and in class activities. There are links to eThemes Resources on U.S. Government: Judicial Branch and U.S. Court of Appeals.
Learn about two different types of government: democratic and communist. Learn the philosophy of communism and the history of its development. Find out what countries have democratic and communist/socialist government. Discover how the economy influences the course of a countries' development. There is a link to an eThemes resource on democracy and community responsibility. Includes photographs, maps, video, lesson plans, and quotes on communism of Carl Marx, Frederick Engels, and Mao Zedong.
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. Includes an image of a sample ballot for the 2004 presidential primaries.
These sites for older students explain the process of primaries, caucuses, and general elections. Learn about the electoral college and how many electoral votes each state can cast. Take an interactive survey to find out which 2004 presidential candidate has views that are most similar to yours. Includes videos of campaign ads from previous elections.