Provided by the Government Publishing Office, this site provides resources and activities for various aged children and teens, aiming to educate on the history of and general U.S. Government operations.
Deepen understanding of the electoral process by studying materials ranging from political cartoons and images of presidents and first ladies to drafts of inaugural addresses. Find resources from the Congressional Record on the election process and the Electoral College.
This site includes sections: What is the Electoral College?, 2020 Presidential Election and Electoral College, Electoral College FAQs, US Voting and Election Resources, Historical Facts and Results, Key Dates and Events, and View Electoral College Timeline.
The Election of 1824 and the featured document, Tally of the 1824 Electoral College Vote, bring to light two important points about the electoral system, one of them constitutional and the other born of the political party system. Lesson resources include: the documents, standards correlations, teaching activities, and document analysis worksheet.
The United States has had a number of remarkable leaders. Three early presidents are especially notable for their contributions and their impact on the nation’s future: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln. This set includes a portrait and four additional primary sources for each of these presidents. The items include documents illustrating the presidents’ early lives, families, achievements, and personal interests, and can help students explore various aspects of these presidents’ lives. Especially suitable for the early grades.