Notable Civics Websites

Delaware's Department of Education site identifies the state's curriculum framework, content standards, and grade cluster standard statements and sample activities for Social Studies.

Published by the National Conference of State Legislatures to educate citizens on the legislative process, build links between schools and legislators, and provide a forum on issues. This site highlights "Project Citizen," which engages students in monitoring and influencing public policy, and "America's Legislators Back to School Day."

This site, published by the Center for Civic Education, provides sample lesson plans and curriculum materials for elementary, middle and high school grades on student participation in local government, the Constitution, and citizen's rights.

Take a look at the University of Delaware's Delaware Center for Teacher Education site, whichs links the resources of the University with the professional development needs of the Delaware education community.

The Delaware Social Studies Education Project at the University of Delaware works to advance the status and quality of social studies education, maintain a social studies resource center, identify and disseminate instructional materials aligned with the state's content standards, deliver quality professional development, and keep educators informed about the latest developments in the field.

The Delaware Center for Economic Education & Entrepreneurship provides hands-on workshop opportunities for economics teachers. The center’s programs encourage teachers to instill practical skills such as informed decision-making in their students.

Published by CIVITAS, this site includes lesson plans, original journal articles and book reviews as well as civics headlines. It also provides exercises teaching fundamental democratic values.

The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching young people the principles upon which our nation was founded and conveying the close link between the rights and the responsibilities of citizens in society.

The White House website provides links to US government agencies. Also, access government information via subject index and search engine. Take a historical tour of the White House. Includes a kid's page.

The State of Delaware Facts page includes information on census data, income, geography, taxes, and links to elected officials.

A site provided by The Dirksen Congressional Center features an engine to find elected officials by ZIP code. It also provides lesson plans with supporting historical documents and links.

The Delaware Public Archives provides information on finding primary source materials for your lesson plans.

Visit the State of Delaware Department of Elections for information on voter registration, political parties, election forms, past elections and election districts.

The Delaware Geographic Alliance provides resources and programs for students, pre- and in-service teachers, administrators, and parents on geography learning.

The Delaware Heritage Commission site provides information on the state's heritage and history as well as useful links.

Known for sponsoring such programs as the Delaware High School Mock Trial and “We the People” Competitions, the Delaware Law Related Education Center provides resources to support law-related education initiatives in Delaware. The site contains lesson plans, as well as information about teacher training programs, youth summits, and other ways to bring law-related education into the classroom.