Government / History

U.S. History in Context
Aligned to state and national curriculum standards, U.S. History In Context provides a complete overview of our nation’s past that covers the most-studied events, decades, conflicts, wars, political and cultural movements, and people. Comprehensive, contextual, media-rich information is provided on topics ranging from the arrival of Vikings in North America, to the stirrings of the revolution, through to the Civil Rights movement, 9/11, and the War on Terror.

World History in Context
Aligned to state and national curriculum standards, World History In Context provides an overview of world history that covers the most-studied events, periods, cultures, civilizations, religions, conflicts, wars, ideologies, cultural movements, and people.

The U. S. Government's official web portal providing links to various government branches and agencies, as well as to state, local, and tribal governments. It also provides other U.S. Government information and resources.

The Library of Congress
Offers access to the Library of Congress catalogs, American Memory, historic maps, photos, documents, audio and video, Thomas legislative information, resources for kids and families, researchers, teachers, and many more resources.

Background Notes
Prepared by the regional bureaus of the US Dept. of State, the notes are factual publications about the land, people, history, government, economics, etc., of independent states of the world, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty. Also has information on travel and living abroad, passports and visas.

Ben's Guide to the United States Government for Kids
Describes how the U. S. government works and shows students how to use the GPO's Access to locate primary source materials for school assignments K-12.

Census Bureau
Primary online resource for U.S. Census data.

Source for data of all kinds collected and funded by Federal government agencies.

Digital History
Historical resources for teachers and students provided through partnerships with a variety of museums and archives.

Federal Citizen Information Center
The website for the FCIC office in Pueblo, Colorado which provides answers to questions about consumer problems and government services.
A compilation of data and statistics from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF, and OECD.

Smithsonian Institution
The National Museum of Natural History. Covers many topics in history and culture, science, and art. Includes a link for students to explore and learn.