Especially for Kids
Citizenship Books and Activities: 13 Terrific Titles and What to Do with Them
The American Promise
Farmers Insurance and NCSS, (800) 204-7722
A video documentary, including teaching materials, on citizenship.
Choosing a President: A Resource and Activity Kit for Teachers
Knowledge Unlimited, Inc., (800) 356-2303
Encourage students to think about the election process. The kit includes questions and answers, a glossary, 25 reproducibles, and 2 videos.
Candidates, Campaigns, and Elections: Activities, Projects, and Literature Links by Linda Scher and Mary Oates Johnson; Scholastic, (800) 724-6527
This teaching guide, with reproducibles and literature links, offers ideas for setting up an election news scavenger hunt, designing a campaign, graphing voter statistics, and more.
Wake Forest University School of Law, (800) 437-1054
Price: Guides cost $1 each, or 7 for $5
Teaching guides are available on voting, the Constitution, electing a president, and more.
Social Studies and the Young Learner Journal
National Council for the Social Studies, (800) 683-0812
The Presidents: It All Started with George
CD-ROM for MS/DOS, Mac, Windows
National Geographic Society, (800) 368-2728
Learn about the presidents and the eras in which they served.
Decisions, Decisions: Building a Nation
Mac and Windows
Tom Snyder Productions, (800) 342-0236
Students play the leader of a newly independent country. Includes teacher's guide, reference books, and reproducibles.
Inside the White House
CD-ROM for Windows/Macintosh
Thynx, (800) 828-4766
Grades: 2 and up
Tour the White House, check out the interactive timeline, read biographies on the presidents and first ladies, and more.
C-SPAN in the Classroom
400 North Capitol St. NW, Suite 650, Washington, DC 20001;
Especially for Kids
The White House Is Our House
The American Architectural Foundation, 1735 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20006
Price: Single copies available free
Grades: All ages
This poster shows the social, political, and architectural history of the White House.
Hail to the Chief
Aristoplay, Ltd., P.O. Box 7529, Ann Arbor, MI 48107; (800) 634-7738
Price: $25 (plus $5 shipping)
Ages: 10 and up
This game teaches about American history, geography, the Constitution, and the electoral process.