CongressLink -- (http://www.congresslink.org/)
For those of you who are not familiar with CongressLink, it is a free
educational web site for teachers and students that can be translated
from English to French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and Spanish.
Over the past five years it has been in existence, the site has undergone
many changes and will continue to do so to meet the needs of its users.
CongressLink has a growing library of lesson plans and other resources
to encourage a better understanding of Congress. The site also gives
teachers the opportunity to communicate with their colleagues and with
subject matter experts. And if you can't find what you are looking for on
CongressLink, we have an annotated list of over seventy-five related web
sites to help you.
CongressLink is a service for teachers and students of government, politics,
civics, and history. It is committed to exploring new ways to learn about
Congress, how it works, its Constitutional underpinnings, its leaders and
members, and the public policies it produces. CongressLink, developed by
The Dirksen Congressional Center, focuses on serving teachers and students
in schools. It employs innovative, technology-based approaches to
instruction and cutting-edge services for teachers that will enhance civic
education in the schools. These resources are designed in cooperation with
teachers of American government, American history, and civics to address
current trends toward student-centered, research-based, authentic
curriculum. CongressLink serves as a laboratory within which to explore the
new information technologies as tools for learning and for gaining a deeper
understanding of Congress, the Constitution, and how they work.
Please take a look at CongressLink -- (http://www.congresslink.org/). You
may also be interested in subscribing to CongressLink webCOMMUNICATOR --
(http://webCOMMUNICATOR.congresslink.org/) -- a free newsletter Web site
providing educators and other CongressLink users with news about
and ideas for using the site to enhance civic education and improve
understanding of Congress.
We welcome you to forward this message to any interested colleagues.