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Below you will find exciting information about the United States government and other fun things.

Fun and Educational Links

Do You Know What Happened on This Date in History?

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government
Learn how your U.S. Government works, about its history and your civic responsibilities by reading these pages and playing the games on this site.

Kid's in the House: The Official Kid's Page of the U.S. House of Representatives
Learn about the legislative process and its effect on you. Experience the exciting world of government like you never have before.
Visit the White House's official page for kids and learn about president, his responsibilities and the history of the office.

Kid's News
Read news just for kids at the Washington Post Kid's Post Page.

First Gov for Kids
The federal government's portal for fun, educational and safe sites for kids.

CIA's Homepage for Kids
Learn what it takes to be a spy, read about the history of the CIA and try on spy disguises.

National Zoo
Meet the animals that live at our national zoo.

NASA Just for Kids
Learn about our missions to space, new technologies and the history of our space program.

National Children's Museum
Take a tour of the National Children's Museum.

EPA's Explorers' Club
Learn about the environment and what you can do to protect it.

Smithsonian Kids' Castle
The Smithsonian's official site for kids includes games and learning material about the things that kids are interested in.

The Congressional Award
The Congressional Award is a public partnership created by Congress to promote and recognize achievement, initiative, and service in America's youth. The Congressional Award provides a unique opportunity for young people to set and achieve personally challenging goals that build character and foster community service, personal development, and citizenship.

America's Story
The Library of Congress presents "America's Story." Discover stories of America's past from America's library.

FBI for Kids
Take a field trip of the FBI with Darrell and Shirely, dogs who work for the Bureau.

McGruff's Safety Page
Learn about safety with McGruff, the "Take a Bite out of Crime" dog.

D.A.R.E. for Kids
The widely acclaimed "D.A.R.E." drug use prevention program has a site for kids.

Department of Justice Kid's pages
Fun site by the Department of Justice to teach about our criminal justice system.

Washington D.C. Based Student Programs

Close-Up Foundation
Close Up has works to promote responsible and informed participation in the democratic process through a variety of educational programs.

National Young Leaders Conference
The program uses the resources of Washington, D.C. to give students a greater understanding of their roles in our democracy and the responsibilities of leadership.

Presidential Classroom
At Presidential Classroom, participants observe the federal government at work, witness the development of public policy and explore the roles of citizens, lawmakers, experts, associations and businesses in the world's most successful democracy.

Fun for Kids in Washington D.C.

Discovery Theatre
The Smithsonian's Discovery Theater, located in the Arts and Industries Building on the National Mall, is dedicated to offering the best in live performing arts for young people.

National Zoo
The student section of the National Zoo is an informative and fun resource for students.

American History Hands-On Exhibit
In the Hands on History Room you'll encounter history in a new way. Activities built around reproductions of historical artifacts give you a chance to touch, examine, and use objects like those you see elsewhere in the Museum.

National Air and Space Museum
The National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. is a favorite with kids of all ages.

Virtual Tour of the U.S. Capitol
Tour the United States Capitol -- without leaving home!

Historical Documents

The Declaration of Independence

The Constitution

The Bill of Rights