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Links to interesting websites

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Annenberg Classroom

This area features multimedia civics programs created by the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics (LAIC) to help students and citizens of all ages better understand the pillars of democracy.


Civics games and lesson

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iCivics is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. iCivics is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who is concerned that students are not getting the information and tools they need for civic participation, and that civics teachers need better materials and support.



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ConSource is a free online library of constitutional history. We digitize and cross-reference source documents written by individuals who drafted, ratified, and influenced the creation of the U.S. Constitution and its Amendments. We also run programs and host events that make use of constitutional sources.


Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney’s Office-Western District of Pennsylvania

Project Safe Childhood

The DOJ Kids Page explains courthouses and courtroom staff, what’s involved in a federal prosecutor’s job, and takes kids through a real FBI case.
The Safe Childhood site has great tips for parents and children on how to protect kids from internet predators.


Federal Courts

Federal Courts Page
This link features multiple sites:

Understanding the Federal Courts:
Federal Courts and What They Do
Handbook for Federal Grand Jurors
Welcome to the Federal Courts:
Handbook for Trial Jurors Serving in the United States District Court


PBA Web Site

Law-related education programs for educators

The PBA promotes justice, respect for the rule of law, professional excellence, and betterment of the legal profession. The PBA is also deeply committed to enhancing public understanding of the legal system and to improving access to legal services for everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.


Teaching Tools for Civics Education

This website-based set of resources is intended to assist judges, members of the federal court system, educators and others in their outreach to students and teachers, in both classroom and courtroom presentations. 


U.S. Courts Educational Resources

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Educational Activities
Supreme Court Landmarks
Annual Observances
About Educational Outreach