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Thank you for visiting Budget Homeschool. This section of our site provides free resources for homeschooling parents and students on a variety of topics and subject matter. I hope you find these links useful.

While I do my best to keep this list as up-to-date as possible, some websites do fall by the wayside. If you find a bad link, or a link that should be included here, please let me know.

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    • Kid's Guide to How Government Worksby Austin Community College Ages: 5 - 19Uncle Sam guides students on a tour where they will learn about the 13 colonies, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, the three branches of government, the Bill of Rights, and more.Subjects: civic education, Congress, community relations, government

    • Principals of American Politicsby Free Education on the Internet Ages: 14 - 18This is an academic course that is intended for advanced secondary and college undergraduate studies. This course of study is built around Politics in America, 6th Edition; authored by Thomas R. Dye; and published by Pearson Education.Subjects: Political Science 01, lessons, media, Texas, civil rights, economy, social welfare

    • Kid's Portal for US Governmentby Federal Citizen Information Center Ages: 5 - is the official kids' portal for the U.S. government. It links to over 1,200 web pages from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids.Subjects: White House, presidents, environment, Constitution

    • A Student Guide to the Legislatureby Washington State Legislature Ages: 10 - 18Just like you, other Washingtonians have good ideas about how to solve tough problems. Legislators rely on these good ideas to help them write new laws and fix old ones. During session, hundreds of ordinary people come to Olympia to talk to legislators.Subjects: pdf, government, Washington, bill, law, debate, puzzle, quiz, activities

    • Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kidsby U.S. Government Printing Office Ages: 5 - 12This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access, and how one can use GPO Access to carry out their civic...Subjects: Free Activity Book, curriculum, government, links, games

    • The Constitution of the United Statesby The U.S. National Archives and Records Admin. Ages: 10+Information and images on several important historical American documents including the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights.Subjects: founding fathers, historical documents, archives, America

    • Congress for Kidsby Dirksen Congressional Center Ages: 8+Learning about the federal government doesn't have to be boring. Congress for Kids gives you access to interactive, fun-filled experiences designed to help you learn about the foundation of our federal government and how its actions affect you.Subjects: constitution, amendments, learning, federal, legislative, executive

    • Kids in the Houseby Office of the Clerk Ages: 4 - 19The Kids in the House Web site is an educational and entertaining informational site about the legislative branch of the U.S. government. Topics covered include the role of the U.S. House of Representatives, the legislative process, and House history.Subjects: House of Representatives, law, legislation, history, art, bills

    • Presidents Day Activities and craftsby Kaboose Ages: 5 - 15When the new President is sworn in on Inauguration Day, he will stand at the presidential podium to give his speech. Make your own podium to celebrate this historic day.Subjects: resource, Presidents' Day, crafts, activities, fun, February, history, facts, dress up, finger puppets, log cabin

    • The U. S. Bill of Rightsby The U.S. National Archives and Records Admin. Ages: 12+Although 12 amendments were originally proposed, the 10 that were ratified became the Bill of Rights in 1791. They defined citizens' rights in relation to the newly established government under the Constitution.Subjects: historical, documents, 1789, U.S. government, Constitution

    • The Democracy Projectby PBS Kids Ages: 8 - 13Welcome to The Democracy Project, where visitors can take a kids tour of government, follow the President for a day, and decide which election issues are most important to kids. The activities presented address national civics, math, and language arts.Subjects: elections, campaigns, voting, president, civics, history

    • Government Sites for Kidsby StartSpot Mediaworks, Inc. Ages: 8+Looking for facts and figures to teach your kids - or yourself - about U.S. government? The following resources were created for children, but offer information for citizens of all ages.Subjects: education, senate ,house ,federal, white house

    • The Two United States and the Lawby Howard Freeman Ages: 14+Our forefathers, weary of the oppressive measures that King George III's government forced upon them, in common declared their independence from England in 1776. They were not expected to be successful in that resistance.Subjects: commercial law, grants, constitution, government

    • BlackDog's Name that President Gameby BlackDog Ages: 10+Who was president in 1888? Do you need to know who was the 12th President of the United States? Or do you need to know all the U.S. Presidents in order? Find out with this nifty little program.Subjects: game, U.S. presidents, quiz, resource, Adams, Jefferson, Nixon, Bush

    • NC Civic Education Consortiumby UNC School of Government Ages: 14 - 19The North Carolina Civic Education Consortium works with schools, governments, and community organizations to prepare North Carolina's young people to be active, responsible citizens.Subjects: school, government, history, North Carolina, civic resources

    • There's No Place Like Homeby National Geographic Ages: 8 - 12Where does your family live? Why have you (or your family) chosen to live in that place? Some of the reasons could be practical, such as job opportunities or available land. Some could be personal, such as family connections or cultural activities.Subjects: geography, social studies, lesson plans, human settlement

    • Government Rulersby B. Schemmel Ages: 12+This site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government of all countries and territories, going back to about 1700 in most cases. Also included are the subdivisions of various countries, as well as a selection of international organizations.Subjects: rulers, world, leaders, president, king, state, kings, prime minister

    • Little Lawyers: Online Guide To Teaching Kids About Lawby Local Pages Ages: 10 - 18A legal system is a guideline for a group of people, cultures, and societies to live within a state system. The objective of the law is protect the rights of everyone. In the U.S. legal system both the federal government and each state has its own judicial system. But it is very important for a child to have the basic knowledge of law as it makes them responsible human beings and helps them to differentiate between the right and the wrong. Submitted by Aida Ballion's 4th grade class.Subjects: resource, law, Political Science, lessons, legal system, government, Constitution, judicial system, education, law basics

    • The American Presidency – Teacher Materialsby National Museum of American History Ages: 9+Help your students examine the job of a president, including words and images from the Presidential Inaugurations.Subjects: president, role, White house, activities, lesson plans

    • Cherokee Indian Fact Sheetby Native Languages of the Americas  Ages: 10+It's pronounced "CHAIR-uh-kee." It comes from a Muskogee word meaning 'speakers of another language.' Cherokee Indians originally called themselves Aniyunwiya, "the principal people," but today they accept the name Cherokee.Subjects: Native American Cherokee Indian, weapons, canoes, clothing,

    • Magna Cartaby The British Library Board Ages: 10+Magna Carta is one of the most celebrated documents in English history but later interpretations have tended to obscure its real significance in 1215. This iconic document was not intended to be a lasting declaration of legal principle.Subjects: British, history, feudal customs, documents

    • Documents in Law, History and Diplomacyby Yale Law School Ages: 14+The Avalon Project will mount digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. We do not intend to mount only static text but rather to add value to the text by linking to supporting documents expressly referred to in the body of the text. Subjects: diplomacy, foreign relations, Federalist papers, presidents, treatise

    • English Bill of Rights - England - 1689by Paul M. Bessel Ages: 13+This bill was a precursor to the American Bill of Rights, and set out strict limits on the Royal Family's legal prerogatives. It limited the right to raise money through taxation to Parliament.Subjects: human freedom, Church of England, Parliament, King James III

    • The World Almanac for Kidsby World Almanac Education Ages: 8+Published annually since 1996 and with more than 3 million copies sold to date, The World Almanac for Kids provides kids with the information they crave on thousands of subjects.Subjects: reference, puzzles, facts, almanac

    • White House 101 Ages: 8+This is the official web site for the White House and President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. This site is a source for information about the President, White House news and policies, history, and the federal government.Subjects: history , White House, president, United States of America

    • The World Factbookby Central Intelligence Agency Ages: 14+U.S. government profiles of countries and territories around the world. Information on geography, people, government, transportation, economy, communications,...Subjects: maps, facts, military, transnational issues

    • Facts Encyclopedia - Kids' Stuffby Ages: 3+A list of links for had picked educational sites. These sites include coloring pages, government information, facts, information about NASA, and much more.Subjects: references, almanac, games, U.S. Constitution, citizenship

    • FEMA for Kids: Libraryby Federal Emergency Management Agency Ages: 5+FEMA offers a list of special web sites for kids who might have an interest in the government, the weather, and much more.Subjects: links, weather, NASA, White House, science, U.S Treasury

    • FindLaw Cases and Codes: U.S. Constitutionby FindLaw Ages: 15+FindLaw for Legal Professionals is a free resource for attorneys that include online case law, free state codes, free federal codes, free legal forms, and a directory of products and services for lawyers.Subjects: case law, state, federal, US code, legal forms, attorney

    • Law School Tutorials and Outlines That Emphasize the Fundamentals by Craig A. Smith Ages: 12+The tutorials and course guides found here offer an interactive way to study law allowing the student to quickly jump from plain-English explanations of the basic rules to the relevant authorities and cases that support the legal propositions discussed.Subjects: contracts, legal, civil procedure, research, remedies

    • Social Security Kids' Placeby Social Security Administration Ages: 8+People work and give a little money to Social Security. When people get older or sick and can't work anymore, they can get money from Social Security. When people die, their family can get money from Social Security.Subjects: work, saving money, future, United States

    • USFA Kidsby U.S. Fire Administration Ages: 5+On this Web site, you will find short lessons about fire escape planning, smoke alarms and general home fire safety. Each lesson is followed by a brief five-question quiz to test children's knowledge of the subject they have just worked through. Subjects: fire statistics, firefighters, wildfire, damage, fire department

    • Russia Factsby World InfoZone Ltd Ages: 12+The Federation of Russia covers one-eighth of the earth's surface and spans eleven time zones. The Ural mountain range forms a natural border between Europe and Asia. During the last days of June, a phenomenon known as...Subjects: Russia, USSR, Moscow, Peter the Great, Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis

    • Separation of Powersby The Litigation Group Ages: 12+In this case filed in the U.S. District Court, we argue that a law President Bush signed on Feb. 8, 2006 is invalid because he signed a version of the bill that was passed by the U.S. Senate but not the U.S. House of Representatives.Subjects: Deficit Reduction Act, law, court case, District of Columbia, Medicare

    • Constitutional Law Web Tutorialby Professor Darren Hutchinson Ages: 14+This Internet tutorial is designed to give you an introduction to how the Socratic method works in a first year Constitutional Law class in law school.Subjects: law, tutorial, civil, procedure, criminal, property

    • Colorado's Kids and Students Pageby State of Colorado Ages: 6+List of links for information for kids about Colorado including government, population, economy, past governors, wild life, and much more.Subjects: Colorado, history, travel, fossils, government

    • How Air Force One Worksby HowStuffWorks Ages: 8+Air Force One is a prominent symbol of the United States in general and the office of the presidency in particular. Whenever the president travels overseas or across the country, he takes his high-tech deluxe jumbo jet with him.Subjects: U.S. President, plane, transportation, Air Force

    • Kid's Houseby Texas House of Representatives Ages: 7 - 15Texas House of Representatives welcome you to the Kids' House. This is a wonderful website where students and teachers can learn about Texas Government in a fun and interactive way.Subjects: legislature, lesson plan, Texas, government

    • Kid's Page - North Carolinaby State of North Carolina Ages: 5+The portal is based on the concept that North Carolina is a better place to be. It is sub-divided into the categories of a better place -- to live, to play, to learn, to do business and for Government. The kids section contains games, interesting facts and activities to help children learn more about the state they live in.Subjects: activities, museum, art, research, facts, experimentsLocation: North Carolina

    • The Civil Air Patrolby Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters Ages: 12+Civil Air Patrol is a Congressionally chartered, federally supported, non-profit corporation that serves as the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force CAP is a volunteer organization with an aviation-minded membership.Subjects: cadets, aerospace, pilots, armed forces

    • The National Archivesby The National Archives and Records Administration Ages: 8+Find national historic archives and information from NARA about archival management and preservation of historical records including the presentation of the historical documents.Subjects: historical documents, photos, genealogy, military records, presidential libraries

    • Cheyenne Indian Fact Sheetby Native Languages of the Americas Ages: 10+It's pronounced "Shy-ANN." It comes from the Dakota Sioux name for the Cheyennes, Sahiyenan, which may mean "relatives of the Cree." In their own language, the Cheyenne call themselves Tsitsistas, "the people."Subjects: Native American Cheyenne Indian, Canada, homes, weapons, villages

    • Kids’ Pages - USPTOby United States Patent and Trademark Office Ages: 4+Providing games, contests, links, and stories, to help kids of all ages learn about trademarks and patents.Subjects: games, piracy, imagination machine, inventors, puzzles

    • Missouri Kids!by Missouri Secretary of State Ages: 5+It is our hope at the Secretary of State's office that you enjoy learning about the history of our great state, its symbols, and its government through the fun games and informative facts on this page.Subjects: Missourians, state flag, fun facts, history, coloring pages

    • Nevada Agriculture Just for Kids!by Nevada Department of Agriculture Ages: 5+Agriculture is one of Nevada's most important industries, contributing significantly to the economies of rural communities and the state as a whole. Children can complete the activities on this site to learn more about Nevada's agriculture.Subjects: science, agriculture, activities, plants, animals

    • NIEHS Kids’ Pagesby National Institute of Environmental Health Science Ages: 5 - 19National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Kids Pages include games, music, and other activities that introduce children to the impact of the environment on health.Subjects: games, puzzles, brainteasers, stories, science, health, environment

    • Online Sunshine for Kidsby State of Florida Ages: 5+A site where kids of all ages can learn about the Florida Legislature. Information and activities utilize up-to-date technology to inspire learning.Subjects: Florida, games, history, government, legislature, fun facts

    • The Bureau of Engraving and Printingby The U.S. Department of the Treasury Ages: 5+We are the largest producer of security documents in the United States. The BEP prints billions of Federal Reserve Notes for delivery to the Federal Reserve System each year. These notes are produced at our facilities in Washington, DC, ...Subjects: currency, bank notes, counterfeiting, collectors, security

    • The U.C.C. Connectionby Howard Freeman Ages: 14+The frustration many Americans feel about our judicial system can be overwhelming and often frightening; and, like most fear, is based on lack of understanding or knowledge.Subjects: expatriation, repatriation, conspiracy, slavery, secret societies

    • White House Garden Tours & Eventsby The U.S. White House Ages: is the official web site for the White House and President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. This page is a source for information about the gardens and grounds of the White House and when they can be visited.Subjects: roses, gardens, tours, White House, presidential estate

    • Oklahoma FEB Government for Kidsby Oklahoma Federal Executive Board Ages: 5+Have you ever wondered what the government does for kids? This is the place to find the answers.Subjects: fun facts, federal agencies, tours, field trips, Oklahoma

    • Minnesota North Star Kids Pageby Minnesota State Government Ages: 10+North Star is excited about providing young visitors and their parents with help researching school projects, fun activities, and information about Minnesota and parent resources.Subjects: business, education, Minnesota, government, transportation

    • Montana Kidsby Travel Montana Ages: 6 - 19Find Montana facts, history, and fun things for kids to do around the state. Also, Montana has yielded some of the world's most significant dinosaur discoveries. The 15 stops along the Dinosaur Trail allows you to discover these paleontological treasures.Subjects: history, facts, figures, business, agriculture

    • The Maine Secretary of State Kids’ Pageby State of Maine Ages: 5+Learn about the Pinetree State with games and activities about the history, famous people, places to visit, and the government of the state of Maine.Subjects: facts, governments, games, contests, places to visit