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Designed by Lansing, Michigan area K-12 teachers and faculty at Michigan State University, this handsome and well-organized site is a fine resource for K-12 teachers and students. At the site, users can search for and retrieve a variety of digitized primary sources related to American government and democracy, such as treaties, court decisions, inaugural addresses, maps, paintings, and photos. There are numerous search options and each resource includes notes on the applicable "Core Democratic Values" and Michigan Curriculum Strands. The Teachers section also features hypermedia case studies, a collection of useful annotated links, and information on the Michigan Curriculum Framework. The Students section includes a glossary, timeline, annotated links, and a "a civic adventure tracing civic themes and using primary sources to consider the case of Elian Gonzalez." Finally, the Parents area offers an introduction to civic education, a guide to using the site and exploring civics with children, and related links.
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Date Issued 2000-
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Date of Scout Publication 2001-02-16
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