Civics Online Research:

Election Predictions:

For a quick, up-to-date overview and refresher, use http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/. Other “prediction” websites include http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dre/politics/election-lab-2014, http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/politics/2014-midterm-elections, and http://fivethirtyeight.com/tag/2014-midterms/.

Legislative Aides and Lobbyists Simulation:

Legislative Aides:

Phil Miller:
http://www.housedems.ct.gov/millerpj/pr036_2013.asp

Art Linares:
http://ctsenaterepublicans.com/home-linares/

Lobbying Interest Groups:

http://www.cagv.org/wp/ vs.
http://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/state-laws/connecticut.aspx

http://www.cfba.org vs.
http://gmofreect.org,
http://www.righttoknow-gmo.org/states/connecticut

http://www.raisetheminimumwage.com vs.
http://www.cbia.com/home.php


Moot Court Potential Cases:

http://www.npr.org/2014/04/22/305993180/court-gives-police-new-power-to-rely-on-anonymous-tips
http://www.npr.org/2014/04/22/299171030/supreme-court-will-hear-challenge-to-ohio-ban-on-campaign-lies
http://www.npr.org/2014/04/22/305825566/startup-fights-tv-networks-in-copyright-case-before-supreme-court
http://www.npr.org/2014/03/25/294385167/birth-control-mandate-goes-under-high-court-microscope
http://www.npr.org/2013/11/26/247392814/supreme-court-will-take-up-contraceptions-case

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/06/politics/court-term-cases/
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-10-07/the-supreme-court-gets-down-to-business

Voting Patterns:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/05/09/us/politics/09census-document.html

http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/results/president/exit-polls

Fantasy 2016 Presidential Election:

http://www.politics1.com/p2016.htm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/07/2016-candidates_n_5104100.html
http://www.2016election.com/
http://www.270towin.com/
http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/category/2016-president/
http://www.dailypaul.com/132230/fantasy-government
http://www.salon.com/2012/03/26/the_silly_2016_speculation_game/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/welcome-to-the-sweet-2016/2012/03/19/gIQAhd8bNS_blog.html
http://www.policymic.com/articles/18925/2016-presidential-candidates-hillary-clinton-and-marco-rubio-are-the-frontrunners
http://www.politico.com/p/pages/2016-elections/
http://sweeneypolitics.com/2012/11/24/2016-presidential-race-predictions/


Obama Report Card:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/11/13/why-president-obamas-sinking-job-approval-numbers-matter-a-lot/
http://www.npr.org/blogs/theprotojournalist/2013/06/25/193065666/the-obama-report-card-best-and-worst
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/Factcheck_The_Obama_Report_Card.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/behind-the-numbers/post/obamas-report-card-from-the-public/2012/01/03/gIQANAsAOQ_blog.html
http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulroderickgregory/2013/03/24/obamas-promises-unravel-on-obama-care/
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/march_april_2012/features/obamas_top_50_accomplishments035755.php
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/



Demographics:

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/defining.america/map/index.html?hpt=hp_abar

Landmark Supreme Court Cases:

Go to

1. http://www.streetlaw.org/en/Landmark/Cases

Lynch v. Donnelly:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynch_v._Donnelly
http://www.pewforum.org/2007/06/27/religious-holiday-displays/

Lemon v. Kurtzman:
http://www.firstamendmentschools.org/freedoms/case.aspx?id=477
http://www.phschool.com/atschool/ss_web_codes/supreme_court_cases/lemon.html

2. www.oyez.org/

3. Justia.com (http://supreme.justia.com/)

4. FindLaw (http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/supreme.html)

5. Legal Information Institute (http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/)


Constitutional Convention:

Bios:
http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/convention/delegates/, http://www.constitutionfacts.com/?section=foundingFathers&page=aboutFathers.cfm, http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_founding_fathers.html

Issues:


http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/convention/themes/ and http://www.dsusd.k12.ca.us/users/scottsh/Constitutional%20Convention%20Proceedings%20and%20Compromises%20webweb.htm






Electoral College reading:
http://www.learnnc.org/lp/media/lessons/davidwalbert7232004-02/electoralcollege.html


1. "ICivics" Review Games!

http://www.icivics.org/games

2. YLi E-Congress:

http://www.youthleadership.net/learning-programs/econgress/

3. YLi Election:

http://www.youthleadership.net/learning-programs/mock-election/

4. Budget Hero Game:

http://www.marketplace.org/topics/economy/budget-hero

5. Project Vote Smart and VoteiQ: Information about candidates and politicians

http://www.votesmart.org/ and
http://www.voteiq.com/

6. Websites for Weekly News Updates (in addition to GoogleNews):

CNN:
http://www.cnn.com/POLITICS/index.html

Politico:
http://www.politico.com/

New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/politics/index.html

Real Clear Politics:
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/

International News/BBC:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/

Election Information: 270 To Win
http://www.270towin.com/