Congress: The Basics

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Congress: Teaching It

  • Unit and lesson plans prepared by teachers using CongressLink resources and features. This section also includes simulations. The plans are organized by subject:

  • For links to other Web sites containing lesson plans for Congress see Related Lessons.

  • In addition to the lesson plans posted on this site, the Web hosts scores of other lessons about Congress. This section of CongressLink highlights the best and provides links to them. If you know of a lesson that we should include, please send an e-mail to Frank Mackaman at

  • Links to individual lessons about Congress

  • Links to portal sites directing you to lessons about Congress

  • "...A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which some or all of the information that learners interact with comes from resources on the internet..."
    {Bernie Dodge, 1995]

  • What follows are some of the best Web sites about Congress. For links to hundreds of other sites about our nation's legislature and the federal government, please visit AboutGovernment using the link in “Explore the Websuite” below.

  • This site offers a wealth of information about Congress, including the following subparts:

  • As publishers begin to post textbooks about Congress on the Internet, we will proivde links to them here.

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Explore The Websuite


Dirksen Center Special Projects

Dirksen Center Special Projects is a series of multi-media projects rich in Web-based resources on a variety of topics from civil rights to editorial cartoons. We have posted them where it makes sense within our Web suite. But as the suite has grown, we suspect it has become more difficult to find these special projects.

To make them stand out, we have created the Dirksen Center Special Projects web page to host links to all our special projects listed below.