Ben's Guide to U.S. Government


What They Say: Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government, a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government, which issues the publications and information products disseminated by the GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program. It is our hope that Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government fulfills that role.

Quick Review: "Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government explains how the government works and how to use the primary resources of the Government Printing Office. The site is divided into sections for grades K through 2, 3 through 5, 6 through 8, and 9 through 12. Each section contains age-appropriate information, including games and activities. An image map of the United States gives students access to Quick Facts about each state as well as information about the nation's capital. The site also provides a glossary and links to other U.S. government Web sites for kids. " (Education World)

Cost Range: FREE

Device Compatibility: Web-Based

Can it be used by kids independently? Yes

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About Liz Oertle
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Liz Oertle is the CEO and co-founder of Nanno. A recovering attorney and mother of two, she is passionate about helping parents connect with high quality childcare on demand.