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Politics and Government

Help your child learn more about politics and how the government operates.

10 Most Wanted Quiz

How much do you know about the list of the nation's ten most wanted fugitives? read more

2012 Presidential Candidates: Where They Stand on the Issues

The 2012 U.S. presidential election is a heated contest between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Read about the candidates and where they stand on the issues that hit close to home, such as the economy, health care, taxes, education, and more. Also, read the biographies of Obama and Romney, and see how much you know about the candidates' spouses. read more

50 Stars and 13 Stripes

Children will learn the meaning of the colors on the USA flag. This printable will be useful when celebrating U.S. and military history, like Independence Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Flag Day. read more

6 Ways to Get Your Child Involved in the Voting Process

Use the following tips to help promote the significance of voting to your children. Starting the conversation at a young age will make them more likely to vote as adults. read more

A Movement Led by Dr. Martin Luther King

A Movement Led by Dr. Martin Luther King Another Gandhi? Often labeled the “American Gandhi,” Dr. Martin Luther King freely credited Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi's strategies of personal commitment, nonviolence, and passive resistance for the effectiveness of his own campaigns in areas such as integration and voting rights. read more

All the Way with JFK!

JFK was a war hero, civil rights supporter, and writer. See what else you know. read more

America by the People Poster: Thomas Jefferson

Children explore the concept and meaning of liberty by summarizing Thomas Jefferson's ideas. read more

America for the People Poster: Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt's words and their meaning in the context of the 1940's are the foundation for a book that children create. read more

American Flag (in color)

A full-color printable of the flag of the United States of America. read more

Biography of Barack Obama

Biography of Barack Obama Seeking a second term, President Barack Obama may have the usual incumbent advantage of name recognition. As a relative political newcomer in the 2008 election, he managed to defeat Hillary Clinton, whom he trailed in both polls and fundraising for most of that campaign cycle. read more

Biography of Mitt Romney

Biography of Mitt Romney Mitt Romney's political career has been brief: After an unsuccessful race against Ted Kennedy for U.S. Senate in 1994, he won his bid for governor of Massachusetts in 2002 and served one term. He used $6.3 million of his own money during the campaign, defeating Democrat Shannon O'Brien in the general election. read more

Celebrity Politicians

Celebrities and politics have gone hand-in-hand for years. Test your knowledge of celebrity politicians. read more

Celebrity Politicians Quiz

How well do you know your celebrity politicians? Take this quiz and find out! read more

Citizenship Test I

Could you pass the U.S. Naturalization Test? read more

Citizenship Test II

Could you pass the U.S. Naturalization Test? read more

Civil Rights Heroes Quiz

Test your knowledge about famous civil rights heroes. read more

Color the American Flag

Print off this American flag to color. read more

Conducting an Election Poll

A handout of tips that will help your child run an effective poll. This is a fun activity to conduct during the presidential elections. read more

Counter Intelligence Quiz

Test your knowledge of U.S. spies with this fun quiz. read more

Currency Quiz

See if you can hit the jackpot with our currency quiz. read more

Election Poll

A handout which gives your child an overview of how to write and execute a poll, and analyze the results. Use with the Election Project lesson plan and student polling tips. read more

Elections and Voting Quiz (Level 1)

How much do you know about elections and voting? Take the easier version of the quiz. read more

Elections and Voting Quiz (Level II)

How much do you know about elections and voting? Take the harder version of the quiz. read more

Families Can Make Informed Decisions in the 2008 Presidential Campaign

Families Can Make Informed Decisions in the 2008 Presidential CampaignBOSTON -- March 25, 2008 -- The 2008 Presidential Campaign is one of the most riveting in recent history. As our country makes crucial decisions about who will be our 44th president, families can turn to FamilyEducation.com and Infoplease® to find the information they need to understand the presidential election process and make an informed decision on November 4. read more

First Kids

The American public has always been fascinated by first families. We know much about the lives of the presidents and first ladies, but what about the children in the White House? Follow this gallery for images and information about some notable first kids. read more

First Ladies Quiz

Take this quiz to see how much you know about the presidential first ladies of the United States. read more

First Lady Face-Off

See how much you know about the impressive lives and achievements of Ann Romney and Michelle Obama. read more


See how much geography you know about countries and their flags in this quiz. read more

Foreign Affairs Quiz

Take this quiz to test yourself on your foreign affair knowledge. read more

Groundbreaking Women Quiz

See how much you know about pioneers and trailblazers for women's rights. read more