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Voting rights and the Supreme Court: The impossible “literacy” test Louisiana used to give black voters. The Vault is Slate's new history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. Update, 7.3: Read more about my hunt for an original, archival copy of this test here. This week’s Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v.

Archived: Teachers' tools, NCID, CDC Virus Encounters This popular free curriculum offers middle and high school school teachers a comprehensive set of multimedia aids and activities for teaching units on infectious disease topics. CDC experts team up with Turner CNNfyi.com and use extensive video, text, and the transcripts of interactive discussions to present sessions on topics like viruses, infectious diseases yesterday and today, influenza, and epidemiology, the disease detective profession. Accompanying these are five complete learning activities, including labs and simulations, that allow students to further explore the subjects.

MyMoney.gov View in Web Browser /_layouts/VisioWebAccess/VisioWebAccess.aspx?listguid={ListId}&itemid={ItemId}&DefaultItemOpen=1 0x0 0x1 Political corruption World map of the 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International, which measures "the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist among public officials and politicians". High numbers (yellow) indicate less perception of corruption, whereas lower numbers (red) indicate higher perception of corruption. Political corruption is the use of powers by government officials for illegitimate private gain. An illegal act by an officeholder constitutes political corruption only if the act is directly related to their official duties, is done under color of law or involves trading in influence. The activities that constitute illegal corruption differ depending on the country or jurisdiction. For instance, some political funding practices that are legal in one place may be illegal in another.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Agencies and Offices A list of all Agencies and Offices within USDA Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Commodity, credit, conservation, disaster, emergency assistance programs... Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Welcome to NanoSpace! This is the legal part of our Web site. It’s just so everybody knows the rules for conduct on the Web. Be sure to get your parents to review and discuss these rules with you: All of the games here are just for you to play. You can’t sell them, give them to anyone, or pretend that you made them. You can’t do anything EXCEPT play them, unless you ask us first and we say it’s OK. Bill of Rights Download a PDF of the Bill of Rights The first 10 amendments to the Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. Written by James Madison in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties, the Bill of Rights lists specific prohibitions on governmental power. The Virginia Declaration of Rights, written by George Mason, strongly influenced Madison. One of the many points of contention between Federalists and Anti-Federalists was the Constitution’s lack of a bill of rights that would place specific limits on government power. Federalists argued that the Constitution did not need a bill of rights, because the people and the states kept any powers not given to the federal government.

Student Aid on the Web The office of Federal Student Aid provides publications, fact sheets, online tools, and other resources to help you prepare and pay for college or career school. Our resources are grouped by the following topics: Information on College Preparation and the Federal Student Aid ProgramsFree Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSASM) InformationLoan InformationConsumer Protection Hard copies of many of the publications are available for order from the U.S. Department of Education’s Publication Center (www.edpubs.gov) or by calling 1-877-4-ED-PUBS (1-877-433-7827). TTY/TDD callers can use 1-877-576-7734. 6 Ways to Make Civics Learning Come Alive “What does it mean to live in a democracy?” “What are our rights and responsibilities as citizens of a neighborhood, a city, a state, a country?” These are important questions and ones we believe our students must be able to answer by the time they graduate from high school. A thoughtful understanding of citizenship and civic life is one of the goals we have for all of our students as they move on toward college and the workplace. But as many teachers can attest, it’s not so easy to teach!

Bill Of Rights: Mark Dice Third Amendment Video Goes Viral A new viral video by Mark Dice illustrates how quickly some California residents are to give up their Third Amendment rights. The Bill of Rights says, “No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.” Those featured in the now viral video did not appear to possess even a miniscule of understanding about the noted aspect of the Constitution – nor did they ask. Once Mark Dice told folks that by signing the petition to repeal the Third Amendment they were supporting “President Obama” or “our troops,” they quickly grabbed the pen and wrote their names. Dice, a political activist who uses prankster videos to illustrate how little some Americans know about or cherish the Constitution and Bill of Rights, recently made a video of himself circulating a petition calling for the repeal of the Third Amendment. Dice is heard saying this during the viral video:

The World Factbook The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all who write to us. Contact Information Submit questions or comments online By postal mail: Central Intelligence Agency Office of Public Affairs Washington, D.C. 20505

Citizenship Foundation: New list of resources for citizenship teachers News Item: 27 August, 2014 New list of resources for citizenship teachers With the new programme of study for citizenship coming into effect, there's no better time for a digest of teaching resources for this National Curriculum subject. The Expert Group for Citizenship recently published a digest of resources [pdf] that its members reccommend for teachers of the revised National Curriculum for citizenship. The digest is organised into topics, skills and education phase.

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