Updated Winter 2014
Bill of Rights matching game.
Public Agenda Issue Guides are used by journalists, policy makers, teachers, students and citizens who want to better understand controversial topics. Public Agenda Issue Guides provide facts and figures, different perspectives and analysis of public attitudes from surveys conducted by Public Agenda and by other respected polling and news organizations. Use the “search” function as well as the pull-down menus.
http://www.publicagenda.org/ Look under the “Issues Guide” tab .
Statistical Abstracts of the United States. The granddaddy of statistical sources. Very useful to back up your issues. NOTE: “In preparation for the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY 2012) budget, the Census Bureau did a comprehensive review of a number of programs and had to make difficult proposals to terminate and reduce a number of existing programs in order to acquire funds for higher priority programs. The decision to propose the elimination of this program was not made lightly. To access the most current data, please refer to the organizations cited in the source notes for each table of the Statistical Abstract.”
U. S. Government websites:
Dept of Justice http://www.justice.gov/opcl/index.html
Homeland Security https://www.dhs.gov/office-civil-rights-and-civil-liberties
International Newspapers on line:
The International Herald Tribune www.iht.com
CNN International Edition: http://edition.cnn.com/
New York Times International Edition: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/world/
BBC News (British Broadcasting Company http://news.bbc.co.uk/
MSNBC International News http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032507/