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Huntingtown High School Library: Civic Participation Project

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Students will be able to evaluate the role of citizens in the American Republic by contacting a government representative about an issue of importance.

Getting Started:

This webpage contains resources selected to help you learn about the role of American citizens in government. 

Begin here to find reliable evidence about an issue of importance.

American Government

Picture of U.S. Capitol Building

Pathfinder of Project Resources

Keywords: As always, determine your keywords first. Spelling counts! Remember to put quotes around any phrases or names.

Print Sources: See the reserve cart in the media center featuring books on key issues. Don't see your topic? Use our Destiny library catalog.

Online Subscription Databases:

  • Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context- The premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues
  • SIRS Issues Researcher- In-depth resources examining the pros and cons of over 300 leading issues
  • ABC-CLIO American Government- Explores the foundation of our government, connecting these concepts to today's issues
  • ProQuest U.S. Newsstream- Recent premium news content and archives 
  • Newsela- High-interest news articles on many topics and issues.
  • Gale One File: News- Major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers as well as images, radio and tv broadcasts from around the world. Search by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields.
  • Gale in Context: High School- General database with magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.


  • Gallup- Useful information and statistics about American public opinion based on polling data.
  • International Debate Education Association- "Debatabase" of topics, statistics, and articles listing pros and cons on many themes. 
  • ProjectCiv- Resources to promote discussion of important issues in classrooms

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