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Gov Doc Kids Group - Government Information for Children, Teachers, Librarians, and Parents



Sponsored by: University of Mount Union (Ohio), Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT), a division of the American Library Association, Kansas GODORT, State Library of Kansas, Government Documents Round Table of Ohio, State Library of Ohio

Members: University of Iowa Libraries, University of Central Missouri Library, University of Mount Union (Ohio), El Paso Public Library, Visiting Librarian Service (Ohio)

Winning entry - 2008 Constitution Day Poster Contest - Annika Panek, Cunningham Grade School, Cunningham KS  (Grade 5)






To promote government information in order to engage K-12 students in learning about history, culture, science, and government through games and other interactive activities; to assist teachers and school librarians with locating teaching aids, lesson plans, and exciting tools to enhance students' learning, and to provide librarians with a collection of free government resources to advance their reference interview and collection development decisions. The project was conceived as a promotional tool for the value of government documents to K-12 students and teachers in addressing the requirement to integrate Constitution Day into public school curricula.

Gov Doc Kids Group is a national group of government information librarians, primarily from Ohio, Iowa, and Texas. The Group is co-sponsored by the State Library of Kansas, Kansas Library Association Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT) ,the State Library of Ohio and the Government Documents Roundtable of Ohio.



Our goal is to promote government information for kids in grades K-12.


Please join us here to share best practices in spreading the word about educational aspects of online government information.  You may also reach us and use our resources at http://community.fdlp.gov/govdockidsgroup and http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/Gov_Doc_Kids .  A press kit is also available at http://community.fdlp.gov/files/doc_download/48-gov-doc-kids-group-press-kit.html .  A video commercial highlighting our Constitution Day Poster Contest is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It6ktjFSivM .


Gov Doc Kids Group Projects:


Celebrate Constitution Day with us! NEWS FLASH!  2010 Constitution Day Poster Contest winners announced [click on the Celebrate Constitution Day with us! link]!


Constitution Day Archives


Links to Quality Government Information Education Projects and U.S./State/International Government Agency Resources


Primer on GDP and the National Income Product Accounts

Free Government Information - Professional Development Resource for Librarians and Teachers

Congressional Bibliographies

US Experiment Station Publications - US Department of Agriculture

Government Documents Resources Online Michael OSullivan Hamline University

Presidential and Executive Branch Resources St Marys University San Antonio Texas

Citing Government Information Sources

Kids gov The Official Kids Portal for the US Government

Government Information Clearinghouse and Handout Exchange Sponsored by ALA GODORT

Gov't Info Gateway Sites

United Nations Cyberschoolbus

Congress for Kids

Congress for Kids Constitution Resources

Congress in the Classroom Online

Dirksen Special Projects

DOE Information Bridge

USDA Kids Resources

ScienceLab DOE

Ag in the Classroom

Fed Res St Louis Edu Resources

PTO Kids Page

FDIC Money Smart

Women of the Oklahoma Legislature

USGS for Kids 

Library of Congress



GovDocs 2.0 Wiki

Census in schools

NCES Kids Zone

US Electoral College

National Constitution Center

Center for Civic Education

United States Senate

United States House

International Labour Organization

Smithsonian Collections




Free Ed Gov

State Library of Ohio

State Library of Kansas

Defense Commissary Agency

My Money for Kids

USDOJ Juvenile Justice

Texas Workforce Youth Links

100 milestone documents

World Trade Organization


US Department of State

Ohio Center for Law-related Education

USDA Invasive Species

USDA Water Quality


Iowa K12 Gov Info for Educators


Gov Doc Kids Group Members and Sponsors


Although the group is made up primarily of government documents librarians, a youth service librarian, and an archivist, individuals in other areas of expertise are welcome to join. Persons interested in participating in or creating new activities falling within the mission are welcome to join. Please contact one of the members if you would like to be an active member:




Tom Adamich - Visiting Librarian Service



John Faria - El Paso Public Library



Marianne Mason - University of Iowa Libraries



Mark Love - University of Central Missouri



Cheryl Paine - University of Mount Union (Ohio)






University of Mount Union (Ohio) 


State Library of Kansas


State Library of Ohio



Mannington Mills



Government Partners

Defense Commissary Agency


Department of Energy/Office of Scientific and Technical Information 

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