GPO Launches Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government

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GPO’s educational Web site, Ben’s Guide, has been redesigned and is now available as “ Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government.”

Named for one of our Nation’s most influential Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government provides educational content for the public on the workings of the U.S. Government and U.S. history, with a focus on civics.

Some highlights of the new site include:

  • Enhanced site content
  • Modernized look and feel
  • New images
  • Reorganized layout for a more intuitive learning experience
  • An educational, interactive game

In the future, Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government will continue to be enhanced with additional content and features.

GPO’s Library Services & Content Management unit worked in partnership with the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) to ensure content is easy to comprehend and that lessons are age-appropriate.

Ben’s Guide has had a long presence on the Internet, appearing with resources for students (by grade levels), teachers and parents in 1999.   It earned several positive ratings, including a 2000 Notable Children’s Web Site award from the American Library Association.