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Virginia's Judicial Circuit and District Courts,

Virginia Court System

This website provides an interactive map of Virginia's judicial circuits and districts that helps show the way the levels of courts in the state court system. Clicking on a section of the map reveals links to the circuit and district courts in that region. Try exploring the websites of your local courts to learn more about Virginia's judicial system. What is the difference between a circuit and a district court? How are the courts organized, and what are their essential duties?

Dr. Dean Ornish on the world's killer diet,

Dean Ornish

This video serves as an excellent background source for information about the obesity epidemic in Virginia and elsewhere. Drawing from CDC and other public health research, Dr. Dean Ornish discusses the effect of diet on obesity, cardiovascular,…

Our Documents,

National Archives and Records Administration, National History Day, US Freedom Corps

This website highlights 100 primary source documents that shaped United States history. Documents include the Declaration of Independence, the Virginia Plan, the Civil Rights Act, and the Executive Order establishing the Peace Corps. Each source has detailed information about the document, an image of the original document, a document transcript, and high-resolution pdfs. The website also contains Tools for Educators, with guides on integrating these important documents into the classroom. Want to know what James Madison’s handwriting looks like, and why what he wrote was important? This is the place for you.

Diagram of Virginia's Judicial System,

Supreme Court of Virginia

Virginia's judicial system consists of four levels of courts. Judges are elected by the state legislature for a specific term.

Supreme Court: Virginia's court of last resort reviews decisions of the circuit courts and the Court of…

Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI),

University of Virginia Center for Politics

YLI is a nonpartisan unit of the University of Virginia Center for Politics. YLI is funded by the United States Congress, the Virginia General Assembly, and private donations. YLI develops free K–12 civic education resources designed to encourage student interest and participation in the American political process. Through this website, students may participate in mock elections, a mock congress and campaign simulations, and teachers may download civics and government lesson plans.

Prince William County Comprehensive Plan,

Prince William County Planning Office

"A comprehensive plan is a general guide to the location, character, and extent of proposed or anticipated land use, including public facilities." The Prince William County Comprehensive Plan offers a five-year snapshot of land use decisions. These…

Prince William County Planning,

Prince William County Planning Office

The official website of the Prince William County Planning Office provides a wealth of real-life examples of public policy formation and implementation.

Creating public policy is a long process, and a number of groups have an impact on…

Delegate Dave Albo: A Record of Accomplishment for His Constituents & Virginia,

Dave Albo for Delegate

Dave Albo's campaign website is one example of the kind of resource one could use in understanding internet-based political campaigns. What are some of the claims that Albo makes on his website? How do these compare with assessments and information…

Greg Werkheiser, Democratic Candidate for VA House of Delegates (District 42),

Werkheiser for Delegate

Greg Werkheiser's campaign website is one example of the kind of resource one could use in understanding internet-based political campaigns. What are some of the claims that Werkheiser makes on his website? How do these compare with assessments and…

Executive Branch Organization Chart,

Commonwealth of Virginia

The Constitution of Virginia provides for legislative, executive, and judicial branches. This chart indicates the organization of the executive branch, consisting of three statewide elected officials.

The Governor, who is the chief…