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Geography of Virginia,

Charles A. Grymes

Created by a professor at George Mason University, this website provides an extensive directory of websites related to everything from education to Virginia and the internet. The website provides some introductory articles, such as an excellent overview of energy in Virginia that includes graphs and history. Each section also includes a list of links. The Virginia Government section alone contains more than 100 links to further resources. While each external website is of excellent quality, it may take time to navigate from such a large body of links to the right resource.

Legislative Meeting Schedule,

Virginia General Assembly

This website gives an updated schedule of the House and Senate committee meetings. Beside the Date and Time, the committee is listed with the exact location where the meeting is being held. Notice that not all of the meetings are held at the…

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.

Land Use Planning in Virginia,

Geography of Virginia

Detailed description forthcoming. See url below.…

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…

Who’s My Legislator?,

Virginia General Assembly

The Virginia General Assembly has created a quick form to look up your state elected officials. By filling in your address, you can find who represents your interests in the Virginia Senate and House of Representatives, as well as in the U.S. Congress. The website also provides contact information for your legislators, as well as a convenient link to each legislator’s official website.

Local Virginia Newspapers,

US Newspapers List

This website provides a comprehensive list of local newspapers throughout the state of Virginia, from Alexandria to Wytheville. In addition to standard local papers, there is also a list of Virginia magazines and college newspapers. This index of local Virginia newspapers is an excellent jumping-off point for information about local communities and government.