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Foundations of Public Service: Curriculum Supplements

◊ Curriculum Supplements ◊

Civic Architecture & Public Works:

  • American Public Works Association
    • Discovering the Public Works introduces children (K-5) to the multifaceted and exciting world of public works. Available resources: online videos, PDF newspaper, and training package. 

    • DIY Public WorksShop Kit includes Facilitator Guide, Participant Guide, PowerPoint Slides, Information on how to offer CEUs for the program, CEU Workshop Forms, Marketing Resources, and Session Evaluation Template.

Public Service as a Profession:

  • USA.gov Government Jobs Lesson Plan
    • A one-hour lesson plan aimed at grades 4-6 to teach students about different careers in the federal government.
      • Discuss ways students can get exposure to careers of interest
      • Learn about different career paths based on interests
      • Understand the importance of government jobs
  • The Best Places to Work in Federal Government

    • Partnerships for Public Service rank 389 federal organizations based on the views of more than 392,700 civil servants. Taken into consideration are overall employee satisfaction and commitment and 10 workplace issues such as strategic management, teamwork, leadership and work–life balance. 

  • Public Service Careers

    • This is a website for finding jobs, career advice, and information on degrees in public service and public affairs. It is sponsored by three organizations of professional public service and education: the National Association for Schools of Public Affairs and administration, American Society for Public Administration, and the Association for Public Policy and Analysis.

Oaths of Office

Postal Service:

Serving the Public in Elected Office:

  • Lesson Plans- U.S. House of Representatives

    • Lesson Plans are provided for for middle and high school students on Black Americans in Congress and Women in Congress, and other Office of the Historian publications and resources. These comprise a series of activities which include photographs, objects, oral histories, and memorable quotations.

  • Educational Fact Sheets- U.S. House of Representatives

    • This is a series of fact sheets on Speakers, the House Rostrum, Official Records, and other related topics. It is a useful starting point for research projects or inquiries about the House. These overviews can also be used in the classroom or for quick reference.

Timelines of Public Service:

  • Strategic Planning

    • The National Council of Nonprofits provide a template to guide strategic planning for nonprofits. A strategic planning process can be useful in identifying strategies to assist nonprofit organizations in defining and achieving their mission.