The following links are useful for learning and teaching.
Teaching and Learning Civics
- The Center for Civic Education has decades of experience and great K-12 books and videos. See their Learn.civiced.org site for their We the People open course, instructor-led courses, civics forum, and more.
- Civics 101 – from New Hampshire Public Radio – is a refresher course on the basics of how our democracy works. The podcast covers topics from midterm elections, to foreign aid, to constitutional amendments – and a whole lot more!
- iCivics is great for middle-school and high-school students.
- The National Constitution Center has interactive lesson plans, videos, and an interactive version of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
- Ballotpedia is offering a growing number of Learning Journeys.
- The National Archives provide access to the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and other historical documents.
- AllSides.com offers an amazing service, showing news stories from conservative, progressive and neutral perspectives.
- AllSides.com also has some useful tips and links for bridging political divides.
- Better Angels teaches practical skills for debating political differences.
- Village Square has a great recipe for bringing different-minded people together over a meal for perspectives on difficult topics – and they enjoy it!
- The folks at LivingRoom Conversations have a similar idea…
- As do the folks at The People’s Supper.