Civics

Silverdale Press

This company publishes a few unit studies on topics related to American government and writing, designed for use by jr. high and high school level students. They have a Charlotte Mason/Classical feel to them and appear to be well written and thorough. There is also a blog with other ideas for lessons and activities. 

National Constitution Center

This museum in Philadelphia has a great website with lots of educational resources. The interactive constitution lets you read articles and amendments alongside commentary from different historic and legal experts. There is also a collection of videos and lesson plans, and a few other interactive activities and games, plus primary source documents and even some craft ideas.

Constitute

This incredibly useful site catalogs the texts of 192 different constitutions from around the world. You can compare texts on different topics, search for words and phrases, and filter by date. What a valuable tool for studying world governments!

All Sides

This website provides access to news content from all sides and attempts to evaluate biases. It's goal is to remove readers from their "filter bubbles", promote critical thinking, and fight polarization. It's a great resource for older students (and adults!) in these difficult political times.

Nation States

A free online simulation game. You create your own country and deal with daily issues. You can participate in the "Wold Assembly" or just keep to yourself. Looks like a great way to learn about governments and politics.

iCivics

A free online resource founded by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor to promote civics learning and civic engagement. There are online games and many lesson plans and learning activities. 

Carolina K-12

This organization (a program of UNC Chapel Hill) has a searchable database of lessons and activities for teaching civics in K through 12.  They're designed for classroom use, so they would work well in a co-op setting.  They could also be adapted for use at home.

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