A Few Web Resources for Teaching about Democracy and Civics
VOTE DEMOCRACY! encourages everyone—particularly young Americans and new voters—to get involved in the democratic process. In partnership with leading community-based organizations, ITVS is spearheading a series of town halls, voter registration events, online discussions and public screenings of films from the Independent Lens series—all designed to help us think more deeply about our place in America’s grand experiment.
Fascinating maps and cartograms (showing different ways of viewing how “red,” “blue” or “purple” we are) of the 2004 presidential election and the 2006 congressional elections.
Nonprofit Vote is a one-stop voter participation resource center for the 501(c)(3) sector. Their mission is to help you engage your clients in voting and democracy.
Center for Civic Education Lesson plans, multimedia including video clips and podcasts, links
PBS Teachers Choose grade range and topic