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View Resource Civics Online

Designed by Lansing, Michigan area K-12 teachers and faculty at Michigan State University, this handsome and well-organized site is a fine resource for K-12 teachers and students. At the site, users can search for and retrieve a variety of digitized primary sources related to American government and democracy, such as treaties, court decisions, inaugural addresses, maps, paintings, and photos....

http://www.civics-online.org/
View Resource Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

Maintained by the US Department of State's Office of International Information Programs (OIIP), formerly the USIA, this site is among the four US Policy topics covered in depth on the OIIP site. The Democracy and Human Rights site contains fewer resources than the International Security site, and in fact, the first headline links to the latter. The site offers access to several journals off the...

https://www.state.gov/j/drl/
View Resource Government Innovators Network (Last reviewed in the Scout Report on December 16, 1997)

Since its first review in the Scout Report almost ten years ago, the Government Innovators Network has grown exponentially, and remains a delightful example of the power of well-organized web portals. Produced by the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, this website is a “marketplace of ideas and examples of government innovation.”...

https://www.innovations.harvard.edu/
View Resource NOW Adventures in Democracy: Election 2008

Democracy is, at times, a type of adventure, so the title of this website is rather appropriate. Created by staffers at PBS's long-running program "NOW", this website serves as a clearinghouse of high-quality news coverage and analysis dealing with the 2008 presidential election campaign. First-time visitors can browse through the recent news headlines on the homepage and then take a look at their...

http://www.pbs.org/now/election-2008/index.html
View Resource Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation

The Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation has the worthy goal to foster "creative and effective government problem-solving." The Institute uses research, education, international programs, and government innovations awards to affect such problem solving. Users can choose to read some of the publications the Institute puts out, peruse recent news and...

https://ash.harvard.edu/
View Resource BAD Times

The Black Americans for Democracy (BAD) Times started publication in 1971, growing out of the activist efforts and movement started in the late 1960s on the campus of the University of Arkansas. The BAD organization started life in 1970 in the old student union building on campus, and became well known for their activism and calls for greater integration of student life, university programs, and...

http://scipio.uark.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/BADTimes
View Resource American Democracy Project

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) has worked to create the American Democracy Project (ADP) which is concerned with "higher education's role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy." It's a laudable initiative, and this website provides information about the Project's work and outreach efforts. On the left-hand side of the...

http://www.aascu.org/programs/ADP/