|Center for Civic Education |
The Center for Civic Education is an organization dedicated to promoting the study of citizenship. Teachers can find resources for the classroom and for professional development.
CIA World Fact Book
Visitors can find and compare the countries of the world based on key facts including GDP, inflation rate, public debt, income distribution, and population growth rate. This database, which comes directly from the CIA, allows users to simply compare countries in a side-by-side comparison.
Recommended by KDP member Matthew Kopjak.
Facing the Future
This site is focused on global issues of poverty, consumption, peace, population, and pollution. Teachers can find textbooks, standards, and other educational resources relating to these topics.
IEA Civic Education Study
IEA presents the results of a survey of over 90,000 14-year-old students in 28 countries to determine their opinions on democracy, national identity, and social cohesion and diversity.
Link to Social Studies
Merrill Education’s site contains links to some of the most useful internet sites for social studies educators.
National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
NCSS (National Council for Social Studies) provides standards for social studies, as well as information on teaching resources and professional development opportunities.
United Nations Cyber School Bus
This United Nations web resource provides links to UN student conferences, information about the Millennium Development Goals, Child Soldiers, countries, and the United Nations, among others. Curriculum materials include peace education, briefing papers, cities of the world, human rights, and many more. Teachers can also find quizzes and games to foster interest in and learning about the UN and its work.
Recommended by KDP member Margaret Gardineer.