Friday, May 11, 2007

Web Links: General

  Center for Democracy and Citizenship
The Center develops citizenship initiatives around the concept of public work. Public work is sustained, visible, serious effort by a diverse mix of ordinary people that creates things of lasting civic or public significance. 
Children's Resources International (CRI)
CRI provides an extensive range of educational services for teachers, faculty, program administrators, crucifiers, and parents worldwide trhough its informative workshops, instructive publications, and innovative program design and implementation. 
  Civics Online
Civics Online is a collaborative, online project providing a rich array of primary sources, professional development tools, and interactive activities to help in the teaching of civics.
Civil Society Internet Forum
  CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
An international alliance "dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world 
  The Democracy Center 
  Development Education Program
"Bringing sustainable development into the classroom." This division of World Bank Group offers Beyond Economic Growth , a textbook that "draws on data published by the World Bank, is addressed to students, teachers, and all those interested in exploring issues of global development.... [D]esigned to be adapted by individual countries to reflect their specific development issues and to meet their own curriculum needs."  
The purpose of EDSITEment is to offer a gateway for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.
  The Freedom Forum 

The Freedom House
A non-profit, nonpartisan organization, is a clear voice for democracy and freedom around the world.

  Global SchoolNet Foundation 
  International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA)
  International Women's Democracy Center
The International Women's Democracy Center was established to strengthen women's global leadership through training, education, networking and research in all facets of democracy with a particular focus on increasing the participation of women in policy, politics and decision-making.
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
International IDEA promotes and advances sustainable democracy and improves and consolidates electoral processes world-wide.
  International Republican Institute (IRI)
The IRI is dedicated to advancing democracy worldwide. It initiates a wide range of programs to promote and strengthen the evolution of political parties and democratic insitutions that advocate self-determination, individual rights, the rule of law, and free-market economic systems.
Lesson Plans and Resources for Social Studies Teachers
  National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
is a non-profit organization that provides practical assitance to civic and political leaders advancing democratic values, practices, and institutions.
National Endowment for Democracy
A private, nonprofit organization created in 1983 to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts.
  Pact, Inc.
Pact's mission is to help build strong communities globally that provide people with an opportunity to earn a dignified living, raise healthy families, and participate in democratic life.
  UNESCO Education Information Service
  World Lecture Hall
Course syllabi, class assignments, lecture notes, exams, class calendars, multimedia textbooks on education, history, law, philosophy, politics and other subjects.
  World Movement for Democracy
The World Movement for Democracy is a global network of democrats including activists, practitioners, academics, policy makers, and funders, who have come together to cooperate in the promotion of democracy.  
  The NGO Cafe
Established as a "meeting place for NGO's to discuss, debate, and disseminate information on their work, strategies, and results."


Provides information to, for, and about non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Central and Eastern Europe.
  NGO Global Network
Site dedicated to NGO's associated with the United Nations.