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PBS - America at a Crossroads
Companion website to the April 2007 series.
"...is a major public television event premiering on PBS in April 2007 that explores the challenges confronting the post-9/11 world ó including the war on terrorism; the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan; the experience of American troops serving abroad; the struggle for balance within the Muslim world; and global perspectives on Americaís role overseas."
Films include: JIHAD: The Men and Ideas behind Al Qaeda ; Warriors ; Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience ; Gangs of Iraq ; The Case for War: In Defense of Freedom ; Europe's 9/11 ; The Muslim Americans ; Faith Without Fear ; Struggle for the Soul of Islam: Inside Indonesia ; Security versus Liberty: The Other War ; The Brotherhood.

The Albert Shanker Institute

  • Democracy: Teach It (September 2003)
    "...is a new statement calling for improvement in the teaching of democracy. Endorsed by a wide range of prominent Americansófrom former President Bill Clinton to President Reagan's UN Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, NEA President Reg Weaver to actor Christopher Reeveóthe document calls for an expanded course of study in history, civics, and the humanities, providing all students with a full, warts-and-all understanding of our own and other nations."

BBC News - One Day of War (May 2004)
Companion website to the TV broadcast.
"Across the world today, millions of people are caught up in conflict. BBC filmmakers follow 16 different characters in 16 different war zones over a 24-hour period."

Cases & Materials on American Federalism - (dead link)
"...used in American Government Courses at Purdue University Calumet. The site contains historical documents [American,
British, and English], a timeline, a glossary, edited court cases,
review questions, other materials, and links to other free
resources."
Online textbook by Douglas G. Amber, Dept. of History & Political
Science, Purdue University

CaseNet - (dead link)
"...site for teachers interested in the use of the case method in International Affairs. Sponsored by the Active Learning in International Affairs Section (ALIAS) of the International Studies Association - (dead link)."

Civics Online
[Re]Envisioning the Democratic Community
"...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."

Electronic Hallway
"...an online teaching resource for colleges and universities that prepare students for careers in government and nonprofit management."
Based at the University of Washington Graduate School of Public Affairs

"Evaluating Implementation of Web-Based Teaching in Political Science" - (dead link)
Online article by G. David Garson, North Carolina State University
From PS Online - (dead link), American Political Science Association

GLOBE Magazine - (dead link)

Government/Politics
Intended for K-12 teachers but contains such a vast collection of education related links all can benefit from their listing

International Simulations
"...provides source information about countries of the world and international organizations for use in debate and political science courses."
Some resources are restricted to U. of Michigan users
University of Michigan Documents Center

[Journal of American History] Teaching the Journal of American History

Mapleleafweb.com - [Canadian] Political Education Portal
"We are a site that concentrates on political education, research, participation and discussion. Through our in-depth features, articles and large resource of links we are attempting to provide Canadians and the world with a comprehensive guide to politics on the net."
Sections include: Canadian Government ; Institutions and Organizations ; Current Events and Media ; Political Science ; Political Education ; Election Watch ; Chat Rooms ; Web Polls ; News Watch ; Features ; Articles ; Forums ; Interviews.

PBS - America at a Crossroads
Companion website to the April 2007 series.
"...is a major public television event premiering on PBS in April 2007 that explores the challenges confronting the post-9/11 world ó including the war on terrorism; the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan; the experience of American troops serving abroad; the struggle for balance within the Muslim world; and global perspectives on Americaís role overseas."
Films include: JIHAD: The Men and Ideas behind Al Qaeda ; Warriors ; Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience ; Gangs of Iraq ; The Case for War: In Defense of Freedom ; Europe's 9/11 ; The Muslim Americans ; Faith Without Fear ; Struggle for the Soul of Islam: Inside Indonesia ; Security versus Liberty: The Other War ; The Brotherhood.

PBS - American Experience - The Kennedys (November 2003)
Companion website to the TV broadcast
"...a dramatic portrait of America's most famous political family and their repeated pursuit of the presidency."
Sections include: Transcript ; Primary Sources ; Further Reading ; Teacher's Guide ; Special Features ; Timeline ; Gallery ; People & Events.

Peace Corps World Wise Schools
"...the global education program of the Peace Corps, created especially to engage American students in inquiry about the world, themselves and others in order to promote peace through understanding and friendship. WWS lesson plans, Destination videos/study guides, classroom speakers, primary resources, and correspondence matches introduce current, authentic, real-world experiences into the classroom in ways unmatched by textbooks."

  • Water in Africa
    "...included the collection of resources from over 90 Volunteers serving in African countries, the preparation of those photos and stories, and the creation of standards-based learning units for K-12 students."

Political Science Cyberclasses - (dead link)
"This site serves to provide a list of political science classes on the internet from which we can share ideas, information and insights on teaching and research. It does not merely aim at a collection of syllabi but also provision of class materials and incentives for cyber-education."
Maintained by Karl Ho, University of Toronto

Poly-Cy Guide to Internet Resources for Political Science - Teaching Resources
An extensive collection of syllabi, class pages, and general Web teaching resources
Maintained by Bob Duval, Dept. of Political Science, West Virginia University

Project ICONS Home Page
International Communication & Negotiation Simulations
"This page contains information for faculty who are interested in using ICONS simulations, as well as research resources to help students who are preparing to participate in an ICONS simulation."

World Lecture Hall -- Political Science - (dead link)

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