Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Our Courts

Here's a website that looks promising. It seems to still be under development, but I am especially intrigued by the "games" section which is supposed to be complete by the summer of 2009.

Our Courts is a free, interactive, web-based program designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. Our Courts is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who is concerned that students are not getting the information and tools they need for civic participation, and that civics teachers need better materials and support. On this site, you will find information and useful teaching resources for an engaging civics curriculum.

I'm curious about how other homeschoolers approach civic participation. One of the things that really impressed me about the very first homeschool family I ever knew of (years ago) was that the children were so aware of and involved in current events. The oldest (I think around age 15 at the time) was actually working on a campaign for a local politician.

Isn't the best way to learn about it to get out there and be involved? Are there any avenues of participation that you have found especially enjoyable? Any ways your kids have gotten involved that you would like to share?

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