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An education in civics itself, independent of tech, is a necessary precursor to effectively designing and building civic tech. Too many founders jump into democracy and government contexts with a favorite tech solution despite near-total ignorance of those sectors, their histories, or their inner workings. The projects here address traditional civic literacy education, often with a more modern and digital approach.

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Critical Media Literacy and Civic Learning

Interactive Explorations for Students and Teachers, by Robert W. Maloy, Torrey Trust, Allison Butler, & Chenyang Xu

How to Citizen

Listen to the How to Citizen Podcast where Baratunde Thurston reimagines the word “citizen” as a verb and reminds us how to wield our collective power.

Minecraft Build the Vote

From october 26 to 30, rock the vote invites you to learn about the united states’ electoral process and, more importantly, vote on the most important issues that are being debated across the country right now. The results will be shared with american voters on rock the vote social platforms right before the presidential elections.

Responsive Policy Project

Responsive Policy Project (RPP) lifts the curtain on public policy, making it easy to find, understand, and engage with opaque policy documents. Ultimately, RPP aims to radically transform policy by changing who participates and how.

GovSight

GovSight is a 501(c)(3) US nonprofit that is building a comprehensive civic information platform to help make citizenship simplified for all.

Politize!

The largest civic literacy network in Brazil

Civics Unplugged

The Civics Unplugged Fellowship is a 3-month civic leadership program that empowers high school students with the training, funding, and network they need to become civic innovators that build a brighter future for humanity.

aula

aula is a completely new way of thinking about what participation means, offering young people the chance to play an active part in shaping the world around them. Our online platform and learning resources (click here) promote a better understanding of democracy and develop the skills needed to participate in it.

Constitute Project

Constitute offers access to the world’s constitutions so that users can systematically compare them across a broad set of topics — using an inviting, clean interface.

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