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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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Democracy Classroom

Bringing together democratic organisations and sharing non-partisan resources for teachers to support young people to engage in elections.


Im BVV-Planspiel machen Sie gemeinsam mit anderen Spieler:innen Bezirkspolitik. In einem konkreten Streitfall entwickeln Sie die Position einer fiktiven Partei und vertreten sie in der BVV. Ziel ist es, einen konkreten Antrag an das Bezirksamt zu richten.

A Starting Point

A Starting Point is a video-based civic engagement platform created by Chris Evans, Mark Kassen, and technology entrepreneur Joe Kiani. ASP’s mission is to create a bipartisan channel of communication and connectivity between Americans and their elected officials with the goal of creating a more informed electorate.

NEOS Lab Academy

ALL YOU CAN LEARN – Das ist nicht nur der Name unseres Aus- und Weiterbildungsprogramms, sondern auch unser Versprechen an dich!

Critical Media Literacy and Civic Learning

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

NewseumED offers free resources to cultivate the First Amendment and media literacy skills essential to civic life.

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.

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.

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