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Did you find any?
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I would look for citizenship test resources for different countries you are interested in.  At least in Canada, the citizenship test involves some basic understanding of the government and laws.  There is a downloadable packet for that, IIRC, and I would bet other countries have similar things.

 

Tjej

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I would look for citizenship test resources for different countries you are interested in.  At least in Canada, the citizenship test involves some basic understanding of the government and laws.  There is a downloadable packet for that, IIRC, and I would bet other countries have similar things.

 

Tjej



Thanks.

We're after something I am not sure exists. We want a history and comparison of different forms of government and how they tie to the development of law, and economic systems. It's a huge topic and probably not one that has been written about much to be accessible to kids. We are hoping to find something more broadly focused rather that country specific.

 

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I teach homeschool civics in the US, mostly using icivics.org. Here are some resources that might be helpful.

 

It's an American site, but this section is helpful in learning about the foundations of government:

http://www.icivics.org/teachers - click Foundations of Government

 

A good UK game on running the government:

http://createmyuk.org/

 

 Conflict resolution game for the Middle East:

http://www.peacemakergame.com/game.php

 

American budget game, but the trade-offs are common to western democracies:

http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/budget_hero/

 

Comparative civics:

http://www.pbs.org/teachers/socialstudies/inventory/civicscomparativepoliticalsystems-68.html

 

Article on comparative civics: http://www.civicsmosaic.com/documents/AD-DOEII-RenopaperA-20050104.pdf

 

 Site in development on comparative civics: http://www.civicsmosaic.com/sitemap.html

 

ETA: This book might be useful: http://www.amazon.com/Handbook-Comparative-Politics-Handbooks-Political/dp/019956602X/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1319894272&sr=8-3

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Thanks Chfriend!

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