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The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) is an active network of organizations and professionals involved in dialogue, deliberation and other innovative group processes that help people tackle complex issues.

International Coalition of Historic Site Museums of Conscience

This site interprets history through historic sites that stimulate dialogue on pressing social issues and promote humanitarian and democratic values. It also shares opportunities for public involvement in issues raised at the sites.

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American Association of Museums
This site explores the engagement between American communities and their museums.

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Pew Partnerships Civic Engagement Program
This site contains information about research and analysis on the involvement of citizens in civic life.

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This site contains information pertinent to President Bush’s “We the People Special Initiative” aimed at strengthening the American people’s knowledge of their history.

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
This site contains summaries of nearly forty evaluations and reports focused on the public involvement activities of EPA and other agencies. Each summary is searchable by environmental topic, and describes the focus of the evaluation, data collection methods, and key findings and recommendations.

National Links

This site contains ideas for curriculum and classroom materials, information for students conducting research, a guide to park Junior Ranger programs and a variety of other media.

Exploring the Real Thing
This site presents a Statewide guide to Curriculum-based programs at National Park sites. Each web site provides complete information for weaving a National Park visit into statewide educational frameworks.

Teaching with Historic Places
This site contains a variety of products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom.

Parks as Classrooms
This site contains curriculum, fun and games, a guide to park Junior Ranger programs and a host of other fun and educational media created by the National Park Service and its partners.


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