Night Kitchen Interactive, who have designed quite a few online education applications I’ve posted about, has just been awarded a contract by the Smithsonian to develop an online citizenship education site.

Here’s their announcement:

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History (NMAH) has selected Night Kitchen Interactive to develop an online citizenship education website to support the efforts of aspiring citizens in their preparation for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Citizenship Test.

The website is envisioned to be an engaging and easy-to-use platform for future citizens to learn the correct responses to the American History portion of their citizenship exam, within the context of the people, places, and events that make up our nation’s history. Through an array of multimedia presentations and online activities, teachers, students, and the general public can explore American history, the functions of our government, the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens, and the power of American democracy.

Lesson plans and interactive activities will draw on objects and documents from the NMAH collections, and will be presented in a fun and informative way. It will be designed for aspiring citizens for whom English is a second language, as well as American History and Civics teachers and students. The new site is expected to launch in Fall 2011.

I’m sure I’ll be adding it to The Best Websites For Learning About Civic Participation & Citizenship when the site is up-and-running.