'John Boehner' photo (c) 2011, Gage Skidmore - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

It’s ridiculous, but the federal government has just shutdown (see Republican Strategy On Debt Ceiling Is Ridiculous, But Provides Perfect Classroom Lesson On “Compromise”).

Here are a few of resources to understand what it actually means:

Here’s a video from The New York Times, A Government Shutdown By The Numbers, that may not be viewable through an RSS Reader:

Who Goes to Work? Who Stays Home? is an infographic from The New York Times.

Government shutdown: What’s open, what’s closed is an interactive from The Washington Post.

Countdown to (possible) shutdown is an interactive from The Washington Post.

Current state of the budget battle is an Associated Press interactive.

The Back and Forth Over the Shutdown is a NY Times infographic.

Visual Resources To Teach About The U.S. Government Shutdown is from The ASIDE blog.

Government shutdown:What’s closed, what’s open? is from CNN.

ABC News has an interactive infographic on the shutdown.

Fox News has an interactive on the effect of the shutdown.

Government Shuts Down is a slideshow from The Wall Street Journal.

Five Ways To Teach The Shutdown is from The New York Times Learning Network.