I’ll be teaching Government and Economics to ELLs for the first time this coming school year.

Yesterday, I shared some online tools I was considering using for economics.

Here are the ones I’ll considering using for Government – let me know what you think and what I’m missing:



USA Learns

USA Hello



Additional suggestions:

Michelle Barnes Meczywor suggested this textbook, which looks good to me. These two scope and sequences also looked helpful, as did this class blog.

A company called Certell has released a series of online Social Studies classes that are available for free to teachers and to students. The progam is called Poptential. I’m considering trying it out a little in my ELL Government class sometime this year. If I was teaching U.S. History, I might also consider using it as a supplement in that class.