Oberlin, Ohio Civics Collaboration
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http://buddypress.org (compat with wordpress)
http://civicrm.org (compat with drupal)
FCC released a report on the need for local accountability reporting (478 pages) http://www.fcc.gov/info-needs-communities#read
http://www.brookings.edu/events/2011/0628_social_media.aspx">How Social Networking Can Reinvigorate American Democracy and Civic Participation (??)
There's an incredible story (inspiring & practical) of a boy without healthy legs gaining access to salvaged computers and free software to apply his graphics skills to pull his way out of the slums....it's less than 3/4 of the way through this speech (audio/mp3) called "Before and After IP: Ownership of Ideas in the 21st Century"
Building a fake city - http://goodspeedupdate.com/2007/2169
SimCity concepts/games where students participate in developing an effectively functioning city, example --> http://simcitysocieties.ea.com/index.php