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Additional Resources

Our dialogue guides also contain a number of links and resources, which we have collected together. These resources are divided into sections, based upon their respective guides. For a disclaimer concerning links to external sites, please see our policies. If you think of resources that should be included here, contact us and tell us about your thoughts.


American Bar Association Division for Public Education

The American Bar Association Division for Public Education has a "Conversations on the Constitution" section. This section features conversation topics, starters, and lesson plans for classrooms and the workplace based upon the US Constitution. A great resource that links closely with our approach here at AMVA.com.


ChannelOne is an online news service designed for teens, with a self-proclaimed mission to "to spark debate and discussion among teens, and also discussion between young people and their parents and educators, on the important issues affecting young people in America."  The site includes many interactive news stories, games, quizzes, and more.

Citizenship Materials

The US Department of Citizenship and Immigration Services website offers a great variety of civic learning materials on their website for people studying to become American citizens. These are great tools for any American, however, to learn about our government. Materials include: flash cards, quick civics lessons, and sample civics quizzes.


The Communications Center Inc

For additional training and facilitating on dialogue practices, see the website of The Communications Center, Inc.


Missouri Bar Online Civics Library

Missouri Bar has an online civics education library that includes more than 50 articles explaining the U.S. Constitution and its amendments, lesson plans, handouts, fun facts, time line, and statistics. A great resource for any civics education lesson. Click here.

The National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation

To learn more about the many forms of dialogue, see the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation.


Our Values

Our Values is a website dedicated to promoting civil discussion of values and ethics in America.


Using the Internet for Your Research

This guide is to help inform group members about using the Internet for discussions. It was put together by Rachel Brekhus, the Humanities Refrence Librarian at Ellis Library, University of Missouri-Columbia.