As homeschool parents, are you looking for ways to creatively provide your teens with hands-on activities and real life experiences that bring their textbook learning to life? If your teen has an interest in writing, public policy, or website work, Spendopedia may be a resource avenue to explore.
According to its website, Spendopedia is a Wikipedia-like web-based tool that focuses on questionable spending by the federal government. It has posted more than 100 articles tracking over $187 billion in federal government spending. Similar to Wikipedia, articles on Spendopedia are sourced and fact-based. Anyone may establish an account in order to add content.
Families looking for educational information about the federal government for their civics or government courses may find Spendopedia to be a great source. Taking it to another level, you may also want to consider having your teens contribute content to Spendopedia as writers/editors while having the opportunity to learn useful skills about writing and formatting content for the web. Adding new articles provides a way for your teens to benefit from hands-on experience in website work, to provide opportunities for research, and to think through the ramifications of public policy decisions. Your teen’s addition to the site of an article about a questionable spending program may result in educating thousands of people!
Check it out and ignite a new passion in your teen as he makes a difference by educating others and being better informed as a citizen in the area of federal spending.