When we launched iCivics.org in May 2010, no one imagined that three years later we would be serving 40,000 teachers and six million students. But here we are, and thanks to you, iCivics is now the most widely adopted civics curriculum in the country!
Civic Literacy and Changing the Meaning of Pi
In late 19th century Indiana, the legislature tried to pass a bill that would change the meaning of Pi to 3.2.
For the sake of our social science audience I won’t get into the math, but basically, a gentleman who “proved” the theory, and copyrighted it, generously offered to allow Indiana to use his method for free if they adopted his mathematical gift as law.
Back in December, we asked you for feedback and comments on your iCivics experience to share with Justice O'Connor.
Justice O'Connor was overwhelmed by your response! We received incredibly helpful insights into how we can improve the lesson plans, what you like (and don't like) about the games, and directions you might like to see iCivics explore.
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (ret.) was born on this date, March 26th in 1930. She went on to become the first woman to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court! Today there are three women that hold the title ‘U.S. Supreme Court Justice’ - can you name all three*?
Last Tuesday SimCity just got a little easier to implement into your classroom. GlassLab - the Games, Learning and Assessment Lab - debuted the SimCityEDU platform, a website that offers lesson plans and an online community for teachers who want to use the newly rebooted SimCity game.
Here at iCivics we’ve noticed a rising trend in commercial digital games being brought into the classroom. Here are just a couple of recent examples: