Teaching About the Midterm Elections

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

There are a variety of ways to introduce students to the elections. iCivics Educator Network Member, Joe Schmidt (ME) shares a few ways to make the experience engaging and informative.

Student-Centered Civic Action

JULY 18, 2017

What happens when you allow students to take the lead on civic issues they care about? iCivics Educator Network member, Shelina Warren (DC), shows us how empowering students with a solid foundation of their rights, can inspire them to make real community impact. In doing so, she created a lab experience that her students will never forget.

EdNet Learning Lab: National History Day Competition and Washington DC Trip

JUNE 26, 2017

Our educator network is comprised of a consortium of educators, teacher trainers, and curriculum developers across almost all 50 states.  We like sharing the experiences of our educator network members as examples of how teachers take civic learning outside their classroom and into the broader world. Here is an account by Jay Peledge (MA) on a combined trip to Washington, DC and the National History Day competition.

Make An Impact: Play. Donate. Repeat.

APRIL 03, 2017

Are you wondering what to do with all of those hard earned points from iCivics games? Use them to empower and support young social entrepreneurs. Through iCivics’ Impact Projects, you can log on to icivics.org/impact and spend your points to cast your vote for a handful of projects that have been carefully selected by the Ashoka Youth Ventures Change Makers.

Gamify This: Improving Local Civic Participation

DECEMBER 23, 2016

Why Civics Needs a Spotlight Right Now

OCTOBER 19, 2016

Louise Dubé, Executive Director iCivics

Susan Griffin, former Executive Director NCSS

U.S. Department of Education Secretary John King on Civic Education

OCTOBER 19, 2016

U.S. Department of Education Secretary John King delivered remarks to the National Press Club in Washington, DC. at 1pm.

Twelve Scores and One Day Later…

MARCH 02, 2016

 Super Tuesday and the meaning of democracy

Twelve states later and while we don’t know the nominees, the outline is shaped.  Perhaps it is time a good time to ask: What is the meaning of democracy and how does the primary process reflect our values?

In this primary, voters had real choices spanning very different approaches to government policy and style.  

Everyday is Constitution Day!

SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

As a constitutionalist I think that every day is Constitution Day so when Congress mandated that we all celebrate the Constitution on one specific day I thought it was ridiculous, how can they minimize the importance of the Constitution to just one day a year? Then I thought I should be able to leverage this.  For young people (or adults) who are unaware, maybe this is a door for them.

Life On A Civic Mission: My Journey To The iCivics Teacher Council

AUGUST 14, 2014