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Civic Education

Arcadia High School wins national championship on U.S. Constitution

Apr 26 2010 - 12:00am

Arcadia High School won a national championship Monday that tested students' knowledge of the Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution.

Civics 101: The Supreme Court vs. American Idol

Apr 13 2010 - 2:57pm

Former Justice O'Connor often points out that only 1 in 7 Americans knows that John Roberts is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, yet two-thirds of Americans can name a judge on “American Idol”. Mary Kate Cary,...

More On Learning By Doing Civics

Mar 30 2010 - 12:00am

An article at Serious Games Market takes an in-depth (and favorable!) look at the gameplay in Guardian of Law.

A Civics Website That Engages

Mar 29 2010 - 12:00am

John Hanke thought the old Our Courts site was "so cool, [he needed] to tell the world about it," and he did - in an article at Westlaw Insider. Wait till he sees iCivics!

Learning By Doing Civics Through Serious Games

Mar 28 2010 - 12:00am

Eliane Alhadeff took a recent look at Do I Have a Right, Argument Wars and Supreme Decision in an article at Serious Games Market.

 

Courting Kids - An Interview with Sandra Day O’Connor

Mar 1 2010 - 1:00am

Sandra Day O'Connor spoke with NEA Today about why "another boring textbook" is not the answer to America's problems with civics education. Give the interview a read at the NEA website.

Our Courts launches Argument Wars and persuasive writing unit

Feb 2 2010 - 1:00am

The latest game from Our Courts lets players argue landmark Supreme Court cases.

Washington DC – February 2, 2010

Our Courts’ third interactive civics game, Argument Wars, is now available...