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Civic Education

Civics education can take many forms

May 17 2010 - 12:00am

Editorial argues that civics education should be broader than involving students in campaigning for official state food and drink items and should engage more students.

Middle schools will include civics in 2010-11

May 17 2010 - 12:00am

Pasco gets a head start on classes required by new law.  The school district plans to implement a seventh-grade civics class in August, putting Pasco ahead of schedule as state-mandated civics requirements are...

Students Teach Students

May 14 2010 - 12:00am

Older students teach younger students about how to take civic action to help protect dolphins.

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...