Education news items

iCivics: Interactive Civics Education, 6 - 12

SEPTEMBER 13, 2010

iCivics lessons are practical and engaging. Individual activities are easy to manage, self-contained, and there is always something the teacher can collect from students at the end of the period.

Catch of the Day - iCivics

AUGUST 18, 2010

iCivics is a web-centered project designed to help students learn civics and  to be active participants in democracy.

Start the Voting Habit Early

AUGUST 11, 2010

Rebecca Guterman, a 2010 graduate of Montgomery Blair High School and summer intern at FairVote, argues that Maryland counties and schools should push civics education to the next step with pre-registration of 16-year-olds.

Technology Rocks. Seriously.

AUGUST 09, 2010

iCivics is a fabulous website that teachers students about US Government. 

Games + Government = Engaged Citizens

AUGUST 05, 2010

We suggest you explore iCivics, a beautiful new series of Flash games designed to raise civic knowledge and participation.

iCivics: How Games Can Teach Students to be Better Citizens

JULY 28, 2010

What began as the Our Courts Project for middle-school students has now evolved into the more comprehensive iCivics, a resource for educators and parents that teaches about the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the three branches of government through free online game play.

Branches of Power

JULY 19, 2010

Looking for another super awesome learning game for your classroom?  Filament Games does it again with Branches of Power

Online civics games for we, the people

JUNE 28, 2010

Filament Games in Madison makes games, the kind that pull players in and vanish an hour of time in the blink of an eye. The twist with Filament, however, is that their games are educational, including a series of colorful titles for a project called iCivics, which enjoys the support of national luminaries such as retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor wants you to play video games

JUNE 25, 2010

These are all very difficult and complex issues, but the iCivics games do a remarkable job of making the concepts manageable and easy to understand.  

iCivics and Harlan Institute Announce New Partnership

JUNE 23, 2010

June 23, 2010 – Washington, D.C.  

The Harlan Institute announced a new partnership today with iCivics Inc., the nonprofit civic education program founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. The two organizations will integrate Argument Wars, a game developed by iCivics, and FantasySCOTUS, the Supreme Court fantasy league from the Harlan Institute, to teach students about the Constitution and the Supreme Court.