Tavaana: New E-Learning Website for Iranian Civil Society
MAY 18, 2010
Tavaana, a project of the Center for Liberty in the Middle East (CLIME), offers Iranian democrats online courses and interactive learning tools on civic leadership, democratic institutions, cyber-security and more. WASHINGTON, DC, May 18, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Iranian civic activists received a helping hand this week with the launch of Tavaana: E-learning Institute for Iranian Civil Society.
Civics education can take many forms
MAY 17, 2010
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
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 phased in at all Florida middle schools.
Students Teach Students
MAY 14, 2010
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
APRIL 26, 2010
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
APRIL 13, 2010
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, author of the Thomas Jefferson Street blog, who, in a recent article, expressed shock at this and other civics education facts, but apparently found hope in the old Our Courts site, where she saw firsthand the ways in which it was engaging students.
More On Learning By Doing Civics
MARCH 30, 2010
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
MARCH 29, 2010
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
MARCH 28, 2010
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
MARCH 01, 2010
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.