Civic Education

08-Sep-2011

Dear civic educator:

When I was a young student in El Paso, Texas, civics and American history were a big part of my education. I didn’t know it at the time, but those classes were preparing me for a career of...

24-Aug-2011

Schools that receive federal funding are required to "hold an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution". Meet your Constitution Day teaching requirement with fun, engaging, and easy-to-use...

09-Aug-2011

When it comes to heavyweights in the video gaming world, former Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O’Connor probably isn’t the first person who comes to mind. But with her non-profit educational venture called...

06-Jul-2011

Globaloria, the social learning network teaching students to make educational webgames, has been hosting the nation’s first and largest game-design...

04-Jul-2011

...So O'Connor, 81, launched iCivics, a nonprofit organization that aims to enrich students' understanding of American history, laws, and government. While O'...

02-Jul-2011

As families gather to celebrate Independence Day, it is time to rethink the notion that civics instruction is less than vital in the global economy of the 21st century. If you want to succeed, the message seems to...

17-Jun-2011

The Florida Department of Education has just released a memo answering Frequently-Asked Questions about the Justice Sandra Day O’...

14-Jun-2011

Critical thinking is at the heart of a full civics education. Good citizens need not just knowledge of how our government works, but also be able to participate constructively in that government.

14-Apr-2011

For students at Fulmore Middle School in South Austin, it is a 21stcentury take on a 200-year-old document. It is called iCivics, a computer program designed to break educational barriers, created by the...

13-Apr-2011

On Tuesday, an eclectic collection of educators, video game designers and marketers, politicians, nonprofit staffers and a former Supreme Court Justice gathered on the AMD campus to talk about the so-called “...

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