Justice news items

Democracy Works Best When People Understand It

NOVEMBER 08, 2010

iCivics is ingenious. It uses computer games to engage students in problem-solving in which the student "wins" by mastering knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and essential foundational principles of our nation.

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, education leaders, and NYC students visit United Nations

NOVEMBER 02, 2010

Event marked the launch of the Virtue Foundation / iCivics Digital Storytelling Initiative 

Teaching the New Generation Why They're Americans

OCTOBER 25, 2010

Since retiring from the Supreme Court, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has been on a mission to overcome the ignorance of far too many students in our schools of the roots of their liberties in American history.

Supremely Fun

OCTOBER 22, 2010

On Friday, September 17, Americans celebrate the signing of the law of the land on that day in 1787. But you knew that, right? If not, Sandra Day O’Connor, a former Supreme Court justice, has the Web site for you. 

iCivics Celebrates Gaming Milestone

OCTOBER 21, 2010

More than one million iCivics games have been played by students across the country

October 21, 2010 – WASHINGTON, DC – iCivics announced today that, in just over a year, more than one million iCivics.org games have been played by students in all 50 states and Washington DC. iCivics.org, founded by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, hosts free games and other interactive activities that approach civics content through problems that affect students’ lives.

Sandra Day O'Connor on Life After the Court

OCTOBER 14, 2010

Well, we are at the Stuart-Hobson Middle School, a public school in the District of Columbia located just a couple of blocks from your old stomping grounds, the United States Supreme Court.

Don't Fight Civics, Enjoy It

SEPTEMBER 20, 2010

Our Courts, the online education program about the American court system started by retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, has recently broadened its mission to include civic education in general and changed its name to iCivics.

iCivics

SEPTEMBER 17, 2010

En su interés por acercar el conocimiento del mundo de la política y la justicia, y activar la participación, a los estudiantes, la Juez decidió poner en marcha este portal donde podemos encontrar interesantes juegos que nos acercan a cualquiera de los tres poderes.

iCivics by SpeechTechie

SEPTEMBER 15, 2010

iCivics is an incredibly rich and well designed site conceived by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who has been (rightly) concerned that civics is not well-taught in our schools because teachers lack effective materials (um, and time, Your Honor).

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.