Justice news items

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.

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.  

Forget Grand Theft Auto

JUNE 22, 2010

This year's Games For Change Festival unveiled a number of computer and video games that are bettering the world one click at a time.

State Bar promotes innovative Web-based civics education program created by Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

JUNE 08, 2010

The State Bar is partnering with Retired U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and the Wisconsin Supreme Court to promote iCivics, Justice O’Connor’s innovative Web-based project designed to reinvigorate civics education in America.

New Computer Games Promote Civics Education

JUNE 08, 2010

The online role-playing games on iCivics are free, teacher-friendly, and effective–and kids like them so much in school that they play them at home, too, O’Connor said.

Back to basics by getting back to civics education

MAY 28, 2010

The No Child Left Behind Act has crowded out civics learning in America's schools. It's more than memorizing the names of all the presidents, as former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor shows with her "iCivics" computer game. I tried it, and learned something.

Our view: Lack of civics education bodes ill for our republic

MAY 28, 2010

Former Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor is the latest to call attention to the sad state of civics education in our nation's classrooms.

Justice O'Connor Says Videogames ‘Fabulous’ Teaching Tools

MAY 28, 2010

In an interview on Good Morning America Wednesday, O’Connor extolled the virtues of videogames as a teaching tool for young kids.

Justice O'Connor Hails Games As 'Fabulous' Teaching Tools

MAY 28, 2010

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor recently espoused the benefits of learning through video games, expressing her hope that game could help children advance in disciplines like civics and history.

Sandra O'Connor's Games

MAY 27, 2010

The Wonkster talks about iCivics games and Gotham's own local government games.