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.
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.
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.
Our Chief Justice Paul Suttell, along with other Chief Justices throughout the nation, has recently committed to promote Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s innovative iCivics program. This free, online civics education resource includes games, lesson plans and interactive activities.
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.