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Students Get Kicks on Route 66

MAY 18, 2010

A multimedia graduate thesis project that uses a Volkswagen Bug, a Nintendo Wii, and three Google programs could just help renew interest in preserving what's left of Route 66.

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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.

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Students Teach Students

MAY 14, 2010

Older students teach younger students about how to take civic action to help protect dolphins.

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Don't shoot the messenger

MAY 13, 2010

The author of an article about President Obama's technophobia discusses the benefits of technology (as well as the drawbacks), including the use of video games for educational purposes.

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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. 

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O'Connor on the Court

APRIL 10, 2010

A recent New York Times article discussed former Justice O'Connor's remarks at a lunch attended by its author, Charles M. Blow, covering the importance of diversity in our court system, solicitor general Elena Kagan, and, of course, Our Courts/iCivics. 

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Retired Justice Still Gives Opinions

MARCH 09, 2010

“Do a darn good job and be fair and honest,” retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said during a talk in Greensboro in March.  The event was held at Elon Law School. You can read more about it in Jonelle Davis' article for the Greensboro News & Record.

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