iCivics Blog and News

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BIG Dreams About VR

AUGUST 29, 2018

iCivics Chief Education Officer, Dr. Emma Humphries, shares how her trip to the BIG Festival in São Paulo, Brazil changed her perspective on the possibilities of virtual reality in the civics classroom.

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Spotlight on Educator Network: Valencia Abbott (NC)

MAY 10, 2018

The iCivics Educator Network is an energetic group of educational professionals who represent iCivics with outreach and training and, just as importantly, provide the organization with invaluable insights and guidance relating to the field, the profession, and the realities of the classroom. 

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Educator Discusses iCivics’ Impact on Students In and Out of the Classroom

MARCH 29, 2018

Our educator network is comprised of a consortium of educators, teacher trainers, and curriculum developers across almost all 50 states. We like sharing the experiences of our Educator Network members as examples of how teachers take civic learning outside their classroom and into the broader world. Here is Rahbin Shyne's (CA) account of using Crisis of Nations with her students.

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Why Am I Here?

MARCH 27, 2018

Many students will experience dissonance between what is taught about American institutions in social studies class and what is happening in the world they live in.  What responsibilities do educators have to ensure that all students understand the institutions that are at play in our communities and our country and their role in this system?.

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You + iCivics is What Every Conference Needs

MARCH 19, 2018

iCivics Curriculum Associate Taylor Davis shares her experience boothing at the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) EL Vendor Expo in Chester County, PA.  She shares a few helpful tips to help anyone boothing for iCivics.

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May The (Civic) Force Be With You

JANUARY 05, 2018

iCivics Executive Director, Louise Dubé, discusses the importance of getting students interested in civic education. Dubé cites the Star Wars franchise as an example for engaging students in the classroom.

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My First Naturalization Ceremony

DECEMBER 17, 2017

iCivics Curriculum Associate Taylor Davis shares her first experience at a Naturalization Ceremony while at the 97th Annual Conference for the Social Studies in San Francisco, California.    

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EdNet Learning Lab: Reese Teacher Fellow at George Washington’s Mount Vernon

SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

Our educator network is comprised of a consortium of educators, teacher trainers, and curriculum developers across almost all 50 states. We like sharing the experiences of our educator network members as examples of how teachers take civic learning outside their classroom and into the broader world. Here is Teresa Osborne's (OR) account of her experience researching and developing curriculum at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

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EdNet Learning Lab Teacher Summer Series: Act 1, The AP Gauntlet

SEPTEMBER 06, 2017

Our educator network is comprised of a consortium of educators, teacher trainers, and curriculum developers across almost all 50 states.  We like sharing the experiences of our educator network members as examples of how teachers take civic learning outside their classroom and into the broader world. Here is part one of David Olson's (WI) "Teacher Summer Series" on professional development and teacher growth.

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Student-Centered Civic Action

JULY 18, 2017

What happens when you allow students to take the lead on civic issues they care about? iCivics Educator Network member, Shelina Warren (DC), shows us how empowering students with a solid foundation of their rights, can inspire them to make real community impact. In doing so, she created a lab experience that her students will never forget.

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