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Teaching Midterm Elections: Walk that Minefield Courageously

NOVEMBER 05, 2018

iCivics Educator Network member, Meg Dombro (VA) shares how teachers can incorporate the midterms into their class curriculum in a meaningful and engaging way!

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Spotlight on Educator Network: Nathan McAlister (KS)

OCTOBER 29, 2018

This spotlight on our Educator Network features Nathan McAlister, a history teacher from Kansas. Interested in joining the Educator Network? Contact us: info@icivics.org. If you are interested in serving on the iCivics Educator Network or want more information, visit www.icivics.org/our-network.

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Spotlight on Educator Network: Felicia Frantz (CO)

OCTOBER 22, 2018

This spotlight on our Educator Network features Felicia Frantz, an eighth-grade social studies teacher from Colorado. Interested in joining the Educator Network? Contact us here.

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CivXNow Member Spotlight - Shawn Healy

OCTOBER 11, 2018

We sat down to talk with CivXNow coalition member Shawn Healy, Program Director at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation’s Democracy Program.

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Teaching About the Midterm Elections

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

There are a variety of ways to introduce students to the elections. iCivics Educator Network Member, Joe Schmidt (ME) shares a few ways to make the experience engaging and informative.

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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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