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Meet Alison Atwater- The Woman Behind The iCivics Marketplace Workbooks

APRIL 29, 2016

An interview with Alison Atwater, Senior Curriculum Director at iCivics and lead member of the iCivics workbook project. Alison discusses her role at iCivics and recent projects.

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Twelve Scores and One Day Later…

MARCH 02, 2016

"Twelve states later and while we don’t know the nominees, the outline is shaped.  Perhaps it is time a good time to ask: What is the meaning of democracy and how does the primary process reflect our values?" Louise Dubé, executive director at iCivics, shares some reflections on the primary.

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Educating Our Citizens- The Biggest Challenges of 2016

JANUARY 11, 2016

iCivics director Louise Dubé reflects on a New York Times reader's call for better civic education in the United States.

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Constitution Day Twitter Party Recap

SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

A Madison Metropolitan Public Schools Social Studies teacher reflects on his experience co-hosting the the Monday #sschat on the topic of teaching Constitution Day.

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Meet Alyssa Messier Our 2015 Baylor University Teaching Fellow

JULY 27, 2015

During the month of July iCivics hosted Baylor University Teaching Fellow Alyssa Messier, a recent MA Ed graduate who will be teaching 5th grade english language arts in Katy, Texas this fall.  We took a moment to reflect with Alyssa on her experience on our team.

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Citizenship and Elementary Education- how do you teach that?

JULY 09, 2015

Alyssa Messier, a current Baylor University Master’s Degree candidate who will be teaching 5th grade English/Language Arts in Katy, Texas, discusses the importance of classrom democracy and various ways teachers can pracitce these ideas in their classrooms.

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Wall Street Journal Op-ed: Teaching Better Civics for Better Citizens (Abstract)

MAY 18, 2015

Sandra Day O'Connor and John Glenn discuss the failures of civics education in the U.S. and the necessity of making civics education relevant to digital learners through interactive digital content in a Wall Street Journal Op-ed.

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Game On: New Frontiers in Digital Learning

APRIL 29, 2015

Louise Dubé, Executive Director at iCivics, attended the Educatio Writers Association Seminar in Chicago last week. She presented with Greg Toppo fro USA Today, Nancy Nassr and Allen Turner from the Quest School in Chicago and Connie Yowell from the MacArthur Foundation on how educational games can get our kids learning and help shape the kind of citizens we need for our country.

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5 Hacks For Your iCivics Classroom

FEBRUARY 11, 2015

iCivics provides games, lesson plans and learning resources that fulfill the broad range of civics, social studies and common core requirements.  Looking to make your iCivics Classroom more efficient this semester? Check out these iCivics Hacks by iCivics Teacher Council Member Kim Craig!

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The Forgotten "C"

JANUARY 08, 2015

Stefanie Wager writes on the necessity for more states to include citizenship in their high school education standards.

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