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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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Bring Back The Arcade!

DECEMBER 12, 2014

Amber Coleman-Mortley, Digital Media Manager at iCivics, reflects on The Indie Arcade and the importance of human interaction in gaming.

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Teaching Elections After Election Season

NOVEMBER 05, 2014

Now that election season is over and mass media has returned to presenting commercials about cereal instead of candidates, take the time to organize lesson plan resources that might not be available during the off-year election season.

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Quantifying the Impact: An interview with Dan Norton

OCTOBER 09, 2014

iCivics Teacher Council Member Joe Schmidt interviewed Dan Norton a founding partner and CCO at Filament Games who specializes in crafting educational game design on game-based learning.

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Between the Lines: Why Civic Education Matters

OCTOBER 02, 2014

Jerry Prina, a sophomore government teacher from Eureka, IL, discusses the necessity of teaching civics and shifting towards a balanced education in reaching our full potential.

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Joyce Pilot Recap

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

"As a member of the iCivics pilot program for teachers in Indianapolis, I was honored to be asked to share not only my experience as an attendee of the institute, but also how my attendance affected how I taught civics the next few months.  This article provides some insight on my experience."

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