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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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Everyday is Constitution Day!

SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

Cheryl Cook-Kallio, member of the iCivics Teachers' Council, shares her success in using Constitution Day to generate enthusiasm in her school and spread the message that every day is Constitution Day.

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Playing It Forward: The Impact of "Impact Projects"

SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

Suzanne Ensmann discusses the idea of playing it forward through iCivics.

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Celebrate Constitution Day with iCivics

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

Amy Raper, an 8th grade social studies teacher at Palo Verde Middle School in Phoenix, AZ, shares her thoughts on using iCivics in her classroom for Constitution Day.

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The Pursuit of Civic Classroom Happiness

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014

Leigh Stovall, a 7th grade Civics and Geography teacher, shares how introducing iCivics games and lesson plans into her classroom engaged her students.

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Fighting For Our Future Citizens

SEPTEMBER 04, 2014

CindyWilson, an American Government and Politics teacher, explores the necessity of involved citizens for the success of U.S. society. "If men expect to be ignorant and free, they expect what never was and never will be."  Thomas Jefferson.  

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