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Advocacy for Civic Education: A Statistical Cry For Help

JULY 24, 2014

Stefanie Wager, a social studies consultant and former teacher reacts to statistics on U.S. citizens' civics knowledge. "A study conducted by the American Bar Association (2005) revealed that less than half of American adults could identify the three branches of government and only 57% could identify even one Supreme Court justice even though two-thirds of Americans could name an American Idol judge."

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Meet Tyler Ellis, Baylor Teaching Fellow

JULY 17, 2014

iCivics interviews Tyler Ellis, a Baylor Teaching Fellow and 6th grade teacher, on his work with iCivics.

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Wall Street Journal Op-Ed "Founding Principles in the Digital Age"

APRIL 22, 2014

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Executive Director Jeff Curley highlight the tension between "old and new" in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.

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Civic Literacy and Changing the Meaning of Pi

AUGUST 26, 2013

Reflections on today's conversations surrounding civics literacy and the attempt by the Indiana legislature to change the meaning of Pi in the late 19th century. 

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Commercial digital games move into the classroom

MARCH 12, 2013

A reflection on the continual introduction of commercial digital games into the classroom.

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Justice O'Connor Welcomes Civic Educators Back to School

SEPTEMBER 08, 2011

A letter from Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

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Celebrate Constitution Day with iCivics

AUGUST 24, 2011

Schools that receive federal funding are required to "hold an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution". Meet your Constitution Day teaching requirement with fun, engaging, and easy-to-use games and lesson plans from iCivics.

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Mr. Obama, tear down this wall!

JANUARY 24, 2011

Now five years into a productive retirement, O’Connor is devoting her life to teaching American youth about the United States government. 

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If we can require driver's ed, why not voters' ed?

DECEMBER 27, 2010

If we can require driver's ed, why not voters' ed? Justice O'Connor is active in promoting iCivics.

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Gaming for Good

DECEMBER 27, 2010

If you’re like many Americans, you spent part of your Christmas holiday playing with your Wii, Xbox360, PlayStation 3, or Nintendo—or know someone who did. 

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