On Friday, September 17, Americans celebrate the signing of the law of the land on that day in 1787. But you knew that, right? If not, Sandra Day O’Connor, a former Supreme Court justice, has the Web site for you.
Our Chief Justice Paul Suttell, along with other Chief Justices throughout the nation, has recently committed to promote Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s innovative iCivics program. This free, online civics education resource includes games, lesson plans and interactive activities.
Rebecca Guterman, a 2010 graduate of Montgomery Blair High School and summer intern at FairVote, argues that Maryland counties and schools should push civics education to the next step with pre-registration of 16-year-olds.
What began as the Our Courts Project for middle-school students has now evolved into the more comprehensive iCivics, a resource for educators and parents that teaches about the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the three branches of government through free online game play.