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Leaning In: Teaching Elections and Controversial Topics

Oct 21, 2020

iCivics and Vote by Design hosted a free conversation with over 65+ educators to discuss teaching the 2020 election and controversial issues in a non-partisan way. 

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Lesson Plans for Media Literacy Week

Oct 20, 2020

Explore iCivics' resources for teaching news literacy during NAMLE's Media Literacy Week.

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What's Next: Designing for After the Election

Oct 16, 2020

Vote By Design's, Lisa Kay Solomon, shares tips to prepare ourselves, our communities, and our young voters for everything that will follow a charged election day.

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News Story

iCivic Partners with Penguin Young Readers for The Ordinary Kids Change the World Challenge

Oct 14, 2020

The challenge aims to foster the creativity of students and classrooms around the U.S. by encouraging submissions on how they would change the world. 

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Product Announcement

Try Our New Assessments Tool with Cast Your Vote & Win the White House

Oct 13, 2020

Assign either, Cast Your Vote or Win the White House, ahead of the 2020 election to test drive iCivics' new learning assessment tool.

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Product Announcement

One Month Left to Teach About the 2020 Election

Oct 09, 2020

New resources to help students learn about the role of the vice president, electoral college vs. popular vote, gerrymandering, and reapportionment/redistricting ahead of the 2020 election.

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Using Games To Drive Student Engagement in a Remote Classroom

Sep 29, 2020

The iCivics team provides recommendations for using games in remote instruction.

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Product Announcement

Weekly Planners for Middle and High School Students

Sep 29, 2020

Each planner is built in the Google Suite and includes 3-5 days of activities, ideal for remote or hybrid learning. 

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Many Hands, One Space: Tackling the Challenges of Remote Learning

Sep 23, 2020

iCivics Educator Network member, Jenifer Hitchcock shares remote learning strategies she has used to build community and keep students engaged in her virtual classroom. 

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A timely moment in a major presidential election year to explore voting and the Constitution

Sep 19, 2020

iCivics' Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, Julie Silverbrook, discusses how the Constitution did not explicitly provide the right to vote.

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