iCivics in the News

For any media inquiries, please contact: icivicspress@icivics.org

Civic Action Civic Education Events Games Justice O'Connor

Our Annual Report

FEBRUARY 19, 2014

2013 was a banner year for iCivics. As we close out our fiscal year, this Annual Report provides an opportunity to reflect on where we have been, where we are today, and the work ahead.  

READ MORE >>
Civic Action Civic Education Events Games Justice O'Connor

Introducing our new site

NOVEMBER 19, 2013

When we launched iCivics.org in May 2010, no one imagined that three years later we would be serving 40,000 teachers and six million students. But here we are, and thanks to you, iCivics is now the most widely adopted civics curriculum in the country! 

READ MORE >>
Civic Education

Civic Literacy and Changing the Meaning of Pi

AUGUST 26, 2013

Civic Literacy and Changing the Meaning of Pi In late 19th century Indiana, the legislature tried to pass a bill that would change the meaning of Pi to 3.2. For the sake of our social science audience I won’t get into the math, but basically, a gentleman who “proved” the theory, and copyrighted it, generously offered to allow Indiana to use his method for free if they adopted his mathematical gift as law.

READ MORE >>
Civic Education Justice O'Connor

Justice O’Connor Video Thanks Teachers

MAY 22, 2013

iCivics Teachers, Back in December, we asked you for feedback and comments on your iCivics experience to share with Justice O'Connor.  Justice O'Connor was overwhelmed by your response! We received incredibly helpful insights into how we can improve the lesson plans, what you like (and don't like) about the games, and directions you might like to see iCivics explore. 

READ MORE >>
Games

Goodbye Crisis of Nations

MAY 15, 2013

Hey there educators! You may have noticed that Crisis of Nations is no longer listed on our games page. The team here at iCivics have received many instances of feedback through our help desk reporting usability challenges with Crisis of Nations.

READ MORE >>
Civic Education Justice O'Connor

Sandra Day O’Connor: First Woman to be nominated to the Supreme Court

MARCH 26, 2013

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (ret.) was born on this date, March 26th in 1930. She went on to become the first woman to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court! Today there are three women that hold the title ‘U.S. Supreme Court Justice’ - can you name all three*?

READ MORE >>
Games

Commercial digital games move into the classroom

MARCH 12, 2013

Last Tuesday SimCity just got a little easier to implement into your classroom.

READ MORE >>
Civic Education Justice O'Connor

Justice O'Connor discusses civic education on 'Morning Joe'

MARCH 05, 2013

While discussing her new book, Out of Order, Justice O'Connor also spread the word about iCivics with help from the Morning Joe crew:

READ MORE >>
Civic Education

iCivics celebrates President’s Day

FEBRUARY 15, 2013

Ah President’s day. According to the federal government the holiday is meant to commemorate George Washington’s birthday. Yet the day has come to honor the office of the presidency, not just our first president. No surprise here, but we’re all about using digital resources to teach and get your students excited about civic knowledge. So we’ve picked out our favorites to help you celebrate our nation’s leaders in your classroom.Video

READ MORE >>
Events

iCivics to retire student comment boards

FEBRUARY 12, 2013

The team here at iCivics thoroughly enjoys receiving feedback from the educators and students who use our resources. We appreciate those who take the time to offer suggestions on how to improve the activities we offer. And nothing brightens our day more than hearing first-hand accounts that our games, lesson plans, and other activities are being well received in the classroom!

READ MORE >>