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Bring Back The Arcade!

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 15:25
The Smithsonian Art Museum and Renwick Gallery turned it's courtyard into the largest arcade of throwbacks and newly innovated games that would mesmerize the wildest teenage imagination from 1970 to the present.  The lure of nostalgia and
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iCivics NCSS Recap

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 14:00

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Teaching Elections After Election Season

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:41

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.  There are a variety of ways to introduce students to election campaign materials within a compare and contrast format while also allowing them to show their creative side.

Bonnie McElveen-Hunter Joins iCivics Board of Directors

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 13:09

Bonnie McElveen-HunterToday, we are excited to announce the appointment of Bonnie McElveen-Hunter to the iCivics Board of Directors. A leader in the business and philanthropic communities, Bonnie brings to iCivics her passion for civic education and her strong business acumen.

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Quantifying the Impact: An interview with Dan Norton

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 07:36

iCivics Teacher Council Member Joe Schmidt interviewed Dan Norton a founding partner and CCO at Filament Games who specializes in crafting educational game design iCivics Visits Filamentdocuments and storyboards that originate from learning objectives. Here is their conversation on game based learning:

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Between the Lines: Why Civic Education Matters

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 13:36

I was listening to a back-to-school guest speaker talk about bullying in schools. I was shocked how to hear that bullying has become an epidemic for American students. The guest speaker suggested that research reveals the majority of American students have felt bullied at some point during their K-12 experience. With these statistics, it makes sense how leaders (both inside the educational world and from other occupations), feel the need to focus time, money, and efforts on recognizing the warning signs to help prevent or rehabilitate bullying behavior.

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