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Civic Education Games

iCivics: Interactive Civics Education, 6 - 12

SEPTEMBER 13, 2010

iCivics lessons are practical and engaging. Individual activities are easy to manage, self-contained, and there is always something the teacher can collect from students at the end of the period.

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Civic Education

Catch of the Day - iCivics

AUGUST 18, 2010

iCivics is a web-centered project designed to help students learn civics and  to be active participants in democracy.

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Civic Education

Start the Voting Habit Early

AUGUST 11, 2010

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.

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Civic Education Games

Technology Rocks. Seriously.

AUGUST 09, 2010

iCivics is a fabulous website that teachers students about US Government. 

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Civic Education Games Justice O'Connor

Games + Government = Engaged Citizens

AUGUST 05, 2010

We suggest you explore iCivics, a beautiful new series of Flash games designed to raise civic knowledge and participation.

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Civic Education Games Justice O'Connor

iCivics: How Games Can Teach Students to be Better Citizens

JULY 28, 2010

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.

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Branches of Power

JULY 19, 2010

Looking for another super awesome learning game for your classroom?  Filament Games does it again with Branches of Power. 

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Civic Action Games

Gaming Tree

JULY 11, 2010

The games about the U.S. government have generated a significant following. Fifty-seven percent of students who played Do I Have a Right?—one of the first free Web games iCivics released last year in the classroom went on to play it, unprompted, at home. In addition, 550,000 unique players have played the three judicial branch games featured on Ourcourts.org more than 700,000 times, per iCivics.

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Online civics games for we, the people

JUNE 28, 2010

Filament Games in Madison makes games, the kind that pull players in and vanish an hour of time in the blink of an eye. The twist with Filament, however, is that their games are educational, including a series of colorful titles for a project called iCivics, which enjoys the support of national luminaries such as retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

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Civic Education Games Justice O'Connor

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor wants you to play video games

JUNE 25, 2010

These are all very difficult and complex issues, but the iCivics games do a remarkable job of making the concepts manageable and easy to understand.  

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