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

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 13:48

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*?

Commercial digital games move into the classroom

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:15

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

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

Tue, 03/05/2013 - 11:45

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

iCivics celebrates President’s Day

Fri, 02/15/2013 - 13:45

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.

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iCivics to retire student comment boards

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 17:04

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!

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GoCivics Mobile Congress makes simulations fun and accessible

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 15:26

Role play games -- such as mock trials, debates, and model legislatures -- are well-established ways to introduce students to important civic processes, to encourage critical thinking, and to target Common Core speaking and listening standards. They are specifically identified as a best practice in civic education by the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools. The problem is that they are difficult for teachers to prepare, administer, and grade.  As such, many teachers forego using these powerful learning tools.

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