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Civic Education Games

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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Civic Education Games

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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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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Civic Education

iCivics and Harlan Institute Announce New Partnership

JUNE 23, 2010

June 23, 2010 – Washington, D.C.   The Harlan Institute announced a new partnership today with iCivics Inc., the nonprofit civic education program founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. The two organizations will integrate Argument Wars, a game developed by iCivics, and FantasySCOTUS, the Supreme Court fantasy league from the Harlan Institute, to teach students about the Constitution and the Supreme Court.

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Civic Education Events Games Justice O'Connor

Forget Grand Theft Auto

JUNE 22, 2010

This year's Games For Change Festival unveiled a number of computer and video games that are bettering the world one click at a time.

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Civic Education Games Justice O'Connor

State Bar promotes innovative Web-based civics education program created by Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

JUNE 08, 2010

The State Bar is partnering with Retired U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and the Wisconsin Supreme Court to promote iCivics, Justice O’Connor’s innovative Web-based project designed to reinvigorate civics education in America.

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Civic Education Games Justice O'Connor

New Computer Games Promote Civics Education

JUNE 08, 2010

The online role-playing games on iCivics are free, teacher-friendly, and effective–and kids like them so much in school that they play them at home, too, O’Connor said.

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Back to basics by getting back to civics education

MAY 28, 2010

The No Child Left Behind Act has crowded out civics learning in America's schools. It's more than memorizing the names of all the presidents, as former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor shows with her "iCivics" computer game. I tried it, and learned something.

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Our view: Lack of civics education bodes ill for our republic

MAY 28, 2010

Former Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor is the latest to call attention to the sad state of civics education in our nation's classrooms.

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