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iCivics is Partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America!

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 12:51

This past weekend, Justice O'Connor spoke at the Boys & Girls Club of America's national conference and made a very exciting announcement: iCivics is partnering with BGCA! We'll be working together to provide top-quality civics education materials for Clubs around the country as part of their character and citizenship programs.

Civic Engagement in the Digital Age

Fri, 03/16/2012 - 09:34

The Education Commission for the States released an interesting report on how civic engagement is changing as the first generation of digital natives comes of age. Those who have grown up without knowing a world before cell phones or the internet have a different view of civic engagement. According to the report, many kids today don't see civic action or engagement as a responsibility, but rather a form of self-expression. Interesting reading and iCivics is listed as a resource!

Sandra Day O'Connor Promotes Civics Education: Los Angeles Times

Wed, 12/28/2011 - 13:16

During a recent trip to Los Angeles, [Justice O'Connor] talked up iCivics, an expanding online program aimed at middle school students.

The free curriculum includes lesson plans and games that are linked to subjects and skills that various states require students to master. The program also promotes public service projects.

 

Gaming Goes to College

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 10:44

As we here at iCivics know, video gaming is about a lot more than just pressing buttons while sitting in front of the screen.  Games can and are powerful teaching tools.  According to "Colleges' Latest Thrust in Learning: Video Games" in USA Today, games are making their way out of dorm rooms and into classrooms. Professors are introducing games in classes ranging from engineering to forensic investigation to medicine.

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Washington state’s TVW station has featured iCivics!

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 10:59

Engaged: Students Becoming Citizens put together a segment that has commentary from Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Fairhurst and Seattle law professor Margaret Fischer about iCivics and the importance of civic education.  The show also gets up close with a middle school student who walks the audience through the ins and outs of Do I Have Right?.

New Game: Run For President at Any Age!

Mon, 11/14/2011 - 10:22

Now you can run for president … in your classroom or at home! iCivics has just launched our newest game: Win the White HouseLearn the ins and outs of the electoral process as you take on the role of a presidential candidate. This engaging and educational game allows you to manage your very own campaign from primary season to Election Day.

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