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Civic Education Games

Learning By Doing Civics Through Serious Games

MARCH 28, 2010

Eliane Alhadeff took a recent look at Do I Have a Right, Argument Wars and Supreme Decision in an article at Serious Games Market.  

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Justice O'Connor

Retired Justice Still Gives Opinions

MARCH 09, 2010

“Do a darn good job and be fair and honest,” retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said during a talk in Greensboro in March.  The event was held at Elon Law School. You can read more about it in Jonelle Davis' article for the Greensboro News & Record.

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Civic Education Justice O'Connor

Courting Kids - An Interview with Sandra Day O’Connor

MARCH 01, 2010

Sandra Day O'Connor spoke with NEA Today about why "another boring textbook" is not the answer to America's problems with civics education. Give the interview a read at the NEA website.

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Games

Video games offer educators lessons in learning

FEBRUARY 22, 2010

ASU talked with frequent advocate of games-as-educational-tools professor James Gee about the Our Courts games, “situated learning” environments, and the future of games in education.

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Civic Education Games

Our Courts launches Argument Wars and persuasive writing unit

FEBRUARY 02, 2010

The latest game from Our Courts lets players argue landmark Supreme Court cases. Washington DC – February 2, 2010 Our Courts’ third interactive civics game, Argument Wars, is now available at Ourcourts.org. The website is the vision of retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and the new game lets students debate landmark Supreme Court cases.  The fun and engaging game challenges students to critically examine arguments and exercise sound reasoning in order to win.

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Games

Games that Address Contemporary Social and Global Issues

FEBRUARY 01, 2010

An article by Barry Joseph talks about the rise of serious games, using Do I Have a Right? as a prime example.

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