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Civic Action

EdNet Learning Lab: National History Day Competition and Washington DC Trip

JUNE 26, 2017

Our educator network is comprised of a consortium of educators, teacher trainers, and curriculum developers across almost all 50 states.  We like sharing the experiences of our educator network members as examples of how teachers take civic learning outside their classroom and into the broader world. Here is an account by Jay Peledge (MA) on a combined trip to Washington, DC and the National History Day competition.

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Civic Education

Meeting the Needs of EVERY iCivics Student

MAY 30, 2017

Millions of students play “Do I Have a Right?” each school year. Within the game, they have the opportunity to create new identities for themselves, to exercise agency, and to behave altruistically through helping people solve problems around constitutional law issues. Students bring their knowledge of the outside world into a fictitious environment, and along the way become well-versed in the legal protections provided in the Bill of Rights and other amendments. An additional bonus is that it’s just fun!

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Civic Education

Increasing Content Acquisition for Second Language Learners in Social Studies Classrooms

MAY 18, 2017

Second language learners (SLLs) are an ever increasing population in educational settings (Cruz & Thornton, 2009).

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Events

Making Connections Through the iCivics UF-Graham Center Virtual Internship

MAY 05, 2017

iCivics and University of Florida Graham Center have partnered to bring virtual internships to UF students interested in pursuing a career in the nonprofit and civic education space. Virtual internships are great opportunites for students to experience the everchanging realities of the 21st century workforce. iCivics interns are provided hands-on, real impact, projects and tasks with the flexibility of the virtual experience.

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Civic Education

Digging Deep on Presidential Responsibilities

APRIL 17, 2017

Layering lessons and resources for effective learning!  

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Civic Education

Announcing: The National O'Connor Scholars

MARCH 13, 2017

iCivics and the Aspen Institute are cosponsoring the National O'Connor Scholars Program. 11th or 12th grade students interested in the work of the Supreme Court, the life of Justice O’Connor, and/or constitutional law and history; and a record of civic participation and leadership in school, community, and/or faith- based organizations are encouraged to apply.  

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