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New Computer Games Promote Civics Education

Tue, 06/08/2010 - 10:35

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.

Back to basics by getting back to civics education

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 17:02

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.

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

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 11:51

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.

Justice O'Connor Says Videogames ‘Fabulous’ Teaching Tools

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 11:49

In an interview on Good Morning America Wednesday, O’Connor extolled the virtues of videogames as a teaching tool for young kids.

Justice O'Connor Hails Games As 'Fabulous' Teaching Tools

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 11:44

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor recently espoused the benefits of learning through video games, expressing her hope that game could help children advance in disciplines like civics and history.

Sandra O'Connor's Games

Thu, 05/27/2010 - 14:57

The Wonkster talks about iCivics games and Gotham's own local government games.