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 Rahbin Shyne's (CA) account of using Crisis of Nations with her students.
Many students will experience dissonance between what is taught about American institutions in social studies class and what is happening in the world they live in. What responsibilities do educators have to ensure that all students understand the institutions that are at play in our communities and our country and their role in this system?.
iCivics Curriculum Associate Taylor Davis shares her experience boothing at the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) EL Vendor Expo in Chester County, PA. She shares a few helpful tips to help anyone boothing for iCivics.
iCivics Executive Director Louise Dubé, joined Assistant Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Northern Colorado Matthew Farber, Steve Isaacs, a games design teacher at William Annin Middle School in Basking Ridge, NJ and Games for Change President Susannah Pollack for their panel: “What Kids Say About Games -- And Can We Listen?”.
iCivics Executive Director, Louise Dubé, discusses the importance of getting students interested in civic education. Dubé cites the Star Wars franchise as an example for engaging students in the classroom.