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Civic Education

5 Hacks For Your iCivics Classroom

FEBRUARY 11, 2015

iCivics provides games, lesson plans and learning resources that fulfill the broad range of civics, social studies and common core requirements.  Looking to make your iCivics Classroom more efficient this semester? Check out these iCivics Hacks by  iCivics Teacher Council Member Kim Craig!

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Civic Education

5 Hacks For Your iCivics Classroom

FEBRUARY 11, 2015

iCivics provides games, lesson plans and learning resources that fulfill the broad range of civics, social studies and common core requirements.  Looking to make your iCivics Classroom more efficient this semester? Check out these iCivics Hacks by  iCivics Teacher Council Member Kim Craig!

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Events

2015 MACEI Award

FEBRUARY 04, 2015

We are pleased to announce that iCivics is one of nine nonprofit organizations around the world to receive the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The Award, which was announced today, recognizes exceptional nonprofit organizations who have demonstrated creativity and impact, and invests in their long-term sustainability with sizable one-time grants.  The magnitude of such an honor comes in part because the MacArthur Foundation does not seek or accept nominations but rather chooses the awardees itself. 

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Civic Education

The Forgotten "C"

JANUARY 08, 2015

College and career readiness are two common themes in education today.  In fact, most states have created, or are working to create, a college and career readiness definition.  States promote this definition as the driver and indicator of success for K-12 education.  Of the states that have a definition, most of the definitions include pieces of the following elements:

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Events

iCivics 2014 Annual Report Available

DECEMBER 16, 2014

Lifetime Meaningful PlaysThis December, iCivics is thrilled to release our 2014 Annual Report.   Highlights include:

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Games

Bring Back The Arcade!

DECEMBER 12, 2014

The Smithsonian Art Museum and Renwick Gallery turned it's courtyard into the largest arcade of throwbacks and newly innovated games that would mesmerize the wildest teenage imagination from 1970 to the present.  The lure of nostalgia and

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Events

iCivics NCSS Recap

DECEMBER 08, 2014

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Civic Education

Teaching Elections After Election Season

NOVEMBER 05, 2014

Now that election season is over and mass media has returned to presenting commercials about cereal instead of candidates, take the time to organize lesson plan resources that might not be available during the off-year election season.  There are a variety of ways to introduce students to election campaign materials within a compare and contrast format while also allowing them to show their creative side.

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Events

Bonnie McElveen-Hunter Joins iCivics Board of Directors

NOVEMBER 03, 2014

Bonnie McElveen-HunterToday, we are excited to announce the appointment of Bonnie McElveen-Hunter to the iCivics Board of Directors. A leader in the business and philanthropic communities, Bonnie brings to iCivics her passion for civic education and her strong business acumen.

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Games

Quantifying the Impact: An interview with Dan Norton

OCTOBER 09, 2014

iCivics Teacher Council Member Joe Schmidt interviewed Dan Norton a founding partner and CCO at Filament Games who specializes in crafting educational game design iCivics Visits Filamentdocuments and storyboards that originate from learning objectives. Here is their conversation on game based learning:

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