Education news items

Teaching About the Midterm Elections

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

There are a variety of ways to introduce students to the elections. iCivics Educator Network Member, Joe Schmidt (ME) shares a few ways to make the experience engaging and informative.

Constitution Day Competition

AUGUST 23, 2018

We're challenging you to test your Bill of Rights knowledge and the knowledge of your friends and family!

Spotlight on Educator Network: Valencia Abbott (NC)

MAY 10, 2018

The iCivics Educator Network is an energetic group of educational professionals who represent iCivics with outreach and training and, just as importantly, provide the organization with invaluable insights and guidance relating to the field, the profession, and the realities of the classroom. 

Democracy At Play: A Civic Challenge For Families

MAY 01, 2018

iCivics launches new campaign geared toward getting families talking about civics and politics.

iCivics Part of Push For Mandatory Civics in Massachusetts

APRIL 04, 2018

iCivics is a co-founder of the  Massachusetts Civic Learning Coalition. Read to learn more about civics in the state of Massachusetts or join the discussion on social media: #MACivicsForAll, #MACivics!

Educator Discusses iCivics’ Impact on Students In and Out of the Classroom

MARCH 29, 2018

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.

Why Am I Here?

MARCH 27, 2018

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?.

Announcing iCivicsWA

JANUARY 23, 2018

The Council on Public Legal Education, part of LawforWA.org, is proud to present iCivicsWA, a free interactive web-based curriculum for Washington state educators, community partners, and students.

May The (Civic) Force Be With You

JANUARY 05, 2018

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.

Democracy at a Crossroads: A National Summit to Promote Innovative Civic Learning Now

OCTOBER 25, 2017

iCivics co-hosted a national summit to focus attention on why our nation needs innovative civic learning now. With over 250 people in attendance, strong press coverage and a roster of panelists that included Justice Sonia Sotomayor, former Education Secretary John King, PBS anchor Judy Woodruff and so many others, the summit was a huge success by all accounts.