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Three Educator Network Members Earn Prestigious Educator Honor

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 09:47

Three iCivics Educator Network members earned the 2017 Gilder Lehrman History Teacher of the Year Award for their state.  The Gilder Lehrman Teacher of the Year Award recognizes outstanding K12 American history teachers across the country.

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

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:32

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.

Meeting the Needs of EVERY iCivics Student

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 14:39

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!

Increasing Content Acquisition for Second Language Learners in Social Studies Classrooms

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 14:08

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

Making Connections Through the iCivics UF-Graham Center Virtual Internship

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 11:24

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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Justice O'Connor Makes 2017 TIME 100 List

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 12:05


 

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