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Announcement Events

iCivics Holiday Card Contest

OCTOBER 27, 2017

Participate in this year’s iCivics Holiday Card Contest! Contestants should include their favorite thing about iCivics games and how iCivics is helping form them into a future engaged citizen.  

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Media Civic Education

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.  

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Announcement Games

Popular Do I Have A Right? Game Now with ELL Resources and Option to Play in Spanish

OCTOBER 23, 2017

The latest version of the iCivics “Do I Have A Right?” game includes a Spanish language version "¿Tengo algún derecho?"; Bill of Rights Mode; and scaffolding for English Language Learners and struggling readers.

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Media Civic Education

CivXNow: iCivics Co-Hosts Democracy at a Crossroads Summit

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

Our nation faces enormous challenges at home and overseas, yet we are deeply divided. As Americans, we have increasingly segregated ourselves into echo chambers of the like-minded. To shed light and spur action on this issue, Carnegie Corporation of New York and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation sponsored a summit on September 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.  iCivics – the largest civic education provider in the country founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (U.S. Supreme Court, Ret.), the Jonathan Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University, the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools and the Lou Frey Institute are co-hosting the summit and coordinating the program.

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Blog Civic Education

EdNet Learning Lab: Reese Teacher Fellow at George Washington’s Mount Vernon

SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

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 Teresa Osborne's (OR) account of her experience researching and developing curriculum at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

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Blog Civic Education

EdNet Learning Lab Teacher Summer Series: Act 1, The AP Gauntlet

SEPTEMBER 06, 2017

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 part one of David Olson's (WI) "Teacher Summer Series" on professional development and teacher growth.

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Media Civic Education

Civic Initiative in Santa Clara County

AUGUST 17, 2017

On August 9th, Santa Clara County leaders came together to participate in a nonpartisan county-wide discourse regarding the state of civic engagement.

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Media Games

iCivics Featured in Venture Beat

AUGUST 11, 2017

The article spoke to the popularity of iCivics during the election season and the growth of the organization, highlighting our ability to remain nonpartisan in a tough political climage.

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Blog Civic Action

Student-Centered Civic Action

JULY 18, 2017

What happens when you allow students to take the lead on civic issues they care about? iCivics Educator Network member, Shelina Warren (DC), shows us how empowering students with a solid foundation of their rights, can inspire them to make real community impact. In doing so, she created a lab experience that her students will never forget.

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Civic Education

2017 Baylor Fellow Summer Internship Reflection

JULY 07, 2017

I feel fortunate to have been selected to be the Baylor University Fellow this year, and to have worked at iCivics on so many great projects. Over the course of my time in Boston, I have written about social studies education, helped develop and write curriculum, and worked to create more SLL (second language learner) access to the iCivics suite of games.

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