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Civics 101: The Supreme Court vs. American Idol

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 15:57

Former Justice O'Connor often points out that only 1 in 7 Americans knows that John Roberts is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, yet two-thirds of Americans can name a judge on “American Idol”. Mary Kate Cary, author of the Thomas Jefferson Street blog, who, in a recent article, expressed shock at this and other civics education facts, but apparently found hope in the old Our Courts site, where she saw firsthand the ways in which it was engaging students. 

O'Connor on the Court

Sat, 04/10/2010 - 16:11

A recent New York Times article discussed former Justice O'Connor's remarks at a lunch attended by its author, Charles M. Blow, covering the importance of diversity in our court system, solicitor general Elena Kagan, and, of course, Our Courts/iCivics. 

More On Learning By Doing Civics

Tue, 03/30/2010 - 01:00

An article at Serious Games Market takes an in-depth (and favorable!) look at the gameplay in Guardian of Law.

A Civics Website That Engages

Mon, 03/29/2010 - 01:00

John Hanke thought the old Our Courts site was "so cool, [he needed] to tell the world about it," and he did - in an article at Westlaw Insider. Wait till he sees iCivics!

Learning By Doing Civics Through Serious Games

Sun, 03/28/2010 - 01:00

Eliane Alhadeff took a recent look at Do I Have a Right, Argument Wars and Supreme Decision in an article at Serious Games Market.

 

Retired Justice Still Gives Opinions

Tue, 03/09/2010 - 01:00

“Do a darn good job and be fair and honest,” retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said during a talk in Greensboro in March.  The event was held at Elon Law School. You can read more about it in Jonelle Davis' article for the Greensboro News & Record.

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