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Leaning In: Teaching Elections and Controversial Topics

Oct 21, 2020

iCivics and Vote by Design hosted a free conversation with over 65+ educators to discuss teaching the 2020 election and controversial issues in a non-partisan way. 

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Lesson Plans for Media Literacy Week, October 26-30

Oct 20, 2020

Media Literacy Week, hosted by our partners at NAMLE, is October 26-30, 2020 . 

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What's Next: Designing for After the Election

Oct 16, 2020

Vote By Design's, Lisa Kay Solomon, shares tips to prepare ourselves, our communities, and our young voters for everything that will follow a charged election day.

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Using Games To Drive Student Engagement in a Remote Classroom

Sep 29, 2020

The iCivics team provides recommendations for using games in remote instruction.

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Many Hands, One Space: Tackling the Challenges of Remote Learning

Sep 23, 2020

iCivics Educator Network member, Jenifer Hitchcock shares remote learning strategies she has used to build community and keep students engaged in her virtual classroom. 

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A timely moment in a major presidential election year to explore voting and the Constitution

Sep 19, 2020

iCivics' Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, Julie Silverbrook, discusses how the Constitution did not explicitly provide the right to vote.

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Apply to Join iCivics' Educator Network: A Premier Professional Learning Experience

Sep 09, 2020

Serve as an ambassador for iCivics and join fellow educators who are championing high-quality equitable civic education, empowering students to engage as citizens in our democracy.

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Teaching Online: Getting from Surviving to Thriving

Sep 01, 2020

iCivics' Chief Education Officer, Emma Humphries, shares advice for getting from surviving the day to driving meaningful student engagement to building a thriving online classroom community. 

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Classroom Election Activities and Ideas, Ideal for Remote Learning

Aug 18, 2020

Need ideas for remote and in-person election activities? Here are tips for students from elementary to high school. 

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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2020 Games for Change Student Challenge

Aug 14, 2020

iCivics supported the game design prompt, Get The Party Started, to help students examine party politics.

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