Tag: iCivics

Game based learning is a great way to make your civics or social studies class more fun and engaging. It’s also one of the proven practices for improving outcomes in civics instruction.

And when it comes to game based learning, one name stands apart – iCivics.

iCivics was first created by Sandra Day O’Connor in 2008. They have published dozens of games, along with teacher resources, to help students learn about civics. Check out the latest reviews and tips for using them in your class below.

Weekly News Roundup

This Week in Civics: Road to Autocracy, Generation Citizen, and Columbus

The Oklahoma Statehouse with the title, "Generation Citizen, Columbus, and Autocracy"

Every week, I take a moment to look back over the week’s news and op-eds related to civics education to see what’s going on around the country (and sometimes the world). This week was a slow news week, so it’s going to be a quick recap. Let’s dive in and see what’s going on. Another […]

Weekly News Roundup

This Week in Civics: A Kid Governor, a Spanish Civics Game, and More

Boy Sitting at a Desk with a Globe and holding Markers.

This week in civics news, there was the typical collection of op-eds in favor of more civics education as well as citizenship testing. But there were two interesting bits of news as well – one involving a kid governor and another involving a new Spanish resource for teaching civics. So read on to find out […]