Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Catch of the Day - iCivics - 8/18/2010

iCivics is a web-centered project designed to help students learn civics and  to be active participants in democracy.


Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's concern that students are not getting the information and tools they need for civic participation, and that civics teachers need better materials and support, is the motivation for the development of iCivics.


iCivics games can be played in one typical class period or less. iCivics games are intended to be played by students on individual computers, but they can also be used as a group activity with an interactive whiteboard. Each game generates a detailed report at the end for grading purposes.


iCivics webquests include reading and questions with links to specific web resources to help students see how a topic relates to the real world. Webquests can be used by the whole class or by individuals.


iCivics lessons include everything you need. Just print the materials, then follow the step-by-step instructions to teach the lesson. Individual activities are easily managed, self-contained, and they always generate something you can collect from students at the end. Materials are designed to be visually interesting and are written in a conversational tone in the context of problems and issues that are relevant to students.


Justice O'Connor introduces iCivics


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