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Best Websites and Games for U.S. History and Civics

Best Websites and Games for U.S. History and Civics | Civics | Scoop.it
“ Sometimes, the history that students learn about in textbooks is boiled down to key events and dates. These great websites and games let them explore tricky topics from different perspectives and walk a mile in the shoes of important decision-makers.”
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Making Civics Count: Citizenship for a New Generation

Making Civics Count: Citizenship for a New Generation | Civics | Scoop.it
"Making Civics Count" offers research-based insights into what diverse students and teachers know and do as civic actors, and proposes a blueprint for civic education for a new generation that is both practical and visionary.
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Use Game-Based Learning to Teach Civics | Edutopia

Use Game-Based Learning to Teach Civics | Edutopia | Civics | Scoop.it
“ Blogger Andrew Miller visits the world of game-based learning to help civics students get a feel for how government really works.”
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Survey: Americans don't know Constitution, civics

Survey: Americans don't know Constitution, civics | Civics | Scoop.it
“How well do you know and understand the U.S. Constitution? A new survey today shows Americans don't have a good grasp of its powers.”
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The great curriculum debate: how should we teach civics?

“How much do students know about politics? Or perhaps a better question is: how much do they care?”
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Video Games That Bring Civics Class to Life

Video Games That Bring Civics Class to Life | Civics | Scoop.it
"The online educational video game site iCivics, created in 2009 by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor that features civics curriculum, has partnered with EverFi, an ed-tech company focused on K-12 and higher ed. And through the partnership comes a new initiative Commons – Digital Town Square, offered free to all K-12 schools." According to this post this game will provide an adaptive feature, have "a variety of media including simulations and animations as well as pre and post-assessments and behavioral surveys." It also includes social components, badges and avatars, and they will be meeting some of the Common Core standards. To go directly to this new iniative - Commons - Digital Town Square: http://everfi.com/civic-education.
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