Sandra Day O'Connor launches new civics education website
Wednesday, Jun. 2, 2010
A new website called iCivics has recently been launched to teach middle school students about the responsibilities of citizenship, U.S. government, history, and how to be active participants in our democracy.
The site provides free games, lesson plans, and interactive modules to educate students to become knowledgeable civic participants and leaders.
iCivics is the vision of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and is supported by the Annenberg Classroom, the Campaign for Civic Mission of Schools, the Center for Civic Education, the National Council for Social Studies, the Federal Judicial Center, and other national organizations. It is a nonprofit organization based at Georgetown Law School.
iCivics games help teach students about important subjects such as the separation of powers; the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; and the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of government.