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We originally featured iCivics in the 12-04-2015 Scout Report and, since then, this wonderful resource has added many new teaching units and online games that this site well worth visiting again.

Founded by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in 2009, iCivics aims to provide "students with the tools they need for active participation and democratic action, and teachers with the materials and support to achieve this." All the resources on this site are free with a one-step sign up that only requires an email address, and iCivics is also integrated with Google Classroom. Readers may like to begin by exploring the sundry resources housed in the Teach section, which include more than 20 Curriculum Units on important topics ranging from Foundations of Government to the Legislative Branch. These resources can be searched by content or by educational standards. Within each unit readers will discover detailed lesson plans. For instance, the International Affairs unit reveals lesson plans on Diplomacy, Conflict and Cooperation, International Influence, and International Organizations. Readers should also check out the Play section, where they will find over 20 online educational games where players can (for example) become part of constitutional history in Race to Ratify and imagine themselves as president in Executive Command.
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Date of Scout Publication 2019-09-13
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2019/0913

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