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Sat Mar 23, 2013, 11:21 PM

iCivics educational video games:

iCivics prepares young Americans to become knowledgeable, engaged 21st century citizens by creating free and innovative educational materials.

In 2009, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor founded iCivics to reverse Americans’ declining civic knowledge and participation. Securing our democracy, she realized, requires teaching the next generation to understand and respect our system of governance. Today iCivics comprises not just our board and staff, but also a national leadership team of state supreme court justices, secretaries of state, and educational leaders and a network of committed volunteers. Together, we are committed to passing along our legacy of democracy to the next generation.

In just two years, iCivics has produced 16 educational video games as well as vibrant teaching materials that have been used in classrooms in all 50 states.

http://www.icivics.org/

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elleng Mar 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Mar 2013 #1
elleng Mar 2013 #2
NYC_SKP Mar 2013 #3
elleng Mar 2013 #4
NYC_SKP Mar 2013 #5
elleng Mar 2013 #6
Sherman A1 Mar 2013 #7

Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 11:28 PM

1. K/R and bless Justice O'Connor for this effort.

 

Heaven knows that civics and ethics have been dropped from the curriculum from K though post grad.

Good news!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 11:30 PM

2. Right, SKP.

She's been working on it for some time. She's on C-SPAN2 now (BookTV.)

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 11:46 PM

3. Did you play a round of the game?

 

I was a juror in a case regarding punitive damages to a car dealer who sold a 2WD as a 4WD vehicle.

I hung the jury.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 11:56 PM

4. Sat on a Federal jury in DC,

great experience.

Concerned a guy (con-artist) charged with attempt to defraud 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. We really wanted to find him guilty (as he was,) but Government just didn't present a solid case against him. We did the right thing under the law, were not happy about it, and judge recognized such (I could tell, from his expression, upon announcing our verdict.)

p.s., was surprised I was allowed by parties to sit, due to being attorney, but somehow, I passed.

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 11:58 PM

5. Ha!

 

I meant the online game at your link...



I've been called, interviewed, but have never been selected to serve on a jury IRL.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 11:59 PM

6. HA! Haven't looked at the game!

I guess I will now.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 04:53 AM

7. Cool!

Thanks for posting.

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