Through a partnership between our office and the Department of Education, teachers from Staten Island schools will be trained in how to use this educational tool as part of their curriculum in June.
“My staff and I saw the alarming dramatic decline in civics knowledge by young people and felt like something needed to be done,” noted BP Oddo. “My policy team discovered iCivics, which is a great and fun solution to this problem. The games put students in the driver’s seat and give them a glimpse of the decision-making process that goes on behind the scenes in government. I hope that improving civic education in our schools will ultimately produce civic-minded adults who are educated on issues in politics and their community.”
“We’re excited about this program,” said Kevin Moran, Borough Field Support Center Director for the Department of Education. “The thing we like most about it is that it aligns with our new social studies curriculum. Learning civics leads to higher performance inside and outside the classroom.”
You can learn more and play the games at www.icivics.org.