Achieve3000 and iCivics are partnering to offer middle and high school students government and civics readings designed for their grade.
Through the partnership, Achieve3000 will add 30 of iCivics’ student readings to its platform. Achieve3000 will apply its patented method of online differentiated instruction to the content, so all students can read, discuss, and debate core U.S. civics and government topics.
Founded in 2009 by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, iCivics is the country’s largest provider of civic educational material and has created 19 games and hundreds of lesson plans to teach K-12 students the fundamentals of American democracy. iCivics uses simulations to give students a first-person point of view of topics such as elections, the roles of the executive branch, and the courts. Its games and lesson plans, which are completely non-partisan, are used by nearly 180,000 teachers each year.
Achieve3000 will integrate these specially licensed iCivics student readings into its platform and instructional routine, with differentiation at 12 Lexile levels in English and 8 in Spanish. The lessons will be fully aligned to state standards so that social studies teachers will be able to bring civic education and literacy learning together for all students in grades 6-12.
The civics content will be made available to teachers and students on Constitution Day, September 17, 2018.