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WELCOME TO ICIVICS ARIZONA

iCivics Arizona is a program of the Arizona Supreme Court and the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education. The purpose of iCivics Arizona is to expand the use of iCivics.org throughout Arizona to encourage the development of informed active citizens.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN ICIVICS ARIZONA

When participating in the iCivics Arizona program, teachers are able to record their classroom participation online and students are able to receive a free McDonald’s Smoothie Coupon (sponsored by McDonald’s) for every 200 minutes they spend on the iCivics web site playing the fun and educational games!  This tracking of minutes, automatically enters classrooms to participate in the iCivics Arizona Statewide Competition!!!

STEPS FOR PARTICIPATING

  1. Complete iCivics Arizona Registration Form
  2. Complete iCivics Arizona Demographic Information Form
  3. Teachers introduce your students to iCivics.org
  4. Students play the games and track their participation by utilizing the downloadable form and submit to their teacher
  5. Teachers compile the total minutes of their students and request free McDonald’s Smoothies

FORMS

  1. iCivics Arizona Registration Form - Online
  2. iCivics Arizona Demographic Information Form - Online
  3. Student iCivics Arizona Tracking Form - PDF
  4. McDonald’s Fruit Smoothie Request & Tracking Form - Online
  5. Alignment to Arizona State Standards - PDF
  6. Competition Rules (See below for information) - PDF
  7. Student Feedback Form - Online

FREE MCDONALD’S FRUIT SMOOTHIES AVAILABLE

To receive free McDonald’s Fruit Smoothies for your students participating in the iCivics Arizona Program, teachers will distribute the Student iCivics ArizonaTracking Form to their students. Participating students shall:

  1. Track their time spent on www.iCivics.org playing the iCivics games (either by creating a virtual classroom on iCivics.org or by downloading the Student Tracking Form – PDF)
  2. If utilizing the downloadable form above (Student iCivics Arizona Tracking Form), parent/guardian or teacher must initial the form.  Students submit the form to their teacher once they have completed the 200 minutes (must be on the site at a minimum of 10 times for 20 minute intervals)
  3. Teachers compile the total minutes of their students, submit the information for each classroom by utilizing the McDonald’s Fruit Smoothie Request & Tracking Form - Online
  4. Free McDonald’s Smoothie Coupons will be mailed within 2-3 weeks from the original date of submission
  5. The last date of submission to receive free McDonald's Smoothie Coupons is June 30, 2014

iCIVICS ARIZONA COMPETITION

By tracking student participation through the McDonald’s Fruit Smoothie, teachers are automatically entered into the statewide iCivics Airzona Competition with a chance to receive a prize (valued at $250) and a pizza party for their classroom. These prizes will be awarded to the top 10 classrooms having the most participation on the web site and will be awarded during Law Day Week in May 2014.  The #1 classroom with the most minutes tracked will receive a $500 Prize.  The last date of submission for eligibility in the competition is April 4, 2014.

*One prize is limited per teacher for one classroom.

For Competition Rules, please click here – (PDF Document).

WHAT IS ICIVICS?

iCivics (www.iCivics.org) is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. iCivics is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who wants to assist in getting students the information and tools they need for civic participation, and to assure civics teachers have easy access to materials and support.

iCivics, a free resource for teachers and students, has ready to use standards based lesson plans which have been aligned to Arizona State Standards. The lesson plans take very little effort on the part of the teacher and the games are fun and engaging for students. Teachers can also utilize the site to create discussion forums and track content for student completion.

Click here to visit iCivics.org

I-CIVICS-IT

CONNECTING WITH CLASSROOMS

The Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education and the Arizona Supreme Court are partnering to bring Arizona legal professionals to your classroom in celebration of Arizona’s Centennial. One of the benefits of participating in I-Civic-It! is automatic participation in Connecting with Classrooms. By participating in Arizona’s I-Civic-It! Program, teachers will have an opportunity to schedule an Arizona judge or Glossary Link attorney to visit their classroom. If you are interested in having a legal professional visit your classroom, please visit http://www.lawforkids.org/Connecting-with-Classrooms.

THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS OF THIS PROJECT:

State Bar of Arizona Arizona Supreme Court

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