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Social Studies Content from iCivics Added to Open Space

Author // Matt Yauk Monday, 06 June 2022

Check out the new iCivics Social Studies collection on Open Space. More than 250 new social studies lesson plans, interactive games, and learning modules from iCivics.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality educational materials for social studies and civic education. The instructional materials in Open Space can help middle school and high school educators find supplemental materials and lessons to use with their students. 

Each resource features descriptions of student activities, learning objectives, instructional trends showcasing teaching activities, searchable standards, downloadable materials such as lesson plans and/or student worksheets, and related lessons and activities. With a free teacher account, educators can also assign activities to students to be able to track progress and organize their intended sequence of learning.


visual of a Convene the Council game on iCivics that showcases different features available to teachers


Open Space, a curriculum creation and collaboration tool, powered by INFOhio, empowers educators to create and share resources that promote innovative and collaborative learning. Instructional materials added to Open Space go through an evaluation process using a quality rubric. In addition to finding quality instructional materials, Open Space users can view and rate resources and also share content to Google Classroom. 

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About the Author

Posted by: Matt Yauk

Matt Yauk is a Senior Instructional Specialist with INFOhio. He is a certified educator who has worked as a Business and Technology teacher in the middle and high school settings and as an educational technologist, instructional designer, and academic technology director for The Ohio State University (OSU). He has a B.S. in Education: Technical Education and Training from OSU, a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Instructional Design and Technology from University of Cincinnati, founded the Learner Engagement Division within the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), and co-authored a chapter in the Handbook of Distance Education (4th edition) called "Trends and Directions in Continuing Professional Development." The positive impact on student learning and educator development has always been his primary focus.

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