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Category Archives: Student Reflections

The Making of Almston

Student Recounts How Her Social Studies Classroom Became a Nation Hannah Blackmore, an 11th Grade Student at Panorama Ridge Secondary, tells the story…  We have established our government. There is five seats in the House of Commons. There was three … Continue reading

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CM Documentary Made by Gyeonggi Suwon International School

This year, Grade 10 social studies students at Gyeonggi Suwon International School, led by their teacher, Mr. Tony Vandermeer, used the Civic Mirror for the first time. Like so many students from international schools who use the program, their online … Continue reading

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Lakewood High School’s Civic Mirror YouTube Video Channel

For whatever reason, Civic Mirror seems to attract above-average teachers, and many of them are simply teaching super stars. Starting with Sara Shackett a few years ago, the social studies teachers at Lakewood High School – just outside of Denver, … Continue reading

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Best Free Trial Request of 2011

Most of the time our free trial requests are from teachers or district coordinators, and every once in a while we’ll get one from a student. The educator free trial requests are straightforward, but sometimes the student requests are really … Continue reading

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Why Do We Need a Government?

Mr Corbett Ball started an interesting discussion with his 10th Grade Future Forums class at Waterloo-Oxford Collegiate Institute in Baden, Ontario, who make up the nation of Bacon Falls, when he shared this statement: A dude named John Locke said … Continue reading

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Advice for New Nations

8th Grade students from Ms. Jamie Samione’s social studies class at Maplewood Middle School in Lynwood, WA, who make up Snorlax Sity, have just completed a Civic Mirror simulated year, and have valuable advice to students just starting the game. … Continue reading

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Candid Reflections On Success, Strategy, and Corruption

Osmond, a student from the Civic Mirror country Procrasti-Nation (yet another Grade 10 Civics class from Turner Fenton Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario), openly reflects on his rise to success, the corrupt country he was a part of, and the … Continue reading

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Trixtown & The Roasted Marshmallow, Part 4

This is the fourth and final installment of the student-created Roasted Marshmallow Newspaper series, chronicling the happenings in the Civic Mirror Country “Trixtown” from Turner Fenton Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario. A Trixy Ending Written By Nafis Wazid Year 2000, flashed … Continue reading

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OPPORTUNITY! Submit a Video Response for the Upcoming Civic Mirror Intro Videos

Civic Mirror Teachers, Students, Parents, and Curriculum Coordinators! This summer Action-Ed will be working with a video production company to develop super cool Civic Mirror Intro Videos. We hope that these videos will better help teachers and students ‘get’ what … Continue reading

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Civic Mirror Advice from Grade 12 Economics Students in New York City ~ Part 3 of 3

Savas is the last Grade 12 economics student from the Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction we’ll be showcasing this week. In the video reflection below Savas shares some of the lessons he learned about life and the real-world … Continue reading

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