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Global Civics Gaming: Why Foreign Policy Matters
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March 22, 2022 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Global Civics Gaming: Why Foreign Policy Matters


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Global Civics Gaming: Why Foreign Policy Matters


March 22, 2022 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT






About This Webinar

Global tensions are rising in Europe, climate change threatens dire consequences, and the COVID-19 pandemic is entering its third year. There is perhaps no more important time for students to build an understanding of our interconnected world and how policy decisions made in the U.S. affect other countries.

Teaching global civics right now will equip your students to consider: What is the United States’ role in the world? Why does the world matter? How can leaders balance U.S. needs with those of other countries? How are global civics related to domestic civics? Join iCivics and the Council on Foreign Relations for a panel discussion that will engage teachers and experts on foreign policy to answer these questions and talk about how students are using a new digital game, Convene the Council, to learn about U.S. foreign policy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore how thinking in terms of global civics can enhance both civics education and global literacy.
  • Understand how to use an interactive game as a part of a highly engaging unit.
  • Gain an understanding of how to use the game to approach conversations about current global crises we face, such as the Russia-Ukraine war.
  • Discover additional resources for teaching global civics.


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Educational Organization / Business Professional

Carrie oversees the conceptualization and development of iCivics’ educational resources, with a particular concern for teacher usability. She is responsible for maintaining a consistent focus on iCivics’ educational mission. Prior to joining the iCivics team, Carrie taught middle and high school social studies and language arts in St. Louis and Washington, DC. She received her B.S. in Historical Studies and secondary teaching certification from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. In addition to seeking out the finest of cheeses, Carrie spends her spare time watching British panel shows, making cookies for the office, and killing zombies.

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Director, Teaching & Learning, Council on Foreign Relations

Charlie Hopkins is the Director of Teaching and Learning at the Council on Foreign Relations where he works with instructors in both high school and higher education who are using the Council’s educational resources. Charlie began his career teaching history and social studies, both in the United States and abroad.

Professional Credit

Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

Share My Lesson is now a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements and an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved Professional Development provider.



CtC- SML 2022 (002).pptx

March 22, 2022
17.18 MB

Convene the Council Game Guide.pdf

Lesson Plan
March 22, 2022
2.29 MB
Unique and relevant
Provides differnt options for incorproating class wide games and uses!
March 30, 2022
Great Ideas
I love the game. This will help my students understand about current events.
March 26, 2022