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By Reid Wilson September 17 Name one of the authors of the Federalist Papers. How many justices are on the Supreme Court? What do we call the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution? Students in seven states may soon be required to know the answers to those questions and [...]

2022-09-28T16:56:29+00:00October 6, 2014|Civics for Kids|0 Comments

By Aisha Sultan

At least two children were treated and released for tear gas exposure Sunday after protests in Ferguson turned violent, according a spokeswoman at St. Louis Children's Hospital. One adult has also been treated at Christian Hospital, a spokesman said. Dr. Doug Carlson, who works in the ER at Children's, said [...]

2022-09-28T16:56:30+00:00August 18, 2014|Civics for Kids|0 Comments

Aisha Sultan/

There was an eerie flashback to 1965 in parts of the St. Louis region Sunday. Riot gear. Tear gas. German shepherds. Looting. Stores on fire. Dozens arrested. It was the violent aftermath of a violent encounter the day before between a police officer and teenager Mike Brown, who was killed. [...]

2022-09-28T16:56:30+00:00August 12, 2014|Civics for Kids|0 Comments

Civics for Kids

From Parade Magazine in honor of Father's Day: Did you know almost all American Presidents were Fathers? Do you know which President had 15 kids? Do you know who had the first child born in the White House? Or who threatened to punch a critic who made fun of his [...]

2014-06-19T11:17:15+00:00June 19, 2014|Civics for Kids|0 Comments

Civics for Kids / The Kids’News

What a Win! June 17th, 2014 Photo credit: Big Stock Photo The USA had a HUGE win over Ghana yesterday in soccer’s World Cup, underway in Brazil! The World Cup happens only every 4 years and Ghana eliminated the U.S. from the FIFA World Cup the last TWO times … [...]

2014-06-18T04:28:51+00:00June 18, 2014|Civics for Kids|0 Comments

Civics for Kids

From Illinois flip-flops on 'cupcake' bill, pleasing a 12-year-old Troy girl  Chloe Stirling, 11, poses for a photo on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at her home in Troy, Ill. Stirling had a thriving cupcake business out of her home until the Madison County Health Department told her to stop. [...]

2014-05-28T15:31:11+00:00May 28, 2014|Civics for Kids|0 Comments

Let’s ask the Kids …

Adults have mixed opinons on blogs and in articles surrounding the recent Coast Guard rescue of an ill infant and her family. Let's ask the kids what they think. Would you want to live like this? Is it exciting or scary? What would school be like?

2014-04-18T20:16:58+00:00April 18, 2014|Civics for Kids|0 Comments
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