iCivics made a number of changes to their site this month, and added some features.

I’ve often posted about its different activities, though this year will be the first time I expect to be trying out many of them since I’m teaching ELLs U.S. Government for the first time.

Their new additions include a number of animated videos.  Unfortunately, though, I was not able to turn-on closed captioning, even though I tried on two different browsers.  You’ll see in the video below that they are supposed to have that feature, so I’m guessing it was just a temporary glitch since they just unveiled the new redesign a couple of days ago.  I’ve sent an email asking about it, and will update this post with their response.

Here’s a new video explaining what they offer: