Civics 101 - We the People - Multimedia Reference on U.S. Government
December 9, 2011 in Reference
[prMac.com] New Rochelle, New York - MultiEducator today is pleased to introduce Civics 101 - We the People 1.0 for iOS, the newest addition to their "History on the Go" series of multimedia reference apps. Civics 101 is comprised of 12 different topics, each including sub-topics that feature a variety of text articles, pictures, and multimedia presentations. An ideal primer on the many facets of the U.S. government, the app also has: a content search function, a glossary of terms, page summaries, integrated print options, and a favorites library. All the videos can be streamed via Apple TV.
Civics 101 - We the People contains multimedia presentations explaining every part of the U.S. government, including in-depth presentations on the powers and history of the Presidency, Congress, and the Supreme Court. A distinctive section of multimedia presentations contains all of the basic questions covered in the National Standards for Civics and Government.
The powers of the President, the Congress, and the Courts are explained in individual special sections. A detailed section is devoted to the Constitution, its writing, and an explanation of each of its parts. The Bill of Rights is explained in a unique section, highlighting how that bill is applied today. Landmark Supreme Court decisions are also featured, including explanations of their importance. In addition, Civics 101 presents a special section on the U.S. presidential election process. Civics 101 is perfect for students of all ages who wish to understand how the U.S. government works. A program update, prepared for release in January, will include a quiz section.
* About Civics 101: content and structure of the app by the author, Marc Schulman
* The Constitution (11 sub-topics): complete text with explanations of each clause
* The Presidency (11 sub-topics): 30-minute video history of the Presidency, as well as sections on the different powers of the Presidency
* The Congress (3 sub-topics): powers of Congress, organization of Congress, and a 30- minute video on Congress
* The Courts (9 sub-topics): different courts in the U.S. and a history of the Supreme Court
* The Basics of Government (17 sub-topics): 18 videos on the basics of the government
* The Bill of Rights (19 sub-topics): all about the meaning of the Bill of Rights and how those rights were extended
* State Versus Federal (11 sub-topics): the workings of federal, state, and local government
* Immigration & Foreign Affairs (3 sub-topics): policies and issues in immigration law, and how foreign policy is conducted
* Federalism (7 sub-topics): state's rights, expressed and implied powers, and the Tenth Amendment
* The Election Process (7 sub-topics): conventions, the electoral system, and disputed elections
* Supreme Court Decisions (2 sub-topics): individual discussion of 135 landmark decisions, indexed by name and subject
* The Federal Bureaucracy (4 sub-topics): an overview of government and its departments
* Civics Glossary (21 sub-topics): more than 200 terms defined
"One of the earliest producers of multimedia software, MultiEducator has created interactive teaching tools which accomplish what no textbook can do alone," stated Marc Schulman of MultiEducator. "Today, with the introduction of new platforms such as the iPad, a whole new world is opening for exploring history. MultiEducator is committed to be at the forefront of that change."
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.1 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 303 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Civics 101 - We the People 1.0 is only $4.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in New Rochelle, New York, MultiEducator is a privately funded company founded in 1994 by Amy Erani and Marc Schulman. MultiEducator's goal is to enable students to learn history in a completely new way. Throughout MultiEducator's years in business, the company has continuously expanded its services and product line. In the summer of 2008, the company sold its HistoryShopping site to concentrate on the content part of the business. It then started its newest division developing software for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch. In October 2008, it released its first application, Formulator. As one of the earliest producers of multimedia software, MultiEducator has been providing schools and the general public with rich, compelling history software for almost two decades. Copyright 2008-2011 MultiEducator. All Rights Reserved. Apple, and the Apple logo are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.