Gamify Civics w/a little help from Justice O’Connor

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Justice Sandra Day O’Connor may have retired from the Supreme Court, but she has not withdrawn from public life.

In retirement, she started a non-profit called iCivics, that is dedicated to reinvigorating civic learning through interactive and engaging learning resources.

Over the last four years, their website has been adding civics related games and resources for teachers to bring the importance of an active citizenry to life.

There are a dozen plus games that range in time to play from 15 to 45 minutes. Topics include branches of government, government budgeting, voting, and,

My favorite was a game called Win the Whitehouse, which teaches users about the presidential nominating process, by giving them a chance to run for president.

It’s all free, and the games can be leveled based on elementary, middle or high school.

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