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Oct182013

iCivics.org: Curriculum Resources, Webquests, Strategy Games

Founded by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, iCivics.org is a site containing curriculum resources, webquests, and games to help kids in grades 3-12 to learn about the workings of the government, the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and much more. 

'The People's Pie' simulation game in connection with our government shutdown in current events was a good way to introduce the iCivics.org site to 5th graders this week. Students needed to strategize how to keep taxes low while at the same time funding important programs and keeping citizens happy! They learned through their decision-making throughout the game what a challenging balancing act it is to fund the needs and wants of the American public. Gamification of learning is on the rise, and sites like this one have high-quality learning content embedded in strategy games that give kids great concrete learning experiences about abstract concepts. The You Be the Judge webquest is another great learning resource to check out from iCivics. A key consideration--making sure kids have enough background knowledge of vocabulary they encounter before they jump in. As 5th graders expand their knowledge of the branches of state and federal government, rights & responsibilities, and key foundational documents, they will be set to take on new iCivics learning game challenges!

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