NewsFeed Defenders is a game by iCivics about media literacy. In this review, we’ll take a look at how the game is played, the teacher resources available to use alongside it, and what’s great and not so great about the game. NewsFeed Defenders is a good introduction to an important topic. Through the game, students […]
Game based learning is a great way to make your civics or social studies class more fun and engaging. It’s also one of the proven practices for improving outcomes in civics instruction.
And when it comes to game based learning, one name stands apart – iCivics.
iCivics was first created by Sandra Day O’Connor in 2008. They have published dozens of games, along with teacher resources, to help students learn about civics. Check out the latest reviews and tips for using them in your class below.
Immigration Nation is an iCivics game that helps students begin to understand restrictions on immigration to the United States. In this review, we’ll take a look at how to play the game, whether it’s any good or not, and how you might use it in your class to teach civics and government. It’s quick, and […]
Sortify is an iCivics game developed in partnership with Brainpop. In this review, we’ll take a look at how to play the game, whether it’s any good or not, and how you might use it in your class to teach civics and government. I’ll start up front by saying this isn’t one of their best […]
iCivics recently re-released one of their election games, Cast Your Vote. Since tomorrow is election day, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to give it a run through and share a review of the game. In Cast Your Vote, your students will learn how they can be informed voters in an election. They […]
iCivics is a collection of civics related games to use with your class. Some are great, while some are not so great. They recently released a new game, and we’ll take a look at it today in this Race to Ratify review. Race to Ratify (click here to see the game on iCivics) is a […]
Every week, I take a moment to look back over the week’s news and op-eds related to civics education to see what’s going on around the country (and sometimes the world). This week was a slow news week, so it’s going to be a quick recap. Let’s dive in and see what’s going on. Another […]
This week in civics news, there was the typical collection of op-eds in favor of more civics education as well as citizenship testing. But there were two interesting bits of news as well – one involving a kid governor and another involving a new Spanish resource for teaching civics. So read on to find out […]