Saturday, September 29, 2012

iCivics

If you look at the today's Parade magazine the cover story is about Justice Sandra Day O'Connor who, in retirement founded iCivics.  The rationale behind the site is that kids like to play games and the best way to teach them about government is just that way.  So there are three levels: elementary, middle and high school.  You can run for president and thereby learn about the steps that are taught in class on elections, not to mention reinforcing the issues.  You can also learn about county government, arguing before the Supreme Court and even learn Constitutional law by pretending to have your own law firm.  All in all there are sixteen games to play. 

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