Friday, September 9, 2011

Learning About Civics Can Be Fun? #edtech

It can! Especially if you know about ICivics.  This site has sixteen amazing situational games from which to choose.  The site covers everything from immigration, to drafting a bill and getting it passed and even a game about constitutional law.  All the games at ICivics require a fairly strong vocabulary so this site is probably more geared towards your junior high and first year high school students.  But, what a great way to teach your students to be great citizens.  The games are intensive and take a minimum of 15 minutes to manuever your way through.  Now I realize that many of my readers are from outside the US, but this is a great site for you as well.  ICivics can really teach your students what being an American citizen is all about.  For my US readers, ICivics also has a teacher section which will help you align the games found on their site with your state standards.
*Disclaimer - with this weekend being the 10th anniversary of the atrocities of September 11th, 2001, I am going to try and gear my posts in a fairly patriotic direction, I hope you understand.  I live in one of the greatest countries in the world and am proud to be an American.  We will never forget!
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