U.S. Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Powers Lesson Plan: Branches of Government Game

April 18, 2013

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use a free online game to sort  sort the three branches of government : Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. Students then extend the...

Argument Wars Game Guide for Teachers

February 25, 2013

Use this Argument Wars game guide for teachers to understand about the game and enhance your students' learning experience while playing it....

Argument Wars Case Tracker

February 25, 2013

Use the Case Tracker graphic organizer to help students keep track of each of opposing viewpoints in the arguments presented during game play. This document was created by the game's publisher, iCivi...

Law Craft Game Play Strategies

January 23, 2013

Activating Prior Knowledge: Students can play and learn from the Law Craft game without any pre-teaching. However, they may get more out of the game if they have some background knowledge and game pl...

Branches of Power Assessment Ideas

January 23, 2013

This game helps students see how the branches of power are interrelated. Use the following questions to spark discussion on the Branches of Power game as to what students learned about the legislative...

Argument Wars Social Studies Game: Preparing for Play

January 23, 2013

Learners will get more out of the Argument Wars social studies game if they are familiar with the rights contained in the Bill of Rights and in other amendments. It would also be best if they understa...

Quandary, an Ethics and English Game: Preparing to Play

January 23, 2013

Before playing this ethics and English game, ask if students are familiar with the word "Quandary"? You may want to start the session by asking: “Do you know what the game’s title means? What is a...

iCivics Success!

July 20, 2012

The popularity of gaming in the classroom is rapidly growing and more studies are proving that it’s not just fun, it actually helps students learn!  iCivics, the developer of GameUp games Supreme D...

Voting Rights Lesson Plan: Mock Presidential Election and Voting Rights

June 28, 2012

In this multi-day Voting Rights lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-5, students use BrainPOP Jr. and/or BrainPOP resources to explore examples of rights and responsibilities and identify why ...

Branches of Power Social Studies Game

June 20, 2012

Visit the Lesson Ideas page to find resources for Branches of Power, a free online civics and social studies game....