Executive Command Essential Questions

May 31, 2013

How and why are governments established? What are the potential advantages and disadvantages of the checks and balances system? What are the benefits and problems of being in charge of the exec...

Branches of Power Game Trailer

April 3, 2013

Check out this short Branches of Power game trailer from iCivics to see the game in action!...

Guest Blogger: Todd LaVogue and His Students Take Field Trip to the Presidential Inauguration

February 27, 2013

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You might remember Todd LaVogue from his guest blog post back in September. He continues to do incredible projects with his students and was able to organize and complete a field trip for 38 students ...

Branches of Power Essential Questions

January 29, 2013

What is power? How does our country’s court system affect the lives of citizens? How are our government’s and court’s practices related to (and influenced by) time, location, an...

Preparing to Play Supreme Decision

January 24, 2013

Make sure learners have the background knowledge when preparing to play Supreme Decision. Students should know: What the Constitution and the First Amendment are The job of the Supreme Court, ...

Executive Command Game Play Strategies

January 23, 2013

Gaining the Support of Congress: The game play strategies key to the Executive Command game is to focus on winning support from Congress for the President’s signature issue that was chosen in the...

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...

Get Your Game On for the Presidential Election!

October 26, 2012

The presidential election is just around the corner and GameUp has quite a few games that will engage your students while learning about the election process.  With a special election edition of “B...

Preparing for the 3rd Presidential Debate with BrainPOP

October 22, 2012

Preparing your students for tonight's 3rd and final presidential debate? Remember, BrainPOP has a plethora of resources for you to use in the classroom. Check out our election spotlight movies, our...

iCivics Success- Research Supports Gaming in the Classroom

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...