Government Functions Lesson Plan: Checks and Balances Game

June 4, 2013

In this checks and balances lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, student explore the functions of each branch of the U.S. government. Students use an online interactive game to review how t...

Essential Questions: Law Craft Social Studies Game

May 31, 2013

What fundamental beliefs about rights and responsibilities are evident in the laws our country has passed? How do citizens (individually and collectively) influence laws and government? ...

Fed Chairman Tips and Tricks

May 31, 2013

Top Tips for the Fed Chairman Game: Inflation can be lowered when the federal funds are set higher, but this will also temporarily increase unemployment. Unemployment rates can be lowere...

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...

Executive Command Game Trailer

May 31, 2013

Check out this thirty second Executive Command game trailer video from Filament to see the game in action!...

Court Quest Essential Questions

May 29, 2013

How does our country's court system affect the lives of citizens? What are the rights and responsibilities of being a citizen? What are the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in a democ...

Court Quest Game Trailer

May 29, 2013

Check out this thirty second Court Quest game trailer video from Filament to see the game in action!...

Court Quest Teaching Strategies

May 29, 2013

Allotting Time for Court Quest: Plan on approximately 15-30 minutes of play time, depending on the learner’s reading speed and selection of timed or casual modes. Court Quest as an Individual or G...

Argument Wars Social Studies Game: Essential Questions

May 29, 2013

What characterizes civilization and what enables it to flourish? What is the purpose of government/the court system? Is it ever okay to break the law? Talk with students about these essentia...

Ayiti Essential Questions

May 22, 2013

What characterizes civilization and what enables it to flourish? What is the impact of society on the life of the individual, and what is the impact of the individual on society? How ...