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...

Branches of Government Civics Game

April 16, 2013

Categories: Gaming
Visit the lesson ideas page to find resources for Branches of Government, a free online social studies and civics game....

Election-Themed Games from iCivics: On The Ballot

March 28, 2013

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These election-themed games have just what you need to teach your students about the path to becoming president. Our friends at iCivics join us for this hour-long webinar to discuss the fabulous teac...

Win The White House Game Play Strategies

January 24, 2013

These Win The White House Game Play Strategies can help students to keep a close eye on the map while battling over electoral votes and popular support. The electoral college is a tricky concept to un...

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, ...

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...

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...

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....

BrainPOP’s GameUp Presents iCivics

June 20, 2012

Teaching U.S. Government? You'll love the iCivics games on BrainPOP's GameUp. This screencast shares best practices for getting the most of of these amazing games.  ...