Teacher Review for Cast Your Vote

Quick way to simulate a debate and polling environment

Craig L.
Technology coordinator
San Diego County Office Of Education
San Diego, United States
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Great with General
How I Use It
I would use this in my class as a homework assignment to simulate the democratic process. Or I might use this as an individual practice exercise after introducing students to the concepts of debate and civic engagement. This game could preface a great discussion on what issues are important to students, and things that they value in their political representatives.
My Take
I like the simulation of civic engagement that this game provides. It can help students to think critically about actual political debates. I don't think this tool could be used too many times, it is a one level game, which I predict would not engage students for very long.