Teacher Review For Immigration Nation

Makes a Good Point, but game play can get old fast

David L.
Technology coordinator
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Great with General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I think this product is just a small part of using Icivics, and I honestly think it is on the lower end of games in Icivics. If I was going to use this, I might use it as an intro to citzen ship and immigration. It gives students a basic understanding of immigration and who can come into the country legally, but I think students might get bored if you did it for extended amounts of time.
My Take
I think this is an average game. I like the fact it focuses on who can/can not immigrate as you choose where to send them, but I think the game play gets old fast as it is very repetitive. You are doing the same task by sending immigrants to ports the whole game. I think it would help if there were some overall goals to win other than adding Icivics points. I do like the fact the Icivics points are there though because it at least gives it some incentive My personal preference is for games to move away from Flash because of the issues with Ipads and Flash