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Awesome platform for teaching

This would be a great introduction or homework assignment. It could be a quick and easy way to assist children understand their local government. I think you'd become bored quickly if you played it for a long time because the game has you moving between citizens and government offices. It appeals to me because it gives me something to strive for. I like how everything is linked to civics points. My worries are with the repetitive nature of game activities and the use of Flash due to the iPad's inability to manage it.
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Great analytic practice in local government!

This resource requires quick and deductive reasoning, memorization of the services in each building and where the buildings are located, and the prioritization of resident requests. Overall, this is a great introduction for how to run a local government, but as others mentioned, the actions within the game are repetitive. If there were more people to interact with besides residents, that would introduce the idea of political hierarchies because every resident issue is not brought directly to the county executive, commissioner, etc.
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Good Tool to Make a Point but Can Get Repetitive

I think this is a good intro or homework activity. It can be something quick and easy to give kids understanding of local government. If you stayed on it long periods of time, I think you would get bored quick as the motions in the game are the same as you go back and forth between citizens and offices. I like the fact it has the taxes and citizen numbers tied in, as it gives something to strive for. I also like the fact this all connects to Icivics points. My issues are the repetitive game actions, and I want companies to move away from Flash because of the inability of Ipads to handle it
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