Teacher Review for Argument Wars

Helps develop basic understanding of cases and arguments

Alana C.
School support staff
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My Rating
Learning Scores
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I would use this to introduce core US Supreme Court cases to my students and also to help them practice what they have learned. This game gives them an active role in their learning and makes them responsible for how their cases turns out due to their arguments compared to the actual verdict.
My Take
I really liked this game. I think it would be really fun for students to use. For example, as practice, to get a deeper understanding, or to play as a whole class. This would help students develop higher order thinking skills since they are the ones responsible for arguing their case. In the game, they have the choice of a hard or normal version, which case they want to argue, definitions, summaries of the cases, selecting their constitutional basis for their argument, what side they want to argue, which supports and actions they want to use, and eventually they find out the real verdict and can see what answers they got wrong or right.