Teacher Review For iCivics

Great interactive social studies activities that are engaging and entertaining

Lindsay F.
Classroom teacher
Parkview Elementary School
Fort Worth, TX
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I have used some of the activities with my fifth grade students, but this site is really geared toward 6-12 as it indicates. It's a great social studies extension for your advanced G/T learners and as a group lesson it can be adapted for upper elementary. I really like the Branches of Power game and my students do too. It's a great way to reinforce the three parts of government.
My Take
This is a great site. It is however not geared toward students who are in elementary school and I wish that they would develop a "junior" or "elementary" version so that younger students would benefit from the concepts. Requires good reading comprehension skills.