Teacher Review for iCivics

iCivics is a resource for lesson plans and educational gaming related to the study of government.

Kris H.
Instructional Technology Specialist
Cornell Senior High School
Coraopolis, PA
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My Grades 12
My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used iCivics for both curriculum resources and for games with my students. I have used some of the games to introduce a new topic to my students or as a review at the end of the unit. Sometimes kids struggle when they don't take the necessary time to review the instructions. My students have had a lot of fun competing with some of the games, such as Do I Have A Right? and Win The Whitehouse.
My Take
This is one of my favorite teaching tools. There is a lot of good information for teachers and well-designed educational games that are fun for students and teachers alike. My only real complaint is that most of the games cannot be played on Android and iOS devices because they require Flash.