iCivics Knovation's Spotlight: August 2017

Why It's Great

iCivics teaches students how government works by having them experience it directly, conveying information while teaching skills for effective civic engagement.

The Learning Resources

iCivics is a safe website for teachers to use. In an age when politics and civics can be sensational, iCivics takes a student-friendly approach to teach students and help them learn (and teachers teach) about civics topics, including democracy, constitutional law, the branches of government, elections, and campaigns. Using engaging, interactive games and innovative educational materials, the site aims to prepare American students to become knowledgeable, engaged citizens of the 21st century.

In the Classroom

Ever hear that civics is boring? Not with iCivics. In their words, learning about government, citizenship, civil rights, politics, public policy, and the United States Constitution is exciting, entertaining, and engaging. Through interactive games ("Cast Your Vote," Immigration Nation," "Responsib...

Information About iCivics

iCivics is a visual resource that retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor founded in 2009. Her goal was to reverse the nation's declining civic knowledge and participation, and to foster an understanding and respect for the U.S. syst...

Our favorites from iCivics

Here are just a few resources from iCivics that we think you'll love.

This resource is an interactive and educational game puts players in control of all three branches of government and tests their abilities to turn issues of concern into full-fledged laws. In the debate, choose the questions, then rate the candidate's responses to help decide whom to vote. Requires Adobe Flash.

Do you want to make your community a better place to live? In Counties Work, you decide about the programs and services that affect everyone! Your choices shape the community, and your citizens’ satisfaction determines whether you’ll get re-elected for a second term. Choose wisely.

Ever wanted to be President for a day? In Executive Command, you can be President for four years! Try to accomplish what you set as your agenda while facing the challenges and responsibilities that crop up along the way. Being commander-in-chief and chief executive is no easy job! See how you do!

Games in which players act as lawyers arguing head to head before a judge about real Supreme Court cases.