Filament Games in Madison makes games, the kind that pull players in and vanish an hour of time in the blink of an eye. The twist with Filament, however, is that their games are educational, including a series of colorful titles for a project called iCivics, which enjoys the support of national luminaries such as retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
These are all very difficult and complex issues, but the iCivics games do a remarkable job of making the concepts manageable and easy to understand.
June 23, 2010 – Washington, D.C.
The Harlan Institute announced a new partnership today with iCivics Inc., the nonprofit civic education program founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. The two organizations will integrate Argument Wars, a game developed by iCivics, and FantasySCOTUS, the Supreme Court fantasy league from the Harlan Institute, to teach students about the Constitution and the Supreme Court.
This year's Games For Change Festival unveiled a number of computer and video games that are bettering the world one click at a time.
The State Bar is partnering with Retired U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and the Wisconsin Supreme Court to promote iCivics, Justice O’Connor’s innovative Web-based project designed to reinvigorate civics education in America.
The online role-playing games on iCivics are free, teacher-friendly, and effective–and kids like them so much in school that they play them at home, too, O’Connor said.