As we here at iCivics know, video gaming is about a lot more than just pressing buttons while sitting in front of the screen. Games can and are powerful teaching tools. According to "Colleges' Latest Thrust in Learning: Video Games" in USA Today, games are making their way out of dorm rooms and into classrooms. Professors are introducing games in classes ranging from engineering to forensic investigation to medicine.
Engaged: Students Becoming Citizens put together a segment that has commentary from Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Fairhurst and Seattle law professor Margaret Fischer about iCivics and the importance of civic education. The show also gets up close with a middle school student who walks the audience through the ins and outs of Do I Have Right?.
Now you can run for president … in your classroom or at home! iCivics has just launched our newest game: Win the White House. Learn the ins and outs of the electoral process as you take on the role of a presidential candidate. This engaging and educational game allows you to manage your very own campaign from primary season to Election Day.
The weather here at iCivics HQ has started to turn chilly, but we've had the opportunity to get a peek of how people are taking to our games in slightly warmer climes. We just returned from a great trip to Texas where we met the wonderful students and teachers of Jefferson Middle School. Justice O'Connor and Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson were in attendance to chat with students and see them show off their iCivics prowess and civic knowledge.