Monday, August 31, 2009

US Government Studies Games

This resource is no longer online. July, 2019.

Law Focused Education, a subsidiary of the State Bar of Texas, has developed some good games about US Government. Law Focused Education has thirteen games that could be used in Civics and Social Studies classrooms across the United States. There are three additional games that are specific to Texas.

The games offered by Law Focused Education cover topics like the Bill of Rights, the US Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Branches of Government. One topic addressed by Law Focused Education that you don't often see turned into a game is Federalists v. Anti-Federalists.

Thanks to Anne Marie at Talking SMARTBoards for the tip.

Applications for EducationLaw Focused Education's games could be excellent review games for use in Civics and US History classes. In fact, I linked one of the games to the blog for my own class.
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