iCivics

I "stumbled upon" iCivics at a online gaming conference I attended.  Looking through the program I noticed that retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was going to speak.  Well, I couldn't let that opportunity get away! I was a bit perplexed about what Justice O'Connor was going to speak about but, iCivics was it.

Conceived by Justice O'Connor, iCivics is her answer to a concern that civics is no longer being taught in many middle schools and high schools.  The site is full of sophisticated, problem solving games dealing with all three branches of government and using real federal budgets and supreme court cases as source material.

Constitution Day is September 17th and iCivics already has a fantastic lesson plan up on their site.  I can not recommend this site highly enough. Appropriate for middle school and high school students games can be played individually, in groups or in a whole class setting.