Try these games for learning about the government!
DIRECTIONS FOR HOW TO TURN IN EXTRA CREDIT: Take a screen shot of your certificate. Print your screen shot. Ask permission to go get it off the printer. Put your name on it. Three-hole punch it. Clip it in your unit right after the green section ends.
iCivics - Cast Your Vote - If you complete this successfully, print the certificate for 5 points of extra credit. Explore issues you want to ask candidates about. In Cast Your Vote, you choose the questions in a debate, rate their responses, and vote for the candidate of your choice.
Counties Work - "In Counties Work, students learn about local government by playing a county official responding to citizen requests. They must keep citizens happy and manage county resources responsibly. Are citizens making sensible requests? Which department of local government has the solution? Do taxes need to be raised or lowered to keep a balanced budget? How will citizens react—and what’s the best action when crisis strikes? Challenges come from all directions in this fast-paced game!"