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iCivics Backyard Adventure

Imagine arguing a real Supreme Court case! Running your own county government! Acting as President for a day! iCivics offers games, web scavenger hunts, and other activities that encourage summer scholars to learn about their communities and how they can make an impact.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Send the link to parents and caregivers so learners can access the resource over the summer
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires registration for a free account to play games
  • Provides links to 14 games
  • Players can select to read, draw, write, or do activities
  • Part of the iCivics Backyard Adventure series
  • Players must have access to computers with internet
Pros
  • Each game includes an estimate of the required playing time
  • Games can be played in Spanish or English
  • Supervising adults can download teacher resources
Cons
  • None