Power Play

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Should states or the federal government have more power? With this fantastic online interactive, your pupils will be charged with the task of identifying arguments that support either federal or state power.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign this game for homework and have learners take the sides of both the state and federal powers. Then, ask them to comment on their experiences and the information they gathered in writing, with specific reference to the types of arguments their side was asked to make
Classroom Considerations

  • Because the game can move at a fast pace, you may want to consider guiding your class through a practice round by projecting the game onto a screen. Once they understand the primary objective and tasks, you can have them work individually if you have access to the appropriate technology
Pros

  • Excellent tutorial and scaffolding of information
  • Arguments range across a variety of issues, including money and measures, local government and election, courts and laws, etc.
  • Engaging and informative game
Cons

  • None