Ideas for using games to engage students in civics lessons

01/29/2012 | Edutopia.org

Education consultant Andrew Miller in this blog post suggests ways in which game-based learning can be used to teach civics to students. First, he suggests teachers must identify the content or standard they are aiming to teach. Then, Miller suggests using free iCivics games and associated lesson plans that target specific topics and create their own performance assessments to measure student understanding. Teachers also can choose other games to teach particular topics or develop their own games to engage students in civics content, he writes.

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