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Democracy At Play - Constitution Day Challenge

Main Project Information
Presented By Kristen Chapron
Goal Get adults to play video games and brush up civic knowledge
Task Play the game Do I Have A Right? and get two friends to play
Where Online only
Description

ABOUT US: iCivics was founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in 2009 to solve the problem of inequitable and uninspiring civic education and cultivate new generations of thoughtful and active citizens. iCivics is a free digital platform offering a range of engaging experiential games.

PROJECT: iCivics has launched its Democracy At Play campaign. The project was designed to enable intergenerational conversations about civics and politics in a fun, informative, and engaging (nonpartisan) way. Our goal is to have parents, grandparents and kids play the games together! We are also hoping to have people host game challenge events in their communities.

The first challenge is in honor of National Constitution Week. Let’s raise our game, America. We’re challenging you to test your knowledge. It’s easy:

1. Play iCivics’ fun, FREE game Do I Have a Right?
LINK to game: http://bit.ly/DAPSciStarter
2. Post your final score on Twitter or Facebook with #Democracy at Play
3. Tag 2 or more of your friends and challenge them to beat you.

You can also check out our landing page (https://www.icivics.org/democracyatplay-family) and take the BINGO challenge in your community!

Or you can host your own event: https://www.icivics.org/democracyatplay-community. The Game Challenges site has a survey. We will use the survey data to assess the impact game play has on adult players and the degree to which it motivates them to undertake further civic engagement.

Project Timing We are hoping to do the game challenge during constitution week which is mid-September. (Range- August to October 2018)
Website https://www.icivics.org/democracyatplay-family
Social Media
Ideal Age Group Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity On a lunch break, At school, At night, At home
Training Materials https://www.icivics.org/democracyatplay-community
Class Materials https://www.icivics.org/
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags civics, constitution, educational games, family, game, gaming, government, politics, rights, spanish, videogame
Project Updated 09/10/2018