New computer games promote civics education

A handful of state legislatures in recent years have imposed requirements on schools to teach civics, most recently Florida, which this session passed what it called the Sandra Day O’Connor Civic Education Act, McConnell said.

O’Connor got a good round of laughter from the audience when she said iCivics is aimed at middle-school students because “by the time they go to middle school, the light bulb has turned on if it’s going to, and they’re eager to learn, but they’re not spoiled rotten teenagers yet.”

The conference was organized by Games For Change, a project to promote computer and video games for social change.


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