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Political Sites for Students 

  • Ben's Guide to U.S. Government - Grades K-12 - With sections for grades K-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-12; and parents and teachers, this site from the U.S. Government Printing Office features overviews of how government works and includes games and activities for the student.

  • Congress for Kids: Elections - Grades 3-8 - This site from the Dirksen Congressional Center features information about the primaries, the political parties, the national party conventions and more.

  • Elections - Grade 4-12 - This site from the Library of Congress provides primary source materials, lesson plans and other resources focused on elections.

  • Rock the Vote - Grades 7-12 - This site for teens and young adults features coverage of issues like education, the environment, free expression and violence. The site also contains information about registering to vote and becoming politically active.

Learning Resources 

Student Resources

Games and Activities

iCivics Games

  • Argument Wars - Ever tried to win a disagreement? In Argument Wars, you will try out your persuasive abilities by arguing a real Supreme Court case. The other lawyer is your competition. Whoever uses the strongest arguments wins! 

  • Branches of Power - Do you like running things? Do something that no one else can: control all three branches of the U.S. government.

  • Cast Your Vote - Election Day is coming, are you ready to vote? In Cast Your Vote, discover what it takes to become an informed voter — from knowing where you stand on important issues to uncovering what you need to know about candidates.

  • Counties Work - Learn how to manage local government by playing a county official responding to citizen requests!

  • Court Quest - Grab the keys and get behind the wheel! It’s your turn to drive the Justice Express in our new version of Court Quest. Explore state and federal courts as you help passengers navigate their path through the American judicial system.

  • Do I Have a Right? - In Do I Have a Right? you can run your own firm of lawyers who specialize in constitutional law. Decide if potential clients have a right, match them with the best lawyer, and win their case. The more clients you serve and the more cases you win, the faster your law firm grows!

  • Executive Command - Ever wanted to be President for a day? In Executive Command, you can be President for four years! 

  • Immigration Nation - Do you know how people become citizens of the United States? In Immigration Nation, you’ll help guide newcomers along their path to citizenship. 

  • LawCraft - Are you ready to learn how laws are made? In LawCraft, select a district to represent in the House of Representatives. You'll then review letters from constituents, dig into survey data, and select an issue that's important to you and the people that live in your district.

  • NewsFeed Defenders - Welcome to Newsably, a fictional social media site focused on news and information. Your mission? Maintain the site, grow traffic, and watch out! You'll also need to spot fake posts that try to sneak in through hidden ads, viral deception, and false reporting.

  • Race to Ratify - Race to Ratify drops you into 1787, where the ink is still drying on the new Constitution. Will it become the law of the land or will it fall into the dustbin of history? The fate of the young nation is in your hands!

  • Sortify: U.S. Citizenship - Are you an expert on U.S. citizenship? Put your knowledge to the test 

  • Win the White House - Do you want to be the next President of the United States? This refreshed version of Win the White House challenges you to build your campaign and allows you to simulate a presidential election


Voting Process Games 

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