Resources



"The Democracy Lab" -- Resources for teachers and students - www.icivics.org


Contact LRE @:

8000 Weston Parkway
Cary, NC 27513
(919) 677-0561
1-800-662-7407
lre@ncbar.org

Games

    • Art of Crime Detection - The Art of Crime Detection is an interactive Web activity consisting of an introductory animation, two crime-solving scenarios, and an open-ended drawing tool, designed for middle-school aged students.
    • Fantasy SCOTUS - Fantasy SCOTUS is an online interactive game. It is a Supreme Court fantasy league in which players predict current case outcomes, and is already a wild hit with law students, attorneys, and judicial chambers across the country.
    • Mission US - Mission US is an interactive adventure game designed to improve the understanding of American history by students in grades 5 through 8. May be helpful as a review for older students as well.
    • Pinky Spots - Funny, animated video spots show how our system of democracy works. Topics include: Compromise, Special Interests, We Don't All Agree, and You Have a Voice.
    • The People's Pie - Do you like to control your own money? In People’s Pie, you control the budget of the federal government! You choose how federal revenues should be raised and how taxpayers’ money should be spent. You must decide how to fund programs that are important to you, without setting taxes too high or borrowing too much money.
    • The Redistricting Game - The Redistricting Game is designed to educate, engage, and empower citizens around the issue of political redistricting. Currently, the political system in most states allows the state legislators themselves to draw the lines. This system is subject to a wide range of abuses and manipulations that encourage incumbents to draw districts which protect their seats rather than risk an open contest. Beyond playing the game, the web site for The Redistricting Game provides a wealth of information about redistricting in every state as well as providing hands-on opportunities for civic engagement and political action.
    • Texas Bar Association LRE - Games - Interactive law-related education games, hosted by the Texas Bar Association.