Educator Resources for Sortify: U.S. Citizenship

Sortify: U.S. Citizenship is an original BrainPOP game created in partnership with iCivics. Students categorize and sort information from the Citizenship and U.S. government-based BrainPOP movies into “buckets” which represent key concepts on the topic. Information is presented on game-show type tiles that represent past and current U.S. citizenship rights and issues. The sorting process requires students to group together like or complimentary tiles, and to make distinctions between dissimilar or unrelated tiles. Using more complex concepts for sorting earns students more points and shows an understanding of the framework of history, as well as geographical knowledge. Scores for Sortify vary based on factors including the combination and difficulty of the selected buckets. Accruing the highest possible score indicates that a student has understood the U.S. Citizenship topic enough to strategically group and categorize key concepts and ideas.
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