Law Craft Game Play Strategies

January 23, 2013

Activating Prior Knowledge: Students can play and learn from the Law Craft game without any pre-teaching. However, they may get more out of the game if they have some background knowledge and game pl...

Branches of Power Assessment Ideas

January 23, 2013

This game helps students see how the branches of power are interrelated. Use the following questions to spark discussion on the Branches of Power game as to what students learned about the legislative...

Argument Wars Social Studies Game: Preparing for Play

January 23, 2013

Learners will get more out of the Argument Wars social studies game if they are familiar with the rights contained in the Bill of Rights and in other amendments. It would also be best if they understa...

Quandary: Preparing to Play & Guiding Questions (with ELL Support)

January 23, 2013

Before playing this ethics and English game, ask if students are familiar with the word "Quandary"? You may want to start the session by asking: “Do you know what the game’s title means? What is a...

Preparing for the 3rd Presidential Debate with BrainPOP

October 22, 2012

Preparing your students for tonight's 3rd and final presidential debate? Remember, BrainPOP has a plethora of resources for you to use in the classroom. Check out our election spotlight movies, our...

BrainPOP’s Election Spotlight and Upcoming Events

October 1, 2012

This month BrainPOP’s spotlight is "Elections", and we at BrainPOP educators are excited to help share the best online resources for engaging students in the 2012 campaign! These election spotlights...

iCivics Success!

July 20, 2012

The popularity of gaming in the classroom is rapidly growing and more studies are proving that it’s not just fun, it actually helps students learn! iCivics, the developer of GameUp games Supreme Dec...

Branches of Power Social Studies Game

June 20, 2012

Visit the Lesson Ideas page to find resources for Branches of Power, a free online civics and social studies game....

BrainPOP’s GameUp Presents iCivics

June 20, 2012

Teaching U.S. Government? You'll love the iCivics games on BrainPOP's GameUp. This screencast shares best practices for getting the most of of these amazing games.  ...

Ayiti, a Classic Game from Global Kids, Comes to GameUp.

June 17, 2012

Ayiti is the latest addition to GameUp in conjunction with Global Kids! We’re really excited to share this unique game with you. Ayiti is a turn based, strategy game that challenges players to mana...