presidents day

Make President’s Day POP with GameUp and the Mixer!

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Between the State of the Union address, the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address and President's Day, there's a reason that our February Spotlight is US Presidents! Between GameUp, the Mixer a...
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Win The White House Game Play Strategies

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These Win The White House Game Play Strategies can help students to keep a close eye on the map while battling over electoral votes and popular support. The electoral college is a tricky concept to un...
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Preparing to Play Supreme Decision

Posted by Dana Burnell on

Make sure learners have the background knowledge when preparing to play Supreme Decision. Students should know: What the Constitution and the First Amendment are The job of the Supreme Court, ...
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Law Craft Game Play Strategies

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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...
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Executive Command Game Play Strategies

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Gaining the Support of Congress: The game play strategies key to the Executive Command game is to focus on winning support from Congress for the President’s signature issue that was chosen in the...
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Branches of Power Assessment Ideas

Posted by Dana Burnell on

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...
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Branches of Power Social Studies Game

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

BrainPOP’s GameUp Presents iCivics

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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.

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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...
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Ayiti: The Cost of Life

Posted by SM Bruner on

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 manage ...