In this interactive game from iCivics, students learn about local government by playing a county official responding to citizen requests. They explore whether their citizens are making sensible requests and which county department can best address a citizen's concern. Students decide if taxes should be raised or lowered to maintain a balanced budget and what the best action is when a crisis strikes. This game can be played during a lesson on local and state governments for reinforcement or after a lesson as an assessment. It can be played in a whole group or individually.
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