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In this interactive game from iCivics, students learn how to make a positive change in their community. Students campaign for an issue of their choice, learn how to grow an organization of friends into a national movement, and engage the community and elected leaders to raise awareness and support for their cause. This game can be played when teaching a lesson on civic and community activities for reinforcement or after as an assessment.

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Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 7
12 ) Describe how the United States can be improved by individual and group participation in civic and community activities.

•  Identifying options for civic and community action
Examples: investigating the feasibility of a specific solution to a traffic problem, developing a plan for construction of a subdivision, using maps to make and justify decisions about best locations for public facilities

•  Determining ways to participate in the political process
Examples: voting, running for office, serving on a jury, writing letters, being involved in political parties and political campaigns

Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: Civics
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
  • Explain how participating in civic and community activities improves life in our community, state, and country.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • civic
  • community
  • political process
  • political participation
  • political parties
  • campaigns
Students know:
  • Individual citizens and community groups can improve their community by actively participating in the political process. Examples of participating in the political process include voting; running for office; writing letters to office holders; being involved in political parties and political campaigns.
Students are able to:
  • List ways to actively participate in the political process and in their community.
Students understand that:
  • Individual and community participation has the potential to improve the U.S. society.
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Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.7.12- Recognize opportunities for participation in community and civic action.

Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 9-12
Contemporary World Issues and Civic Engagement
7 ) Identify strategies that facilitate public discussion on societal issues, including debating various positions, using a deliberative process, blogging, and presenting public forums.

Unpacked Content
Strand: Elective
Course Title: Contemporary World Issues and Civic Engagement
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
  • Identify various strategies for public discussion of societal issues.
  • Analyze debating techniques, the use of deliberating, blogging, and public forums.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • public discussion
  • societal issues
  • debate
  • blogging
  • deliberation
  • public forum
Students know:
  • Strategies for public discussion.
  • Important controversial issues facing society today.
  • A variety of techniques for analyzing methods of public discussion and when each method is appropriate.
Students are able to:
  • Analyze strategies for public discussion.
  • Debate, deliberate, blog, and hold public forums on various societal issues.
Students understand that:
  • Public discussion is important in regards to societal issues and how each method is appropriate at various times depending on the discussion.
Tags: civic and community activities, debate, public discussion, society
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Author: Ginger Boyd