American Democracy Game

This interactive civics game helps middle school students gain a better understanding of representative democracy.

  • In Level 1, students act as elected officials dealing local issues, such as proposed construction of a dog park.
  • In Level 2, students act as state government representative and deal with a weightier issue – lengthening the school day by 1 hour so students participate in mandatory physical activities.
  • In Level 3, students consider legislation lowering the voting age to 17.

Throughout the game students must consider several alternatives and weigh the costs and consequences of each.

This game includes accompanying classroom activities and discussions