According to the Guardians of Democracy report, young people can practice citizenship by playing roles in simulations. Games and other simulations contribute to civic learning by allowing young people to act in fictional environments in ways that would be impossible for them in the real world. Games and simulations can be constructed so as to be highly engaging and motivating while also requiring advanced academic skills and constructive interaction with other students under challenging circumstances 34.
Join Dr. Jane Lo, assistant professor of teacher education at Michigan State University, to learn more about her research around the use of simulations for civic learning in the classroom. Get your questions answered about how to create equitable opportunities for rigorous and relevant civic learning through simulations.