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History Students Learn About Government through Civics

Seventh-grade history students learned the intricacies of lawmaking during a recent lesson in Doug Huff’s class. Students logged on to iCivics, a website that teaches civic education, to play LawCraft. “We are currently studying the branches of government and the game provides an excellent way for the students to learn the lawmaking process,” Huff said. Seventh-graders navigated the steps taken when crafting a law. They selected a district to represent, reviewed letters from their virtual constituents, and drafted a bill. Throughout the game, students learned the relationship between a political office and its constituency, as well as the connections between a law and its values.