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iCivics and George Washington’s Mount Vernon museum are announcing Constitutional Compromise, an online game that teaches kids about the making of the U.S. Constitution.
It’s a game about the civility and compromise that shaped the historic document’s creation that culminating in its signing in 1787. The game is being released today, on Constitution Day, for free on icivics.org.
To celebrate the launch, a live event will be held on the grounds of Mount Vernon today on Constitution Day, where over 100 students from Alice Deal Middle School in Washington, D.C., will gather. The event will feature a live stream starting at 9:30 AM EST, allowing students nationwide to participate virtually.
Award-winning Constitutional scholar Linda Monk, along with historical re-enactors portraying George Washington and James Madison, will engage in debates reflecting the topics covered in Constitutional Compromise. In-person attendees will have the opportunity to play the game and explore Mount Vernon’s grounds. Students across the country will view a livestream or a recorded version of that conversation. And then they are also invited to go and play the game.
It’s part of a movement to keep young students more engaged with lessons by putting them in a form they can understand better: computer games. The idea is to immerse students in the pivotal moments and compromises that led to the signing of the document.
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