iCivics – “Cast Your Vote” game and “Extension Pack”

Lesson Duration

Election Day is coming! In Cast Your Vote, students will discover what it takes to become an informed voter — from knowing where they stand on important issues to uncovering what they need to know about candidates. Students:

  • Learn about the importance of local elections
  • Watch candidates discuss important issues in Town Hall debates
  • Identify issues that matter to them and rate candidates’ stances
  • Collect their own notes on candidates within an in-game app

Objectives -

  • Establish, explain and apply criteria useful in selecting political leaders.
  • Evaluate candidates based on their qualifications, experience, voting record, endorsements, and messaging.
  • Evaluate information and arguments from various sources to identify stands taken by candidates on issues.
  • Compare different perspectives and prioritize issues according to personal views.

This game offers a keyboard navigation mode, as well as a screen reader to supplement the use of sound effects and voiceover. Support is also provided for English Learners.





iCivics is a nationally-renowned site founded by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor that provides innovative and interactive curricula and activities for civics/government classrooms.