iCivics – “Win the White House” game and “Extension Pack”

Lesson Duration

From iCivics

Running for the presidency isn’t easy! In Win the White House, you get to manage your very own presidential campaign by strategically raising funds, polling voters, launching media campaigns, and making personal appearances. Keep a close eye on the map as you battle over electoral votes and popular support.”

Play the game: https://www.icivics.org/games/win-white-house

Make your students’ game play more meaningful with activities designed specifically for Win the White House.

Go to the Win the White House Extension Pack: https://www.icivics.org/teachers/lesson-plans/new-win-white-house-extension-pack

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the electoral process (primary and general elections, Electoral College)
  • Identify the influence of the media in forming public opinion
  • Describe the various sources and uses of campaign funding
  • Describe the types and purposes of polling data
  • Analyze how parts of a whole interact to produce outcomes in complex systems



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.