12.G4 - Political and Civic Participation

Rise Up: The Game of People & Power

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Lead a march of thousands of people. Write a protest song that goes viral. Fight for what you believe in. Rise Up is a cooperative board game about building people power and taking on oppressive systems to create change.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Family/Consumer Science
Play Time: 
60 min.
Rise Up: The Game of People & Power

City Hall

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City Hall sees players competing to become Mayor of New York City. They do this by attempting to be the most successful at both bringing people into the city as well as campaigning for the citizens' approval. Whoever best balances these two goals will win the election.

Grade Level: 
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
90 min.
City Hall

Campaign Manager 2008

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A modern U.S. presidential campaign is one of the most amazing organizational endeavors undertaken by man. In 2008, John McCain and Barack Obama collectively spent $2.4 billion dollars on their efforts to be elected President of the United States.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
30 min.
Campaign Manager 2008

1960: The Making of the President

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All elections are turning points, but the presidential election of 1960 holds a special place in American history. The 1950s had been a period of unparalleled economic growth and US global power. Richard Nixon served as President Eisenhower's Vice President through most of the period.

Grade Level: 
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
120 min.
1960: The Making of the President