New Civics Game and Free Teacher Workshop

12 Feb 2018 10:51 PM | Susan Tomlinson (Administrator)

New Civics Game and Free Teacher Workshop

The Indiana University Center on Representative Government is excited to share with you the latest news regarding our interactive civics game, Engaging Congress.  This FREE primary source-based digital game made its appearance in the App Store and Google Play in November.  We are happy to announce that it is now available for play on the Web.  The Web version will work on most laptop and desktop computers-including Chromebooks.  Please access the Web version via the Engaging Congress website

At you will also find a "How to play the game" video, a teacher toolkit, links to all of the primary sources used in the game, standalone links to the 5 videos produced for the game, and a form to request free giveaway items for your class.

What is Engaging Congress?

Engaging Congress is a fun, interactive game that uses primary source documents to explore the basic tenets of representative government and the challenges they face in contemporary society.

Some ideas for using Engaging Congress in your classroom::

  • An interactive way to analyze primary sources individually or as a class
  • A fun way to review for end of course assessments or test
  • Use on eLearning days
  • A fun way to connect traditional content with digital gaming 

Join us for a FREE Workshop

Want to learn how to incorporate the game into your existing curriculum?  Attend a FREE teacher workshop on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 9-3 at the Center, 201. N. Indiana Ave, Bloomington, Indiana.  Sub pay, lunch and free parking are provided for the first 20 participants. For more information, please contact Dr. Elizabeth R. Osborn at or 317-370-5041.

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  Workshop Details:

March 16, 2018: Indiana University Center on Representative Government (Bloomington Campus)

What's included (first 20 participants):


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Sessions will run from 9:00-3:00.  

The workshop is open to all Indiana educators and administrative staff. 

For more information about the game or other Center programs, please contact us at, or 812-856-4706. For more information about CORG, please visit our website at

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