iCivics Attends ESA Games for Impact Showcase

May 25, 2018

May 8th, iCivics participated in the ESA Games for Impact Showcase held at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill. Eight members of Congress and over 300 Congressional staff attended the event and learned about the impact that games can make on learning practices, accessibility to content, and community engagement.

At the iCivics table, attendees learned about the latest products and campaigns coming out of iCivics including DBQuest a primary source document research tool; new English language learner support materials; ¿Tengo algun derecho? the Spanish Language version of Do I Have A Right?; and the Democracy at Play campaign encouraging families to talk about civics and politics over the summer and encouraging communities to host game nights to increase local civic participation. Attendees played Represent Me, Counties Work, Win the White House, or Do I Have A Right? on iPads and laptops.

Members of Congress in attendance were: 

  • Doug Collins (R-GA)
  • Ryan Costello (R-PA)
  • Bradley Byrne (R-AL)
  • Will Hurd (R-TX)
  • Jim Costa (D-CA)
  • David Cicilline (D-RI) 
  • Bill Foster (D-IL) 
  • Hank Johnson (D-GA)

Check out all the action on Twitter: #GamesForImpact