iCivics Named Common Sense Education 2022 Selection for Learning, Receives Four-Star Rating

June 08, 2022

We're proud to share that iCivics has earned an official seal from Common Sense Education 2022 Selections for Learning!

The Common Sense seal program recognizes outstanding media with an official seal for quality and impact. Common Sense Selections for Learning are best-in-class media resources and tools that facilitate great learning experiences for students and educators. Common Sense expert reviewers make hand-picked, official selections annually based on independent rating criteria and pedagogical rubric. Learn more about the criteria used to rate and review.

Our four-star rating, conducted by Common Sense's Editorial team, consisted of four stars or above in the following categories:

  • Engagement: “Games vary in their appeal, but most are amusing, absorbing opportunities to think deeply about civic engagement.”
  • Pedagogy: “Each game offers a unique spin on content. Some, like Race to Ratify, mix facts and concepts in fascinating ways. Lessons help make learning stick and offer useful extensions.”
  • Support: “Each game has a detailed tutorial, and help screens in each support struggling players. There's a lot of reading, so it's handy that some games have a Spanish mode.”

“Wonderful! I have promoted [iCivics] to teachers that want to start in a game-based approach. The material is sound and teachers have data on each of their students' learning. The website is complete with lessons and suggestions for using the games. If you are interested in engaging your students in civics...this is a must use approach.” - Sandy W. Classroom teacher at Catalyst Charter Middle School