Challenge your students to solve familiar problems in a fictional community by playing Neighborhood Good. This game takes players through identifying and understanding a community problem, listening to neighbors impacted by the issue, and making a plan that works for all. Students will be able to address three different challenges or revisit a challenge to try different solutions. This game is a great way to show your students how civic engagement works.

In Neighborhood Good, your students will:

  • Select the issues in the community that resonate with you
  • Pick which community members to talk to
  • See the level of impact your plan made on the challenge
  • Find out how other players addressed the same challenges as you

For English Language Learners: This game offers a support tool, Spanish translation, voiceover, and glossary.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Defense Education Program (NDEP) for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education, Outreach, and Workforce Initiative Programs under Grant No. HQ0034-21-S-F001. The views expressed in written materials or publications, and/or made by speakers, moderators, and presenters, do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Defense nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


  • Identify a problem in the community
  • Gather information about the problem, the impacts, and possible solutions
  • Build a plan to address community challenge
  • Identify elements of a plan that can contribute to an impactful outcome

This Game is included in the following units:

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