Win The White House
Do you have what it takes to win the presidential election?
Win the White House teaches students in grades 4-12 about the challenges of running for office by empowering them to create and manage their own presidential campaigns. Players must strategically raise money, poll voters, launch media campaigns, and make personal appearances, all while keeping a close eye on the map as they travel from state to state battling for popular support and electoral votes from the primaries through the general election.
First launched in advance of the 2012 election, the game was recently revamped and launched ahead of the 2016 presidential election. The 2016 game has been updated with new content and will give students a more personal and immersive experience, providing more control and ownership over their candidates and platforms and more challenges to promote deeper learning of current political issues. In the newer version, players can customize their candidate’s appearance, home state, party, slogan, and platform issues. Players must present policy solutions and defend positions on their selections. In addition to correctly explaining an issue, players are challenged with making policy proposals that align with the party’s approach to the issue at play.
Win the White House has been played more than 3.5 million times by nearly 2.8 million individual users. It is part of the iCivics suite of games which are designed to provide teachers and students with immersive and effective tools for learning about civic issues.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
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