Educational Simulation Activating a Community Issue
Part of the iCivics suite of games, Activateis designed to provide teachers and students with immersive and effective tools for learning about civic issues. In the game, students campaign for an issue of their choice, become a local leader, and start a national movement. Players start by selecting one issue to volunteer and advocate for; the game offers four options: stop bullying at their school, help their family, volunteer at a local animal shelter, or clean up the local park. The issues are initially framed in terms of local action, but as players progress and complete goals (in the form of minigames), their activism reaches a national scale. By completing tasks, managing resources, and mobilizing others, students will successfully reach their goal: to raise awareness throughout all regions of the United States.
In 2013 the Tunnel to Towers Foundation launched its 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit, a tribute to all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, including the 343 members of the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Every year the Youth Free Expression Program (YFEP) invites young filmmakers to create a short film on a contemporary First Amendment issue. This year the topic for the Youth Free Expression Film Contest is BODY LANGUAGE: Uncensored Pride.
This summer, educators can join other teachers from around the country and constitutional scholars from across the philosophical spectrum for virtual summer educator programs with the National Constitution Center.