Relive History & Teach Government with Games

With the days of Oregon Trail far behind us, educational video games are not often viewed as a competitive force within the gaming world. Classroom-friendly games that were once so popular amongst students now appear to be dull when compared to the modern day virtual realities such as Halo and Madden. Unfortunately, trendy games such as these have little to no educational connection and are left out of the classroom.

This leaves educators struggling to find the perfect mix between educational video games and student enjoyment. What can teachers turn to that provides an educational advantage as well as an edge in the gaming world?

Two sweet history and current events games combine educational value with fun, current gaming trends: Mission US and Fantasy Supreme Court.