Gaining News Literacy (Heath & Maddie, 11th Grade) 

Becoming Savvy with Public Media (Tracy, HS)

Gaming and Civics Education (Justice O'Connor, courtesy of

Putting WV at the Forefront of Education (Gayle Manchin, WV First Lady)

The 2012 Finalists have been announced!

The World Wide Workshop and West Virginia Department of Education,
in collaboration with Knight Foundation, Adobe, iCivics, and
Honorary Chair Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (ret.), announce:
Grand Prize
Game Designer Kit (Laptop and Adobe Flash software) for each member of the winning team!

Letter to Competitors from Honorary Chair Sandra Day O'Connor

Printable Competition Flyer and Rules
Competition FAQ | Judges | Helpful Tips | Submission Checklist | Content Checklist


Fall Course
  1. Registration:
    October 11, 2011
  2. Paper Prototype:
    October 11, 2011
  3. Game Demo:
    November 18, 2011
  4. Game Presentation:
    January 20, 2012
  5. Final Game:
    January 30, 2012

Full-Year Course
  1. Registration:
    November 18, 2011
  2. Paper Prototype:
    November 18, 2011
  3. Game Demo:
    February 16, 2012
  4. Game Presentation:
    May 26, 2012
  5. Final Game:
    June 6, 2012

Spring Course
  1. Registration:
    February 1, 2012
  2. Paper Prototype:
    February 15, 2012
  3. Game Demo:
    March 16, 2012
  4. Game Presentation:
    May 26, 2012
  5. Final Game:
    June 6, 2012


Play the Winning Civics Games from 2011
See the Press Release for the 2011 Competition Season

Winners will be chosen based on:
1. How well the game works (Technical quality)
2. How well the game-making process is presented (Production quality)
3. How well the game represents civics knowledge and facts (Research quality)
4. How well the game teaches civics content (Content quality)
5. How well the game is designed (Artwork and animation quality)
6. How well the team collaborates (Teamwork quality)

Globaloria West Virginia students making games about Civics and News Literacy topics are eligible to enter:

* Origins of key ideas and values
* Systems of government (democracy,
communism, monarchy, dictatorship)
* Majority rule
* Minority rights
* Separation of powers
* Individual rights

Functions and Systems
* Local, state and federal systems of government
* Local, state and federal court systems
* The three branches of government
* Role of citizens and outside groups (unions, lobbyists, media)

* Voting
* Citizenship duties
* Citizen's rights
* Community participation and active
citizenship (e.g. community service,
volunteering, protests, petitions,
town hall meetings)

News Literacy & Social Issues
* Current events
* Current political unrest
* Natural disasters and disaster relief
* Poverty
* Environmental issues
* Global issues
* Human rights
* Civil rights
* Nutrition and health issues
* Criminal justice
* Bullying
* LGBT issues and rights
* Teen pregnancy
* Substance abuse
* Peer pressure

The World Wide Workshop thanks our 3rd Annual Civics & News Games Competition partners:  West Virginia Department of Education  Adobe  The LAMP The Knight Foundation  UPrinting  State of West Virginia  BrainPOP EA

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