Argument Wars is a fantastic find from Teachers as Technology Trailblazers. It is located on the iCivics website. This interactive simulation, great for middle schoolers, produces situations in which students make decisions to prove their case before a Supreme Court judge.
Description from the website: “Ever tried to win a disagreement? In Argument Wars, you will try out your persuasive abilities by arguing a real Supreme Court case. The other lawyer is your competition. Whoever uses the strongest arguments wins!”
Two more Interactive Simulations from iCivics.
Descriptions from website.
- Do I Have a Right: In Do I Have A Right?, you’ll run your own firm of lawyers who specialize in constitutional law. You’ll need to decide whether potential clients “have a right,” and if so, match them with the right lawyer. The more clients you serve and the more cases you win, the faster your law firm will grow! Can you think on your feet? You’re going to have to!
- Supreme Decision: Ever wondered how the Supreme Court really works? In Supreme Decision, you help cast the deciding vote. At stake is the suspension of Ben Brewer who wore his favor band t-shirt to school against dress policy. You’ll help the final Justice make up her mind and influence the outcome of the case!