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Sheppard Software's U.S. Government Games

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required


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Computer(s), Internet access, projector

Activity Description

An interactive Web site with U.S. government games on a number of topics including Checks & Balances, Branches of Government, members of the current administration, and the roles of the members of the Executive branch.


  1. Be sure your computer has the appropriate plug-ins to play the games.
  2. Play the games and decide which seems appropriate for your students.
  3. Decide if you want this to be a group or individual activity.


  1. Either as a class or individually, have students visit the Web site and select the game you have chosen.
  2. Play the game and discuss any points the students have trouble answering.

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This Web site has a wide variety of games on different topics, including vocabulary games, and more.


  • Intermediate High
  • Advanced


Basic Communication

  • (5.5) Understand the functions of government
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.