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Arguments War FilamentGames (U.S.A.), Our courts (U.S.A.), 2010 Play it Now !

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Classification

SERIOUS GAME
(Edugame)

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Purpose

Besides play, this title features the following intents:
  • Educative message broadcasting
  • Training

Market

This title is used by the following domains:
  • Education

Audience

This title targets the following audience:
Age : 8-11 / 12-16
Students

Gameplay

The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

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Argument_wars.png Argument Wars is a video game that teaches students about landmark Supreme Court cases that clarified key constitutional rights, including:
Brown v. Board of Education (14th Amendment right to equal education)
New Jersey v. TLO (4th Amendment right against illegal searches at school)
Miranda v. Arizona (5th Amendment right to remain silent)
Texas v. Johnson (1st Amendment freedom of expression as it pertains to flag burning)
Gideon v. Wainwright Amendment freedom (6th Amendment right to counsel and 14th Amendment right to due process in criminal trials in state courts)

Each case is a separate game within Argument Wars, so you can choose to have your class learn as many or as few of the cases as your curriculum requires. In each game, students play a lawyer who represents one side in the case. Students identify the main argument in favor of the side they represent, then back up that argument by evaluating a variety of possible supporting statements. Students must correctly choose the best supporting statements to help their side, and must be prepared to satisfy the judge by showing that they understand how the support relates to their main argument. At the same time, students must also evaluate the arguments and supports offered by their computer-generated opponent, who represents the opposite side in the case.

Distribution : Internet - Free
Platform(s) : Browser (Flash)

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