Celebrate Bill of Rights Day with That’s Your Right!

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Annenberg Classroom, Filament Games release constitutional learning game

Celebrate the ratification of the Bill of Rights on December 15 by playing That’s Your Right! Developed by Filament Games for the Annenberg Classroom project at the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics, That’s Your Right is a captivating, single or multiplayer digital card game that challenges players’ knowledge on the first ten amendments to the US Constitution.

Designed for play in the classroom, students apply Amendment Tokens to real-life scenario cards to win points and take them away from their opponents. Watching a series of videos about individual amendments reveals secret codes and upgrades to the in-game experience that allow students to customize the look of their game.

The game will be integrated into the comprehensive, multimedia Constitution curriculum at AnnenbergClassroom.org, which provides free classroom resources for middle and high school teachers. In addition to games, the website features award-winning documentaries on landmark Supreme Court cases and constitutional concepts, daily civics news, a moderated online student discussion forum, articles based on current events called Speak Outs, lesson plans, downloadable books on the Constitution, a glossary, and an interactive Constitution guide called What It Says, What It Means.

“We couldn’t be more excited to develop and release That’s Your Right for the Annenberg Classroom curriculum,” said Abby Friesen, Lead Game Designer of That’s Your Right at Filament Games. “Bill of Rights day is a great opportunity to discuss the Constitution, and That’s Your Right gives students and teachers an authentically fun way to get that conversation started.”

To play That’s Your Right, visit the Annenberg Classroom website at AnnenbergClassroom.org.

About Filament Games

Filament Games is a production studio that develops engaging teaching and learning games. The company’s games combine best practices in commercial game development with key concepts from the learning sciences, sparking inspiration through exploration and discovery. Filament Games works with teachers, parents and students to engineer authentic gameplay mechanics that assist educators with meeting Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core requirements, and specific learning objectives. For more information, visit http://www.FilamentGames.com.

About Annenberg Classroom

Annenberg Classroom is a project of the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics at the Annenberg Public Policy Center. In addition, the policy center is a partner in the Civicsb Renewal Network, a consortium of more than 25 organizations dedicated to elevating the visibility of civics in education and providing a wealth of no-cost, high-quality resources for teachers. Among the network’s partners are the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the National Constitution Center, the Newseum, and the U.S. Court system.

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