Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Cool Website for Fun and Learning

At this point in the summer it’s fairly common for kids to admit to their parents that they’re bored. Well, with school still a month away how about a little learning and a little fun mixed together?

An online, interactive Web site ( that teaches middle school students about civics includes a wealth of information for teachers and students about the three branches of government. While teachers will enjoy the lesson plans, I’m betting the students will be more interested in the online games by casting the deciding vote in a case as a U.S. Supreme Court justice, acting as president, or crafting laws as a member of Congress.

Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor started the national initiative, and I’m pleased to serve as Ohio’s spokesperson and adviser.