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New democracy contest aimed at social studies students, teachers

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009

Forget Monopoly. Forget the game of Life. A few students from Purdue have teamed up to put together a more exciting and interactive game, called the Digital Democracy Contest, that requires maneuvering watchdog websites sites.

Aimed at social studies students and teachers, the game walks players through how to find specific data to answer questions for points. The learning objectives? 1) Find several types of campaign contributions; 2) Investigate the voting records of members of Congress; and 3) Investigate the revolving door of specific members of Congress.

The Digital Democracy Contest is the result of a MacArthur Foundation grant and help from the Sunlight Foundation.

Read more: Digital Democracy Contest Video at imPACT Ohio