The start of a new school year coupled with the covid-19 pandemic and the 2020 election makes this year one of the most important for students in recent history. Misinformation online, coupled with a lack of understanding of voting rules, makes this election year particularly difficult for young and first time voters. Our inability to speak with them and interact directly during such a critical time has created a real challenge for our youth outreach programs. At the LVW of Alameda we decided to address the challenge by developing an online game to meet young voters in their online learning space. We’d like to share it with you!
Our new game, VERIFYIT! is a free, online educational game that gives students practice in examining news articles, current questions about voting, and facts about our government.