The League of Women Voters encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government.
NEW ONLINE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT GAME CALLED VERIFYIT!
Linda Bytof from the Alameda LWV (Portland area) has introduced a program they developed as a Civics Ed resource. It's a new online civic engagement game called VerifyIt!
Their Youth Outreach Service developed VerifyIt! to help spread awareness about civics and voting rights and to combat the misinformation that is so pervasive today.
Game topics include voting, news literacy, and civics knowledge. And in the voting category, have recently added questions specific to Oregon!
The game is a free, fun, and engaging way to teach young voters about current issues in our country and encourage their active participation in our democracy. Although the online game is aimed primarily at young voters, VerifyIt! can be played by any individual player or group with an interest in civic engagement!
No matter the setting, VerifyIt! is an educational tool that provides students and young voters with valuable information about their civic rights and responsibilities and encourages them to question the information they see and share online.
The aim of the Alameda League is to raise awareness of this important educational assessment tool and encourage teachers to use VerifyIt! in their classrooms as a way to gauge students' knowledge and spark discussions about civic engagement.
It is our hope that our community will use VerifyIt! as a tool to reach our young voters and others so they become well-informed voters and engaged citizens.
League to which this content belongs:Coos County