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Online Game: Counties Work

Monday, October 3, 2011, 5:41 pm

This fall, students in schools across the country will be able to learn about county government through an online game and curriculum that the National Association of Counties (NACo) created in partnership with iCivics, Inc. The game, "Counties Work," will educate students, grades 6 through 12, about the important role and functions of county government by letting them run their own county. A curriculum and webquest has also been developed to assist teachers with preparing lessons on county government. While playing the game, a student will be a county official responsible for providing services, dealing with citizen requests, setting and raising revenues, and working within a budget. Along the way, students will learn about the various services provided by county departments while having to make tough decisions.

For more information, please email Bill Cramer, marketing director or Tom Goodman, public affairs director or by phone at 888-407-NACo. 

For more information, contact Harold Blattie, 406-449-4360