Civics education matters now more than ever.

iThrive Sim's suite of role-playing simulation games meet the moment, providing relevant game-based learning experiences that make media literacy, history, and civics education come alive in high school social studies and humanities classrooms.

Civics Education - iThrive Sim
Civics Education Powered by Play
Our take on civics education embraces a unique learn by doing approach that enlists the power of play. 

Using the proprietary iThrive Sim platform, developed in partnership with the creators of the award-winning Situation Room Experience, play and tech merge to create an immersive civics education experience that invites students to:

Civics Education - iThrive Sim

Make arguments using sources and data, and experience and evaluate consequences to their decisions

Civics Education - iThrive Sim

Lead their own focused group discussions and debates on constitutional issues

Civics Education - iThrive Sim

Apply and expand their knowledge of civics while exercising core social and emotional skills

iThrive Sim is a 2021 EdTech Cool Tool Award in the categories of Games for Learning/Simulation Solution and New Products and Services.

iThrive Sim, the authoring platform for our civics education role-playing games, is a 2021 EdTech Cool Tool Award finalist in two categories.

  • iThrive Sim scenarios live on a web-based, device agnostic platform.
  • iThrive Sim scenarios can be used in any educational space (in-person, hybrid, or virtual) or home with access to WiFi and a 1:1 device such as a laptop, tablet, or mobile phone.
  • The dynamic tech in the iThrive Sim platform enables a one-of-a-kind civics education experience where students access, evaluate, create, and use content.
  • iThrive Sim scenarios are rich with content that hits core social studies and social-emotional learning standards.
Pair iThrive Sim scenarios with expertly crafted social studies lessons plans and social-emotional learning activities. 

Each iThrive Sim scenario is accompanied by facilitator guides, SEL activities, and social studies lesson plans. Each resource has been expertly created to support meaningful civics education in high school classrooms. Learn more about each iThrive Sim scenario and how to bring it to your students:

An iThrive Sim scenario where students build skills for negotiation and compromise while playing roles in state and federal government during a national pandemic.


An iThrive Sim scenario where students build critical thinking skills and make high-stakes decisions as the fate of the country rests in their hands.


An iThrive Sim scenario invites students to practice media literacy as they role-play as journalists tasked with reporting the truth about a storm threat.


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