Oceana: A Virtual Democracy
Oceana is an online role-playing game that helps middle school students develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become informed and civically engaged in a society of diverse individuals and opinions.
In the fictional world of Oceana, students are engaged in a challenging and creative environment where they are involved in making their community a better place.
Students will learn to identify a problem, research possible solutions, make a well-reasoned argument about how to solve the problem, and compromise as necessary to reach a solution.
They will get practical experience in analyzing what they read and hear to understand the factors that affect a person’s credibility, bias, and persuasiveness.
The Center on Congress believes that Oceana has enormous potential as a teaching tool to help interest young people in our government and to help them learn key lessons in civics — particularly the central importance of citizen engagement to the entire political process.
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