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CLIENT: George Mason University
With a growing interest in online interactive tools and a rising emphasis among educators on creativity, problem solving and critical thinking skills, a new generation of online learning environments has emerged. Teamed with the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, we developed Eagle Eye Citizen — an engaging, online and mobile-friendly interactive educational game for high school students focused on Congress and civic participation.
With Eagle Eye Citizen, we created an interactive format that encourages students to slow down their thinking by investigating primary sources related to Congress and civic participation. Students learn to uncover clues and to ask critical questions about what is present and what is missing. Noticing small but significant details, students are prompted to make connections to larger themes of citizenship and Congress past and present.
Eagle Eye Citizen provides students and teachers the opportunity to engage with primary sources from The Library of Congress, with real outcomes, and without the often slow, uneven process of creating social or political change. It is designed to teach students the critical thinking skills they need to be active and engaged citizens in the 21st century and to create an interactive learning platform that offers flexibility, long-term sustainability, and the potential for inexpensive, ongoing content expansion.