Vassal Lane Students Work on Democratic Knowledge Project

Vassal Lane Students Work on Democratic Knowledge Project
Posted on 02/19/2020
Vassal Lane Upper School eighth-grader Bodie Morein toggled her laptop mouse, marching Brianna Little, her video game heroine, to a fort in New York state during revolutionary times. A crowd formed, chanting:

“If I say, ‘This is our,’ you say ‘Petition!’ ”

“If I say ‘Stamp Act,’ you say ‘No consent!’ ”

The game, “Portrait of a Tyrant,” is a small part of a year-long civics education curriculum with high stakes — the future of civics knowledge, identity, and engagement — for Morein’s class and students across the state.

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