Civics is for everyone. Empower and equip English (ELs) and multilingual learners (MLs) with iCivics resources. We offer Spanish-language versions of our most popular games and leveled English Language Learning (ELL) supports throughout both the games and ancillary materials. We are committed to helping every student understand our system of government and be inspired to be civically engaged.
Many of iCivics games are available with EL supports and Spanish translations.
- Option to play in Spanish or English
- English-language voiceover, glossary, and gameplay scaffolds
- Embedded & printable content guides
- Accompanying Extension Packs (in English or Spanish)
- Available on the web and as Apps to play on tablets
Which games have supports for ELs/MLs?
To help you make the most out of learning, we now have Spanish-translated versions of our Extension Packs to accompany these games!
Extension Packs provide tips, instruction, and guidance on making the most of our games in the classroom. These extension activities build reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills – as well as content knowledge!
Our ever-expanding library of Spanish-language resources now includes 40 lesson plans. These lists will help you plan ahead as you work to empower your Spanish-speaking English and multilingual learners (ELs/MLs).
Use Kami for more accessibility
We have teamed up with Kami, the leading digital classroom app to offer more flexibility to use our lessons digitally. With Kami, ELs/MLs can highlight, annotate, and mark-up iCivics lessons. There is also a text-to-speech feature to read the text aloud as well as a built-in dictionary. And, students and teachers can leave each other video, voice, or screen capture comments to explain or share feedback. For more information, click here.
Infographics introduce students to a new civics topic, as well as practice much-needed visual literacy skills.
Since infographics present information concisely, visually, and broken into manageable chunks, they are a great tool for ELs and MLs. Infographics are an excellent way to scaffold instruction and present content while meeting students’ language needs. They also include teacher guides with background information, comprehension questions, and vocabulary.
Along with infographics being great tools for teaching EL/ML students, iCivics has a growing library of infographics available in Spanish.