At 86, She’s Got Game
At 86, She’s Got Game
By  GAEMS PR | On April 21, 2016

Sandra Day O’Connor is best known as the first woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Today, at age 86, Justice O’Connor has traded in her black robe for a video game controller. The New York Times recently profiled her transition to a gamer, a way for her to help educate young people about government.

After retiring from the Supreme Court, Justice O’Connor started iCivics. The non-profit organization is “dedicated to reinvigorating civic learning through interactive and engaging learning resources.”

Millions of students have played iCivics games since they were first introduced in 2009. The newest game is Win the White House which allows players to manage their own presidential campaign.

Justice O’Connor decided to use video games to teach students about government and community involvement because she was concerned they weren’t learning enough in school. As she told The New York Times, “Government isn’t handed down in the genes. It has to be taught through every generation.”

Who knows? Because of Justice O’Connor, a future President of the United States might be learning about government right now while gaming. We applaud her efforts. All she needs now is a Vanguard.

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