Engaging Congress 4+

Sustaining Democracy

Indiana University

Designed for iPad

    • 3.5 • 11 Ratings
    • Free



Engaging Congress is a game that uses primary source documents, photographs, political cartoons, maps, and other items to explore the challenges of sustaining representative democracy in our complex and diverse nation today.


- Introductory Video
- Theme-based Stories
- Primary Source Gallery
- Primary Source Analysis
- Trivia Challenge
- Assessment Tools
- Mini-games...

Engaging Congress content is divided into five thematic stories:

- More Equal Than Others (Influencing the Political Process)
- Laws and Sausages (Separation of Powers)
- Vote Early, Vote Often (Voting Rights)
- A Balancing Act (The Federal Budget)
- Fair is not Always Equal (Federalism and States' Rights)

The accompanying Engaging Congress website (engagingcongress.org) contains many additional resources including:

- The Teacher Toolbox
- Curriculum Guide
- Correlation of content with Social Studies standards
- Bank of multiple-choice and discussion assessment questions
- Links to Library of Congress primary source analysis guides
- Downloadable PDFs and PNGs of all primary source documents
- And more.

What’s New

Version 1.95

Content updates, optimizations, and app updates to ensure modern device compatibility.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

cameo674 ,

Free Engaging Civics app for all ages groups

Engaging Congress appealed due to the use of actual primary sources. The fact that it is free and my resources were limited made it an easy decision to download and try out for large groups of students in our Civics program. The trivia aspect allowed the kids to review what was just covered and allowed them to compete against each other if they wished. The kids enjoyed the visuals paired with the narration. Unlike a past user, I did not have any issues with sound.

msjujee ,

No sound

I've tried re-downloading the app, but I can't get the sound to work. I can read the CC for the stories, but this is definitely not ideal.

Lil'Lou1999 ,

Won’t work iPad

Our school iPads are iPad 2 and have iOS 9 but the app won’t open. The screen will turn the blue color then close.

App Privacy

The developer, Indiana University, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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