As Muskegon County Commissioners, we would like to introduce you to a program designed for grades 6 - 12 to discover how "Counties Work".
Below is a link to a five-page tutorial for getting started in this web-based inter-active simulation of holding office and helping community citizens. Though similar to games students may have played at home, this program will help users understand some of the issues that government leaders face.
There are tools available for teachers to track students' progress in developing their County and assisting their constituents as well as competing with one another. If teachers choose not to use this as part of their curriculum, we hope you will make it available to try in your libraries or computer labs for students, teachers, adult education programs, etc.
Getting Started with Counties Work - Tutorial (PDF)
Counties Work - Play Now!