App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.
Title: Sid Meier's Civilization V
Summary: Legendary strategy game is a hit with history buffs in school and out
Pros: It's an expansive, gorgeous sandbox with time-tested and wildly popular gameplay.
Cons: Could prove too challenging for some students and too taxing for older computers.
Bottom Line:For flexible classrooms, creative teachers, and sharp students, Civilization V is the perfect platform for making rather than memorizing history.
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