Games in the History Classroom
- Thomas Heaney(theaney)United States
As a teacher, I am always trying to find new ways to involve students and new approaches to learning, and as a gamer I am always sensitive to the possibilities of teaching with games. Now, most games cannot “teach” history – they are best used to teach geography and help understand certain concepts. A game -- or more accurately a simulation -- that really teaches history would, generally speaking, be far too complicated for use in the classroom.Recommend
For these reasons, I have tried to play games that are relatively easy to learn, and have a significant amount of player-interaction. In particular, I had been looking for a game to play during the first week of classes when I’m trying to get students to loosen up, have fun, and get to know one another. (I found what I was looking for . . . see below.)
PS I’m going to make another list for future suggestions.
- [+] Dice rolls