Games in Social Studies

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Games in Social Studies

Games and simulations used in all realms of social studies classes.

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Latest Activity: Mar 26

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Civilization Game: How good do you have to be? 2 Replies

I'm wondering about using Sid Meier's Civilization - or maybe Freeciv - with my 6th grade World History students, but I am concerned about my own skill level at the game.  I get the big picture and I…Continue

Started by Carrie Shanahan. Last reply by Brian Markwald Aug 14, 2012.

Preview, Follow-up and Debrief

I love using games, and I see how they connect to the curriculum but I am not always great at helping kids see the connections and take their learning beyond the specific activity. How do others…Continue

Started by Molly Smith Jul 1, 2011.

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Comment by Jeff Kohls on June 27, 2011 at 3:27pm

Games have changed the world.  Time to integrate them into education.

http://tinyurl.com/6dc7naq

 

Comment by Jason Eifling on June 27, 2011 at 10:20am

http://playinghistory.org/

 

Has links to various online games.  Be warned that many links do not work.

Comment by Rachel Labossiere on June 23, 2011 at 12:26pm
Great Depression Simulation (the challenge of getting/applying for government assistance) - fcweb.sd36.bc.ca/~mah_d/ss11/PogeyActivity_inClass.doc
(it will automatically open the document, so click "yes" when prompted).
Comment by Jose Luis Redondo on June 22, 2011 at 5:03pm

A game designed to create our own business, it could be interesting for economics lessons or something related with professional developement.

http://armorgames.com/play/7348/corporation-inc

Comment by Jeff Kohls on June 22, 2011 at 12:30pm
Greetings, I thought there should be a group to address the use of games and simulations in the social studies. Please use this as a forum to discuss and share what you do, or would like to do.
 

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