Friday, June 12, 2015

A Few History Games to Enjoy in Class

Looking for a different way to engage your students? Try computer games.

These games are free to play on a computer and offer students a another way to interact with content.  In a recent two hour block my students* tried them out.   Here are some of the things they had to say.

Lewis and Clark Game
"You get to see how Lewis and Clark traveled across America and the decisions they had to make." -Alvin

Win the White House

"In this game, you get to manage your very own presidential campaign by strategically raising funds, polling voters, launching media campaigns, and making personal appearances."  -Beth

"The game was fun but frustrating when you got a question wrong and you had to start over to fling the teacher." -Kelly
"The game is based on the leadership of a nation during times of crisis and the tactics used by nations to resolve global issues."-Dan

"I liked the game because it simulate real life examples of people fighting for their rights and you get to play to have a team with diversity in their skill set." -Mary 

*Student names changed.

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