Games and History

On the list of links to your right, you’ll find a new one.  It’s the final report for my 2012 Faculty Innovation Award.  Inspired by the posts on Play The Past, I explored how I could use games (and, more broadly, historically-based media) to enhance how I encourage my students to be better consumers of historical media.  I used the game Colonization as a starting point–because there’s just so much wrong with it–and tried to develop a writing assignment that will force students to begin examining historical media more critically.

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