Coming to Terms with Military History: Civil War, WW1, WW2, Vietnam, Iraq

I have not posted much on this blog about the powerful military leaders, strategies and battles in history, when in fact there are whole courses, schools and museums devoted to military history. For some students, especially those who go on to serve in the military, that IS what history is mostly about, war games. For others, … Continue reading Coming to Terms with Military History: Civil War, WW1, WW2, Vietnam, Iraq

6 Crossword Puzzles on Early American History

Links to six crossword puzzles on early American history from Rudolph Academy: European Competition in North America. Spain Claims Empire. Answers. Spanish and Native Americans Crosswords. Answers. Beginnings of America, 1689 to 1763. Answers. Beginnings of Slavery Crosswords. Answers. European Exploration of Americas Crossword Puzzle European Exploration of Americas Crossword Puzzle Answers Go to more … Continue reading 6 Crossword Puzzles on Early American History

Civilization VI Teaches World History

Sid Meier's Civilization VI is not just a mindless video game. It teaches important stuff, such as how to build an empire and compete with other empires. Patch Notes. "Everyone thinks they can run the government better than the politicians in power right?" asked the IGN Staff. "Well, Civilization gives you that chance to prove … Continue reading Civilization VI Teaches World History

Rewrite History With Interactive Games

Grand strategy video games from Paradox Interactive let users take control of a country on the world stage and try to expand it, over the course of centuries, into a grand empire. Dominate or be dominated is often the choice. "There's nothing sweet and easy about a Paradox game.They’re complicated, difficult and take forever — … Continue reading Rewrite History With Interactive Games

Videogames Can Be Used to Teach History

I've often believed that videogames can be designed to engage youngsters with world history. Here are 15 Video Games That Teach History. More games that teach history, from Common Sense Media. Jeremiah McCall, PhD, a high school history teacher in Cincinnati, Ohio, maintains a website on Gaming the Past. He offers teaching materials, history content … Continue reading Videogames Can Be Used to Teach History

Digital Teaching Tools Proliferate. Here are 18

I have been using digital teaching tools such as superteachertools.us to increase student engagement since 2010. My university was a big user of Blackboard. Other tools I've encountered include these: duolingo canvas flipgrid google classroom google slides ixl nearpod kahoot moodle.com peardeck plickers quizizz quizlet storyboard that twitter search seesaw tophat.com

PlayingHistory.org Aggregates Dozens of Games About History and Humanities

"A flurry of interest has arisen around the potential of digital games, simulations and interactives to promote humanities learning, spurred in part by a growing body of research on the value of educational games," according to PlayingHistory.org. "Foundations and universities have invested millions of dollars into developing these games, yet many are built, tested, and … Continue reading PlayingHistory.org Aggregates Dozens of Games About History and Humanities

Pop Culture Embraces Counter-Factual Scenarios

When the hit television series "Big Bang Theory" features a game called "counter-factuals," with the culturally iconic nerd Sheldon Cooper and his girlfriend Amy playing and defending their conjectures.. When the Anti-Defamation League uses counter-factuals to inspire social activism... When Youtube.com measures millions of views for alternate history videos... When online game-makers such as Steam, … Continue reading Pop Culture Embraces Counter-Factual Scenarios