The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Follow-up on Playful Historical Thinking Class Experiment

Jan 24, 12 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Follow-up on Playful Historical Thinking Class Experiment

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Last fall, I conducted an experiment in classroom pedagogy, building a modern European history course around the concept of playful historical thinking. I wrote about this in a guest post for Play the Past last September, which you can and should read here before continuing. I thought I would take this opportunity to give a quick...

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Historical Hit Points: An Introduction of Sorts

Dec 06, 11 Historical Hit Points: An Introduction of Sorts

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Before getting into the guts of this piece, first a little context: I have a fairly extensive background in gaming of all sorts, which is pretty much what one would expect from a child of the 1980s. Growing up, one could always find in my house worn and well-used board games like Life, Connect Four, Risk, Stratego, and Axis &...

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