In my experience as a public high school history teacher, I have found that students are most engaged by games and simulations. I try to have one a unit. These fun and exciting games are original creations, which have been used in class!
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In this game-based history simulation, students will role-play as heads of families in the Reconstruction Era South. Students will experience what life was like as a sharecropper or tenant farmer after the Civil War. By playing through four years
This game-based simulation is usually students' favorite game of the school year! In this historical simulation, students role-play as heads of diverse families throughout all parts of the Thirteen Colonies before and during the American
In my school, tests and quizzes have been eliminated in favor of research project assessments. While it encourages creativity, I find that students need a background in the time period in order to know where to begin research. After presenting an
Too often, we as teachers will tell students to "Google" something, without first providing instructions on how to conduct web-based searches. And too often, students type the full question into the search bar.
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These reflection questions should be assigned after completing the Sharecropping Game. These questions have students reflect upon the challenges facing sharecroppers and freedmen in the Reconstruction Era following the US Civil War.
The necessary scoresheet accompaniment to the Sharecropping Game, students will use this score sheet to keep track of their simulated family's finances. Some math is involved (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) but instructions
This is the necessary accompaniment to the Life In The Colonies Game. In this simulation, students will simulate different members of pre-American Revolution society to answer the essential questions: "How much did the Stamp Act affect colonists