2018 Great Lakes History Conference
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About The Event
PLAYING WITH HISTORY
Gaming and simulations have long served as pedagogical tools in the history classroom. History-oriented games are also big business for the video and board-gaming industries. Their appeal derives from the thrill of role-playing and speculation on the possibilities of human actions, and as pedagogical devices their potential to enhance student engagement is obvious. Current historical scholarship also now focuses on disrupting received wisdom of long-held teleological conclusions and pondering contingent and conjunctural dynamics of global-scale historical developments. This conference will consider these trends and practices while serving as a regional training and gaming hub for Reacting to the Past—the innovative pedagogy used in numerous disciplines.
If you need assistance to offset the cost of a substitute teacher, send a request that includes your name, your school, your financial office contact (with address), and the cost of a substitute to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will review the requests and send you an approval of funds that can be shared with your school. We will not send the reimbursement until after the conference.