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Short Role-playing Simulations for Early US History [NOOK Book]

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This book contains all you need to conduct fun and engaging activities that will motivate your students to love learning America’s history
Games take only 1- 4 hours ...
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Short Role-playing Simulations for Early US History

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Overview

This book contains all you need to conduct fun and engaging activities that will motivate your students to love learning America’s history
Games take only 1- 4 hours Fits multiple grade levels Easy set up and record keeping
Easily reproducible playing pieces Standards-based
o Addresses multiple intelligences and learning styles
o Stimulates creative thinking
o Develops historical empathy
A huge variety of activities:
? Role-playing simulations
? Hands on and creative activities
? Individual and group decision-making
? Writing historical newspapers, resumes, letters and fictional stories
? A mapping activity
? Drafting a colonial charter
? A trial and a war game
? Counterfactuals and more!
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Editorial Reviews

www.magnificopublications.com - Susan Leftwich
I recently added the "War of 1812 Simulation" and "Secession Convention" to my 8th grade curriculum. They were easy to implement right away, and the kids enjoyed them! I'm looking forward to adding more of these activities to my classroom in the future.
www.magnificopublications.com - Natalie Case
I love the book!!! The book is exactly what I needed to hold my kids attention and interest in history, as after so many years in the public school system, they think history is ''boring''. Now they are learning it is not, and their creative abilities will soar!!! Thank you so much for this great tool!!! --Natalie Case, homeschooling parent
Master's thesis - Tom Ng
These simulations expressed purpose are to help students develop an empathetic understanding of the past by recreating some of the constraints and conditions past leaders have faced in the safety of a controlled classroom setting. Students are encouraged to creatively think and problem solve. This forces students to consider history from the perspective of those living at the time and creates a unique opportunity to illustrate the reasoning for past decisions.
e-mail - Ryan Vallery
Thank you for sharing your wonderful simulations. My classes have absolutely loved them…my students and I wish you had one for every possible lesson.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014619141
  • Publisher: Magnifico Publications
  • Publication date: 3/24/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 84
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Di Giacomo graduated from San Jose´ State University with a BA in Ancient and Medieval history, a BA in Social Science and an MA in American History. He has been a teacher for over 20 years and has taught in a variety of schools from private and continuation schools to public high schools. He has taught everything from at risk and limited English students to honors and college preparatory classes. The subjects he has taught include US and World History, Government, Economics, Bible and Ethics, History of the Cold War, and Contemporary World History. He has been a reviewer and contributor to textbooks, and a frequent presenter at social studies conferences on the use of simulations, videos, and computers in education. Rich’s love for history led him to develop this unique book, which allows students to go beyond lectures and reading to participate in history on their own! He firmly believes that history shapes who we are and the world around us. If people do not understand history, they do not really know who they are.
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