Great History and Geography Games
It can be tough to get students interested in social studies. It's easy to get lost in a mess of dates, places, and people -- all of which seem so remote from kids' day-to-day lives. This collection of history and geography games -- spanning elementary to high school -- offer so much more than a textbook. They're absorbing and full of challenging scenarios. Some are packed with facts and knowledge while others offer alternate histories that can encourage reflection and discussion. They can be used in classrooms or assigned for homework or enrichment. These games also include a range of topics -- from U.S. presidents, cities, and countries to different civilizations and historical events, from folklore and culture to politics, war, and social issues. All of them, however, focus on making history relevant and are sure to spark discussion and debate.