Gaming the Great War: A Game-Based Approach to Teaching and Assessment

Tuesday 3:00 Room A-1

Presenter: Scott Kallens, Hillsborough High School, Kelli Kallens, Montgomery Upper Middle School and Timothy Rohan, Stephanie J. Hull, Ph.D., The Woodrow Wilson National
Fellowship Foundation

Woodrow Wilson HistoryQuest Fellows will demonstrate the use of game-based learning in middle- and high-school history classes through a sample WWI-themed game. This session will illustrate how to create learning experiences that engage students personally in the kinds of forces and decisions that shape history, rather than emphasizing dates, facts, and biographies. The Fellows will explain how these strategies have helped them transform curriculum, meet goals and content standards, and reach diverse learners.

Target Audience

  • Middle School
  • High School

Subject Area

  • U.S. History
  • World History
  • Civics/Government

The Presentation (PDF)
Game Board (GIF)
Timeline Cards (PDF)