ERIC Number: ED077826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Learning with Games: An Analysis of Social Studies Educational Games and Simulations.
Charles, Cheryl L., Ed.; Stadsklev, Ronald, Ed.
Seventy social studies educational games and simulations, designed for K-12th grade, with many applicable to adults, are described and analyzed in the major section of this book. Each of the analyses is divided into eight categories and provides an overview of the game; a description of the physical qualities and cost of the materials; suggested time required to play the game; intended user characteristics; rationale and general objectives; basic concepts, generalizations, trends, themes, or simulated situations which are the basis for the content of the materials; procedural activities and responsibilities of students and teachers; and evaluative comments. Arrangement of the analysis is alphabetically by game title. Games are cross referenced by developer, grade level, publisher, subject area and miscellaneous. In addition to the analyses the book contains: 1) an extensive list of sources and resources on the development and use of educational games including an annotated bibliography of books on simulation design and use, listings of game bibliographies and directories, various developers in the field of social studies, and several newsletters and journals dealing with simulation/games; and 2) an Abbreviated Games and Simulation Guide which includes a list of over 250 games available in social studies education but not analyzed in the previous section of the book. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Civics, Class Activities, Directories, Economics, Educational Games, Elementary Education, Games, Geography, History, Instructional Materials, Political Science, Psychology, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology
Social Science Education Consortium Publications, 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 ($4.95)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.