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ERIC Number: EJ1027890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-1551-2169
You Sunk My Constitution: Using a Popular Off-the-Shelf Board Game to Simulate Political Concepts
Bridge, Dave
Journal of Political Science Education, v10 n2 p186-203 2014
Using an example, this article demonstrates how instructors can make use of popular off-the-shelf board games to model politics. I show how the rules of the popular board game "Battleship" can be manipulated to simulate centralization of power and, more specifically, the differences between the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. Off-the-shelf board games like "Battleship" provide a powerful--and virtually unrecognized--tool to help simulate complex institutions and concepts by modifying well-known rules to fit pedagogical needs. Board games therefore constitute an untapped resource waiting to be exploited by creative educators.
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Language: English
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