Web Games for History, People, or Literature (and...a little help?)

As school starts for most, I'm wondering about the use of online, interactive games for exploring History and learning about great people from the past.

When Flash was introduced, we thought this was the answer to the dreadfully boring and uninformative history text, the literature dryly delivered by Mr. J. Evans Prichard. And we saw a lot of promising interactive games early on.

So, do you use them? Do you find them educational? Do you find them at all?

We started a list: Games That Teach History, and have collected more of and about web games for history. Can you or your students find more? What do you think of the ones there?
Ed

Tags: gaming, geography, history, socialstudies

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I don't know if this qualifies as a game, but I plan on passing it on to my social studies teachers and to my graduate students at the university.

http://museumbox.e2bn.org/

I will try it on a scaled down level with my ELLs and I think they will really have a wonderful time learning content while they grow in writing and reading skills along with making huge jumps in vocabulary.

Denise

www.ellteacherpros.com

www.teachingsuccesseswithells.blogspot.com
Denise: The computer teacher did this with my class. They did encounter some difficulties in that the wrong box would come up when they pressed on the link. Not sure where the problem was, since I didn't do this with them. But, I agree, it is a great alternative to Powerpoint.
When will the world be free of glitches:)

Thanks for the heads-up!

Denise

www.ellteacherpros.com
www.teachingsuccesseswithells.blogspot.com
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Directory of Educational Resources on the Web
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Web Games and Interactive Websites on pretty much anything you could think of. Just added a new section for iPod Touch Apps for Preschool and Elementary.

Hope it helps you out!

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