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Shawn Graham's Blog – November 2007 Archive (2)

Rubric for assessing historical scenario-building for Civilization

One of the things that always amazes me about playing Civilization IV (or indeed, just about any game you’d care to name) is what might be called the

‘metagame’ - the discussions on the forums, the fansites, the

user-created mods. It seems to me that this is one of the most

important aspects of the educational use of commercial games. On

Civfanatics, there is a discussion entitled ‘…


Added by Shawn Graham on November 14, 2007 at 10:43am — 9 Comments

Towards a Theory of Good-History-through-Good-Gaming for Historians and Educators

I posted the following on my main blog, but I thought that there might be folks over here who would also be interested ....

"What do you get when you bring together educators, historians, and new media specialists to discuss what constitutes best practice for history simulations & gaming?

Well, everything from…


Added by Shawn Graham on November 5, 2007 at 9:11am — No Comments



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