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Foto: The Secret World, FunCom, 2012ff, PC, Nolden
Foto: The Secret World, FunCom, 2012ff, PC, Nolden

History and society in video games and how to use them in middle school

Many video games are set in historical times. Accordingly, they convey morals and ideas of these times. In school, students are supposed to learn to identify these historical productions and reflect upon those ideas and images, which may be hidden and only visible by looking closely at the setting.

Often, teachers lack the technical and administrative necessities and concepts for classes in order to deal with video games in history class. The research project ‘HistoGames‘ was developed by history didactics, Public History at the University of Hamburg and students to provide examples for classes (middle school level).

This workshop lets participants explore the materials and helps them construct a concept for class. While these concepts will be according to the specific needs and circumstances, there will also be room to discuss improvements, chances and problems.

In order to test the concepts under realistic circumstances, participants are invited to bring their own mobile devices or laptops.

Gaming experience is not required. This workshop will be in German.

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