Reacting to the Past

Check this out:

http://reacting.barnard.edu/

“Reacting to the Past (RTTP) consists of elaborate games, set in the past, in which students are assigned roles informed by classic texts in the history of ideas. Class sessions are run entirely by students; instructors advise and guide students and grade their oral and written work. It seeks to draw students into the past, promote engagement with big ideas, and improve intellectual and academic skills.”

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One Response to Reacting to the Past

  1. Thanks for posting this, Shelley, it’s indeed a very cool project. I believe some folks at John Jay were using this a couple of years ago. In the embryonic stages of the CUNY Games Network there was a meeting at the Grad Center and I think I remember some discussion of RTTP there.

    If anyone decides to use this in a class please get in touch — the Games Network would love to hear about your experiences!

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