War and Diplomacy in China, 223 BCE--Reacting to the Past Online Faculty Workshop--December 14-15 (7:00-8:30 PM, EST)

The Reacting Consortium, a not-for-profit organization that supervises the Reacting to the Past pedagogy, is pleased to announce a faculty training workshop for a new game, still in development, set at the end of the Warring States era. Reacting to the Past consists of complex games set in the past, in which students take on roles informed by classic texts. (The February, 2020 issue of the American Historical Review featured positive reviews of eight other Reacting games.)

Teaching India, 1945: Workshop in New York City, June 14-15

"Defining a Nation: The Indian Subcontinent on the Eve of Independence, 1945," by Ainslie Embree and Mark Carnes, will be featured at the Reacting to the Past Summer Institute at Barnard College in New York City, June 12-15, 2019.  https://reacting.barnard.edu/ai-2019. Reacting to the Past consists of elaborate in-class games, in which students take on roles informed by classic texts.

Race, Radicalism, and Reaction in the 1960s and 1970s

Chair: Todd Holmes, Oral History Center, University of California, Berkeley
Commentator: David Barber, University of Tennessee at Martin

Organizing Multiracial Workplaces: The Activism of the League of Revolutionary Struggle, 1974–1991 
Eddie Bonilla, Michigan State University

“With Imagination and Enthusiasm:” The FBI, COINTELPRO, and Investigations of White Student Activists in the 1960s South 
Gregg Michel, University of Texas at San Antonio

New Course: UCLA Immersive International Studies Summer Institute for Pre-College Students

UCLA is pleased to announce a new 1-week intensive summer program for high school students from June 26-30, 2017 using  "Defining a Nation: India on the Eve of Independence, 1945" from the Reacting to the Past series of immersive role-playing games. Students will be able to earn 2 college credits while learning about India at the end of British colonial rule.

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