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.)
There was a thread posted last week or the week before asking about using the Reacting to the Past pedagogy for online courses. First, if you want to learn more about RTTP and view the game library, visit the consortium website here: http://reactingconsortiumlibrary.org/
"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.
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
Announcing a Native American history track for the Reacting to the Past Summer Institute in New York City. (June 14-17, 2018) Open to higher education faculty and administrators. Participants explore this high-impact pedagogy by participating in the following sessions:
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.