US History

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Games

A CONSTITUTIONAL KIDNAPPING

Topic: Constitution, Constitution Day

  • AUTHOR: Charles Martindell
  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, US History, Constitution
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 8-12

A NIGHT AT THE CIVIL WAR MUSEUM

Topic: Civil War History

  • CONTENT AREA: US History - Civil War
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 5-12
  • STANDARDS: United States History Content Standards Era 5, STANDARD 2 - The course and character of the Civil War and its effects on the American people. Standard 2A The student understands how the resources of the Union and Confederacy affected the course

ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION AND CONSTITUTION

Topic: US Govvernment

  • Content Area: American History
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Topic: Identify Important Historical Figures and Events

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, US History
  • GRADE LEVELS: K-1
  • STANDARDS: SS.K, SS.1

BRAILLE PARTY

Topic: Louis Braille’s Birthday: January 4, 1809 (companion to "Happy Birthday, Mr. Braille!" physical game)

  • CONTENT AREA: Media Literacy; Braille (digital companion to physical game "Happy Birthday, Mr. Braille")
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-6

CAN WASHINGTON RETIRE?

Topic: Presidents, George Washington

  • CONTENT AREA: Presidents, George Washington
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-5
  • STANDARDS: VS.6a The student will demonstrate an understanding of the role of Virginia in the establishment of the new American nation by explaining why George Washington is called the “Father of our Country”.

CAREER CHAOS

Topic: Describe how and why people have adapted to and modified their environment in the United States

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.9

CDC VIRUS OUTBREAK!

Topic: MAP SKILLS

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, Map Skills
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Middle School
  • STANDARDS: NSS-G.K-12.1 THE WORLD IN SPATIAL TERMS Understand how to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective. Understand how to use mental maps to organi

CITIZEN SCRAMBLE 2

Topic: US History (companion to physical game, "Citizen Scramble")

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary, US History (companion to physical game, "Citizen Scramble")
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-5
  • STANDARDS: Understand the significance of national symbols and holidays.

DECODING THE WAR

  • Game Designer: Mark Hammons
  • Content Area: History
  • Ideal Group Size: 10-15 players Suggested Time: 45 MINUTES
  • Recommended Ages: High School, Adult

DOCUMENT DISORDER

Topic: Identify the key elements, purposes and importance of significant US documents

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, US History
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.15

DOCUMENTAL DISASTER

Topic: Identify the purposes of the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, Government
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): SS.2.12, SS.3.10

DREAMING OF DC

Topic: Explain various patriotic symbols, music, and documents that contribute to national identity

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, U.S. History
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.17

ELLO GOV'NA

Topic: Understand the basic economic patterns of early societies in the United States

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, US History
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 5
  • STANDARD(S): SS.5

Exercise Your Right to Vote

Topic: Voting Proceess

  • Content Area: Social Studies
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School

GOVERNMENTAL GENIUS

Topic: Identify/compare systems of government of early European colonists

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, US History/Government
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.14

GRAND CANYON QUARTER CLUES

Topic: Grand Canyon National Park

  • CONTENT AREA: National Parks, Grand Canyon National Park
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-12
  • STANDARDS: National Geography Standards - Places and Regions 4. The physical and human characteristics of places. 5. That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity. 6. How culture and experience influence people's perception of places and r

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

Topic: Great Smoky Mtn National Park

  • CONTENT AREA: National Parks, Great Smoky Mountain National Park
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-12
  • STANDARDS: Social Studies/US Regions- Use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information; Analyze the physical and human characteristics of places; Create regions to interpret Earth’s comp

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. BRAILLE!

Topic: Louis Braille's Birthday: January 4, 1809

  • CONTENT AREA: Louis Braille’s Birthday; Braille
  • IDEAL GROUP SIZE: Small groups of 5-6 Students per group
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-8

HEROIC HISTORY II

Topic: Identify past and present leaders and their contributions to national government

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, U.S. History
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.19

HEROIC HISTORY IV

Topic: Identify the accomplishments of notable individuals in the fields of science and technology

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 5
  • STANDARD(S): SS.5.23

INVENTOR PATENT PROBLEM

Topic: Engineering & Technology: Inventions, Innovation (National Inventors’ Day)

  • CONTENT AREA: Engineering & Technology: Inventions, Innovation (National Inventors’ Day)
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 5-8
  • RECOMMENDED GROUP SIZE: Small Groups

INVENTOR PATENT PROBLEM DIGITAL

Topic: Celebration of Inventions and Innovation

  • CONTENT AREA: History, Inventions & Innovation
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 5-8

JOY IN THE COLONIES

Topic: Explain when, where, and why groups of people explored, colonized, and settled in the United States

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, US History
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.1

LEONARDO'S NOTEBOOK (Renaissance)

  • Content Area: History, ELA, Renaissance
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School

LIBRARY CATASTROPHE

Topic: Use valid primary and secondary sources to acquire information about the United States

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 5
  • STANDARD(S): SS.5.24

LINKING WITH LEWIS AND CLARK

Topic: US History, Lewis and Clark

  • Game Designer: Ann Brucker
  • Content Area: US History
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School, High School

LOST LETTERS OF LIBERTY

Topic: US History, American Revolution

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies; US History, American Revolution
  • IDEAL GROUP SIZE: 5-8 players
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 4-9
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text. SS.5.A.5.1 Identify and exp

MAP MAYHEM 3

Topic: Identify and describe the types of settlement and patterns of land use in the United States

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, Geography
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.8

MISSING APUSH BOOK REVIEW

Topic: US HISTORY

  • Content Area: AP US History
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: High School

MYSTERIES OF THE FALLOUT SHELTER

Topic: Cold War

  • Content Area: Social Studies, Cold War
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class/ Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Upper Elementary/Middle School

NEWSELA UNLOCK THE WRITTEN WORD

Topic: Get acquainted with Newsela by exploring some social studies topics

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, Newsela
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 4-12

PINNACLE PHONE PROBLEM

Topic: Pinnacles National Park

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies; Pinnacles National Park
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-12
  • STANDARDS: National Geography Standards - Places and Regions 4. The physical and human characteristics of places. 5. That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity. 6. How culture and experience influence people's perception of places and r

PRESIDENTIAL PERPLEXITY

Topic: Presidents' Day

  • CONTENT AREA: Presidents' Day (US)
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 4-12

PREVAIL THROUGH THE OREGON TRAIL

Topic: Social Studies, Westward Expansion

  • Content Area: Social Studies, Westward Expansion
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School
  • Standards: Use concrete words, phrases, and sensory details to convey the experiences of settlers on the overland trails to the West, Analyze the reasons, outcome and legacy of groups moving west

Raiders of the Lost Locker

Topic: Upper Elementary Teambuilding

  • Game Designer: Breakout EDU Team
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Upper Elementary, Middle School

REVOLUTION (American Revolution)

  • Content Area: Social Studies, US History, American Revolution
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School
  • Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text

ROAD TO REBELLION

Topic: Describe the development of the free enterprise system in colonial America and the United States

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, US History
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.11

ROOTED IN DEMOCRACY

Topic: BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT

  • Content Area: Social Studies, Government
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School

SAVE THE CONSTITUTION

Topic: The Constitution (Elementary)

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, US Constitution
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 4-8
  • STANDARDS: SS.5.A.5.1 American Revolution and Birth of a Nation

SHERLOCK: MR. PRESIDENT

Topic: President's Day (digital companion to "Vote for Me!" physical game)

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, History, Holiday - Presidents' Day (digital companion to "Vote for Me!" physical game)
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-6

SNEAKING PAST THE ARTS

Topic: Identify significant examples of art, music, and literature from various periods in U.S. History

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, US History
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.21

STOVE HAT DOWN!

Topic: Abraham Lincoln

  • CONTENT AREA: US History - Presidents (Abraham Lincoln)
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-8
  • STANDARDS: VA STANDARD 2.4 The student will describe how the contributions of selected individuals changed the lives of Americans, with emphasis on Abraham Lincoln. VA STANDARD USI.9d The student will apply social science skills to understand the causes,

SYMBOL SHOWDOWN

Topic: Identify customs, symbols, and celebrations that represent American national identity

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): SS.2.14, SS.3.12

TAMING THE WEST

Topic: WESTWARD EXPANSION

  • Content: Social Studies
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School

THE BLACK BLIZZARD (The DUST BOWL)

  • Content Area: Social Studies, US History
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: High School

THE CONSTITUTION

Topic: Identify the issues that led to the creation of the U.S. Constitution

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, US History
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.3

The Crazy Colonies

Topic: American Colonies

  • Content Area: US History
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class/ Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School, High School

THE CULPER RING SPIES (American Revolution)

  • Content Area: Social Studies, US History, American Revolution
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School

THE GILDED GAZETTE (Gilded Age)

  • Content Area: History
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: High School

THE LAST GREAT RACE

Topic: Iditarod

  • Content Area: Social Studies, Iditarod
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: High School
  • Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.2

THE MERCURY 13

Topic: Women's History, NASA

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, History
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 9-12, Adult

THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES

Topic: CIVIL WAR

  • Content Area: Social Studies, Civil War
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School

THOMAS JEFFERSON LOST HIS QUILL!

Topic: Presidents: Thomas Jefferson

  • CONTENT AREA: Presidents - Thomas Jefferson
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 4-8
  • STANDARDS: VA STANDARD USI.6c The student will apply social science skills to understand the causes and results of the American Revolution by describing key events and the roles of key individuals in the American Revolution with emphasis on Thomas Jeffers

UNREST IN THE COLONIES

Topic: Social Studies, Amer. Revolution

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, US History; American Revolution
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 4-9
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text. SS.5.A.5.1 Identify and exp

VIVA LA HUELGA

Topic: GRAPE BOYCOTT

  • Content Area: US History
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: High School
  • Standards: Describe the significance of Mexican immigration and its relationship to the agricultural economy, especially in California.

VOTE FOR ME!

Topic: Presidents' Day, Elections

  • CONTENT AREA: US History, Presidents' Day
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-8
  • RECOMMENDED GROUP SIZE: Small groups of 5-6 Students per group

VOTES FOR WOMEN (Suffrage)

  • Content Area: History, Social Studies, Suffrage
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School
  • Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.9 - Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary, into a coherent understanding of an idea or event, noting discrepancies among sources. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1 - Prepare for and particip

WASHINGTON DC REVISION

Topic: 3 Branches of Government

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, 3 Branches of Government
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Elementary
  • STANDARDS: SS.4.C.3.1 Identify the three branches (Legislative, Judicial, Executive) of government and the powers of each.

WASHINGTON IS ON THE WAY!

Topic: George Washington

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies - George Washington
  • IDEAL GROUP SIZE: Small groups of 5-10
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-8
  • STANDARDS: VS.6a The student will demonstrate an understanding of the role of Virginia in the establishment of the new American nation by explaining why George Washington is called the “Father of our Country”.

WATERGATE BREAK IN...ER BREAKOUT! (Watergate - Nixon)

  • Content Area: United States History, Watergate
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: High School

YOU BE THE GOVERNOR

Topic: Explain economic patterns of early European colonies; identify major industries of colonial America

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, U.S. History
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.10