Gaming the Past is intended to introduce students to the concept of historical games as both a pedagogical tool and a primary document to be analyzed. Students read current theory on gaming in education, historical games and their connection to popular culture and public memory formation, and finally design their own education simulation.
Author: John Patrick Riley
I am a US historian specializing in the Civil War, Fatherhood, and Slavery. I received my PhD from Binghamton University in 2017. My teaching focuses on the first half of the US survey, the Civil War and Reconstruction, Crime and Punishment in America, and memory. I stream historical games on Twitch, and have a Youtube show, "The Civil War on Paper," where I discuss a local newspaper's coverage of local and national events from 1861-1865.