The Plebs and NCSS 2018

This year, I’m making my first visit to the National Council for the Social Studies conference.

On Saturday, I’m presenting some materials to attendees around a group of lessons I have built around a simulation activity to help kids learn about Ancient Rome. It’s one of my favorite topics, but it doesn’t sell itself, honestly. I have been there – when I didn’t know anything about Rome, I didn’t want to know anything about Rome. Just learning a little bit about it made me feel the weight of all of the things I didn’t know.

Sometimes, games and challenges to play a role can help. This group of assignments is designed around that idea. You can have a look here.

I’m looking for feedback. Please feel free to email me or leave me comments!

About Steve Capone

Writer hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah. Interdisciplinary teacher (read: generalist guiding inquiry) at an independent school. Adjunct instructor at a medium sized state school. Lover of learning. Favorite destination: Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany. @CaponeTeaches on Twitter M.S. Philosophy (Univ. of Utah 2013) M.A. Humanities (Univ. of Chicago 2007) B.A. Philosophy & English (Washington & Jefferson College 2006
This entry was posted in Conference Presentations, Conference Submissions, Education, History, Teaching Memos and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to The Plebs and NCSS 2018

  1. It’s amazing how much imagination and ingenuity that you put into your lesson plans. Your students are lucky to have a teacher as dedicated and as creative as you.

  2. Pingback: Stepping Out on a Limb in Gamification | The Traveling Philosopher

  3. Pingback: Gamification, Game-Based Learning, and (?) Gameful Learning… A Simple Taxonomy | The Traveling Philosopher

  4. Pingback: What Elementary Teachers can Learn from Academic Philosophy | Mr. Capone on Teaching, Travel, and Games

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s