Games List - Alpha Order
Building the Italian Renaissance
The Crisis of Catiline, 63 BCE
Food or Famine: Feeding Africa
Rage Against the Machine, 1817
Democracy in Crisis, Weimar Germany, 1929-32
by Robert Goodrich
Democracy in Crisis has officially been published by UNC Press! Please plan to use the new version of the game for any new classes. Support for this version game will end at the end of the Academic year, on May 1st, 2023.
What happens when partisan ideology trumps compromise in a polarized Democracy?
Using the Game
Class Size and Scalability
All students need a Gamebook, which includes resources and historical content. Members can download the Gamebook, and provide it to students for free or at cost.
Students also need a Role Sheet, which contains biographical information, role-specific resources or assignments, and their character's secret victory objectives.
The Instructor's Guide includes guidance for assigning roles, presenting historical context, assignments, activities and discussion topics, and more.
Download the Role Sheets
Download the Zipped Role
Download the Instructor's Manual
Download the Handouts
Resources for Introduction and/or Debrief
Dr. Goodrich's research interests lie in Modern Central European history with a broad, integrative approach to the various sub-fields. In particular, his research and teaching emphasize cultural and social history with an eye towards the interplay of various factors such as labor, gender, sexuality, and religion. However, the nature of his research into religion and identity also requires a comparative view of European and American experiences, reflected in his interest in transnational history. Perhaps at heart he is more of a generalist than a specialist.
Regardless of research interests, Dr. Goodrich places primary emphasis on the classroom experience, where he sees the cultivation of interdisciplinary-oriented, critical-thinking skills as the ultimate goal. Here, an active, student-centered pedagogy drives his relationship to the learning process. Indeed, he found himself drawn towards innovative teaching methods like the Reacting to the Past pedagogy. Check out this video featuring Dr. Goodrich and his class at NMU.
Related Publications and Presentations
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