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CivilizationEDU Coming to US High Schools

Discussion in 'News Updates' started by Camikaze, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. Camikaze

    Camikaze Administrator Administrator

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    Take-Two Interactive has announced that CivilizationEDU, an educational version of Sid Meier's Civilization V, will make its way inside American high school classrooms in late 2017. A press release notes:

    CivilizationEDU will provide students with the opportunity to think critically and create historical events, consider and evaluate the geographical ramifications of their economic and technological decisions, and to engage in systems thinking and experiment with the causal/correlative relationships between military, technology, political and socioeconomic development.

    Take-Two Press Release >>> http://ir.take2games.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=86428&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2179762
    Gizmodo article >>> http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2016/06/schools-can-soon-use-civilization-v-to-teach-kids-history/
    Wall Street Journal article >>> http://www.wsj.com/articles/videogame-civilization-to-make-inroads-in-classrooms-1466720101
     
  2. chrissifniotis

    chrissifniotis GoogleCiv 2.0.0 coming...

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    :eek: Holy cow! I'm kinda curious about how something like this can work.
     
  3. Eklabiaan

    Eklabiaan Chieftain

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    Cool, cool, cool!!!

    Have often wondered myself if Civilisation could be, or actually is, used in class.
    I have seen the powerfull way in which this game brings history alive for kids and gives them clues and a frame when a subject is brought up in history class.
    Like: "The king of the Franks? Oh yes, that was Charlemagne." (Civ4)
    "William of Orange? from the Dutch? Ha, he kept happiness after trading all his luxuries.... Now I understand the dutch golden age -> they were happy to trade, and could expand more easily than others..." (Civ5)

    Well, this has it's limitations of course.

    Bring it dutch schools also!
     
  4. wiggawuu

    wiggawuu Chieftain

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    what happens when the kid comes in the next day and is like, sorry teach, I was playing civ 6 instead.

    or the kids just refuse to play it because its 1 unit per turn. rofl!
     
  5. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Has actually been ;).
    One example is e.g. http://www.academia.edu/5223543/Using_Civilization_IV_to_Engage_Students_in_World_History_Content / http://www.academiccommons.org/2014/07/23/learning-together-with-games-civilization-and-empire/
    Even older is a mod for Canadian history, also used for education, http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/video-game-lets-users-rewrite-canadian-history-1.678654 .
     
  6. chrissifniotis

    chrissifniotis GoogleCiv 2.0.0 coming...

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    Awesome! The sole reason I have an interest in history is Civilization, so I'm glad to see there actually is some progress in this.
     
  7. JtW

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    Cool. Children will learn that a state gets happier from being bombarded. (Less population = less unhappiness.) ;)

    Jokes aside, it's a great opportunity for the franchise, and a fun way for kids to learn.
     

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