This article explored two complimentary frameworks for utilizing web-based simulation games in social studies classrooms and applied them in a media analysis of a popular web-based civics simulation. McCall’s (2014) practical framework and Raphael, Bachen, Lynn, Mckee, and Baldwin-Philippi’s (2010) approach provided a thorough construct for effectively evaluating and utilizing simulation games in social studies classrooms. The Redistricting Game (USC Annenberg Center, n.d.) is detailed in light of these frameworks and analyzed for potential instructional use.
"Web-Based Simulation Games in Social Studies: A Media Analysis,"
The William and Mary Educational Review: Vol. 3
, Article 11.
Available at: http://publish.wm.edu/wmer/vol3/iss2/11