View the Webinar: Historical Empathy and Serious Games

Our free webinar, “Historical Empathy: Immersing Students in U.S. History with Serious Games,” is now available to view online. This interactive session originally took place on Thursday, November 9th, 2023. Watch the recording here!

Exploring the lives of people throughout American history and contextualizing their actions can help students not only understand historical figures they encounter but also expand that understanding in light of the social, economic, and political environments in which they lived. Historical empathy gives students the “why” as they study the growth, challenges, and changes that have shaped our country. Where does serious gaming enter the picture?

In this webinar, educators will get a front-row seat as serious games and historical empathy intersect. Join Jennifer Abramowski, Senior Educator Engagement Specialist at The WNET Group, Lily Exantus, Program Coordinator for the District of Columbia Public Schools, and Hai Lun Tan, Research Associate at Education Development Center, to explore the award-winning Mission US collection of U.S. history interactive games, and how these games can support students’ development of historical empathy.

This edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers, librarians, social studies curriculum leaders, and social studies department chairs. Please spread the word to colleagues and friends who may benefit from this session!