Game Learning’s

Educational Philosophy

Learning Should Be Fun

Game Learning sparks a lasting interest in History. Our games feel like true games rather than a textbook formatted for a screen. Fun is our foundation because, as research shows, it promotes deeper learning while creating motivation to learn more.

History Education Positively Impacts Our World

The health of our social and political systems depends on historical literacy. Students must know the origins and evolution of government in order thoughtfully exercise their civic rights and duties. History is a ready-made toolbox for effecting change in the present, by providing examples of how people did so in the past.

Different Styles of Gameplay Keep Kids Interested

One-size doesn’t fit all when it comes to learning styles. That’s why Game Learning uses multiple play styles including Real Time Strategy, Role-playing, and Turn-Based Strategy to bring historical moments to life. Variety keeps kids challenged, entertained, and engaged.

Games Foster Critical Thinking

Game Learning asks players to make active, informed choices as they vividly experience past events. By learning history this way, students can place names, dates, and places within a meaningful narrative framework. Much more than just helping students acquire facts, Game Learning game mechanics build cognitive skills that reinforce historical thinking.

Game Learning Supports Teachers

Research shows that educational video games are most effective when teachers help students as they play. That’s why we make it easy for teachers to implement Game Learning in the classroom. Concise curricular materials introduce the games and explain their alignment with standards. Stealth assessment helps teachers identify students who are struggling. Exit tickets reinforce learning when students finish playing.

Games Cultivate Empathy

Beyond just memorizing names and dates, Game Learning fosters historical empathy by allowing students to see the same events from multiple perspectives to understand what life was like for diverse cross-sections of historical societies, including people of different ages, classes, races, ethnicities, and genders.