Published: Sept. 2, 2021

Join ASSETT Innovation Incubator team member, Michaele Ferguson for an introduction to Reacting to the Past, an immersive role-playing pedagogy in which students develop skills in critical thinking, persuasive writing, public speaking, leadership, and teamwork while wrestling with primary texts and important ideas. Start by playing a mini-game, set at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, where delegates and protesters clash over civil rights, freedom of speech, and the war in Vietnam. Then discuss the benefits of role-playing and how you can adopt Reacting to the Past into classes across the curriculum, from sciences and engineering to literature and law. Register now!