Good points. I myself have often wondered why they don't incorporate some strategy games into at high school if not college history courses. It allows for more detailed examination of politics, military, and economics, and can even make the learning process fun.
I remember my freshman American history book and laughing at some of the material. The textbook covered the civil war in like 3 short chapters. It started with the Bloody Kansas ordeal and Free State initiatives, moved to Lincoln becoming elected, described a few brief outlines of battles (mainly Lee vs Grant in '64) and then ended with a chapter on reconstruction. It was as if a tired college teacher's aid wrote the entire section on a bender of pizza, mountain dew, and 30 minute naps.
Strategy games offer a wide berth of detail, the scope expands and with gaming choices, students could even see what might happen if something was stopped here or tweaked there. I know West Point and VMI use strategy games, why couldn't public schools?
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