U.S. History Computer Games Home

Note: see Gaming the Past (my book) for a more extensive list of games along with descriptions and basic information.

Online Games

Ancient Americas
Colonization & Caribbean
Revolutionary War
Underground Railroad & Road to Civil War
Westward Expansion
Modern Government

Commercial Games and Demos

Unless otherwise noted, the demo versions of these games are all available in the section at Filefront.com (Thanks to Filefront for providing direct link assistance).(Often the demo versions contain enough functionality for use in class)

Colonization & Caribbean
American Revolutionary War
American Civil War
Industrial Era
World War II
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Making History: The Calm and the Storm
Modern City-Builders
Modern Politics
  1. July 2, 2010 at 1:40 pm | #1

    Series of games developed with the of Sandra Day O’Connor exploring the three branches of government. The games allow the students to be congressmen, the president, lawyers protecting the amendments, and even Supreme Court Justices.

    They are great learning tools and my students seemed very engaged.

    • July 8, 2010 at 12:25 am | #2

      I’ve only had a chance to play Do I have a Right with some students for half an hour. It was more a race against time than I might have preferred, but it definitely did a good job getting the students to think about what each amendment protects and addresses and practice judging between legitimate and illegitimate claims that one’s constitutional rights have been violated. Seems like the others may be a bit deeper from what you mention.

  2. January 24, 2011 at 3:33 pm | #3

    ‘~- I am really thankful to this topic because it really gives up to date information ;.,

    • January 24, 2011 at 4:31 pm | #4

      Glad to hear you find this helpful. You may be interested in my book, Gaming the Past, which will be coming out at the end of May. It’s meant to be a practical guide for teachers to selecting simulation games, designing lessons, managing classes, and assessing learning. It has lists of games in U.S. and World History with brief descriptions and connections to National Standards.

      http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415887601/

  1. May 17, 2010 at 4:31 pm | #1

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