Conferences and Workshops
Over the last decade, “Reacting to the Past” games have been implemented by faculty at over 300 colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. To support our growing faculty network, the central program office at Barnard organizes a series of US regional workshops and an annual summer institute in New York City to introduce new professors to the games. An alternative is to visit a "Reacting" class on any one of our affiliate campuses. The Reacting to the Past project staff will gladly work with new faculty to arrange a visit with a cooperating institution nearby.
Request Materials / Access to Online Resources: New instructors can use this form to request additional information from the Reacting program office.
RTTP Game Library: the restricted-access instructor site where affiliated faculty can download student and instructor's materials for games in the "Reacting to the Past" series and many others in development. Users can also post questions to the game designers and share new course materials that may be helpful to the entire Reacting community.
Faculty Lounge on Facebook: A group for instructors, student preceptors, and game authors interested in discussing "Reacting to the Past" games. Posts can only be seen by other group members.
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Every RTTP game consists of the following components:
- A student game book, which outlines the historical context, game premise, central debates, and rules;
- An instructor's manual with role descriptions; and
- Companion texts / primary source readings (may also be included as appendices to the student game book).
Published Games: Student game books in the "Reacting to the Past" Series are published by Prentice Hall (Pearson Education). To obtain an exam copy, visit their web site. Instructors should also make sure to obtain the instructor's manual and role descriptions for each game, which are available to download from the RTTP Game Library.
Games in Development: Both the student game books and instructor's manuals for games in development are available in electronic format on the RTTP Game Library. Instructors seeking to reproduce games in development for educational purposes must also request permission to do so by completing this Online Permission Request Form.