Social Studies / History Games
When your kids are burnt out on textbooks and workbooks, break out the games! Even games designed for older kids can be modified for younger ones, and you can turn any game into something educational with a little creative thinking! Here are some games we found that help teach the social sciences including history, human geography, politics, and economics.
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Black Heritage Trivia Game for Kids is a fun a challenging way to shou what you know about African American history and culture. Two players (or teams) can use their pawns to move towards the "Inner Circle". Spin to see how many spaces you can move when you correctly answer the question. Includes 75 cards (with 300 questions and answers). Ages 7 and up.
Hail to the Chief is a favorite of all ages! Questions are written on four levels of difficulty so kids and adults can match wits in the same game. Move around the outside of the board answering questions on presidents and the Constitution, as you become a candidate. Then travel from state to state on the campaign trail answering history and geography questions to win electoral votes and become President of the U.S. Includes over 600 questions. Ages 10 & Up.
Make learning history fun with Millenniumopoly: The Game That Took a Thousand Years to Create. From the invention of gunpowder to the internet, from Lief Ericsson to Neil Armstrong, Millenniumopoly takes a lighthearted look at the people, places, things, and events of the last 1,000 years. This game has been retired, but you might be able to find it on Amazon. Ages 8 and up.
Journey through time with the Way Back When in History fun and educational board game. Players travel through five time periods in early America: Explorers, 13 Colonies, American Revolution, Constitution and the Civil War. The game aligns with national and state standards and is a superb learning tool. Adults and children test their knowledge in an engaging and fun experience. Ages 8 and up.
Win enough electoral votes by answering questions correctly and you can become President. But watch out! The campaign trail can get you. Just when you think you're leading other players in electoral votes...you can lose a turn or a state and electoral votes. These multiple choice questions are educational....not just trivia. Electing a President, the Road to the White House can be great fun, win or lose. Kids will learn about the presidents, state Capitols, world events, historic sites, and more. Ages 10 and up.
Made for Trade was designed to capture the essence of our country’s formative years. Players visit different shops to attain items they need by paying shillings or by trading. Children learn what everyday life was like for ordinary citizens while practicing bartering and money management. Ages 8 and up.
With This Day In History: The Board Game, players test their knowledge of historical events by putting them in chronological order from earliest to most recent. Each player can arrange up to eight events chronologically on each turn. The more accurate they are, the quicker they move on the game board. By using ‘Power’ cards strategically, players can outsmart their opponents. The first player to reach the ‘Finish’ board space wins the game! Ages 13 and up.