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The goal of the study was to look at the effects of implementing social studies simulations in a 1st grade classroom. Simulations assist students in learning content by creating authentic learning experiences. The study looked at how simulations impacted student interest, willingness to learn, and academic levels through 2 historical role play simulations. The study took place for 6 weeks. The researcher analyzed 6 children through a frequency recording observation form looking at student engagement. In addition, 23 participants completed a survey given 3 times throughout the course of the study. All data collected was coded and surveys analyzed to determine themes on the impact on student motivation, interest, and engagement towards social studies.


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  • Subject
    • Education

  • Institution
    • Cumming

  • Event location
    • Conference Room

  • Event date
    • 22 March 2019

  • Date submitted

    19 July 2022

  • Additional information
    • Acknowledgements:

      Josh Cuevas