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TEXAS ANNEXATION

Texas Annexation Microgame

by David Carlson

Portions of this page are still under construction, pending more details from the Game Author. Reacting Consortium Members can download game materials below.

Texas Annexation is a Reacting to the Past microgame designed as a final exam for an upper division course in the history of the Jacksonian era. In this game, students are divided into two factions debating the ratification of a treaty of annexation between the United States and the Republic of Texas drafted by Secretary of State John C. Calhoun and submitted to the United States Senate in April 1841. The debate takes into consideration questions of Manifest Destiny, imperialism, party politics, slavery, and sectionalism. Students may choose to ratify the treaty as written or endorse alternative proposals submitted during the course of debate.

ABOUT THE GAME

Details

Disciplines


Era 
19th Century


In a Few Words

Themes and Issues  



Sample Class Titles


Level
Microgame (what's that mean?

Mechanics 


Notable Roles


Geography 
North America

Using the Game

Class Time  

This microgame is designed for a single two hour class but may be divided into two one hour class periods if needed.


Assignments
You can adjust the assignments based on the desired learning outcomes of your class. All players are required to give a five minute speech in support of their faction’s positions. 
Speeches will also be submitted in writing using appropriate styles and formatting.


GAME MATERIALS

Reacting Consortium members can access all downloadable materials (including expanded and updated materials) below. You will be asked to sign in before downloading. 

Game Materials

Updated 2016. .pdf file.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Carlson


QUESTIONS

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