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Have you learned more about history in games than in school?

#51SneakiestNegPosted 7/7/2014 7:23:07 AM
5000 years of history is difficult to teach. Asian history was pretty much ignored. So many things came from China, it is one of the foundations of modern society. And in India they were building cities with sewer systems long before ancient Greece.
#52pothocketPosted 7/7/2014 7:23:43 AM
I actually feel really bad for teachers that have to compete against the ignorance in Assassin Creed games.

I remember playing Darkest of Days demo and the level was Custer's last stand and I was shocked at how historically inaccurate it was. The Indians were nothing but cliched stereotypes. What is the point of have a time travel games if you're just going to make make crap up rather than, you know, actually getting to visit history?
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#53Killah PriestPosted 7/7/2014 7:30:21 AM
school, its not even close.
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#54arleasPosted 7/7/2014 7:58:24 AM
I learned a lot of history in school. I retained very little of it.
What REALLY sparked an interest in history for me was this show called "Connections" with James Burke hosting it. I saw it on PBS and it was a very interesting way of connecting the past to the future by way of various discoveries and inventions.

One example started with the water wheel and ended with the computer. It used to be up on Youtube but the guy apparently got told to take em down because they're nowhere to be found now :( If you've never seen it then you're missing out (even though they are ancient now, made in the Early 80's).

They made a couple of sequels to the series but it never really recovered the magic of the first season.

http://www.amazon.com/Connections-1-5-Disc-Set/dp/B000NJVY3U Geez.. 5 disc set is $90? Yeesh.

Anyway, video games didn't really teach me that much but I did learn a few things here and there. So for me it'd be mostly TV and then internet... video games would get honorable mention.
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#55KarnRX78Posted 7/7/2014 8:24:28 AM
Considering how poor the American public school system is, I'm surprised if they teach history anymore, not even sure they teach English, any science, or mathematics. For me it was a mix of books and television.
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#56Bane766Posted 7/7/2014 10:29:11 AM
I learned more about history than HIGH SCHOOL, but not College no. I love history (minus latter rev war US history), so I took several History classes in College.


Most of the stuff in games, I knew already or it just barely expands my knowledge.
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