Share Paper: Enhancing Early Elementary Civics Education Through Augmented Reality Games

  1. Thomas Hammond, Lehigh University, United States
  2. Julie Oltman, Lehigh University, United States
  3. Curby Alexander, Texas Christian University, United States
Thursday, March 29 11:30-11:50 AM Edison E

Abstract: While civics education is the cornerstone of the social studies curriculum, the concepts addressed in civics education are highly abstract One tactic for bridging the concrete realities of elementary learners’ lives and the abstract concepts of civics is augmented reality When augmented reality is used to build a civics education game, students are engaged in decision-making, the core action of social studies and citizenship The authors have investigated the potential for game-based learning with AR for early elementary learners’ civics education, collaborating with 2nd and 3rd grade teachers at a progressive, private school to develop, implement, and refine two curriculum-aligned ...