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A More Perfect Union

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: Institute of Education Sciences
Contract: 91990018C0026
Agency Tracking Number: 91990018C0026
Amount: $196,621.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 91990018R0006
Solicitation Number: 91990018R0006
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-05-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-01-09
Small Business Information
98 4th Street Suite 207
Brooklyn, NY 11231
United States
DUNS: 046091314
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Greg Trefry
 (202) 245-7550
 greg@giganticmechanic.com
Business Contact
 Greg Trefry
Phone: (202) 245-7550
Email: greg@giganticmechanic.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

In this project, the developers will create a prototype of a More Perfect Union, a role-playing game for high school civics and history. The technology-facilitated intervention will provide a library of simulations on a range of topics and historical moments inspired by the AP U.S. History Curriculum and the Common Core History Standards. In the game students will be cast in the roles of leading political and intellectual figures and tasked to learn facts from primary sources to navigate the challenges facing the nation. At the end of Phase I, in a pilot study in two high school classrooms, the researchers will examine whether the prototype functions as planned, whether teachers believe that the full product concept could be implemented, and whether the prototype shows potential for improving student outcomes related to civics literacy and historical knowledge.

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