Red Dead Redemption 2 is Being Used to Teach a University History CourseHistorians in the News
tags: video games, teaching history
Red Dead Redemption and its sequel are being used to teach a University of Tennessee class on American history.
In the tweet thread below, history professor Tore Olsson explains that he'll be using both Red Dead Redemption and Red Dead Redemption 2 as jumping-off points to explore American history between 1899 and 1911. The course itself is called "HIUS 383: Red Dead America," and explores colonialism, capitalism, racism, and more throughout the 12-odd years.
Who says video games don’t belong in the classroom? I’m a history professor at @UTKnoxville. This fall, I’ll be teaching a new course titled “HIUS 383: Red Dead America,” exploring the historical reality behind @RockstarGames’ series. What kinds of topics will we be exploring? /1 pic.twitter.com/wkaHSvz4E4— Tore Olsson (@ToreCarlOlsson) February 11, 2021
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