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    The Marriage of Social Studies and Gaming through Fantasy Geopolitics

    Back in 2009, Eric Nelson was among the millions of teachers all over the world who was struggling to get their students’ attention in class. He teaches Social Studies at North Lakes Academy in Minnesota, wherein he realized that his efforts to reach out to his students simply were not getting through. It was not until he checked his Fantasy Football team that he finally came up with a solution. “I always get frustrated every time a 9th grader would look at me like a zombie in the classroom,” Nelson said. “It was not until I reviewed my Fantasy Football team that I realized how I have learned so much…