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MD-253224-17

President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, MA 02138-3846)
Danielle Allen (Project Director: June 2016 to present)

Learning Experiences about the Declaration of Independence

Development of interactive tools for middle and high school students based upon the grievances and rights articulated by British colonists in the Declaration of Independence.


“Portrait of a Tyrant” is a point-and-click adventure game where the player explores the historical stories behind the grievances and rights articulated in the Declaration of Independence. This game aims to teach humanities content and critical thinking and to cultivate civic readiness, and will support instruction of the Declaration in language arts, social studies, and U.S. history contexts.

Project fields:
Political History; U.S. History

Program:
Digital Projects for the Public: Discovery Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2017 – 6/30/2017