Teacher’s Corner

What is HistoryPlunge?

Each HistoryPlunge box consists of 7 decks consisting of 615 U.S. history-related cards that may be used in a variety of ways to play games that:

  • Teach over 4,000 facts about United States history from 1492 Present
  • Develop higher level critical and creative thinking skills such as visualization
  • Challenge players to think fluently and flexibly as they sort historical events
  • Develop social-emotional learning through collaborative and experiential learning

What is GeoPlunge?

Each GeoPlunge set consists of 5 decks of geography-related cards that:

  • Teach over 1,500 facts about the United States,
  • Challenge children to think strategically for improved critical thinking skills,
  • Teach students to communicate effectively with teammates,
  • Emphasize collaborative and experiential learning.

Our GeoPlunge digital app, available through Google Play or the Apple Store, can help students improve their geo-literacy. Search the App store for GeoPlunge – Dashing States. The app is free to play if you do not use the timer feature.

How Can I Use HistoryPlunge or GeoPlunge in My Classroom?

All the games have easy, intermediate and advanced levels.
We suggest that all grades start at easy and build from there.

Download the teacher guides 

I would highly recommend [GeoPlunge] to any teacher. What a great learning and leadership tool.”

D.C. Public School System Elementary School Teacher

GeoPlunge has a catalytic effect on our students. The GeoPlunge tournament is incredible to see [and] this opportunity is huge for our students.”

The Then D.C. Public School System Chancellor

After playing HistoryPlunge, “several of my students have read biography books on the presidents, so the game is sparking an interest in history.”

School Librarian

Common Questions

Do I need different sets for different age levels?

No, each net is adaptable for elementary, middle and high school students.

How many sets do I need to order for a classroom?

One box can be used for games played by small groups or the whole class at once. Also perfect for use as an instructional resource.

Do I use all the decks in the box at once?

No, students play different games with different decks. Some decks are used for racing games, others are used for strategy games and others are used for trivia-based games.

What will my students learn by playing?

Students gain significant content knowledge and develop strategic thinking, leadership, teamwork, communication skills, and MUCH MORE!

Beyond the Classroom – Tournament Style!

1. Start a Club!

Many schools run HistoryPlunge or GeoPlunge clubs. Take a break from the books and explore a fun new way to learn through games! Watch your students become experts in History and Geography without ever feeling like they’re learning!

2. Practice, Practice, Practice!

We encourage participating students and club monitors to own their own copy and practice. Some PTAs will sponsor the purchase, but if you are not able to secure the funds, please contact us. Sometimes we can find a sponsor to donate a game.


3. Attend the Tournament!

We host in-person tournaments and if you are not in the Washington, D.C. area, we can teach you how to run them as well. Having the competition to prepare for motivates students to learn and prepare. We also run virtual multi-school tournaments!

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