Damascus Middle School Students Learn the History of Monopoly

Throughout this year, Mrs. Cox’s library students at Damascus Middle School have been asking, “What’s the Story?” about people, places, and things of the past, present, and future.  One of the stories they have learned about during the month of January is the story of Monopoly, the iconic board game that has been around in some form for over eighty years.  This year, for the first time in Monopoly’s history, the public has the opportunity to vote to keep or replace all eight existing game pieces.  After casting their votes online, reviewing the definition of “monopoly,” learning the history of the game, and watching interviews with some monopoly fanatics, students were ready to play.  With a little strategy and a lot of luck, one student in each class was declared the winner after each speed round of Monopoly!