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Making Choices

Have you ever thought about how geography impacts your gaming experience? In this lesson, students will learn how the geography of a location and a player’s preferences can affect the outcome of their experience. They'll also learn how to prioritize their wants while creating a game that is entertaining to their peers.

Overview

Have you ever thought about how geography impacts the gaming experience? Geographical locations and preferences can significantly affect gameplay. Do you enjoy hiding out in a wooded forest or overlooking the landscape from high elevations?

In this lesson, students will dive deep into how the geography of a location and our preferences can affect the outcome of their playing experiences. Students will have to prioritize their wants while creating a game that is entertaining to consumers. This lesson will help students build their feedback skills and promote collaboration on a schoolwide level.
 

Learning objectives

Students will learn how to:
 
  • Demonstrate an understanding that geographical features affect the allocation of resources. Some resources are allocated naturally in our world and others are distributed by humans to maximize the experiences of a location’s people. 
  • Think critically of geographical features and their influence on choices. The selection of the items in the chest tests the students' ability to make rational choices based on their preferences. 
 

Subject

Social Studies
 

Grade level

Grade 8
 

Teacher

Katie Wright


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