We are Gamers

Lesson objectives Appreciate similarities to other campers Express one’s unique talents Socioemotional learning objectives Cooperative Welcoming Creative Worksheet Paper rolls Scrap paper Stickers Gather campers together and note that playful gamers are cooperative: a good team is valuable in many circumstances Team members need to have some similarities and some differences. We are welcoming of … Read more

Teams Play Games

Lesson objectives Understand the need for teamwork in gaming Think about strategies to be a good teammate Socioemotional learning objectives Cooperative Planful Responsible Worksheet Internet-connected device Gather campers together and remind them that playful gamers are cooperative What are some challenges of working on a team? Is it harder when you’re playing a game on … Read more

Games Have Puzzles

Lesson objectives Understand the types of escape room puzzles Describe basic principles for escape room puzzles Practice building puzzles Socioemotional learning objectives Planful Creative Worksheet (5 pages) Scissors Fasteners Example puzzle boxes Review that escape games are made of puzzles, and that puzzles have pieces that reveal new information when assembled Because we are planful … Read more

Games Have Resources

Lesson objectives Define an escape game Describe what makes escape games fun Understand the definition of a puzzle Describe what makes a good puzzle Understand iterative development· Engineering design objective Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem Socioemotional learning objectives Planful Creative Example escape games Giant sticky note Materials for game boxes Large … Read more