Games are Crafted

Lesson objectives Appreciate the role of design and crafting in games Socioemotional learning objectives Understand one’s interests and values Worksheet Campers’ games Craft supplies This is a self-guided activity. Leave campers with the worksheet, which guides them through thinking about the story in their games.

Games Are Playtested

Lesson objectives Understand the need for playtesting Practice giving and receiving feedback Engineering design learning objective Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions Socioemotional learning objectives Cooperative Planful Responsible Welcoming Campers’ games Blank sheets of paper (1 for each group) with “playtester” or “game designer” at the top and … Read more

Games Use Different Skills

Lesson objectives Identify different types of skills Think about how to stay safe when gaming Socioemotional learning objectives Think logically Compare and contrast Understand one’s interests and values Develop self-efficacy Instructions and shield template Strips of paper Glue or tape This is a self-guided activity, so leave campers with the shield template and the instructions … Read more

Teams Make Games

Lesson objectives Understand the definition of a puzzle Remember strategies to work effectively with others Understand different roles in game design Socioemotional learning objectives Cooperative Responsible Welcoming Giant puzzle, with 1-2 pieces per player and large enough for campers to move around and place pieces Option: Use a blown-up coloring sheet so campers can color … Read more