Fallout Series

  • Choose Your Own Adventure
  • Choices impact Karma
  • Choices to Make:
    • Gender
    • Skills
    • Actions/Reactions
  • Sites to Explore:
  • Sample Lesson:
    • Learning Outcome: Students will explore the use of symbols in literature and media
      • Read Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron
      • Discussion: How did the world end up this way?
      • Lesson: Symbols in Literature
      • Compare/Contrast Assignment: Symbols of freedom in Fallout and HB

The Sims

  • Controlled World
  • Choose Your Own Adventure (ish)
  • Choices impact health, life
  • Sample Lesson:
    • Learning Outcome: Students will explore the Memoir genre.
      • Read 12 Years a Slave
      • Watch film, 12 Years a Slave
      • Lesson: Elements of Memoirs
      • Assignment: Create a character in the Sims that has one set of aspirations and live for 12 "SIM" days doing everything opposite to character's nature. Use "writing" feature in the Sims to create a fictional memoir.

Second Life

  • Virtual World (not controlled)
  • Sample Lesson:
    • Learning Objective: Compare and Contrast Dante's Inferno to Gloria Naylor's novel Linden Hills
      • Read Dante's Inferno
      • Read Linden Hills
      • Assign teams to levels
      • Work with teams to populate content in Second Life "Inferno" Sim