humanities.games is a web platform that enables students to learn
through the experience of creating educational games.
Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the project strives to inspire students with limited access to computers, both to engage in a new way with educational content they are studying, and also to stimulate an interest in digital work.
The humanities.games platform will include a series of minigame templates. Teachers and students will be able to select a minigame template and by doing their own research and uploading their own artwork, create a customized game which can be used in the classroom or at home. The experience of creating an educational game is a valuable learning moment for the student, and the novelty of a classmate creating an educational game will encourage additional engagement with the created games and the humanities content.
Here is an example of a history-based game created using the Word Catcher minigame.
humanities.games is currently in development.
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