Now, you can get a credit in history by saving America! Of course, it is a video game and not a real plot against the US. But the credits you earn are for real!
That’s the new course that le Florida Virtual School put online recently. This web-based public school has already offered more than 90 online courses.
American History – Conspiracy Code Game!
Eddie Flash and Libby Whitetree, two students in high-tech Coverton City, have to unravel a large plot against American History led by Conspiracy Inc., a corrupt corporation which is modifying the past archives in order to rule the future.
They collect clues, play mini-games to enhance what they have learned, they fight enemies and they reestablish the historical truth in the city archives…
By doing so, they “strengthen higher-order thinking, written communication, problem-solving, and collaborative skills through:
- Playing engaging concept practice games
- Responding to a variety of question types
- Writing assignments and essays
- Completing authentic game-based assessments
- Participating in discussion-based assessments
Students test their knowledge during in-game challenges, engage in student-to-student collaborations and discussions, exchange information with peers (similar to group projects), and eventually use their knowledge to complete culminating mission assessments, each step eliciting a higher-order analysis of the material.“