Day 4

Everyman: Morality Play Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Game of Life

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Work

    Objective:

    to understand how games can function as allegories as well

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9.3

    Structure:

    Working in small groups, students will design a game that's meant to advance a particular point of view and promote a particular behavior.

    As a class, generate a list of existing games (all types of games) that promote a behavior or ideology, intentionally or un-. You may want to pre-populate the list with some familiar, low tech examples, like the board games Monopoly (capitalism) or Life (middle class values).

    Then, generate a second list of additional values or...

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