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Mountain men game

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Mountain men game

  1. 1. Mountain MenMountain MenJahan BorjianJahan BorjianED-TECH 532ED-TECH 532
  2. 2. AudienceAudience•44ththgrade students in Idahograde students in Idaho
  3. 3. Basic OverviewBasic Overview•Students will be playing as a mountain man in IdahoStudents will be playing as a mountain man in Idaho•They will be working together in small groups to trap beaver, hunt food, andThey will be working together in small groups to trap beaver, hunt food, andsurvive the wilderness.survive the wilderness.•At the end Students meet at the rendezvous to sell and trade their beaver pelts.At the end Students meet at the rendezvous to sell and trade their beaver pelts.
  4. 4. GoalsGoals•Learn about mountain menLearn about mountain men•Be excited about Idaho HistoryBe excited about Idaho History•Learn more about the geography of IdahoLearn more about the geography of Idaho•Use teamworkUse teamwork•Have FunHave Fun
  5. 5. Game PlayGame Play•Oregon TrailOregon Trail//Second LifeSecond Life
  6. 6. Getting StartedGetting Started•Students will research mountain menStudents will research mountain men•Each student will write a background story aboutEach student will write a background story abouthimself/herselfhimself/herself
  7. 7. Computer LabComputer Lab•Game play will take place in the school’s computer labGame play will take place in the school’s computer lab•3 times a week, 30-45 minutes a session, for 3 weeks3 times a week, 30-45 minutes a session, for 3 weeks
  8. 8. First Time OnFirst Time On•Students will create their avatar and assign differentStudents will create their avatar and assign differentratingsratings•Students will choose what type of mountain man theyStudents will choose what type of mountain man theywant to be (independent, work for a company, ownedwant to be (independent, work for a company, ownedby a company)by a company)•Students will choose their personal goal for the gameStudents will choose their personal goal for the game(trap the most beavers, make the most money, become(trap the most beavers, make the most money, becomethe most skilled mountain man, survive)the most skilled mountain man, survive)
  9. 9. RatingsRatingsSkillSkill 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 1000 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100HuntingHuntingTrappingTrappingFishingFishingDoctoringDoctoringTrackingTrackingMapMap
  10. 10. Game PlayGame Play•Students will be randomly put into small groups of 3-5Students will be randomly put into small groups of 3-5people.people.•At the beginning of each game session, groupAt the beginning of each game session, groupmembers will formulate a game plan for that daymembers will formulate a game plan for that day•Players will then go out and trap beaver, hunt, gatherPlayers will then go out and trap beaver, hunt, gatherroots and berries, explore, guard the camp, etc.roots and berries, explore, guard the camp, etc.
  11. 11. RendezvousRendezvous•The rendezvous will be held on the last session of theThe rendezvous will be held on the last session of theplaying the gameplaying the game•All of the players will either try and sell their furs forAll of the players will either try and sell their furs formoney, or trade for supplies, depending on what theirmoney, or trade for supplies, depending on what theirgoal for the game wasgoal for the game was

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