Introduction to Video Games-L3 01

Introduction to Video Games-L3 01

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This lesson introduces students to the world of video games, their history, genres, and societal impact, while promoting research skills, digital literacy, and creative thinking.

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Discussing the societal impact of video games and designing a game concept can inspire students about the creative and impactful potential of digital technologies.

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Learning Intentions

•You are learning about the history and impact of video games. • We are learning about different genres of video games. • We are learning to create a concept for our own video game.

Success Criteria

• I can explain the history of video games. • I can describe different genres of video games. • I can design a concept for my own video game.

Hints and tips

1. When researching, remember to use reliable sources and to always fact-check. 2. When creating your game concept, think about games you enjoy and what makes them fun. 3. If you're stuck on your design, sketch some rough ideas first.

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