A History of Games and Games Design
9am-1:30pm (Ages 10-14) Instructor: Christine Lancaster
- 500 US dollars$500
- Irving Park Lutheran Church Gymnasium (diagonally across from church)
Do you love to play card and board games? Do you have ideas on what makes a game great? What are your favorite games? Have you made your own games? As we go through the semester, we will look at the history of games, elements of game design, and use this information to look at our favorite games. This class will include plenty of room for students to dive into what interests them in the realm of board and card games. A small part of each session will be a presented lesson, followed by discussion and application. Then students will take the lead of the class as they learn, research, and teach together, using a variety of sources. Students will be able to work individually or in groups. There will be time as the semester goes on for students to design their own games and try them out with their classmates. In the afternoon, we will focus on students presenting information they have learned or their in-progress games. Throughout our analysis of games, we will be able to look at geography, historical context and ties to games today. *Materials are included in the cost of this class. About the Instructor: Christine was a teacher of children with learning disabilities for ten years in Chicago Public Schools. She began homeschooling in the fall of 2020. Class Dates: Week 1 9/6 Week 2- 9/13 Week 3- 9/20 Week 4- 9/27 Week 5- 10/4 Week 6- 10/11 Week 7- 10/18 Week 8- 10/25 Week 9- 11/1 Week 10- 11/8 - No Class for voting day Week 11- 11/15 Week 12- 11/22 Week 13- 11/29 Week 14- 12/6 Week 15- 12/13
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