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Re: Board Games

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Christine Beth Johnson (chrbjohn)
Mon, 3 Feb 1997 07:18:49 -0500 (EST)

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Kathlenn, students did this in our town. It was so successful that it is
a money maker for the school's visiting artist fund.! They learned not
only to do design, but go through creating for mass production, and the
accompanying entreprenueral skills.
Christy Johnson

On Sun, 2 Feb 1997, Kathleen McCrea wrote:

> In Wichita we have an annual celebration lasting over a week
> called The Wichita River Festival. The event has many water sports,
> music, hot air balloons, a treasure hunt, races of many kinds, etc.
> One year I had students work in groups and create board games
> to celebrate our city's festival. They could use local businesses or
> organizations as sites on the board, etc. They also designed and
> constructed the boxes for the board games. Games were judged on
> design, creativity, "Playability", etc. Each group had to have others
> play their games. They had to include a written, typed set of rules to
> go with the game. Some groups designed pieces to move around the board
> out of playdough type materials.
> Kids who had never gone to River Festival Events before got
> into participating. One more way to get students involved in positive
> activities.....
> Kay McCrea
> Wichita, Kansas
>


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