Games Teach Global Issues to Youth

May 16th, 2013 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Thursday, May 16, 2013 and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Taking It Global

Age Range:  13 and up (approximately, with parental preview and supervision)

Taking it Global, is an organization founded by two Canadian teenagers to empower youth (defined as ages 13-30) to understand and act on the world’s greatest challenges and engage in global citizenship to promote sustainability and peace. The website includes a small assortment of free, interactive, educational games that help young people learn about social studies. The games require good reading and comprehension skills.

Note:  Some of the games contain controversial subject matter, therefore, parents (as always) should preview the games and supervise Internet access.

When you get to the website, you’ll see a menu of games that includes:

*Ayiti: The Cost of Life – This animated game teaches about the hardships of family life in rural Haiti.

*Geography Genius: Flags of the World – Match flags to their countries and learn about each country as you play the game.

*GRUB: Food Bytes – Match cards (not as easy as it may sound) to answer multiple choice questions on food production, systems, and nutrition throughout the world.

You’ll also find games that teach about the financial and health costs of Tobacco, HIV and AIDS prevention, and there are two games about Mental Health that included information on the causes of depression and suicide, ADHD, and pharmaceutical treatments. Again, parents should preview the games to determine suitability of content.



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