Educator Resources for After the Storm

Classroom, Inc.'s After the Storm takes place the day after a major hurricane devastates the community of Port Douglas. The student takes on the role of editor-in-chief of the community’s online news magazine. Players respond to organizational and editorial challenges based on information gathered during the game through informational texts such as press releases, official reports, emails, text messages, and conversations with colleagues. They will also edit stories, coordinate social media, and interview townspeople. After the Storm helps students learn about writing, editing, the importance of the main idea in a text, and understanding the importance of balancing big-picture needs with the crucial details of putting together a news magazine. Note that while the full game can take up to an hour to play a number of teaching goals can be met in considerably less time.
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