Filament Games Teaching Strategies

Reach for the Sun Teaching Strategies

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Use these teaching strategies to enhance your students' experience of the Reach for the Sun game: How realistic is the game's representation of being a plant? Encourage students to explore this questi...
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Executive Command Essential Questions

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How and why are governments established? What are the potential advantages and disadvantages of the checks and balances system? What are the benefits and problems of being in charge of the exec...
Executive Command

Executive Command Game Trailer

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Check out this thirty second Executive Command game trailer video from Filament to see the game in action!...
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Games For Change Award Nominations go to GameUp Partners Filament and Learning Games Network!

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Congratulations to GameUp partners Filament Games and Learning Games Network for their nominations in the "Best Gameplay" category at the annual Games for Change awards this June. LGN's game,  Quandar...

BrainPOP Heads to SXSWEdu

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Heading to the SXSWEdu Conference and Festival, March 4-7 in Austin? Be sure to check out Got Game? Learning Through Play. Seriously. Taking place on Monday, March 4 at 3:00 PM, it features our very o...
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Branches of Power Essential Questions

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What is power? How does our country’s court system affect the lives of citizens? How are our government’s and court’s practices related to (and influenced by) time, location, and even...
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Preparing to Play Supreme Decision

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Make sure learners have the background knowledge when preparing to play Supreme Decision. Students should know: What the Constitution and the First Amendment are The job of the Supreme Court, ...
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Executive Command Game Play Strategies

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Gaining the Support of Congress: The game play strategies key to the Executive Command game is to focus on winning support from Congress for the President’s signature issue that was chosen in the S...
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Branches of Power Assessment Ideas

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This game helps students see how the branches of power are interrelated. Use the following questions to spark discussion on the Branches of Power game as to what students learned about the legislative...
Lesson Plan Contest

Game-Based Learning Lesson Plan Contest

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Filament Games, the developers of GameUp games You Make Me Sick, Cell Command, and Crazy Plant Shop, is hosting a lesson plan contest! They are looking for educators who are supporters of game-based l...