Global Social Sciences Games
|Resource:||Global Social Sciences Games|
|Summary:||Age Range: 11-18 (Grades 6-12 approximately, with parental preview and supervision). This website offers an assortment of free, interactive, educational games to inform youth about global social and political issues and methods for implementing "a more inclusive, peaceful and sustainable world."|
|Description:||The games require good reading and comprehension skills. The global issues touched upon in the games include: education, environment, globalization, health, human rights, peace and conflict, and more.
TakingITGlobal was started by two teenagers in 1999 and now receives funding and support from a variety of foundations and companies including Microsoft, the Staples Foundation, and the UN Foundation among others. We mention this because it's relevant to understanding the philosophical and political point of view behind the activities and games offered at the site. Parents should preview the site to determine suitability of content.
That said, when you get to the site you'll find a selection of games. Here are the descriptions from the website:
When you're through playing the games, use the menu to explore this expansive site. The mission of TIG is to help youth worldwide become informed, inspired, and involved.
Again, some of the games contain controversial subject matter, therefore, parents (as always) should preview the games and supervise Internet access.
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