Pick two games and play them each for a combined total of 15 minutes.
Afterwards reply to this post answering the following questions:
Which is a better game? Why or why not?
Which is more effective teaching and raising awareness about its issue? Why or why not?
Please be sure to describe the two games first before comparing them.
Below are the responses written by today's educators:
The McDonald's Game vs. Airport Security
I chose each of these games based on their names and my attitude towards the topics that the names suggested that the games were about.
I like the Airport Security game because it had humor and was also challenging. It was easy to understand how to play as I went and I was able to get the hang of it pretty quickly. Interestingly, I felt challenged as an "Airport Security" guard and as I laughed about the ridiculousness of removing all of the passengers clothes, and fish tank, for example, I decided that this is not a job I would like to do in real life. I cannot say that I formed sympathy for increased airport security, or that I thought about the effect of removing the objects in relation to National Security, but I did see the challenge in screening people for numerous objects.